Riot Games have dropped new details to the Premier, Valorant global open beta, including crucial details and a rundown of the basics so that players know what to expect from the game mode. The announcement reveals that the game mode will be available on April 25.
The developers have released a short video in which Premier Lead Producer Laura La Vito reveals important details about the open beta and explains the ins and outs of the beta so that everything runs smoothly when you first enter the game mode.
The Premier will be available later this year. However, the developers will use this open beta to iron out any technical issues before the full release. The game developers have revealed that the Premier Stage will last a full Valorant act but will be shorter in the beta. However, it will incorporate all the necessary details from Enrollment to the final Playoff Tournament.
The announcement video reveals that the Premier Open Global beta will last till March 21 and will include three stages, including the Enrollment period and the Weekly Matches, followed by the Playoff Tournament. In order to play the beta test, players need to fulfill three requirements.
First off, the players need to verify themselves. The accounts should be verified through SMS. Next up, they need to complete a ranked placement in any Act. Once these prerequisites are met, the players need a team to play in the open beta. Players will have the option to either create a team themselves or join an already existing one. A team must have a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 7 players.
Although no rank restrictions exist when creating a team, your account is limited to only one team. It is worth noting, however, that some restrictions will be imposed once you have enrolled in a team. After finalizing the team, the team owner has to register it to proceed further. Once done with the registration, you must choose a zone to play in. The zone will determine your future scheduled matches and the servers on which you will run the game.
Next up, players will be placed into one of 20 Divisions based on the average MMR of the top five players of their team. When assigned a division, you’ll be restricted to inviting only the players who would not affect your team’s Division.
This concludes the enrollment process. The registration for the open beta will last till April 28. Afterward, there will be Weekly Matches from April 29 to May 20. In a week, each team can play up to two matches. These matches will earn you Premier points, which will determine whether or not you advance to the next stage. Each win will award you 100 points, whereas a loss will deduct 25 points.
The final stage is the Playoff tournament, and as for the open beta, you’ll need 375 points to qualify for the final stage. The Playoff tournament is scheduled for the closing date of the open beta, which is May 21. It will be similar to that of pro matches and will have a map pick-and-ban system.
The Tournament winners will receive unique Player Cards and titles, but their match and team history will not be carried over to the full Premier release. That being said, the next phase of Premier will return in July, whereas the Valornt Premier will be fully launched in August, immediately following the VCT Champions 2023.