The upcoming VALORANT Masters Tokyo 2023 esports tournament has tapped talents from Japanese e-sports focused VTuber project VSPO! as its official support ambassadors. The announcement was made on the tourney's official Twitter page.
Some of the activities VSPO! will implement as part of this initiative include group watch parties by the talents on the upcoming matches, as well as providing the introduction to the participating teams.
We are very honored that this is the first time for RIOT GAMES to appoint an ambassador and collaborate with an outside IP in an official tournament hosted by RIOT GAMES. We will do our best to convey the appeal of this tournament through various events so that as many people as possible can enjoy it.
The VALORANT Masters Tokyo 2023 is a Valorant-centric theme tournament which will be held from June 11 to June 23. 12 teams have qualified, with four from Europe (EMEA), three from the Americas, three from Asia (Pacific) and two from China.
VSPO!, which stands for Virtual eSports Project, is Brave Group's esports-centric VTuber project and one of the top VTuber groups in Japan. This was not the first time the project has worked directly with gaming brands in the past, as it has been sponsored by Riot Games previously in December 2021 for a VALORANT event, as well as being tapped by the Pacific Racing Team for this year's Super GT season.