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Valorant: Riot Games postpones a war tournament in Ukraine

In the past few hours, Riot Games announced the postponement of a Valorant tournament, the 2022 EMEA Valorant Champions Tour, due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The international politics of the past few hours has been holding the world in suspense, for reasons now well known to most. Two (abundant) years of the Coronavirus pandemic were not enough to crush the most fragile slices of the population, now we have also found ourselves facing the outbreak of yet another international conflict. Any industry, including sports and entertainment, is loudly condemning the Russian decision to invade Ukraine and start a real war, and of course gaming is no exception. In the past few hours, in fact, Riot Games has announced the postponement of one of the main events of Valorant, the highly regarded hero shooter.

According to Dot eSports, there are a lot of Russian and Ukrainian players in the ranks of the tournament participants, including Gambit, Natus Vincere, FunPlus Phoenix and Acend. And it is precisely with a post on Twitter, through the official profile of the competition, that the company has voiced the disappointment towards political decisions so infamous as to be able to agree the whole world. And Riot Games was not alone: ​​11 Bit Studios, GOG and Raw Fury, for example, took to the field (each in their own way) to raise funds for the Ukrainian Red Cross., the main focus of the humanitarian aid needed by the civilian population at the moment. We leave you the tweet, with the related discussion, of Riot Games right below.

The crisis in Ukraine leads Riot Games to postpone the Valorant tournament

In the discussion we can read:

After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone week 3 of the EMEA VCT. The well-being of our community is of paramount importance to us right now and our priority is to support the players, organizers, staff members and fans hit hard by the escalating crisis in Ukraine. We will keep you updated, as soon as possible, on the new schedule. In the meantime, keep following us on our social channels for further updates.

Riot Games is therefore added to the list of companies supporting Ukraine, postponing Valorant’s 2022 EMEA Champions Tour tournament to a later date. Let us know what you think below in the comments, we will continue to keep you updated with all the news, guides and reviews on videogame and tech! And if you are interested in game keys at advantageous prices, we recommend that you take a look at the InstantGaming catalog!

Stefania Romagnoli is a dedicated writer who delves into the world of video game news. With a profound passion for gaming, Stefania keeps readers informed and up-to-date on the latest developments, announcements, and trends within the gaming industry.