Argentina is once again the venue for an event of relevance to electronic sports (esports). After what happened in April with the final of the Latin American League of League of Legends in Tecnópolis, the tactical video game Valorant will have starting this Thursday, from 4:00 p.m., to two Argentine teams in the Champions Tour LATAM regional qualifier Heading to the World Cup in Denmark.
From June 23 to 26, KRÜ Esports and Leviatán Esports will play the finals of Stage 2 of VCT Latam 2022, and their venue will be Salguero Coast Centerin Buenos Aires, in what will be the first of this kind of event in which 1,000 attendees are expected on each of the four days.
“For sure, the Argentine public shows a very strong passion, as you well know in the fans in what is football and in traditional sport. It’s a very passionate audience,” he said. Nicholas Yentzen – Esports Product Lead of Riot Games LATAM. Valorant esports leader- daily Clarion.
And he added: “We were also lucky enough to see it last year at the Argentina Game Show when KRÜ Esports came in the top four of the 2021 Valorant World Cup. That also served as a very big incentive to say that we have to be in Argentina” , said
The Valorant Challengers LATAM table, the Latin American tournament that will classify a team to the Valorant World Cup.
During this event, the international representative who will participate in Valorant Masters 2 in Denmark will be defined and will add points for representation in the Champions at the end of the year.
The four qualified for this instance are the representatives of the North and South region that compete in the Valorant universe. Two teams from each hemisphere earned their respective spots in the Playoffs: KRÜ Esports and Leviathanboth from Argentina, against the qualifiers Fusion and E-xolos LAZER by North America.
The crossing that will start the action in Costa Salguero will be between Leviathan and Fusion at 4:00 p.m. in a series scheduled for the best of five games. Three hours later it will be the turn of KRÜ Esports and E-xolos LAZER. Sergio “Kun” Aguero’s team is the top candidate to keep the only direct ticket to the European event.
However, the team that obtains second place will have an extra chance to access the World Cup: it will face the best of Brazil on June 30 for a second pass to Masters 2.
Both campuses whose organizations are based in the country have mostly Chilean players, one of the best in the region in Valorant. Only KRÜ Esports has an Argentine in its ranks.
“With VALORANT Esports we have already achieved greater market penetration in Chile, since the vast majority of players at the highest level are Chilean, but in Argentina was still a little further behind with that highly transcendent history of Counter Strike and we have seen that the transition has been a little slower”, acknowledged Nicolás Yentzen.
What is Valorant and how is it played?
Valorant is a team-based first-person shooter that combines elements of Counter Strike and Overwatch.
The creators of League of Legends, Riot Games, waited ten years to announce a new action game in October 2019. Valorant, as it was baptized, adds elements of Overwatch and the renowned Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to the classic tactical shooters. (CS:GO).
It is a multiplayer first person shooter (FPS) game where two teams of five players are measured through rounds between those who attack and those who defend.
Krü Esports came out on top with fourth place at Valorant Champions 2021 in Berlin. Source: Riot Games.
The main game mode, “Search and destroy”, is very similar to CS:GO. The goal of the attacking team is to plant a bomb (called a spike) and cause it to detonate, while the defending team tries to prevent it.
Regardless of whether you decide to go out and speculate, if a squad is eliminated before any other victory conditions are met, the opposing squad will win.