Competitive gaming has changed over the last few months, with in-person events canceled, but Riot Games’ new Valorant aims to inject some new life into the scene with a high-profile event. The ESPN Esports Valorant Invitational starts tomorrow, April 20, and it includes professional players from some of the biggest games on the planet.
Streaming exclusively on Twitch beginning at 12:30 PM PT / 3:30 PM ET on April 20, the Valorant Invitational includes eight teams with players from Counter-Strike: GO, Fortnite, League of Legends, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Rainbow Six Siege, Apex Legends, and Overwatch. Valorant’s own developers will also take part in the tournament.
The tournament will last until April 22, and it should be interesting to see how the different games’ professional players adapt. Most of them are shooters already, with the only exception being League of Legends, but the tactical gameplay style could give the CS:GO and Rainbow Six Siege teams an advantage.