In 2023, rumors spread about bundles specifically made by esports teams participating in the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT). Today, the Global Head of Valorant Esports, Leo Faria, leaked a few more details in a YouTube podcast.
In a three-hour episode, Leo Faria appeared on the Plat Chat Valorant podcast to discuss their official 2024 VCT Tier List. In the same video, Faria shared information about the team capsules that are supposedly released in a few weeks.
All VCT teams have been working closely with Riot Games to release their team capsules in time for the 2024 season. The team capsules will become another revenue stream for VCT-participating teams to become financially stable.
Last year, Riot did something similar with the VCT 2023 Champions bundle, which generated over 20 million US Dollars in revenue, which was split between the participants.
For 2024, Riot Games is looking to support every team by creating a team capsule for each. Fans will be able to support their favorite Valorant teams directly through financial means and by having the team’s cosmetics in the game.
Another important note about team bundles or capsules is that they will include the following:
- A Classic skin
- Player Card(s)
- Gun Buddies
These bundles will also be available in the Valorant store throughout the year. The teams that win in the Masters or Champions tournament will have their bundles featured on the front page of the store.
Having their capsules on the shop’s home page periodically will act as a bonus or secondary reward, as winning such events would likely bring in more fans to the team, players, and organization.
Involvement Of Organizations
The organizations and players themselves design the player cards. Faria mentioned that Riot wanted these player cards to be good and represent the teams and the brands. Some teams designed their player cards to look silly, some serious, and others tied to the team’s history and origins.
The Valorant Head was also excited about having a Classic skin for each team. Unlike the Vandal or Phantom, which has a wide range of skins, the Classic remains very lowkey and is perfect for an experimental project like the player capsules. Every player starts the game with a Classic, so players will always be able to show off their favorite teams at the start of every round.
Faria also confirmed that if the team capsule project is successful and generates revenue, then Riot will look into expanding and adding more weapons and cosmetics in the future.
Header: Riot Games