After months of waiting, fans anticipating Riot Games' shooter VALORANT will finally witness some gameplay action. On April 3rd, Twitch Rivals will be broadcasting several matches recorded last weekend during the official VALORANT Online Boot Camp play test, where a large number of streamers got their hands on the game.
The showdown isn't just a treat to keep the audience waiting for VALORANT to hit Closed Beta on April 7 satisfied: by watching Twitch Rivals, you can actually be granted access to that Closed Beta. Below you can find everything you need to know about the event.
Schedule & format
The VALORANT showcase will start on Friday, April 3 at 7 PM CEST / 10 AM PDT. It kicks off with the matches played by streamers from the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region, with three matches being played. At 10:30 PM CEST/ 1:30 PM PDT, two matches played by North American content creators follow. All the series are a Best of 1, meaning it's do or die for the participating teams.
In the EMEA region, there are three teams of five players while in NA four teams are participating. The teams have conveniently all been named after the NATO phonetic alphabet: Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, and Delta.
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Getting Closed Beta access
While many will be watching the Twitch Rivals tournament to see their favorite content creators battle in VALORANT, there definitely is another good reason to tune in: a chance of getting Closed Beta access. Through Twitch Drops, select viewers who have connected their Riot account to their Twitch account will be granted access to VALORANT's Closed Beta when it goes live on April 7. All Twitch streamers who were part of the VALORANT Online Boot Camp are eligible for Closed Beta access through Twitch Drops—you can find a full list of the streamers here.
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