First Light was a mysterious event that spanned the entirety of Earth.
Around 10 years before the Venice Incident, an event known as First Light occurred on Earth. The event spanned the entire globe, leading to big transformations to life, technology, and how governments operate. However, as a result of the event, select people across the globe started to gain abilities stemming from this massive event. These gifted individuals are called Radiants.
In response to First Light, a shadow organization founded the VALORANT Protocol, which pulled together agents from all over the world. These agents consist of Radiants and other individuals equipped with Radiant technology. Due to the backstories of these characters, the VALORANT team features interesting dynamics as the individuals not only sometimes know each other, but they also come from a wide spectrum of backgrounds ranging from crime to the military.