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How to listen to a full song from the Valorant soundtrack early

Published: 13/Mar/2020 0:19 Updated: 13/Mar/2020 0:20

by Brad Norton

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Valorant is still months away and yet Riot Games has already provided an early glimpse of a full record off the game’s soundtrack thanks to a new Agent teaser.

As Riot continues to ramp up the promotion of its upcoming FPS title, new Agents are being teased with each passing week. On March 6, the studio released a brief gameplay snippet highlighting Phoenix and the trend has continued with a new Viper highlight unveiled on March 12

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Viper’s lethal demonstration was backed by a beat that had fans clamoring to hear more and fortunately, thanks to information provided by League of Legends Communications Lead Ryan Rigney, a full track has been released online early.

The 49-second teaser showcased the American Agent and her crafty smoke-heavy abilities that allow her to obscure much of the battlefield. 

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All the while, a beat was backing the explosive gameplay snippet before vocals kicked in for the final few seconds once the round win was secured. 

Released in 2019 on an album titled ‘Female Rap,’ the track featured throughout the latest trailer is ‘Drip’ from Corbin Roe, Mayne, and NicXIX.

Those anxiously waiting for the FPS release are able to listen to the full song on YouTube and Spotfiy today.

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While music from previous trailers isn’t available in full just yet, you can also get more of a taste for Valorant’s style by listening to the artist responsible for the game’s primary theme.

A producer based out of Arizona going by the name of ‘LICK’ has been responsible for the overall “soundscape” of Valorant. Known for hard-hitting bass and melodic electronic beats, the artist has a plethora of full releases on Spotify that will closely resemble the style of Valorant’s final soundtrack.

There’s no telling just yet when players will be able to get their hands on the game and listen to the soundtrack in-game while clicking heads, but you can get an edge on the competition by keeping up to date with our latest breakdowns.

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From a deep-dive on weapon statistics, to full overviews of both Viper and Phoenix, there’s plenty to learn ahead of Valorant’s release.

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Valorant First Strike Europe qualifiers: Schedule, eligibility, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:06

by Jacob Hale

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Valorant developers Riot Games have announced First Strike: Europe, the first-ever Valorant tournament wholly produced by Riot, set to kick off in November with some of the region’s best talent.

Since Valorant launched in June, it has become one of the most exciting games in esports, with players from all different titles migrating to Riot’s first-ever FPS. Some of the biggest competitors from the likes of Overwatch, CSGO and more are looking to make a name for themselves in the new shooter.

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As a result, we’ve already seen some incredible talent, tense moments and top performances in a competitive setting, but now it’s becoming a little more official with the announcement of this highly-anticipated tournament.

So, with First Strike: Europe around the corner, here’s everything you need to know to tune in to the tournament, and even get involved yourself.

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First Strike is the first Valorant tournament organized entirely by developer Riot Games.

Valorant First Strike: Europe schedule

Open qualifiers for First Strike take place from November 9-22, giving teams around two weeks to stave off the best competition in the region and qualify for the main event.

The schedule for Open Qualifiers will be as follows:

  • Week 1
    • November 9-10: Qualifier A
    • November 11-12: Qualifier B
    • November 13: Play-In #1
    • November 14-15: Playoffs
  • Week 2
    • November 16-17: Qualifier C
    • November 18-19: Qualifier D
    • November 20: Play-In #2
    • November 21-22: Playoffs
Valorant First Strike: Europe qualifiers schedule
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Valorant First Strike: Europe qualifiers schedule.

After qualifiers have concluded, the main stage will be held from December 3-6. Here are the dates for each part of the main event:

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  • December 3-4: Quarterfinals
  • December 5: Semifinals
  • December 6: Final
Valorant First Strike: Europe main event schedule
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Valorant First Strike: Europe main event schedule.

Eligibility for Valorant First Strike: Europe

As the name suggests, the Open Qualifiers for the tournament are open to (almost) anybody. You don’t have to be a pro player to sign up, but you have to be over the age of 16 and you will need to reach the rank of Immortal 1 by the time you register.

Riot haven’t specified how people can apply and register for the tournament yet, but advise in their announcement that full rules for the event and how to apply will be available in the coming weeks — and we’ll be sure to update this page as soon as we know.

Valorant First Strike: Europe tournament format

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Will we see much of new Act III map Icebox in the First Strike tournament?

The tournament format is fairly simple to follow throughout, from the qualifiers right up to the main event. Here’s how the single-elimination tournament works:

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  • Qualifiers and Play-Ins: Best of 1
  • Playoffs: Best of 3
  • Quarterfinals and semifinals: Best of 3
  • Finals: Best of 5

With best of 1s in qualifiers and play-ins we might see some upsets, but finishing the tournament on a best of 5 means we really will see the two best teams in Europe fight it out and showcase their talent across all maps, proving how much they’ve mastered the game so far.

With G2 Esports undoubtedly the strongest team in the region since competition started, the main question now is whether they can prove it in Valorant’s biggest tournament yet.

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