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ESPN to Host Valorant Esports Invitational This Week

April 19, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Valorant is fresh into its closed beta, and it already has its first major esports event to be hosted by ESPN. ESPN’s Esports Twitter account announced on Saturday that the Valorant Invitational will take place from Monday through Thursday and air on ESPN Esports’ Twitch channel.

The teams will be made up of pros from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Fortnite, League of Legends, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Apex Legends, and Overwatch, along with Valorant Devs and are as follows:

Team Rift (League of Legends): Doublelift, Xmithie, Shiphthur, IMaQTPie, & Dyrus
Team Mirage (CS:GO): Skadoodle, AZK, Brax, N0thing, & Hiko
Team Canyon (Apex Legends): Kellar, sYnceDez, Aceu, Dizzy, & Mendo
Team Heroes (Overwatch): Emongg, Seagull, Gale, Kephrii, & xQc
Team Six (Rainbow Six): Rampy, ThinkingNade, Canadian, nvK, & Necrox
Team Llama (Fornite): Joseph, THWifo, Psalm, Highsky, & XXiF
Team Battlegrounds (PUBG): Vegas, Venerated, Valliate, YaBoiDre, & Sharky

The team of Valorant Devs has yet to be revealed.

Valorant is the latest game from Riot Games, the developer of League of Legends, and launched its closed beta on April 7th. A team-based tactical first-person shooter, it has been widely compared to CS:GO with an Overwatch flair to it. The game has become a hot property on Twitch, with many streamers and pro esports players jumping into the closed beta and drawing a record 1.73 million viewers on Twitch the first day of the closed beta.

A full bracket and details about the individual rosters will be revealed before the tournament officially begins.

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