Now that the 2022 season of the Valorant Game Changers tournament has come to a close, Riot Games has already begun to outline its changes and updates for the scene as it heads into the 2023 season.
As shared in a blog post, we're told that there will be efforts to continue to drive community growth, and this comes in the form of a new skill level split system. To start, there will be the Academy and the Emergents section, with the latter aiming to provide highly ranked players a chance to communicate and showcase their abilities through a competitive hub and a dedicated Discord. The former will see educational content being produced by personalities that aims to give a glimpse into the Valorant ecosystem.
The next stage up will be the Contenders tournament, where teams will be competing in an open qualifier format for a shot to earn a spot in the VCT Game Changers EMEA tournament, which will see the 16 best teams from around the region facing off and looking to earn slots in the premier, end-of-year tournament, the Game Changers Championship.
As Riot puts it, "The new circuit is designed to be the ideal pathway to pro play for those in the Game Changers community — a space where players can hone their skills, become the best, and make their way into the larger VCT ecosystem and, quite literally, change the game."
The start dates for the Game Changers 2023 season has yet to be confirmed.