Riot Games teams up with GRID Esports to launch Valorant Data Portal

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Riot Games and gaming data company GRID Esports have partnered up to launch Valorant Data Portal (VDP). The VDP enables teams to gather information from Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) matches and private scrims. It claims to be the first platform of its sort for the first-person shooter (FPS) scene.

The VDP enables teams to quickly search, query, or filter data for match analysis, scrim evaluations, talent evaluation, and other purposes. Private data can be accessed using a secure API or application-based user interface, and the system is fully automated and simple to use.

Currently, the VDP will be accessible to all 30 Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) partner teams only, according to Esports Insider. This means that India-based Global Esports will also get a chance to use and analyse the data of the teams’ they are competing against.

According to the press release issued by Riot Games, a similar move in 2021 for League of Legends Esports had received a very positive feedback. Several esports teams had utilized the portal due to its success throughout 2022 as the company found a way to make it beneficial for the Valorant competitive ecosystem.

“We are excited to be working with GRID on crafting the future of esports data for the Valorant Champions Tour. GRID as a partner is highly aligned with our goals around data accessibility and Riot’s core values,” said John Knauss, Lead of Competitive Data Programs for Esports at Riot Games.

“The Valorant Data Portal is the first step in our shared vision for how we make official Valorant data more broadly available, starting with our professional teams,” he added.

Moritz Maurer, the CEO of GRID Esports, said “The GRID and Riot’s shared vision for the esports ecosystem powered by game data is becoming a reality with the release of The Valorant Data Portal. We aim to change the way fans interact with competitive titles through data, and we are proud to partner on this mission with Riot Games.”

Meanwhile, the company recently appointed Arun Rajappa as country manager for India and the South Asian region to further expand the growth of the game. According to reports, Rajappa has more than 25 years of experience which includes working at Google and Microsoft.