Creating a Premier team in Valorant

Premier mode is a competitive mode internal to Valorantwhich differs from Classé mode. It's more of a mode for players who want to get involved in Valorant esports. It requires the creation of a team and play regular matches. In this guide, we explain in detail how it works, how to sign up and, most importantly, how to create your team.

Note: For the moment, Premier mode is only available for the PC version of Valorant.

Premier mode operation

Premier works thanks to a seasonal systemThese are generally spread over a full Valorant season. Each season begins with a phase of weekly matches - up to two a week - lasting several successive weeks, and ends with the play-off tournament, a competition that rewards the best players.

Before the start of a season, teams are placed in a division according to the average level of players in them. From Episode 9 Act 1, there will be six divisionssome of which have several tiers. Here's the list, from highest to lowest:

  • Invitation,
  • Competitor,
  • Elite 1 to 5,
  • Advanced - 1 to 5,
  • Intermediate - 1 to 5,
  • Open - 1 to 5,
Premier mode now has 6 distinct divisions

In every division, matches work like those on the official circuitThis means that the first team to reach 13 points wins. In the event of a tie, a two-point difference is required to end the game. Note that since patch 7.09, both teams have one timeout per side, plus one for extra time.

Extra time have nevertheless two key features: the first team to score 12 points chooses whether to start on Attack or Defence, and if extra time has already been played twice, the two teams play a final round in "sudden death".

Every week, a map is chosen by Riot Games and all the teams compete on this map. It is possible to practise on this map in real conditions, thanks to a special queue outside match times.

Over the course of the regular season, the aim is to collect as many points as possible to be able to take part in the final tournament of its division. In reality, we need to obtain Minimum 600 Premier Points to gain access. Teams earn 100 points for each victory. Conversely, any defeat results in a loss of 25 points (except in the Invitation and Conccurent divisions, where no points are earned).

During the famous tournament, the qualified teams are placed in a bracket containing between five and eight teams. All matches are play-offs. Unlike regular season fixtures, the teams playing each other define the map on which they will play via a Pick&Ban stage. The winners of these tournaments receive unique rewards.

By winning a playoff tournament, a team is automatically promoted at least one level. The aim is to enable them to face opponents at their level, or even at a slightly higher level, during the next session. Promotion concerns the team, not the players, which means that the roster can be changed as required without any consequences.

Register and take part in Premier mode

Any player who wants to can take part in Premier mode, at least under certain conditions. Not only must you be eligibleIn addition, you must have a good quality account. You can check your status in the Premier tab of the main menu.

Check whether you are eligible for Premier mode in the Valorant special tab.
Check your eligibility in the Premier tab

For be eligibleYou must meet the following two criteria:

  • Verify your account via SMS. If you haven't already done so, fill in the appropriate field and send the code you receive to your phone.
  • Have completed your placement matches in Competitive mode at least once since creating your account. If you have never done so, play the required number of games.

In addition, the following definitions apply "Good quality account an account that is not under a ban. Riot Games has defined two main criteria for this:

  • If you have been banned from the game or excluded from Competition Mode, if Vanguard has detected any harmful behaviour, or if you have suffered a communications restriction in the last 30 days, you will be ineligible to join a Premier team and/or enter the queue to play Premier matches.
  • If you have been banned from the game or excluded from Competition mode, or if Vanguard has detected any harmful behaviour during Premier, you will be disqualified for the remainder of the Premier phase.

Create or join a team in Valorant

To take part in Premier mode, you must create or join a team of 5 to 7 people. The average level is determined by the level of the five best members. If you have 7 players in your group, you will have to choose which ones will play in each match.

Note that it is not possible to take part in the current season in two different teams.

Join a team

For join a teamyou must receive an invitation from the owner. If this is the case, all you have to do is click on Accept the invitation in the right-hand sidebar.

You can invite players to join your team in Valorant's Premier mode.
Players receive an invitation

Create your own team in Premier

If you wish to create your own teamyou will need to follow a few simple steps. You will then be the sole owner, unless you subsequently designate another member as such.

First, go to the Premier tab and check your eligibility. If all goes well, you'll see a Create a team button at the bottom right. Click on it, then accept the Premier mode terms of use.

You must accept the rules for using Premier mode.

Next, you must choose a team name, as well as the TAG associated with it. Let your imagination run wild, but bear in mind that it will no longer be possible to change them. a posteriori. Once you've made up your mind, move on to the next step.

This time, the game invites you to choose a logowhich you can customise. Click Save to finish creating your team. You can always change the symbol laterif you are not satisfied.

You can create your own team in Valorant's Premier mode
You can customise your team logo in Valorant's Premier mode.

Once you have completed this step, you can invite players to your teamfrom the Hub or the team tab. If you eventually want to join another community member's team, you can leave it. To do this, click on the gear next to the team name, then on Leave the team.

You can invite players to your team in Valorant's Premier Mode

As soon as the season starts, you will still need to select zone in which the team will fight, for example Western Europe, but also register it for the aforementioned season. This is a compulsory step! Only the owner can take care of it.

All other information on this mode is available in the Premier mode FAQ at the official Riot Games website.