Valorant India Invitational draws whopping 9+ million audience

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The Valorant India Invitational LAN finals, hosted by Galaxy Racer (GXR) and supported by AMD, attracted an astounding nine million+ views across Galaxy Racer’s YouTube & Twitch channels and Glance Gaming platforms.

Around six million people watched the Hindi commentary for India’s biggest international sporting event.

Paper Rex, a Singaporean professional team, defeated Team Heretics, a renowned team from Spain, 3-1 to win the championship and receive US$50,000 in prize money.

The nail-biting grand finale featured eight of the most well-known teams in the globe, including two Indian outfits. All the competing teams displayed power play and fierce competition during the LAN finals at the GMR Arena in Hyderabad last month.

The Team Heretics spoke of their excitement about participating in their first LAN event in India, saying, “Valorant India Invitational and Sunburn Music Festival in Hyderabad was definitely something special for us as a team. It was great to play our first LAN as a team and also get to play against other teams from the APAC region. The love from the Indian community was great, and we cannot wait to come back soon.”

The Valorant India Invitational provided Indian esports fans with the opportunity to see some of Valorant’s most famous players and teams compete against one another for the first time. The size of the event and the fans’ responses show how popular this PC game can be in India, especially with new additions like the fusion of music and Esports.

Head of Esports for Bleed Esports, Anthony “Impression” Lim, said, “The GXR India Invitational was a superb time for myself and the team. It was great to have the privilege of attending our first LAN event in India, one of such prestige and exciting experience. Looking forward to our next GXR event, which I hope will be very soon!”