Gone for now, but hopefully not forever.
The upcoming 2023 VALORANT Champions Tour season is set to be an exciting one, with the scene shifting to a partnership model that will highlight global leagues, continue to grow regional leagues, and provide opportunities for aspiring players.
However, the current system as it’s been described so far is lacking in one area. There’s little that’s been said about what kind of support the tier two scene will get, and there’s no clear and present path for any tier two teams to play their way into the partnered league.
This future, combined with high costs and a small number of notable third-party tournaments to compete in, has led some organizations to consider their future in VALORANT, and some have made the tough decision to bow out of the scene, at least for now.