Riot Games announced the referral of the third match week of the 2022 EMEA Valorant Champions Tour, a competition linked to the free-to-play shooter Valorantdue to the delicate international situation after Russia invaded theUkraine.
The announcement came with a post on Twitter, in which Riot Games announces: “After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone the Valorant Champions Tour EMEA week 3 matches. The well-being of our community is an integral part of us and right now our number one priority is to support the players, casters, staff and fans affected by the escalation of the crisis in Ukraine. ”
“We will provide an update on the new schedule as soon as possible. In the meantime, stay tuned to our social channels for more updates.”
As Dot Esports reports, several people participate in the Valorant competition Russian and Ukrainian players, such as in the Gambit, Natus Vincere, FunPlus Phoenix and Acend teams. That of Riot Games is therefore an understandable and respectful choice towards players and fans.
Riot Games is not the only gaming company to have reacted to the crisis in Ukraine. CD Projekt RED has donated over 200,000 euros in humanitarian aid, 11 Bit Studios are donating the proceeds of This War of Mine to the Red Cross, while Ukrainian development houses such as GSC have appealed and launched social fundraisers to help war victims .