Popular Valorant Esports Players

# Nickname Name Earned
# Nickname Name Earned
01
США
SicK SEN
Hunter Mims
$ 101918
02
США
zombs SEN
Jared Gitlin
$ 101818
03
США
ShahZaM SEN
Shahzeeb Khan
$ 101818
04
США
dapr SEN
Michael Gulino
$ 101818
05
Канада
TenZ SEN
Tyson Ngo
$ 80050
06
Бельгия
ScreaM TL
Adil Benrlitom
$ 39354
07
Великобритания
L1NK TL
Travis Mendoza
$ 35924
08
Великобритания
Kryptix TL
James Affleck
$ 35924
09
Великобритания
soulcas TL
Dom Sulcas
$ 35924
10
Корея
Stax VS
Kim Gu-taek
$ 35002
11
Корея
RB VS
Goo Sang-min
$ 35002
12
Корея
k1Ng VS
Lee Seung-won
$ 34452
13
Великобритания
Boaster FNC
Jake Howlett
$ 34260
14
Хорватия
Doma FNC
Domagoj Fancev
$ 34170
15
Испания
mixwell G2
Óscar Cañellas Colocho
$ 34064
16
Великобритания
Mistic FNC
James Orfila
$ 34010
17
Финляндия
Derke FNC
Nikita Sirmitev
$ 33165
18
Корея
Lakia VS
Kim Jong-min
$ 30037
19
Латвия
ardiis Heretics
Ardis Svarenieks
$ 29967
20
Бельгия
davidp VGIA
David Prins
$ 29833
21
Корея
glow VS
Kim Min-soo
$ 29606
22
Корея
Zest VS
Kim Gi-seok
$ 29606
23
Чехия
Magnum FNC
Martin Peňkov
$ 28662
24
Корея
Solo NU
Kang Keun-chul
$ 27886
25
Польша
Patitek Heretics
Patryk Fabrowski
$ 27488
26
Корея
Suggest NU
Seo Jae-young
$ 26936
27
Корея
Peri NU
Jung Bum-gi
$ 26936
28
Корея
allow NU
Park Sang-wook
$ 26936
29
Финляндия
Jamppi TL
Elias Olkkonen
$ 26378
30
Швеция
pyth G2
Jacob Mourujärvi
$ 26132
31
Канада
Wardell TSM
Matthew Bowman Yu
$ 26050
32
США
sinatraa SEN
Jay Won
$ 25918
33
Япония
barce ZETA
Takebayashi Ryo
$ 24384
34
Япония
crow ZETA
Maruoka Tomoaki
$ 24384
35
Япония
Laz ZETA
Ushida Koji
$ 24384
36
Япония
Reita ZETA
Oshiro Ryu
$ 24384
37
Япония
takej ZETA
Takemori Shogo
$ 24384
38
Канада
Subroza TSM
Yassine Taoufik
$ 24050
39
США
hazed TSM
James Cobb
$ 23550
40
Турция
cNed ACE
Mehmet Yağız İpek
$ 23032
41
США
Asuna 100T
Peter Mazuryk
$ 22550
42
США
crashies ENVY
Austin Roberts
$ 22450
43
Турция
paura SMB
Melih Karaduran
$ 21334
44
Аргентина
Saadhak VKS
Matias Delipetro
$ 21213
45
Россия
Shao FPX
Andrey Kiprsky
$ 20684
46
Украина
ANGE1 FPX
Kyrylo Karasov
$ 20684
47
Дания
AvovA G2
Auni Chahade
$ 20614
48
США
Hiko 100T
Spencer Martin
$ 20250
49
Канада
FNS ENVY
Pujan Mehta
$ 20200
50
США
drone AS
Taylor Johnson
$ 20150

VALORANT eSports — A Popular Team Shooter

The company Riot Games is well known to computer game fans and eSports fans. The fact is that the most popular MOBA game in the world and the most famous game discipline — League of Legends was released by the developers of the Riot Games team. For this reason, when it became known that Riot is going to release a new game with a focus on eSports, the news was accepted by the game community with great interest. In 2020, the official release of the new game, which was named Valorant. What is this game and what is the secret of its popularity in eSports?

The Essence and Rules of Valorant

This is a classic team-based shooter. In the Valorant game, there are 2 teams, each of which is staffed by five players. The match scenario assumes that one of the teams occupies the defense, and its opponents must break through that defense and plant an explosive device (spike). The task of the defenders is to prevent the bomb from exploding. This can be done in two ways — by destroying all members of the opposing team before the spike can be set, or by disarming the explosive device that has already been set. Accordingly, the attackers can also eliminate all of their opponents or plant the bomb and wait for it to detonate. Both options will bring the attackers victory. Players have a large selection of different firearms and additional ammunition available. Victory in a match is determined by the results of 13 rounds played.

Do the rules and descriptions of this game remind you of anything? Probably, attentive readers have already had time to draw a parallel with Counter-Strike. Indeed, according to the description, and purely visually the game is somewhat similar to each other. However, the brainchild of Riot Games has serious differences from CS:GO. First and foremost, of course, this is the presence of “agents”. Before the match, each player chooses an agent — a special character with a set of unique characteristics and skills. The choice of agent depends on the tone of the entire game, and also determines the role and tasks that the player must adhere to in the competition. There are a total of 4 roles or classes in the game:

  • Duelists
  • Instigators
  • Sentinels
  • Specialists

The characters’ skills are determined by their classes. Proper interaction between teammates, the precise execution of individual tasks, and the timely use of special abilities of agents is the key to victory in this game.

Valorant and eSports

Riot Games originally conceived their project as an eSports discipline. Many people believe that Valorant is a new generation electronic sport, which should turn the usual idea of shooters upside down. This is a bold statement and one that could be questioned if we didn’t know that Riot Games really can and do make legendary games.

At the moment, Valorant eSports is represented by several tournaments, the number of which is constantly increasing. The Champions Tour tournaments are considered to be the top events. They, in turn, are crowned by the main annual event — the World Championship, where the sum of $1 million is raffled off. Thus, having burst into eSports, Valorant is increasing the pace of development and is becoming more and more popular among professional eSports players and their fans every day.