May 21, 2020Tyler ErzbergerESPN Esports CloseStaff writer for ESPN. com
Covered esports since 2011
Worked with biggest teams across titles like League of Legends and StarCraft IIFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintGoodbye, beta. Hello, official launch. Riot Games announced Thursday that VALORANT will be released for free on June 2, 2020, across the globe in most major regions, including North America, South Korea and Europe. After less than two months in its closed beta phase, the five-on-five character-based, tactical shooter is rolling out for real in less than two weeks, with servers opening up in Oceania, Japan and other places around the world that weren't included in the closed beta. All accounts from the beta will be wiped clean, ranks reset, and all players refunded any Valorant Points spent during the beta, plus 20%.
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