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VALORANT closed beta roundtable: What we think after Day 1

Here's what the ESPN Esports staff had to say following a full day with the VALORANT beta.

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Is VALORANT ready for its big, closed beta moment?

The next step in VALORANT's development cycle: Show the public what it has in a closed beta setting.

Everybody is talking about VALORANT

VALORANT took over the internet on Tuesday as the closed beta for Riot Games' newest game launched on Tuesday. Here's some of the best that we overheard and saw.


'We're all just trying to help each other': How video games are bringing MLB players and fans together

With the routine of baseball broken by a global pandemic, MLB stars have turned to livestreaming on Twitch, building unique relationships with their fans.

Twins pitcher has hilarious reactions to video games


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Who won the weekend: Patrick Beverly, MAD Lions back up talk

Patrick Beverly's trash talk during the NBA 2K Players Tournament was legendary.

Overheard during the NBA 2K Players Tournament

The NBA 2K Players Tournament broadcast on ESPN on Friday featured some fun banter among the competitors and other NBA players chiming in on Twitter with their thoughts.

KD uses Kawhi to cross Giannis then throw down the dunk

Kevin Durant, playing as the LA Clippers, uses Kawhi Leonard to cross up Giannis Antetokounmpo and crush home the dunk.



VALORANT bootcampers rank the game's agents

From esports pros to influencers, we polled VALORANT bootcamp participants to see who the strongest characters are.

An inside look at the VALORANT bootcamp

Here's what it was like to be a part of the most ambitious crossover event in esports history.

VALORANT makes a strong first impression

Ahead of its closed beta release day, ESPN got some time to test out VALORANT. Here's what we thought of the game.


LCS Playoffs will air on ESPN App and ESPN2

Riot Games and ESPN will work together to broadcast the LCS Playoffs on the ESPN App and ESPN 2.


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