Changes in Premier with Act 3 of Episode 7 of Valorant
Unveiled in October last year, Premier will become an integral part of the Valorant professional circuit in 2024, offering a chance for the best players in the world to compete against each other. join the Challengers. It is imperative that this mode is as effective and fair as possible. So it comes as no surprise that Riot Games is unveiling a number of changes ahead of the next edition of the Valorant Champions Tour.
From the start of the next Act of Episode 7, registration will be for a period of one and a half days. Note that if you create your team during or before the registration period, you can recruit other members at any time during the current season.
Your team will now be able to take on other Premier teams in dedicated training matches. They will use the same format as the mode's official matches, but will have no influence on the score. This is good news, given that you need to reach a score of 675 to take part in the play-off tournament.
Riot is also making two changes to this stage. As announced with patch 7.08, The playoff tournament line-up now lasts only 15 minutes instead of 1 hour. At the end of the allotted time, the teams in the queue are allocated to brackets according to their Premier score. This is designed to reward the best-performing teams in the regular season, those with a high Premier score will be placed more favourably in the playoffs.
In addition to all these changes, the studio is introducing a time-out system. For each match, the teams will enjoy a break in Attack and Defence, plus one during extra time. In this way, matches in Premier mode are becoming more and more like those on the professional circuit, providing players with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the game as they reach the next level.