Under the umbrella of Barça Esports, FC Barcelona has already made strides in the esports arena, with a League of Legends team actively participating in the LVP Superliga since 2022. 

Additionally, the club previously fielded a Rocket League team, which achieved notable success until its disbandment in late 2021.

This expansion into Valorant esports adds another layer to FC Barcelona's growing esports portfolio, demonstrating a commitment to exploring new avenues within the gaming industry. 

The move is in line with the broader trend of traditional sports organizations recognizing the potential of esports as a dynamic and rapidly growing sector. Notably, this development aligns with FC Barcelona legend Lionel Messi's recent venture into esports through his co-ownership of KRÜ Esports, which is currently competing in VCT Americas with a coveted VCT Partnership slot.