Valorant faced server problems and temporarily paused the closed beta period, which started on Tuesday (7). The new game from Riot Games was successful and surpassed 1.6 million simultaneous views on Twitch TV even before its launch. In just one day on the platform, the game reached 1,679,877 million viewers and did not support the large number of accesses. “The first day of the Closed Beta was incredible, but humiliating as we scale our servers. For now, we have to pause the flow until tomorrow (…). We will let you know as soon as they get back,” said the developer on her official Twitter.
The trial version of the game was only available in Canada, Europe, Russia, Turkey and the United States. The company has already confirmed the closed beta for Brazil, but has not yet released a release date. Valorant is the first FPS by Riot Games, developer of League of Legends (LoL). The title, which should arrive by the winter of 2020, will be available for free download on PC and is much awaited by the community. TechTudo tested the Valorant demo first hand.
Valorant’s views on the streaming service continue to grow. Riot Games promoted streams with great influencers to show the gameplay of the game and distribute codes for this week’s closed beta, last Friday (3). During the exhibition, the game-specific broadcasts featured on Twitch hit 900 simultaneous views, according to Twitch Metrics.
For comparison, the peak of simultaneous hits by Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) on Twitch in March was 560,000. Other successful games, League of Legends hit 459 thousand, while DotA 2 reached 166 thousand. Fortnite, one of the platform’s most popular games, has surpassed 316,000 in the past 30 days. The numbers are also from Twitch Metrics.
Valorant is a tactical shooting game that features characters in a five against five scheme, with a proposal similar to that of CS: GO and Overwatch. Teams must defeat enemies, attack and plant a bomb, or defend maps. According to Riot, the title features true-to-reality shooting mechanics, a large arsenal of weapons, agents with unique skills, as well as maps with a competitive focus that yield many hours of gameplay. Learn all about Valorant, such as requirements, gameplay and more.