In a significant step for the Valorant esports scene, 2024 is poised to bring a much-awaited addition: thematic skins for Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) teams.
This development, confirmed by both Valorant Esports’ website and a tweet thread from Leo Faria, Valorant Esports’ Global Head, marks a new era of engagement and support for teams and fans alike.
Building a Stronger Connection with Fans
Riot Games’ initiative to introduce VCT team-themed weapon skins is a strategic move to deepen the connection between fans and their favorite esports teams. The new skins, purchasable in their respective stores, promise to add an extra layer of personalization and pride for players and supporters.
Riot Games Arena and Enhancing Fan Experience
2024 isn’t just about thematic skins; Riot Games is also set to launch the new Riot Games Arena. This upgrade aims to offer an enhanced and more immersive experience for fans, surpassing what was available in 2023.
Valorant Esports: A Year of Growth and Innovation
The past year in Valorant esports has been nothing short of remarkable, filled with exciting developments and innovations. Riot Games has been at the forefront, constantly evolving its offerings to meet the expectations of teams and fans.
Leo Faria’s Insights on VCT Skins
Leo Faria, a pivotal figure in the competitive Valorant scene, shared insights into the esports’ financial success and future prospects. With over $33 million in shared digital items revenue in the past year, the contribution of professional players and teams has been substantial.
The new VCT team packs, launching in February 2024, symbolize this success and the growing popularity of Valorant as a professional esports title.
Building a sustainable sport
There was a lot of conversation about the economics of esports this year, so I’d like to close it out on that topic and discuss how things are going in the VCT.
When designing our sport, we made two foundational decisions: to focus on partnership… pic.twitter.com/uC4g8pmea7
— Leo Faria (@lhfaria) December 11, 2023
A United Front for All VCT Teams
A standout feature of this initiative is the inclusivity of all international league teams, including the newly ascended Ascension teams. Each team will receive a complete weapon skin package, ensuring equal benefits and reinforcing the Ascension philosophy.
Anticipation for New Skins and Fan Support
As the Valorant community eagerly awaits the release of these team skins, the excitement is palpable. Fans are already discussing which skins, from teams like KOI, Giants, Team Heretics, KRÜ, and Leviatán, they plan to purchase.
Riot Games’ commitment to its esports community is clear. With these new developments, Valorant is set to enter an exciting era in 2024, promising a more connected and vibrant esports environment.