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Valorant’s next map could already be coming together in-game

Published: 15/May/2020 2:47 Updated: 15/May/2020 3:30

by Brad Norton


Valorant’s fourth map could be right around the corner, as eagle-eyed players begin to notice subtle teasers starting to crop up in the FPS title’s Practice Range.

While Riot’s FPS title may still be in the midst of its closed beta, new content could still be on the way very soon.

Eagle-eyed players have started to pick up on interesting changes throughout the Practice Range. The leading theory argues these are teasers for a new map, one that consists of buildings scattered across the range.

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A new tear has opened up over the Practice Range.

Following on from a datamined mini-map, a location referred to as ‘Ascent’ was later spotted in a developer update. While there’s no confirmation, early concept art has the community thinking the next Valorant map will be placed in Venice.

As new portals have opened up around the Practice Range, one intriguing theory has surfaced. Perhaps these portals are rebuilding or transporting elements of the range to the new Venice-based map.

The first portal appeared in the sky on May 13. Initially, many viewed this as a subtle teaser for a new Agent. However, more tears in the fabric of reality have started taking over the once-idyllic location.

Portals have appeared around the disjointed clocktower, leading Redditor Mad_King_Raz to believe that these rifts will send the broken building through time.

“I think the new Venice map is going to be made out of a fixed up range map,” they suggested. “Like going back in time to when it wasn’t broken.”

So I posted about the portal yesterday, then this stuff shows up today around the clock tower. I don’t think it has anything to do with a new agent anymore. I think the new Venice map is going to be made out of a fixed up range map. Like going back in time to when it wasn’t broken. from VALORANT

Valorant’s Practice Range will likely evolve over time as new updates are released. More portals should continue to appear until some kind of event takes place. 

Whether that event is simply a refresh to the range, or the unveiling of the new ‘Ascent’ map in Venice, only time will tell.


Valorant First Strike EU Finals – G2 & Liquid fall, SUMN vs Heretics Final

Published: 5/Dec/2020 22:24 Updated: 5/Dec/2020 22:46

by Andrew Amos


Valorant First Strike Global Finals are underway with eight European teams competing to win the esport’s biggest tournament yet. We’ll keep you updated with all the action as it happens right here.

  • SUMN will face Heretics in Sunday’s Grand Final.
  • FPX unable to hold out against SUMN, falling 2-1.
  • Heretics top G2 2-1 in a showstopper match.

Valorant First Strike Europe: Stream

The $100,000 First Strike Europe Regional Finals are being broadcast live on the official Valorant EU Esports channel, as well as on the Valorant Twitch channel.

All the fixture details you need are below, so you won’t miss a match.

Valorant First Strike Europe: Schedule & results

Day 4 — Sunday, December 6

Grand Final Team Heretics vs SUMN 8:30AM 10:30PM 3:30PM 4:30PM

Day 1 — Thursday, December 3

Quarter-finals Team Liquid 1-2 Team Heretics 8:30AM 10:30AM 3:30PM 4:30PM
G2 Esports 2-0 Orgless 11AM 1PM 6PM 7PM

Liquid exit early, G2 through to semis

Liquid suffered a shock exit to Team Heretics in a thrilling three-map quarter-final. A dominant performance by Christian ‘loWel’ Garcia Antoran as Sage helped secure Heretics a Double OT win to close out the series.

Oscar ‘mixwell’ Cañellas led G2 to a swift 2-0 win, despite a rocky start on the opening map. A series K/D/A of 39/31/7 for the Spaniard with Raze proved too hot to handle for the Orgless lineup.

Day 2 — Friday, December 4

Quarter-finals SUMN FC 2-0 Purple Cobras 8:30AM 10:30AM 3:30PM 4:30AM
FPX 2-0 nolpenki 11AM 1PM 6PM 7PM

SUMN knocks out Cobras, FPX cement their position

Day 2 seemed to separate the wheat from the chaff for First Strike Europe, with both SUMN and FunPlus Phoenix advancing with easy 2-0 wins. Kirill ‘ANGE1’ Karasiow led FPX in their win over nolpenki, and seemed to make a great case for himself as one of the smartest, most calculating players we’ve seen so far in First Strike.

On the other side of the bracket, SUMN FC has come out of seemingly nowhere to post one of the most impressive records yet, racking up an 89% win rate in the competition so far, which they kept going in a 2-0 over the Purple Cobras to make it to the Semis.

Day 3 — Saturday, December 5

Semi-finals Heretics 2-1 G2 Esports 8:30AM 10:30PM 3:30PM 4:30PM

Heretics and SUMN go the distance to make it to grand finals

The third day of the EU finals might have had the best, most competitive matches so far, with Team Heretics starting things off by taking down the titans of G2, who have seemed untouchable in the tournament so far.

Not to be outdone, SUMN FC waited until what seemed like the last possible moment to start their comeback against FunPlus Phoenix, who started with a quick first map lead right out of the gate but weren’t able to keep it up in the end.

Valorant First Strike Europe: Teams & players

The big three of European Valorant have all made it. According to our First Strike predictions, G2 Esports, Team Liquid, and FunPlus Phoenix are among the favorites to take the title. Below are the teams taking part.

Team Players
G2 Esports mixwell, paTiTek, pyth, ardiis, Davidp
FunPlus Phoenix ANGE1, Shao, ShadoW, Meddo, Zyppan
Team Liquid ec1s, soulcas, Kryptix, L1NK, ScreaM
Nolpenki vakk, xajdish, cNed, JESMUND, zeek
Team Heretics loWel, pAura, nukkye, niesoW, AvovA
SUMN FC Boaster, doma, Mistic, Moe40, tsack
Purple Cobras fanCy, Hugstar, M4CHINA, VlaDéDé, Honeybee
OrglessV pipson, Happy, Boo, delezyh, hoody

Valorant First Strike Europe: Final Placements

  Team Players
1st TBD $40,000
2nd TBD $20,000
3rd-4th FPX $10,000
5th-8th nolpenki $5,000
Purple Cobras
Team Liquid