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INDIA’S GAMING COMMUNITY CELEBRATES WITH RIOT GAMES AT ‘THE NEW WAVE’, RIOT’S COMMUNITY EVENT FOR VALORANT’S FIRST INDIAN AGENT

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  • Harbor a.k.a Varun Batra a nod to cultural representation, diversity and inclusion; to be launched in VALORANT on 19th October
  • Players and fans can tune in for the event on FacebookYouTube and Loco

India, October 15, Riot Games today hosted an experiential community event to mark the debut of VALORANT’s first ever Indian agent, Harbor a.k.a. Varun Batra, at the Famous Cine Building, in Mahalakshmi, Mumbai. VALORANT is one of the most popular free-to-play first-person shooter games developed and published by Riot Games. Harbor will be available in-game from 19th October onwards.

Under the spotlights and to much fan-fare, the launch event was packed with thrilling immersive experiences, including a real-life replica of Harbor’s motorbike from the trailer. A number of well-known Indian influencers, including Aditya Sawant (a.k.a. Dynamo) and Ujjwal Chaurasia (a.k.a. Techno Gamerz), made appearances at the event.

Riot also invited VALORANT pro-teams to the event where players from Global Esports, Enigma and VLT participated in an exhibition match with the influencers. Harbor’s abilities and gameplay were demonstrated live for an audience of over 150 attendees.

The evening concluded with an electrifying performance by ARB4, Mangal Survarnan and Tienas, the producers and musicians behind “RAJA”, Harbor’s desi hip-hop & carnatic fusion backing track.

Speaking at the event, Ashish Gupta, Marketing Lead for India & South Asia at Riot Games said, “After many months of hard work, we are thrilled to finally introduce Harbor to the world! We’re humbled by the love and support we’ve received so far from the community in India and beyond. We’re sure Harbor is going to be a star both in and out of the game. We are also very excited to host our first Riot event in India and look forward to bringing more exciting activities and events to the country!”

The launch event was live streamed on the following platforms and is now available to watch:

To celebrate the arrival of Harbor, Riot will be revealing a series of unique digital content over the next few weeks. Keep an eye on VALORANT’s social media pages to stay updated on the latest!

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