Riot Games announced today that Aim Lab will expand its partnership with the VALORANT Champions Tour to include Global Events, Latin America, and EMEA. Through the partnership, Aim Lab will release new products within its training tool specifically for VALORANT fans.
“We’re excited to unlock a new way for our fans to experience the most epic moments from the 2021 VALORANT Champions tour,” said Kasra Jafroodi, Head of Global Strategy for VALORANT Esports. “Aim Lab puts VALORANT players in the driver’s seat, allowing them to find out how they would measure up against the performances of the most skilled pro players in the most challenging situations our game can offer.”
As part of the expanded partnership, Aim Lab will release a suite of custom tasks based on the most epic plays of the 2021 VALORANT Champions Tour. Players worldwide will be able to test their skills within custom scenarios from the perspective of the pro players who pulled them off. Aim Lab will measure their respective performance and provide a detailed analysis of their individual strengths and weaknesses with suggestions on how to improve their mechanics. Additionally, Aim Lab will release a rhythm game based on “Die for You,” the musical anthem composed by Riot Games to celebrate Champions, the final VALORANT esports event of the year.
Earlier this year, Aim Lab partnered with VALORANT’s North American Challengers circuit, releasing custom VALORANT content within the game and producing a digital combine event, which saw more than 350,000 players participate in events that measured their mechanical skills.
“We are thrilled to expand our partnership globally with Riot Games and the VALORANT Champions Tour,” said Dr. Wayne Mackey, Founder and CEO of Aim Lab. “The competitive nature of VALORANT drives the community to search for new tools to help them improve their gaming skills, creating a natural fit with Aim Lab’s mission to help gamers get better at the games they love. By building tasks based on historic scenarios, we’re providing a new and engaging way for fans to experience their favorite sport. And by expanding our partnership footprint, we are able to better help VALORANT players around the world.”
The VALORANT Champions Tour will conclude with the Champions event set to take from December 1-12. During the past year, more than 10,000 teams from around the world battled across regional Challengers and international Masters to earn one of the sixteen spots at Champions, the culminating tournament of the year. Qualified teams will compete for the Champions trophy and the title of the first-ever VALORANT World Champion.
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