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Broken Valorant ability leaves Reyna stuck inside other Agents

Published: 4/Jun/2020 6:19

by Brad Norton

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Reyna is the newest addition to Valorant’s ever-expanding lineup but the 11th Agent has dropped in with a critical issue, leaving her stuck for entire rounds.

Valorant launched on June 2 with a slew of content new not previously seen in the Closed Beta. From the very first 50-tier Battle Pass to a brand new map and more. Chief among the additions, however, was Reyna, an all-new Duelist Agent.

The character is designed to top-frag every match with an array of abilities that fit aggressive playstyles. If you’ve been learning the ropes with Reyna, you may want to be extra-cautious though, as a new glitch has appeared in-game.

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Reyna is the 11th Agent in Valorant.

17 rounds into a closely contested match on Bind, Reddit user ‘Vangelys’ found themselves two quick kills to kickstart an attacking play. After a brief stun, they triggered her Signature Ability to turn invulnerable and relocate. Unfortunately, where they relocated to, wasn’t quite ideal.

Once the stun effect wore off, they reappeared inside a friendly Agent. Stuck inside Sage with no way out, all they could do was wait for the round to end.

[BUG] Reyna’s "E" ability during Ult got me stuck onto another player from VALORANT

 

“This is bullsh*t,” they said as their teammates were downed nearby. While they were stuck together behind cover, safety soon ran out and the final remaining enemy pushed up for the win.

One quick blast from close range with the Judge shotgun and both characters dropped instantly. The impact registering on both Agents at once. 

Perhaps another nearby orb for Reyna to consume might have freed her from the glitch, but that would have required another kill.

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Consuming orbs allows Reyna to relocate without taking damage for a brief period.

This isn’t the first time a character-merging issue has appeared in Valorant either. Throughout the closed beta Riot deployed a patch to fix a glitch with Phoenix’s Ultimate having a similar effect.

There’s no telling exactly when this problem might be resolved. So for the time being, try to steer clear of allies when relocating in Reyna’s invulnerable form.

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How does the Valorant Champions Tour work? Dates, format, regions, more

Published: 24/Nov/2020 16:07

by Andrew Amos

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The Valorant Champions Tour is set to define the outlook of Riot’s flagship FPS from 2021 onwards. The esport scene has been divided into three stages, giving players from grassroots to top-tier a chance to shine. Here’s how it works.

The Valorant Champions Tour is here to revolutionize professional play for Riot’s hit FPS. After a year of domestic tournaments and regional leagues, there’s now hope of getting a dose of international play in 2021.

However, the Valorant Champions Tour announcement is a lot to digest. If you’re left confused by the announcement, we’ve broken down each tier of play here, and how the entire system works, as simply as possible.

Valorant Champions Tour format
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The Valorant Champions Tour is divided into three tiers: Challengers, Masters, and Champions.

Valorant Champions Tour regions

Before we can dive into what each tier of the new Valorant Champions Tour means, we need to break down who’s participating. There are seven regions looped into the Valorant Champions Tour ecosystem.

  • North America (includes Oceania)
  • Europe, Middle East, and Africa (includes CIS, Turkey, and MENA)
  • Brazil
  • Latin America
  • Japan
  • South-East Asia
  • Korea

It’s a similar spread compared to Riot’s handling of League of Legends. Bigger regions, like North America and Europe, will have more slots at the bigger international events.

Smaller regions, like Oceania and CIS, don’t have a direct path to qualification through their domestic events. They will instead have to make it through specified events in North America (OCE) and Europe (CIS), on top of making it through their home region.

Valorant-Champions-Tour-Timeline
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Here’s how the Valorant Champions Tour circuit is shaping up for 2021.

What is Valorant Challengers?

Valorant Challengers is the domestic level of Valorant competition. Each region ⁠— regardless of size ⁠— will have a Challengers event.

Each Challenger event takes place over six weeks with three open qualifiers. It’s similar to the First Strike format: play through Opens, make it to Closed Qualifiers, and if you perform well enough, you make the Challengers Final.

Valorant Challengers format in Valorant Champions Tour

Eight teams will qualify for the Challengers Final. This is the path towards the international Masters-level events. The top teams from each region will earn themselves a spot at the next Masters event:

  • North America (and OCE): Top 3 teams
  • Europe (and CIS, Turkey, and MENAI): Top 4 teams
  • Brazil: Top 2 teams
  • Korea: Top 2 teams
  • Japan: Top 2 teams
  • South-East Asia: Top 2 teams
  • Latin America: Winner of Valorant Challengers

There will be three Valorant Challengers events throughout the year (February, May and August), each running into their respective Valorant Masters event.

What is Valorant Masters?

Valorant Masters is the first stage of international play in Valorant. The best teams from each region will qualify for one of three Masters events, spaced out across the year. The teams will be decided by their placements in Valorant Challengers.

Teams will earn points based on their performance at Masters-level events. These points will be put towards qualifying for the end-of-year Valorant Champions event ⁠— the World Championship.

Due to the current global situation, Masters events may remain at a domestic level for now, and emulate the format from Valorant Challengers. However, making it to Masters and performing well will still be the key to making the big Valorant Champions event.

What is Valorant Champions?

Valorant Champions is the biggest event on the calendar. It’s essentially the Valorant World Championship. After a year of competition, the top 16 teams around the world will duke it out for the biggest prize in the circuit. It’s set to be a “massive” two-week long event.

There will be 12 direct invites into the Valorant Champions event, based on Masters performances. However, this isn’t the end of the line.

Valorant Champions and Masters format for Valorant Champions Tour

Four more slots will be up for grabs in regional last chance qualifiers. These last chance qualifiers will be split across: North America, Europe, South America, and Asia-Pacific. Here’s the regional breakdown.

  • North America (and OCE): 4 slots
  • Europe (and CIS, Turkey, and MENAI): 4 slots
  • Brazil: At least 2 slots
  • Latin America: At least 1 slot
  • Japan: At least 1 slot
  • South-East Asia: At least 2 slots
  • Korea: At least 1 slot
  • Masters 3 Winner: Direct invite

Putting it simply, the Valorant Champions Tour gives teams of all levels a chance to go from grassroots to glory. From small local Challengers events, all the way through to the Champions Final, there’s a clear path to the top no matter if you are a big organization or a small pub-stomping team. Of course, you still have to meet that Immortal 1 minimum threshold!

The Valorant Champions Tour is set to kick-off in February 2021 with the start of Valorant Challengers Season 1 across the world.