When Riot Games first revealed Project A back in 2019, fans eagerly got to speculating on what it might be. The teaser for the game showed that it would be a futuristic shooter of some sort. Project A became Valorant, a first-person tactical shooter with multiple playable characters. Even though Valorant had a rocky launch, it now appears to have a bright future.
Valorant started off with a bang on its first day in closed beta, with over 1.7 million concurrent viewers on Twitch on April 7, 2020. While these numbers would heavily die down, the hype around the game grew. Riot revealed shortly after the beta that the game would come out on June 2, 2020.
Valorant had a rocky start
Despite all the hype in closed beta, Valorant got off to a bit of a rough start. Streamers like Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek had harsh words for the game, claiming it wasn’t ready for release. The game got lots of negative reviews on sites like Metacritic.Valorant breaks Twitch records in its beta