Riot Games Announces Shanghai as Host City for VALORANT Masters 2024

Riot Games has unveiled plans to host the second international VALORANT event of 2024 in Shanghai, China. The game’s release in China occurred just two weeks ago, following approval from the Chinese government’s National Press and Publication Administration seven months prior, in December.

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During a press conference in June, Riot Games representatives expressed their desire to involve China in the VALORANT Champions Tour for the upcoming season, and they have now fulfilled that commitment. The second international event of the forthcoming season will be held in China, as disclosed in a video announcement by Leo Faria, the Global Head of VALORANT Esports. This event will also commemorate the one-year anniversary of the game’s launch in China, which officially took place on July 12th, three years after its global release in June 2020.

Specifically, Masters Shanghai will occur in late Spring 2024. For context, VCT Masters Tokyo, this season’s second international event, took place in early June. Details such as the competition’s format, venue and ticket prices have yet to be disclosed. Shanghai has already hosted a major Riot Games international event in the past, with the League of Legends World Championship in 2020 taking place in the city. Riot Games is owned by Tencent, a Chinese entertainment conglomerate.

VALORANT’s 2023 esports ecosystem is still underway, with 16 teams set to travel to Los Angeles, United States, in August for the season’s grand finale. The location of VCT’s first international event for 2024 has yet to be revealed.

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