The journey to the highest of the VALORANT professional ecosystem will start for some proper initially of 2024 with the Episode Eight Premier season taking over the position of a gap act for gamers with desires of taking part in within the VCT.
Groups that compete within the highest division of Premier, often known as Contenders, may have the chance to be promoted into their respective regional Challengers league within the subsequent Premier season through a promotion/relegation occasion tentatively set for the tip of April, Riot Video games introduced right this moment. Moreover, all groups that wish to qualify for Challengers instantly through open qualifiers should be within the Contenders division.
To qualify for Contenders, all gamers on a crew might want to have on the very least a rank of Immortal Three or increased. The rank additionally must be “comparatively latest” and must be locked in earlier than the beginning of Episode Eight, Act One on Jan. 10, 2024. The “strongest” groups in mixed rank may have increased probabilities of qualifying for Contenders.
Groups that qualify for Contenders may have two alternatives to achieve Challengers:
- The primary comes initially of the yr through open qualifiers for every area’s respective Challengers ecosystem. Groups have to be certified for the Contenders division of Premier to enroll and compete within the Challengers open qualifier. Particulars relating to Challengers qualifiers shall be revealed through their respective channels.
- Groups that don’t attain Challengers through the open qualifier will be capable of compete within the Premier season, with the stage two playoffs figuring out who goes to the promotion/relegation match.
With Premier serving as path-to-pro for the foreseeable future, meaning gamers taking part in on an energetic Challengers or VCT worldwide roster will be unable to play in Premier. However gamers on Sport Changers rosters shall be eligible to play.