3:33 PM ETEmily RandESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe VALORANT closed beta has come and gone, leaving with it no small amount of hype and anticipation over its upcoming June 2 release. Players have been defecting to VALORANT before it officially has an esports scene. While these defections are arguably premature, it's difficult to ignore the impact that VALORANT has already had on the esports landscape. With the expectation that VALORANT is aiming to have a large esports footprint, there have already been numerous tournaments throughout the closed beta from which we can draw rudimentary analysis. It's a rare look at an esport in its infancy prior to its official launch. A month ago, I took a look at how the agent selection meta evolved over ESPN Esports' own VALORANT invitational.
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