Valorant Premier Mode - Release Date, Format & More

After much anticipation, Valorant's Tournament mode has been officially named Premier. Here are all the details you need to know about.

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Tournament mode is finally here! | © Riot Games

Months ago reliable Valorant insiders and leakers confirmed an in-game tournament mode was coming to the Riot Games tactical shooter, and after the devs themselves confirmed it, we finally got a more detailed look at Premier Mode.

On October 26, Jon Walker, designer on the Valorant Competitive team showcased features fans can expect when Premier Mode is officially available for all players. Being an important cog in their VCT machinery for 2023, Premier will allow Riot to seamlessly merge all players interested in a much more competitive experience than ranked offers.

So here's everything you can expect.

Valorant Premier Mode - Features & Release Date

Premier Mode in Valorant. I ©Riot Games

The Premier Mode will allow you to build a team, register it and compete in a series of scheduled matches against other pre-existing squads. Once you register your team, you'll be placed in a division in which you'll play against other teams of similar skill in weekly bouts. Dominate the opposition and you can become Division Champion at the end of a season.

Each season will last a few weeks although the exact duration is yet to be confirmed. So far, there's not a release date in mind for Premier Mode. Having said that, there is an Alpha to try it out!

Premier Mode Alpha Test

The Alpha testing of Premier Mode will be initially for players in Brazil, starting during the first week of November. According to Riot Games, it will test roughly 60% of the features the actual mode will include, with the following being key aspects of the Alpha testing:

  • Team creation (with team logos and colors)
  • Server load
  • Tournament play (including a map pick-and-ban system)
  • Premier Score (and qualifying for the end-of-season tournament)
  • Matchmaking and queue health throughout the Alpha
  • General bugs

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