According to information revealed by Riot Games, Premier will launch in VALORANT shortly, expected to arrive this month.
Premier launching in VALORANT
After a successful testing phase, Premier, the seasonal tournament system, will launch in full to kick off Episode Seven, Act Two of VALORANT. Riot Games’ announcement has also been announced that the tournament system will receive many significant changes.
But that’s not all. Riot Games’ goal is to position Premier as the exclusive Challengers route. This is a goal they have in the medium term. VALORANT developers hope this goal will be met by the end of 2024.
Details of Premier, the VALORANT tournament system
When the system is fully launched, the distribution of divisions is expected to be reduced from 20 numbered divisions to five categories per region. The categories are as follows and are listed in order of difficulty:
All players who want to start on the road to the professional system must reach the highest level, Contender. Riot Games has informed us that all players participating in Challengers in 2024 must-have reached this level, as it will be mandatory.
On the other hand, it has been reported that the path to Challengers and possible opportunities to participate in the VCT will be by Premier, as the game’s developers intended. In turn, the Contender qualifiers will act as a promotion competition to Challengers.
In turn, with Premier, players can obtain a new reward of Crests. These rewards will act as trophies, symbolizing the player’s best efforts in a particular season, as well as symbolizing pride and glory.
PREMIER is officially on its way!
Launching Aug 29th, VALORANT's PREMIER league will be out and players can start their climb to potentially battle in VCT Challengers! #VCT #VALORANTChampions #Valorant pic.twitter.com/54SBxTlnoQ
— PlayerX (@PlayerX_gg) August 25, 2023
How the Flawless Crest works
The Flawless Crest will be the reward given to the players of the teams that manage to win all the matches in a season. These rewards will be distributed as follows: two per week for seven weeks. In turn, the Flawless Crest will be awarded to the players who win all the playoff matches. The community looks forward to seeing who will win the first Flawless Crest.
New Premier Features
On the other hand, it has been reported that when Premier is launched, the rating system will include many new features. From the launch, players will receive real-time information about every match played in the playoffs. In addition, it will be possible to know the record and progress of all players.
On the other hand, professional players will have early access to Premier. These players can access the game one week before the rest of the community. In this way, they can test all the game’s new features.
Premier is expected to be released on August 29, 2023, along with the release of episode 7, Act 2 of VALORANT.