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VALORANT SEA Invitational: Gaming for a good cause

Six teams of five prominent content creators and personalities each from Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand will duke it out in the VALORANT SEA Invitational on  July 11.

Six teams of five prominent content creators and personalities each from Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand will duke it out in the VALORANT SEA Invitational on July 11.

They are also gaming for a good cause. Riot Games Southeast Asia will donate US$10,000 to GlobalGiving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund. This will benefit projects working to prevent the pandemic’s spread. The VALORANT SEA Invitational will feature big names, including:

  • Luthfi Halimawan and Watchout Gaming (Indonesia)
  • GLOCOgaming and Ashley Gosiengfiao (Philippines)
  • Soloz and MasterRamen (Malaysia)
  • Sombrero and Afiz (Singapore)
  • Xargon and Hehe (Taiwan)
  • Xcrosz and Badness Gamer (Thailand)

“We are thrilled by the excitement surrounding VALORANT from our Southeast Asian players, whose response towards the game has exceeded our expectations. This charity invitational is an opportunity for us to unite players in the region through a shared passion for playing and watching the game, all in the name of a good cause. We look forward to bringing more such unique experiences to our players in the near future,” Chris Tran, Head of Esports for Riot Games SEA, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, said in a press statement.

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eSportStars: Compete in esports, get cryptocurrency

A new platform called eSportStars is now open for pre-registration. Image credit: Kartz Media Works
Image credit: Kartz Media Works

Are you an esports athlete or fan? A new platform called eSportStars is now open for pre-registration. eSportStars aims to promote esports to a bigger audience by providing the chance to earn money through competitions and a cryptocurrency reward service.

eSportStars is a new service from TimeTicket GmbH, a wholly-owned Swiss subsidiary of Japan’s TimeTicket Inc. The platform is open to everyone, including professional esports players, fans, and players aiming to become professionals around the world.

Not only that, but also users will be rewarded with cryptocurrency for their competition results. That’s because this esports platform runs on TimeCoinProtocol, a blockchain and cryptocurrency project that TimeTicket GmbH is working on. The project is planning to issue a cryptocurrency called TimeCoin.

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VALORANT arrives on schedule with global launch

VALORANT, the highly anticipated 5v5 first-person tactical shooter from Riot Games is now live and free to play worldwide.

Are you ready for battle? VALORANT, the highly anticipated 5v5 first-person tactical shooter from Riot Games, is now live and free to play worldwide.

Riot Games has successfully launched the game on schedule in the midst of a global pandemic. Gamers in most regions can create a VALORANT account and download the free-to-play PC game.

Riot Games has also released VALORANT’s brand new launch cinematic trailer called “Duelists”. They have also launched the latest gameplay trailer set on VALORANT’s newest map, Ascent. You can watch both trailers in this article.

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Riot Games to launch VALORANT on June 2

Riot Games is launching VALORANT on June 2.

Are you ready to compete with players all over the world in VALORANT? Riot Games has announced that its free-to-play competitive 5v5 character-based tactical shooter for the PC will launch on June 2. The PC version will be available to download for free.

Players in Southeast Asia will be able to play VALORANT on PC in English, Bahasa Indonesia, Thai, and Traditional Chinese. Meanwhile, the Vietnamese language will be available later this year. Taiwan will not be part of the global launch. This is due to additional technical integration work necessary to comply with local requirements. Riot Games, however, expects the game to be up and running in Taiwan in the next few weeks.

“Our goal has always been to bring VALORANT to as much of the world as soon as possible, and we’re hyped to be able to do so on June 2,” Anna Donlon, VALORANT Executive Producer at Riot Games, said in a press statement.