❘ Revealed: 2022-11-03T20:27:17
❘ Up to date: 2022-11-03T20:27:25
Riot Video games has introduced that it has partnered with Knights Enviornment, the occasion operational arm of esports group Pittsburgh Knights, to run the North American Valorant Challengers League and Sport Changers tournaments.
Knights have been a staple in Valorant nearly because the sport launched. The esports group has run many tournaments over the course of the previous two years and has fielded a major and academy Valorant workforce in North America.
The group will now transfer solely to organizing the North American Valorant Challengers League and Sport Changers with its current partnership with Riot Video games, and never discipline a workforce, in response to an announcement from the developer.
The Challengers League is the second-tier competitors in Valorant that may give groups an opportunity to be promoted to the highest league with groups which have partnered with Riot Video games within the Americas. The brand new Valorant league, organized by Knights, will begin on December 5 with the Challengers League Qualifiers.
Riot has partnered with different match organizers in numerous areas to run the brand new second tier of competitors.
Knights will assist usher in a brand new period of Valorant
“The Knights have confirmed their skill to run profitable tournaments that embody the targets of VALORANT, and so they deliver years of expertise and fervour to this new partnership,” Bear Jemison, Head of Valorant Champions Tour Americas for Riot Video games, mentioned.
“We’re excited to work intently with The Knights workforce on NA Challengers and Sport Changers, and I’m assured that collectively, we’ll construct one thing that followers will get pleasure from.”
Knights not solely held weekly and month-to-month tournaments within the esport, but additionally ran the Sakura Cup, a bi-monthly match for girls and non-binary gamers, and likewise particular occasions like Valorampage which was one of many first tournaments to function Agent bans.
The announcement didn’t reveal every other particulars about qualification, the format of the league or how Sport Changers will work in 2023.