In the following press release that we present below, Riot Games announced the first semi-professional competition of Valorantcall Agent Series.
One year after the official release and the records recorded in 2020, VALORANT is preparing to return as a protagonist: this time in export.
After the start of the VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT), the Riot Games tactical shooter is preparing to overwhelm the individual national competitive scenes. Among these Italy stands out, which today officially welcomes the birth of a new phase for its export ecosystem: the official semi-professional competition supported by Riot Games and ProGaming Italia, called Agents Series.
The goal, with Agents Series, is to give shape to an innovative format for our country, solid and open to all those who want to test themselves. For this reason the VALORANT semi-professional competition will have an open and fully integrated structure in the national competitive scene.
All ‘Agents Series the four best teams from as many Open Qualifiers will have access, the other four formations will qualify directly from Spike Leaguethe final stage of the Blizzard Circuitthe new amateur competitive scene of VALORANT wanted by Riot Games and sponsored by ProGaming Italia.
As will happen for the Tormenta Circuit, the Agents Series will also keep the fans company for a good part of 2021. The semi-professional competition will officially begin in June with the four Open Qualifier and will end at November, with an intense final phase that will see the best teams on the national scene clash in a historic feat: to be crowned the first Italian champions of VALORANT.
Carlo Barone, brand manager of Riot Games, commented on the news as follows:
After the broadcast of the VCTs and the recent announcement of the Tormenta Circuit, the Agent Series represent the last step of our collaboration with ProGaming Italia / Agentsrange, it, closing the competitive offer of VALORANT in Italy, today truly represented in its entirety and, above all, suitable for all audiences and players. We are convinced that all these initiatives will greatly help the evolution of VALORANT in our beautiful country, in the wake of an already very positive trajectory.
These are the words of Daniel Schmidhofer, CEO of ProGaming Italia:
With the Agents Series, VALORANT’s competitive scene in Italy is completed. Together with the Tormenta Circuit, the offer is becoming richer and more layered and aims to involve fans and players of the Riot Games tactical shooter in a lively environment, where everyone can confront and reach new goals. We are convinced that export is exactly this: a path of constant growth both for players and the community, as well as for the public. The Agents Series will represent the pinnacle of competition in our country.