Riot Games wants to leave VALORANT tournaments behind without fans and has confirmed this with its new announcement. The developer has confirmed that the VALORANT Champions, the most important competition in the shooter, will have an audience from the playoffs. The World Cup will follow the precedent set by the Masters in Copenhagen, which was the first face-to-face and international championship to be held with fans in the stands.
Riot Games has confirmed the presence of the public at the VALORANT World Cup two days after journalist George Geddes leaked it on Dot Esports. Despite confirming the advanced information, the developer has not yet put tickets on sale. “For the next events we are committed to giving much longer deadlines” Riot explained through a tweet. The VALORANT Champions playoffs will be played at the Volkswagen Arena in Istanbul, which has a capacity of more than 5,000 spectators.
The VALORANT Champions will follow the model of the Masters in Copenhagen, the first international competition to be held with the public. However, the World Cup will have less spectator capacity than the second Masters of the year. The Forum in Copenhagen, where the tournament that FunPlus Phoenix ultimately won was held, could accommodate up to 10,000 spectators. In any case, Riot Games will hold the tournament in Turkey, which according to the developer itself has a large fan base of the game. shooter. Also, the country had not organized an international tournament in other titles such as League of Legends.
The followers of shooter You will be able to see the VALORANT Champions in person from September 9 to 18. The public will enjoy both the upper and lower bracket of the playoffs, beyond the expected grand finale of the year. Before starting with the elimination phase, the 16 participants in the World Cup will have to overcome a phase of four groups with four teams in each. The first two classified will remain in the fight for the title of world champion.