Following a flurry of concerns over the lack of downtime in between events, Jake Sin, the CEO of Valorant Esports in APAC, disclosed in an interview that players would get more breaks but not before the 2025 season.
The 2023 VCT season is now officially finished, and although there were many amazing and intriguing events held during the year, there were also some negative aspects to the busy schedule and back-to-back events. With three international tournaments in eight months, a number of players expressed dissatisfaction at the lack of breaks between events and how it affected their performance.
At the end of the season, there were more burnouts among the teams that performed well all year long and advanced far in each tournament since they had to play more games. The 2024 schedule is even more worrisome for Valorant clubs because of the arrival of more teams and a new league in China, which is expected to make it busier and busier and cause players to have less time off between games.
The Riot timetable indicates that the Valorous teams in the APAC will likely have their busiest year ever, which has caused teams to call for change. Jake Sin, the CEO of VALORANT Esports for the APAC area, mentioned the busy schedule, but it doesn’t appear like those worries will be taken care of until after the next season.
Valorantplayers will get more breaks but not before the 2025 season
Jake Sin stated that players won’t have much of a scheduled break until 2025 in an interview with a Korean publication concerning the VCT Pacific league. It’s unlikely that Riot would change the hectic schedule for 2024, but they do have plans to introduce a more laid-back schedule before the 2025 season. Sin also added that the season-to-season gap should narrow somewhat as a result of the increased number of teams and games played.
Even with the additional teams, the tournament circuit cycle will consist of three international events spread over around eight months of play, just like it did last year. The 2024 season is anticipated to start sooner than in previous years, with each league holding a launch event to decide which teams advance to the March Masters Madrid tournament.
International leagues across the Americas, EMEA, APAC, and China will take place after the Master, with the best-performing teams moving on to the second international tournament, Masters Shanghai, in May. Without a significant pause, the VCT will return in June with the second International League and the season-ending VCT Champions tournament the following month.
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