The Fearless: Riot Games to Release Docuseries on VCT 2022

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Riot Games is releasing a docuseries based on the 2022 Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) circuit.
The docuseries will have three parts and the first episode is releasing on 12th December.

Valorant and its esports ecosystem scaled great heights in 2022 and on 8th December, Valorant won the “Best Esports Game” category at the Game Awards 2022. Valorant was just released two years ago in 2020 and the title won this iconic award in a short span of time, speaking volumes about the game’s success. Fans have been closely following the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) circuits and Riot Games has announced that it shall soon let the fans have a closer look into the competitive environment of Valorant esports. In December 2022, Riot Games will be releasing “The Fearless,” a three-part documentary on VCT 2022. 

Riot Games wrote, “As we look forward to #VCT 2023, let's take a look back at the incredible moments from this season. Introducing The Fearless. A 3-part docuseries chronicling the 2022 season.

The Fearless: Episode details and release date

The Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) is a global tournament circuit organized by Riot Games and it runs multiple events throughout each season, culminating in Valorant Champions, the World Championship. The VCT was announced in 2020 and its inaugural season took place in 2021. Riot Games introduced The Fearless and said, “As we end one era of the VCT and look towards the next, we’d like to take a moment to reflect and remember the players, teams, and moments that made 2022 incredible.

In 2023, the VCT circuit will introduce new events to the Champions Tour, providing players and fans with more opportunities to watch all of their favorite regional and international rivalries play out. Notably, the circuit is categorized into three leagues – Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and the Pacific, and Riot Games carefully selected 30 teams to represent these three regions. 

The Fearless will have three episodes and each one will follow a certain LAN event from the VCT 2022 season. The episode details and the date of release are as follows:

  • Episode 1: Masters Reykjavík - 12th December

  • Episode 2: Masters Copenhagen - 14th December

  • Episode 3: Champions İstanbul - 16th December

The episodes will premier at 7 am PT on Valorant’s YouTube channel.

The trailer for The Fearless showed glimpses of pros including Pujan "FNS" Mehta, Jaccob "yay" Whiteaker, Benedict "Benkai" Tan, and Jake "Boaster" Howlett. It will be exciting to see what goes on behind the scenes of an intensely competitive environment and how players cope with it.

Riot Games has been busy releasing different content related to its many titles including Valorant and League of Legends, and their esports ecosystems.

At the end of 2021, Riot Games' fanbase was treated to "Arcane," a Netflix series based on League of Legends lore, that still lives in most of our minds rent-free. Likewise, in 2022, the North American league of Riot Games, the LCS (League of Legends Championship Series), joined hands with Paramount+ to release a comedic docu-style series called “Players” that explored the world of esports through a fictional North American League of Legends team in pursuit of the championship.

Soon after this, in August, Riot treated us to exclusive, behind-the-scenes action from the making of Arcane through the five-part mini-series called “Arcane: Bridging the Rift.” Riot Games has been catering to its players and fans really well through other creative content apart from its many game titles. It is safe to say that the audience has been enjoying the varied content.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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