Valorant had only one day of closed beta testing and already got to the No. 1 Google trending topic (No. 3 by the time of writing). It looks like the community is getting a very “warm” and new Riot Games shooter.
Twitch views have reached the all time record of 1.7 million of concurrent players. One of the main reasons for such a success was key distribution: an access to the closed beta was randomly given to those who had watched the stream. Such way of attention attracting might have led users to the idea of creating fake accounts – it may be some kind of explanation for such a success.
The new game from the League of Legends creators is a mixture of tactical shooter with special individual abilities (Overwatch-like). So far, closed beta testing is only available to a very limited number of players.