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Could Valorant get League-style Clash tournaments in-client soon?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 3:31

by Andrew Amos

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Valorant’s competitive system is getting another overhaul in Ignition Act 3, with more strict party restrictions, changes to progression, and more. However, with the “tighter rank queue,” could the door be opening for in-client tournaments, like League of Legends’ Clash, in Valorant?

Valorant’s competitive experience is not only an important point for players, but Riot themselves. The tactical FPS was designed with competition in mind, from the way the game was optimized, to its basic mechanics.

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Whether Valorant’s competitive queue has lived up to that expectation is a different story though. The experience has been widely criticized by players due to numerous factors: no solo-duo queue, no leaderboards, a confusing progression system, and more.

Riot are vowing to change some of these things in Act 3. They are reducing the squad rank disparity limit from six tiers to three. They are also aiming at adding a cap on party sizes at high ranks, a leaderboard, and a more clear progression system early in 2021.

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With these changes though, friends won’t be able to queue up for ranked if their ranks are too far apart. This has opened the door for Riot to implement in-client tournaments like they did for League of Legends with Clash, and they’re entertaining the suggestion.

“We’ve heard from others that there is a desire for even more organized team play, but just not in the same queue,” design director Joe Ziegler told players while outlining the Act 3 competitive changes. “We hear you on these things, [but] they may take some time to implement.”

Clash in League of Legends was a replacement for the old ranked fives queue. Instead, teams of friends can take part in monthly tournaments, being seeded into a bracket based on their rank and playing against teams of a similar skill level. There’s also in-game prizes on the line.

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A similar system has been yearned for by Valorant players since the game’s release. Riot have indicated that such a feature could be closer than ever with the Act 3 changes. However, it’s still in development for the time being.

League of Legends Clash client team building page
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Clash lets League players team up with friends to take part in in-client tournaments. There’s also prizing for the winners.

“We know there are many of you that like to queue competitive with friends of a wide skill range. We see this demand for this kind of team-based competition, and it’s on our roadmap,” competitive design lead David ‘Milkcow’ Cole said.

“We’re excited on our end to get this team-based feature up and rolling but it’ll be a bit before it’s out live ⁠— it’s a large feature,” he added on Reddit after the changes were announced on October 5.

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Valorant players should definitely get excited at the prospect of League-style in-client tournaments. It’ll add a more structured competitive experience to Valorant, where you can queue with friends to try and take down other five-stacks in a competitive setting without jeopardizing your rank.

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There will also likely be prizes on the line. While League of Legends has profile banners, icons, and skins on the line, maybe in Valorant special player cards, tags, and skins could be drafted up to celebrate those who win. The possibilities are endless, and only time will tell what Riot has in stock for players.

FIFA

FIFA 21 FUT Draft rewards for Online & Single Player

Published: 8/Oct/2020 9:58

by David Purcell

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FUT Draft has some of the biggest rewards up for grabs in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, including packs, coins, and free tokens to enter. With online and offline rewards differing, this list should help you see how many wins you need to break into the better prizes. 

The draft mode can be played by Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC players in FIFA 21 – if they pay the entrance fee to take part.

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This cost is no different depending on if you select single player or multiplayer, as they’re both 15,000 coins or 300 FIFA Points. The rewards in the online version makes it more competitive, though.

When building a FUT Draft team, as regular players will know, you are given the option of high rated cards in almost every position. First of all, you will pick a formation, a captain, then go spot by spot in the squad until you have a team ready to compete. The best strategy, in terms of chemistry, is to pick a league or nationality to ensure you have as many strong links as possible before those picks run out.

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FIFA 21 FUT Draft rewards

Below, you can see a boat load of known rewards for each placement in FIFA 21 FUT Draft – courtesy of EA SPORTS. If you ever get something that doesn’t feature on this list, do shoot us a message @UltimateTeamUK and we’ll update the rewards sections.

FIFA 21 FUT Draft Online rewards

0 Wins

Ultimate Loan Player Pack
2× Gold Pack

Silver Pack
2× Gold Pack

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Silver Players Pack
2× Gold Pack

3× Gold Pack

Draft Token Pack

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2× Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Silver Pack


1 Win

Premium Silver Pack
2× Gold Pack

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Silver Pack
Gold Pack

2× Gold Pack
Jumbo Gold Pack

Gold Pack
Draft Token Pack

Gold Pack
2× Premium Gold Pack

Premium Silver Pack
2× Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

2× Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack


2 Wins

Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

2× Gold Pack
2× Premium Gold Pack

Gold Players Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Rare Players Pack


3 Wins

3× Premium Gold Pack

2× Premium Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

2× Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Rare Gold Pack

Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Rare Gold Pack

Rare Players Pack

Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack
20,000 Coins

Gold Players Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Gold Players Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack
20,000 Coins

Gold Players Pack
2× Premium Gold Players Pack


4 Wins

Gold Pack
Rare Players Pack

2× Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Premium Gold Pack
2× Rare Gold Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Rare Players Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Rare Gold Pack
25,000 Coins

Premium Gold Players Pack
Mega Pack

2× Gold Pack
2× Premium Gold Players Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Rare Gold Pack
30,000 Coins

Gold Pack
2× Mega Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Rare Gold Pack
Mega Pack

2× Premium Gold Players Pack

Premium Gold Pack
2× Mega Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack
25,000 Coins

Premium Gold Players Pack
Rare Gold Pack
Mega Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Mega Pack
Rare Players Pack

Premium Gold Pack
2× Rare Players Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Rare Players Pack
45,000 Coins

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Jumbo Rare Players Pack

Mega Pack
Jumbo Rare Players Pack


FIFA 21 FUT Draft rewards menu

FIFA 21 FUT Draft Single Player rewards

0 Wins

Gold Pack

Draft Token Pack


1 Win

Silver Pack
2× Gold Pack


2 Wins

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

3× Gold Pack

2× Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Silver Pack


3 Wins

Premium Silver Pack
2× Gold Pack

2× Gold Pack
Premium Gold Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Draft Token Pack

3× Premium Gold Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack


4 Wins

Gold Pack
Premium Gold Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Gold Players Pack

Premium Gold Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold 26 Pack

Rare Gold Pack

Gold Players Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

2× Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Draft Token Pack

2× Premium Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold 26 Pack
Draft Token Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Mega Pack

Premium Gold Pack
2× Jumbo Premium Gold 26 Pack

Gold Players Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Gold Players Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold 26 Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Mega Pack

Rare Players Pack


So, there you have it! Those are the packs, coins, and tokens that are available at each stage of FIFA 21 FUT Draft rewards placements. Clearly, winning the thing is the best option to secure top rewards, though even two or three wins can be enough to break into some big prizes. Good luck!