By ESPN Esports Staff
The hype around VALORANT reached a fever pitch Tuesday as the closed beta for Riot Games’ new FPS began. It was a No. 1 Google trending topic and was the talk of Twitter.
Although a lucky few streamers and members of the media got a sneak peak at the game a couple of weeks ago during Riot’s VALORANT bootcamp, thousands of players from the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia and Turkey finally had a chance to play Riot’s highly anticipated game on Tuesday.
As with any game launch, server issues had many players agonizing over not being able to immediately jump in at 8 a.m. ET. Those issues aside, it wasn’t long until some of the best streamers and esports pros around the world began posting clips of amazing plays they had made. Here’s a look at some of the chatter and some of the best clips from the first day of Valorant’s closed beta from streamers, esports pros and teams, Twitter users and our own staff.