VALORANT enters Tier 1 of most impactful PC games according to The Esports Observer

VALORANT enters Tier 1 of most impactful PC games according to The Esports Observer

Naim "EnKay" Rosinski

10/28/2021, 10:36:38 AM

The Esports Observer has released its latest report showcasing the list of most impactful PC games for Q3 of 2021. The titles found on the list are predominantly esports games. VALORANT players will be content to see their competitive shooter to break into Tier 1 on the list in Q3, joining Riot Games’ other baby, League of Legends, as well as VALORANT’s main competitor in the FPS genre, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

TEO’s Impact Index

TEO’s impact index utilizes various “key performance indicators” to decide how highly to rank each one of the PC titles. These are:

  • Monthly Active PC Players
  • Distributed Winnings
  • Esports Hours Watched
  • Hours Watched
  • Concurrent Streams
  • Number of Tournaments

The indicators also carry a % in weight.

Credit: The Esports Observer

VALORANT Breaks Into Tier 1

VALORANT’s VCT circuit has been on the rise in popularity. With the additional expansion into all-women’s and marginalized genders circuit, VCT Game Changers, Riot Games’ shooter is gradually inching closer to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s score.

Top 3 PC Games by Impact Index in Q3 of 2021. Credit: The Esports Observer

Driven by several competitions part of Riot Games’ VALORANT Champions Tour 2021, the game came in second in tournaments organized, esports viewership on Twitch, and general Twitch viewership (250M hours watched).

-The Esports Observer

For a bit over a 1-year-old title, VALORANT’s number of tournaments organized and Twitch viewership have been through the roof as reported by TEO.

With the biggest VALORANT tournament of the year in early December, CHAMPIONS, it is fair to say that viewership is bound to still grow until the very end of 2021. Additionally, more Game Changers as well as non-VCT events are planned to take place before 2021 ends.

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Naim "EnKay" Rosinski

An avid competitive FPS lover that started off with covering the Counter-Strike scene and now is bewitched by VALORANT. Covered IEM Katowice 2019 Major and Masters Berlin 2021 in-person and is now conducting interviews on the regular at the VALORANT Champions Tour online press room. If I'm not covering VALORANT news then I'm trying to stay alive in Diamond/Immortal lobbies with Omen. Twitter: @NaimRosinski Email: naim.rosinski@gmail.com