Aim Lab will become the official training and coaching platform for Riot's Valorant.
Riot Games announced it has purchased a minority stake at Statespace, the developer of a free-to-play platform for training shooting accuracy Aim Lab. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Under the terms of the agreement, Aim Lab will now become the official training and coaching platform for Valorant. The game's physics, weapons, and maps will be incorporated into the platform so that players could train in the most true-to-game conditions.
Aim Lab will not be integrated directly into the Valorant client. Riot noted that the two teams will work closely to develop new tools for Valorant players and in the future, they will also develop new modes for other MOBA games including League of Legends and Wild Rift.
"We look forward to collaborating with Statespace on developing innovative training and coaching tools for VALORANT and MOBA players around the world to improve their skills at every level," Jake Perlman-Garr, global head of corporate development at Riot Games, said.
Statespace CEO Wayne Mackey noted that the deal with Riot Games will not change the experience of the existing games in Aim Lab like Rainbow Six Siege and Escape from Tarkov and will not affect the work of the startup itself.
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