The platform is the next step for those who already achieved the Radiant ranking

Riot Games has announced it's new competitive mode, Premier. The platform is going into an Alpha Test phase in Brazil starting in November 1st and staying live until November 21.

Premier mode is the next step in competitive scene and will allow users to build a team and compete in a season of pre-scheduled matches as per Riot. The goal of the publisher is to present an objective after achieving Radiant rank.

More details regarding the VALORANT Premier open beta have been revealed by Riot Games. You can check it out at the link below. Learn more about how the beta will work, when it takes place, and what you can do to participate.

What is VALORANT Premier?

"In Premier, you will be able to create or join a team of five friends, acquaintances, neighbors and battle for glory against teams of a similar skill level. After building a roster, your team will be placed in a division where you’ll play across a persistent season composed of a mix of weekly matches and tournaments"

VALORANT Premier is a new competitive mode that presents opportunities higher than Radiant. Premier will allow players with a more rewarding challenge beyond Ranked. It is a way for regular VALORANT players to form a connection in-game to go pro.

One of the biggest flaws in many esports titles is the lack of clarity on what is needed for a player to go pro. In many other games, the best advice someone can give to an aspiring professional is to get into a high MMR bracket. But what then?

Riot aims to solve this problem with the new competitive mode that will immediately put the highest ranked players in the spotlight. It is a way for teams to scout new players, an opportunity for high-ranked players to compete against pros and more.

When does VALORANT Premier mode release?

Right now, as of October 2022, the Premier mode in VALORANT is in Alpha testing mode. This means the mode does not yet have all the planned features live. Riot's estimates say only 60% of the planned features are available in the new mode.

VALORANT Premier mode will be available to players in Brazil from November 1-21, 2022. Players with access to the Alpha will provide valuable feedback on server load, the UI and any other bugs. Riot developers will also closely monitor their matchmaking and queue health and player feedback during this period.

Here's a list of features that will be under the spotlight during VALORANT Premier alpha test.

  • Team creation (with team logos and colors)
  • Server load
  • Tournament play (including a map pick-and-ban system)
  • Premier Score (and qualifying for the end-of-season tournament)
  • Matchmaking and queue health throughout the Alpha
  • General bugs

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