The VALORANT Champions Tour Game Changers EMEA All In tournament format is being postponed, as announced by EMEA VALORANT.
The VCT Game Changers EMEA All In tournament allowed mixed genders to compete on rosters with a minimum of three female players on each team. The All In format would be an extension of the Game Changers format. EMEA VALORANT clarified that while each team must have a minimum of three women on the roster, teams with all-women rosters could still compete.
EMEA VALORANT announced that while All In will be postponed for the time being, it is also being refined for the future. Additionally, they explained that All In was originally created to encourage mixed-gender teams in the overall competitive esports ecosystem while continuing to showcase top-tier women VALORANT players.
“In response to community feedback and deeper discussions with existing Game Changers teams, we have decided that it is too soon in the development of EMEA Game Changers to explore an All In tournament,” the EMEA VALORANT Champions Tour stated on Twitter.
EMEA Game Changers Series 2 will remain women-only
In addition to the announcement that the All In format would be reassessed at a later date, VALORANT EMEA also announced that EMEA Series 2 would remain women-only. The tournament takes place from Oct. 25-31 and will no longer feature teams with mixed-genders.
— VALORANT Champions Tour EMEA (@valesports_eu) October 8, 2021
“Our goal of creating a diverse VALORANT ecosystem remains unchanged,” EMEA VALORANT shared on Twitter. “We still strongly believe in the All In concept and plan to revisit it in the future.”
The EMEA Game Changers was the first of many for the region and is bound to have new talents rise up to become household names. That has already happened in North America, which is looking to host its fourth Game Changers tournament, with Cloud9 White. The members of Cloud9 White have become legendary in the NA scene after they have won three consecutive events so far.