HyperX and Riot Games today announced a multi-year partnership extension for the VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT). First established as a VCT founding partner in 2021, HyperX remains the official partner for gaming keyboard, mice, and mouse pads for one of the world’s fastest-growing esports.
HyperX and Riot for VALORANT Champions Tour
As part of the partnership, Riot will continue to source HyperX award-winning gaming products for all VCT global events including:
- The inaugural VCT LOCK//IN tournament, which just concluded with FNATIC taking the title and securing an extra slot for the VCT EMEA region at Champions 2023
- VCT Masters, coming in June to Tokyo, Japan, home to one of the sport’s most passionate and fastest-growing communities
- VCT Champions, the culminating event of the season where the first world champion of the new VCT will be crowned
- VALORANT Game Changers Championship, the pinnacle event for Riot’s groundbreaking initiative celebrating the top women’s pro teams around the world
2023 marks a new era for VCT as the sport debuts a new league model and competitive ecosystem consisting of three international leagues – VCT Americas, VCT EMEA, and VCT Pacific – that are home to 30 teams, plus 20+ Challenger leagues with hundreds of teams all around the world.
“As a founding partner of the VCT, HyperX has been a valuable asset to the growth of our sport from the beginning, and we’re thrilled to extend our relationship as VCT embarks on its third season under a new global league structure,” said Leo Faria, Global Head of VALORANT Esports at Riot Games. “We at Riot are deeply invested in building long-term sustainability across our global esports, and we’re happy to have HyperX and their award-winning products along for the ride.”
Since its 2020 launch, VALORANT has remained one of the fastest-growing games in the world with the 2022 VCT Champions Grand Final attracting a record-setting 1.5 million peak viewers and an average minute audience of 1.25 million, +34% growth over the previous year.