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When does Valorant’s closed beta end?

Published: 26/May/2020 19:00 Updated: 27/May/2020 10:36

by Andy Williams


As Valorant’s closed beta comes to a close, we look at what to expect on the final day and look ahead to Riot Games’ full launch — looking at release date and which regions will have access to the game.

Valorant’s closed beta opened its doors to North America and Europe on April 7. As eager players poured into Riot’s servers after receiving their Twitch drop, the developers welcomed a flood of community feedback on their beloved FPS.

Fast-forward seven weeks and Riot are closing the doors on their beta as they look to transition into the full release and welcome everyone to give – what is the result of years of tireless work and endless feedback – a whirl.

Valorant Agents.
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The Valorant closed beta smashed Twitch records for the most hours views in a 24-hour period.

Valorant closed beta end date & time

Valorant’s servers are being taken offline on May 28 at 10:30 AM (PST) / 1:30 PM (EST) / 6:30 PM (BST). With that said, Twitch drops have now stopped — meaning that Riot are longer letting any fresh faces into the Valorant beta.

If you’re looking to play the beta right up until the death, you can enter your final queue at 8:59 AM (PST) / 11:59 AM (EST) / 4:59 PM (BST) for one last hurrah in Future Earth.

Valorant official release date

Valorant Twitch player card.
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Those who played the Valorant closed beta and/or watched sufficient hours on Twitch will receive this exclusive player card to show off in-game.

After Riot has given their servers a good scrubbing, they will be sending them back online on June 2.

If you played the closed beta, all of your progression will be reset except for anything you earned in the beta’s player pass. So that means that you’ll have to start from scratch when it comes to earning your matchmaking rank.

Riot has already teased that a new map and Agent will be available post-launch, which will give both existing and new players something to look forward to.

Valorant supported regions at launch

The question on the tip of everyone’s tongue… As of right now, Riot has not confirmed whether they’ll be supporting more regions than are currently available at launch.

Meaning that North America, Europe, South Korea, Brazil, and Latin America will all be live as of June 2. Although, the developers did state that regions such as Vietnam, India, and the Middle East (to name a few) won’t be supported on release day.


Exclusive interview: GeT RiGhT announces Twitch switch from CSGO

Published: 16/Jan/2021 15:00 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 15:03

by Lauren Bergin


Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund has announced his departure from professional Counter-Strike, as he moves to Twitch streaming full-time. 

2021 has just got started and Sweden are already stealing the show. Just days after PGL announced the Stockholm Major, GeT_RiGhT has decided to call time on his legendary competitive career.

During an exclusive interview with Dexerto, the 30-year-old discusses the career highs and lows, his battle with Crohn’s disease and what the future holds for the Swedish titan.

GeT_RiGhT interview

GeT_RiGhT & f0rest: End of an era

f0rest and GeT_RiGhT hugging
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Counter-Strike’s dynamic duo is no more.

The Swede has a CS legacy like no other, but an integral part of those wins and losses was his partnership with countryman Patrik ‘f0rest’ Lindberg. The two share a long list of tournament wins together, including the coveted Major.

The two Counter-Strike behemoths have played together for over a decade, and it’s clear that the end of this partnership is one of the most emotional aspects of GeT_RiGhT’s retirement.

“It’s been a rollercoaster, but at the same time, it’s been a beautiful ride.” Alesund goes on to describe their partnership as “the biggest highlight” of his career.

CSGO & Crohn’s: A battle worth fighting

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GeT_RiGhT’s battle with Crohn’s is a perplexing one.

It may shock a lot of people, but GeT RiGhT describes living with the disease as being “one of the best things that ever happened” to him, as well as one of the worst ones.

He describes his lifelong battle with the stomach pain that accompanies the illness, but goes on to explain that he’s thankful, as the official diagnosis brought with it a sense of both physical and mental relief.

In terms of playing CS, however, he describes it as “horrible.” The associated pain, alongside weight and blood loss meant that focusing on the game became a trial all in its own. After asking himself whether it was worth risking his health, his response shows a mixed bag of emotions. “Yes and no really,” he admitted, as the pro player life and its fandom are always worth it, but the two day bedridden recovery period certainly has left a scar.

GeT_RiGhT: Twitch streaming & beyond

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What’s next for GeT_RiGhT? We can’t wait to find out.

It’s important to note that the Swedish legend will not be leaving CS. He sees the game as home, explaining: “I grew up in the scene and I’ll do anything it takes to help it grow.”

While he admits he can’t go into exact details about his future plans, he sees Twitch and content creation as a “competition on another level,” as he explores a plethora of games such as League of Legends and Warzone with more creative freedom.

GeT_RiGhT explored his excitement for Valorant, but clarified that he’s “not going to become a professional Valorant player.” With that said, he does believe that the game “has huge potential to overtake CS:GO” at some point in down the line.

Throughout this entire interview, you get a sense that the Valorant pro (sorry Chris, we had to) is in the best place he’s ever been. We’ll be excited to see where his streaming career takes him, whether it’s Riot’s Future Earth or otherwise. So keep an eye out, he’s not going anywhere anytime soon!