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How to secure your Valorant username before the game’s beta release

Published: 9/Mar/2020 6:39

by Brad Norton


While those looking forward to Valorant will have to wait before they can jump into the FPS title, Riot Games is allowing players to lock in their preferred usernames ahead of time. Here’s how.

If you’re anxiously awaiting the release of Riot’s first foray into the FPS genre with Valorant, you’ll be happy to know that you can lock in a username long before the game’s release.

While this might be common knowledge to fans of previous Riot titles like League of Legends of Legends of Runeterra, newcomers may be surprised at just how simple the process is to secure your preferred username.

How to lock in your Valorant username.

The first step in the process is to register an account with Riot Games. Given that the studio allows for a single username across its wide array of titles, one account is all that’s needed to access Valorant once the game becomes available.

Through the official League of Legends website, you are able to register an account by simply providing an email address and date of birth, followed by a chosen username.

It is worth bearing in mind however, that the username here is purely for login purposes and will not be your actual display name across Riot titles.

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Register an account with Riot Games through the League of Legends website.

Once you have an account registered, head to the accounts section of Riot’s own unique website and login using your new details.

As soon as you enter the website, you will be greeted by a box containing four distinct settings. Click on the second option to access your Riot ID.

“Your Riot ID is used to find you in all Riot games through the in-game social panel,” the tooltip reads.

Use this section to enter any username you like and secure your own unique Riot ID well ahead of Valorant’s official release.

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Enter your desired Valorant username here.

While there’s no clear indication as to when an open beta for the title might begin, various hints and teases have outlined that a beta could be released before the full game drops in the summer of 2020.

Before you jump into the highly anticipated FPS however, get caught up to speed with a full breakdown of Valorant’s first agent, Phoenix.


Valorant pros ShahZam and WARDELL spark feud over “rats” comment

Published: 29/Oct/2020 13:45

by Lauren Bergin


Former CS:GO players turned Valorant pros Sentinels ShahZam and TSM WARDELL have had a fiery exchange over Twitter. 

Even at the highest level of esports, trash talk remains common between the big name players, contributing to in-game rivalries that spice up any match.

There’s some age old rivalries between esports organizations like G2 Esports and Fnatic, never mind within the player base itself. Although sometimes these rivalries stay lighthearted, they can ignite and start a real feud.

This is exactly what appears to have happened between former CS:GO pros turned Valorant stars Shahzeb ‘ShahZam’ Khan of Sentinels and Matt ‘WARDELL’ Yu of TSM.

The TSM player gave the video a fiery reaction.

WARDELL responds to ShahZam video

The fiery exchange began when the Sentinels posted a short clip of ShahZam talking about his feelings towards TSM. With ShahZam stating that be believes Sentinels have more consistency than TSM, admitting that he does “like to seem them lose,” the video received a knee-jerk response from the TSM player.

WARDELL hit back with a slamming criticism of the video, writing “who knew rats can talk? LMAO.” ShahZam quickly followed up with a defence of his team, stating that the video was old and asking WARDELL “why are you so mad?”

This, however, just ignited the fire more. WARDELL promptly responded to ShahZam by making fun of the player’s hair, stating that ‘it’s not silver, it’s platinum’ to which ShahZam playfully accused the TSM player as ‘having a crush’ on him.

Banter gone wrong?

A lot of fans chalked the exchange up as trash talk and banter, but others were unsure considering the genuine surprise that ShahZam appeared to show in his first tweet.

Either way, the feud has sparked a more intense rivalry between the already battling teams; a rivalry that may be settled on the battlefield of the NA First Strike tournament. It would be great to see Sentinels and TSM face off once more and settle their long established rivalry, so fingers crossed we finally get that rematch.