The multi-year agreement has made the company the authorized headgear sponsor of the VCT, beginning with the Stage 2 Masters competition, which will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, from July 10–24.
For all VCT events, Sony would offer its INZONE headsets as the organization’s official headset partner. In addition, the company will work with Riot Games to develop a brand-new broadcast section called “Open Mic.” The purpose of the section is to showcase how crucial communication is during games whether it’s on the professional level or just grinding ranked with your friends.
In addition to platforms like FPS efficiency and training engine Aim Lab, Sony INZONE joined Riot Games as the fourth partner signed for the 2022 VCT campaign.
Sony’s latest gaming label, which launched internationally in late June, has had deals before. Along with the VCT, it has been named the 2022 and 2023 primary partner of the Evolution Championship Series (EVO), a fighting videogame competition.
The COO of Riot Games Esports, Whalen Rozelle, stated, “We are excited to have Sony’s audio technology level up the experience at our global VALORANT Esports events.
“Communication is a critical aspect of VALORANT and this partnership will enable us to bring our viewing audiences deeper into the most exciting moments of our biggest matches. Sony’s commitment to innovation will further elevate VALORANT as a leading global e-sport.”
Twelve teams will participate in the Stage 2 Masters for a chance to win VCT Points and a spot in the season-ending VCT Champions competition in Istanbul at the start of September.