Since the game’s launch in 2020, Valorant has experienced significant growth in the South Asia region. Many former CS: GO professionals have moved to Valorant to seize new opportunities.
Riot, the game’s developer, has helped the region grow by bringing payment options and servers located in Mumbai. Recently, they hosted the Valorant Conquerors Championship, which was the first of many opportunities for South Asian teams. They also promised to give more chances to this region in the years to come.
Having conquered the South Asian region by winning the Valorant Conquerors Championship, Global Esports is now gearing up for the APAC Last Chance Qualifier, which kicks off later this month. This will be the only chance for a South Asian team to qualify for the 2021 Valorant Champions in December.
As Global Esports prepares for the APAC Last Chance Qualifier, other teams are struggling to prepare for the future. Tournament organizers are also focusing on the Southeast Asian region rather than just hosting India-based competitions.
Tournament organizers come forward to help Valorant grow in South Asia
Since the end of the Valorant Conquerors Championship last August, South Asian teams have realized the importance of constant competition within the region. Many teams from Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka wanted to compete with Indian teams.
Some tournament organizers such as The Esports Club, Skyesports and others have taken this idea into account and provided the necessary to uplift the competition between South Asian teams and are trying to make it a prominent region on the scene. world of esport.
The Esports Club has already opened the door to teams from Nepal, Pakistan and Maldives in the upcoming TEC Gauntlet Season 3. Teams such as Salt Esports and Team Exploit from Pakistan will participate in the tournament starting next season.
Skyesports also offered Valorant Championship 3.0. The organizers gave all teams from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives the opportunity to compete for the title. In addition, according to some sources, Skyesports is also expected to expand competitive regions to SEA and MENA next year.
South Asian players have always struggled at the SEA level due to a lack of consistent competitive practice against teams from Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and others. More tournaments against top SEA teams will help South Asian teams push their limits and grow as an esports community.
Valorant’s South Asian esports scene has enormous potential to be one of the most competitive regions. If the tournament organizers and sponsors show up and invest the money in the right way, it can become a super power in the next couple of years.