At the time this article was being written, there was a significant delay with regard to the scheduling of the eight games that were scheduled to take place today.
At the moment, the GMR Arena in Hyderabad, India is playing host to the Valorant India Invitational, and things have not gotten off to a promising beginning there. With a $100,000 prize pool and six international teams, the event was intended to be the biggest in India, but things haven’t gone as planned.
Multiple Valorant India players have criticized the organizers for missing the deadline. The players have been kept waiting for a considerable amount of time, while the games themselves are running behind schedule because of the delays.
In the span of the past five hours, only one of the eight games has been played.
Rahul “Emi” Hinduja of Global Esports said that one of the eight games scheduled for today had started as of 3:35 PM IST.
Gary Ongko, the founder of BOOM Esports, stated that a delay of four hours is never something that looks good. Some games have been moved to later in the night, and Ongko said he wouldn’t let his team play at 2 AM.
Yamyam Villanueva Yui, one of Team Secret’s managers, said she’d been waiting for the match since 10 AM IST and that organizers kept delaying it for 30 minutes, so the teams waited for hours.
The fact that the tournament organizers have not made adequate preparations for the participation of so many international teams is not a good image. Given the event’s prize fund, players and teams shouldn’t have had such a horrible experience.
In light of the recent happenings, even the seating conditions seem to be locally managed and look sketchy. It’s really disappointing to see a tournament of such a high caliber meet this kind of fate.
Constant delays, as mentioned by Yamyam Villanueva Yui, one of Team Secret’s Managers were reported which further flattens the entire hype created around the Valorant India Invitational.
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