Game publisher Riot Games has unveiled significant changes to its Valorant Game Changers EMEA circuit for 2023.
Game publisher Riot Games has unveiled significant changes to its Valorant Game Changers EMEA circuit for 2023, adopting a format that opens up new avenues for talents in the region to become Valorant professional players. The circuit is divided into four levels, with the first level being the VCT Game Changers EMEA Academy as well as the newly-formed VCT Game Changers EMEA: Emergents .Just three days after EMEA’s G2 Gozen lifted the trophy following their victory over NA’s Shopify Rebels, Riot has opened a new path to the EMEA Game Changers circuit that should better help the company achieve the goals it has set for the program Will do.
The concept of Emergents is to create a competitive hub through a Discord channel, which counts on leaderboards, prizes, and in-house matchmaking. According to a release, the academy will focus on educational content that aims to give the Game Changers community “an opportunity to learn more about careers within the Valorant ecosystem.”
The second level is VCT Game Changers EMEA: Contenders. It will feature a series of competitions in different countries and regions, all of which will have an open qualifier stage to allow anyone to compete in the Contender Series. The Contenders Series will send the best teams to the VCT Game Changers EMEA League tournament in 2023. The league is set to feature 16 teams, with Riot stating that the top four performers in the field for 2022 will automatically join.On top of the VCT game changers is the EMEA Game Changers World Championship, which was won by G2 Gozen earlier this month.
The announcement also discussed Riot Games’ vision for the VCT Game Changers program in 2023.According to Riot, the new structure aims to take the format to the ‘next level’ as well as continue to grow the game changers EMEA community. The company also said that the structure provides ‘an ideal path to pro play for those in the game changers community’.Game Changers is an initiative by Riot Games that aims to strengthen the eSports ecosystem for women, other gender minorities have also been included in this initiative. This announcement was made just days after G2 Gozen, a team from EMEA, won the first VCT Game Changers World Championship. The final reached over 230,000 spectators.
No information has yet been revealed about North America, or any other regional Game Changers tournaments, but fans can expect more information on those leagues soon now that information about EMEA has been published.