Riot Reveals Valorant Mobile And Valorant’s Massive Player Count
Riot’s FPS Valorant has reportedly broken a player count of 14 million, and has officially revealed Valorant Mobile today! It’s a huge day for Riot Games, that’s for sure. While things were stressful with a lack of an esports scene, Valorant has come into its own and has become a giant in the online gaming scene. The game is officially one year old today, and it’s a perfect time to make announcements like this. To see a 14 million player count on Valorant and an announcement that it’s coming to mobile on the same day? It’s a great day for sure. The real question though is, how are they going to bring Valorant to our phones and tablets? Will it be a 1-for-1 recreation?
A Year of Successes
There’s already one massive FPS on mobile right now, in the form of Call of Duty Mobile. As long as Valorant doesn’t aim to take down Call of Duty, it will do just fine in the mobile scene. Valorant had a record-breaking closed beta and a great deal of success upon launch. A global fan-favorite, it’s one of the biggest FPS on PC. It’s only natural that they’d find a way to port it over to mobile as well.
Anna Donlon, Executive Producer of Valorant at Riot had this to say. “One of our top goals this first year was to earn the trust and respect of the global FPS community and to prove to them that Valorant will always uphold the fundamentals of a truly worthwhile competitive tac-shooter. To see our growing player community recognize and appreciate what we’re trying to do with Valorant is beyond what we could’ve expected and we’re thrilled to soon offer the same competitive Valorant experience to even more global players.”
We truthfully don’t know much about Valorant Mobile yet, but we do know their player count on PC is impressive. We’ve been hearing rumors about this announcement since late last year, so it’s good to see it come to light in this way. I can see it working as a port though since we could use the traditional mobile setup for an attack/shot, and the abilities surrounding that button in the bottom right of the UI.
Right now it’s all speculation, but it could also wind up like League of Legends’ Wild Rift. In that, it could be a game completely rebuilt and rebalanced for mobile. We’ll just have to see! It’s been a huge year for Valorant though. The Valorant Champions Tour really helped grow the scene, as a year-long global esports circuit. On top of that, during the first international tournament, VCT: Masters Stage 2 in Iceland, the finals earned more than one million concurrent viewers. That is massive and shows that there is a serious audience for Valorant. The people want more, and what better way than to bring it with you on the go? As more details are brought to light, we’ll be making sure to bring them to you.