VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) Unveils Official Team Capsules

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VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) Unveils Official Team Capsules
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Riot Games is excited to unveil exclusive team-specific capsules and skins for the 2024 VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT), a collaborative initiative between the publisher and the 44 partnered teams across the globe. Team capsules will allow fans to support their favorite teams through in-game purchases, with 50% of the profits from each team’s collection shared with teams throughout the 2024 season.

 

"We're excited to launch the VCT Team Capsules and give fans a way to directly support their favorite teams and express their fandom in-game", said Leo Faria, Global Head of VALORANT Esports. "The Capsules represent our commitment to building a thriving economic ecosystem around VALORANT Esports. Together with our partner teams, we are taking the next step to build a sustainable model for esports and the greatest competitive experience in gaming."

 

 

A Groundbreaking Collection:

Riot Games has crafted a total of 44 team-specific capsules, each tailored to represent the unique identity of participating VCT teams. Team Capsules will feature:

 

  • Classic and AR Inspect skins with unique firing audio and recoloured muzzle flash.
  • A custom Player Card, co-created with teams.
  • An exclusive Buddy and Spray set.
  • VCT Team Capsules - Full Gallery Preview

 

Last year, a staggering $33 million USD from VALORANT esports capsules was shared with partnered teams and the expanded offering for the 2024 VCT Season will provide more monetization opportunities around the sport than ever before. Working with Riot Games, teams co-created the skins, banners, and cards, guiding the unique look of the contents of each capsule.

Players can access these skins via the in-game Esports Hub throughout the VCT season, which will provide an extended period of availability. Additionally, winners of global events will enjoy the privilege of standalone storefront promotions, rewarding their performance at the biggest tournaments. Team Capsules for VCT Americas, EMEA, and Pacific will be available on February 21, with VCT CN skins launching in May to coincide with Masters Shanghai.

 

 

The 2024 VCT circuit this year promises to be more thrilling than ever, with teams vying for supremacy across multiple global events. Fans can now flaunt their allegiance with these exclusive skins reflecting the enormous popularity of VALORANT, which now boasts over 28 million active players worldwide, with more than 9.5M unique viewers tuning into the VALORANT Champions 2023. For 2024 the VCT has expanded to a fourth league in China, VCT CN. Top teams are currently competing in 4 Kickoff tournaments that will qualify 8 teams for Masters Madrid, the first international event of the year. The season will conclude with Champions, set to take place in Seoul this August.