February 29, 2024

Carry1st & Riot Games Join Forces to Unleash VALORANT in South Africa


Excitement is building in the South African gaming community as mobile game publisher Carry1st partners with Riot Games to usher in a new era for VALORANT. This thrilling collaboration is set to revolutionise the gaming landscape in South Africa, and it’s not just limited to the players.

The announcement came through Carry1st’s official Twitter account, inviting all gaming enthusiasts to seize this unique opportunity. “Do you want to get involved and gain exclusive access to the #VALZA campaign? Shoot us a DM or email [email protected] with your name and any social handles. All gamers are welcome and encouraged to reach out!”

The anticipation is palpable, and rightly so. Carry1st, with its extensive experience in the mobile gaming industry, is teaming up with Riot Games, the creative minds behind VALORANT, to launch local servers for the tactical shooter in South Africa on August 31st. This move marks a significant step forward in providing South African gamers with a seamless, low-latency gaming experience that’s been long-awaited.

But that’s not all; Carry1st plans to take this partnership to the streets, literally. The organisation is all set to run player engagement campaigns across various cities in South Africa as part of the campaign. They’re not just bringing VALORANT to the screens but also to the hearts of South Africans.  

Hasan Colakoglu, Head of International at Riot Games, couldn’t contain his excitement about this partnership, stating, “Serving our global player base is a top priority for us at Riot, and this partnership with Carry1st will make meaningful improvements in bringing African players a first-class VALORANT experience.”

For South African gamers, the opportunities are boundless. Carry1st will be hosting VALORANT in-person activations at Comic Con Africa from September 22nd to 25th in Johannesburg. This convention promises an immersive experience for all attendees. Gamers can not only learn about VALORANT but also participate in thrilling tournaments, and who knows, you might just be one of the lucky few to walk away with exclusive giveaways.

The launch of VALORANT’s servers in South Africa isn’t the only international expansion the game has witnessed this year. On July 12th, VALORANT made its highly anticipated debut in China, garnering widespread domestic success and taking another step towards global dominance.

As the campaign gains momentum, it’s evident that the gaming landscape in South Africa is on the cusp of a revolution. Carry1st’s partnership with Riot Games brings not only a world-class gaming experience but also exclusive opportunities for South African gaming content creators to shine. So, if you’re passionate about gaming and content creation, don’t miss out on this chance to be a part of the campaign. Reach out to Carry1st and dive into the world of VALORANT like never before. South Africa, it’s time to game on!