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Riot to Deploy India, Middle East Valorant Servers Later This Year

South Asian players will have to play on South-East Asian servers and Middle East players will have to play on European servers for the time being.


After groundbreaking success in its closed beta stage, Riot’s competitive shooter VALORANT has officially launched on June 2nd. The closed beta started on April 7 and lasted for almost two months and has reached daily player averages of a whopping 3 million players a day.

While VALORANT is a free-to-play title with servers all across the world, some parts like South Asia and the Middle East are still deprived of official servers. However, it appears like this disappointment of the fans is temporary, as Riot has confirmed that VALORANT will soon be getting official servers for those regions.

Sukamal Pegu -VALORANT Publishing Head of South Asia – has said in a statement, “Riot Games is highly committed to providing the India and rest of the South Asia region with an excellent gaming experience.”

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Pegu has also made it clear that the current unavailability of official servers in those regions shouldn’t cause any problems for players in that region. “While you’ll be joining the worldwide launch on June 2, the official servers which will support the Middle East & South Asia will come later in the year. Players in South Asia will be playing on the South East Asia servers (for now), and though you will experience a higher ping, you’ll still be able to engage in enjoyable competitive battles.”

He has also asked the players to choose their home countries while signing up for VALORANT on Riot’s official website in order to prevent future hassles of transitioning. “Make sure you register with your actual home country and original Riot ID to make your future server transition easier!”

Pegu concluded by saying, “Our ِِregional social handles will soon be launched. Keep an eye out to get the latest updates.”

Apart from South Asia and the Middle East, VALORANT servers are available in most other major regions of the world. Consequently, players across the globe can play the game with minimum latency which is in accordance with what Riot had promised earlier.

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