Riot Games reveals more than 14 million ‘VALORANT’ players globally logged every month in 1 year

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Video game developer and publisher Riot Games has revealed that more than 14 million PC players globally logged on each month to play VALORANT on the PC platform only a year ago on 2June 2020.

After a record-breaking closed beta debut and successful global launch, VALORANT emerged as one of the most prominent FPS games available on PC and players competed in over half a billion games. With outstanding numbers of VALORANT players Riot now is preparing to expand the franchise –  starting with VALORANT Mobile – in order to introduce VALORANT to more players around the world.

“One of our top goals this first year was to earn the trust and respect of the global FPS community, and to prove to them that VALORANT will always uphold the fundamentals of a truly worthwhile competitive tac-shooter.To see our growing player community recognize and appreciate what we’re trying to do with VALORANT is beyond what we could’ve expected and we’re thrilled to soon offer the same competitive VALORANT experience to even more global players,” said  Riot Games executive producer of VALORANT Anna Donlon.

Within less than a year after VALORANT’s 2020 debut, Riot has also launched the VALORANT Champions Tour to support the game’s growing competitive scene. The VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) is one year-long, global esports tournament circuit which features three levels of competition: Challengers, Masters, and Champions. The second major event of the 2021 Champions Tour and VALORANT’s first international tournament, VCT: Masters Stage 2, culminated this past week in Reykjavík, Iceland. According to initial reports, the final match between Sentinels and Fnatic has garnered over one million concurrent viewers, and an average minute audience of over 800k.

To celebrate VALORANT’s one-year milestone, Riot to host a month-long celebration for VALORANT players and fans, gifting members of the community in-game rewards and initiatives. Throughout the month of June, the community will receive  commemorative digital swag, including a redeemable player card and a free event pass, to mark the occasion.