Exciting news for all you Valorant fans out there! Riot Games has announced that they’re taking the first step towards their vision for the future of competitive Valorant. They’re introducing a new competitive mode called Valorant Premier, which promises to bring even higher levels of competition than the current Ranked mode.
But that’s not all! The much-anticipated Valorant Premier Global Open Beta is just around the corner, scheduled to begin on April 25, 2023. And the best part? It will run for a whole month, ending on May 23, 2023. This means that players from all corners of the world will have the chance to showcase their skills and compete against each other for the ultimate prize.
What is Valorant Premier Mode?
Designed to be the ultimate challenge for the most competitive players out there, Valorant Premier offers a new path to pro right from the comfort of your own home. This means players can now compete at an even higher level than what they are used to in Ranked mode. And that’s not all – Riot Games has set the bar even higher by introducing a new goal beyond Radiant, which is currently the highest rank achievable in Ranked mode.
Who All Can Play Valorant Premier?
The new Valorant Premier mode is open to all players who are up for the challenge. Starting with Episode 6 Act III, you’ll be able to form your own team and compete in a season of pre-scheduled matches against some of the top teams in your region.
But hold on, there’s a catch. To play in Valorant Premier, you’ll need to put together a team of players and be prepared to play throughout a persistent season that consists of a mix of weekly matches and tournaments. Once your team is placed in a division, you’ll have the opportunity to fight for glory and even qualify for the end-of-season tournament to be crowned as the Division Champions.
How Long Is Valorant Premier Global Open Beta?
- From April 25 to 28, players can enroll into teams of 5 to 7 and select their regional zone based on location.
- To join a Premier team, players must verify their account via SMS, have finished ranked placements at least once, and be in good standing with their account.
- Teams in the same region will be split into different skill divisions based on their MMR threshold.
- Weekly matches will begin from April 29 to May 20, and teams can queue at any point during the weekly window.
- For each win, teams will earn 100 points, 25 points for a loss, and no points if they do not play.
- To qualify for the end-of-season tournament, teams must earn at least 375 points during the weekly matches period.
- The tournament will use the map pick-and-ban system, and winners will receive a unique Premier open beta champion title and player card.
- Players who participate in at least one Premier match during the open beta will also earn a beta participation title and player card.
How Is Valorant Premier Mode Different from Ranked Mode?
Unlike the standard ranked mode, Valorant Premier requires players to form a team and compete in pre-scheduled matches. This means you’ll need to coordinate with your teammates and be ready to play at specific times.
But the extra effort is worth it for players seeking a higher level of competition. In Valorant Premier, you’ll be facing opponents of similar skill levels who are also looking to climb the ranks.