The wait is finally over. Riot Games has announced the launching of their Valorant servers in India. The announcement came at 9:14 PM through Valorant’s official India and South East Asia twitter handle.
The popular E-Sport had previously announced the launch of it’s Middle East Asia servers in Bahrain a few days back, which were to go live with Act 3 of the game. This had led to disappointment among Indian gamers as the rumors of Indian servers had been in circulation for a long time now.
VALORANT Mumbai game servers will go live on the 14th of Oct 2020 and will be part of our SEA shard.— VALORANT // India & South Asia (@playvalorantsa) October 13, 2020
Players in IN, SL, BD, NP, BH & ML will get connected to the new Mum servers and players in PK will be playing on the new Bahrain server.
No account or ID transfer needed.
Till now, Valorant players in India had to connect to the Singapore servers which led to a relatively higher ping, sometimes going as high as 200 ms. In a first person shooting game that requires immense agility and presence of mind, a ping above 100 ms is always considered poor. Now, however, after the Mumbai servers go live, pings are expected to reduce drastically.
As all mainstream games are finding an increasingly strong fan base in India, the e-sports culture of the country is destined to see a huge growth in the coming year or so. Players are also seen requesting other games like Fortnite to take the initiative and launch Indian servers as soon as possible.
Valorant is a 5v5 first person shooting game by Riot Games. The game is growing exponentially in popularity as many professional players have switched from CS GO to Valorant.