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Valorant is a 5v5 tactical shooter launched in June 2020 and has since taken the world by storm. Riot’s IP has been beloved by casuals and competitors, with around 15 million daily active users. The game has garnered some attention and was one of the most-watched categories on Twitch.
With success, It was obvious that Riot would try to increase its reach further. One such way to do this is introducing a mobile version of the games, Which Riot has already done for League, TFT and some of its IPs. So back on its first anniversary, Riot announced the development of Valorant Mobile.
The Mobile Gaming Industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, with Games like PUBG Mobile and Wild Rift taking the world by storm. The numbers of Mobile Gaming have been astronomical, with even Fortnite introducing a Mobile Version.
The growth is probably because of the mobility and ease of access while playing mobile games. The hardware requirement and space requirement are much less when compared to a PC setup making mobile gaming an easily available option.
For tournament organizers, too, setting up a tournament for Mobile Gaming is much easier than setting it up for PC. It also costs less money and fewer resources in general. Making it a fiscally superior choice to PC gaming. And it makes sense why more developers develop mobile versions of the game.
After announcing the development of Valorant mobile, There haven’t been many talks about it, neither news nor updates and Riot has chosen absolute radio silence about the topic. This was similar in Valorant, too, when Riot launched the Beta in April of 2020.
But last night, the @just4leaks Twitter account leaked that Riot would start Beta testing Valorant mobile shortly in a few countries. A pattern followed by Riot previously before the launch of Valorant. It was suspected that Riot is Alpha testing Valorant Mobile in China, and if the leak is confirmed, we can expect Valorant Mobile’s launch by this year.
As of now, nothing is concrete yet, and the dates are subjected to change, but this shows a glimmer of hope to all the people waiting for Valorant Mobile. Especially those who can’t play Valorant because of restrictions.
You can read more news about Valorant here.
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