Valorant’s competitive scene is booming. Riot Games’ popular first-person shooter may not have been out of beta for long, but it’s already producing some of the most prominent professional esports players in the world. We have compiled a list of the current top 10 pro Valorant players.
Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk, from the US, is a rising talent in Valorant. One of the most popular players, he is currently signed with the 100 Thieves, typically playing Phoenix.
A list just would not be complete without Spencer “Hiko” Martin from the US. He started his career with Counter-Strike and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive which lasted a whole 12 years. He then retired from the CS:GO playing field to move over to Valorant, where he is now playing for 100 Thieves and one of the most consistent pro players out there.
Erik Penny is a former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player from Canada. He is now a pro Valorant player with Version1, with Jett as main. Penny and the team performed well at Stage 2 Masters Reykjavík in May this year, but we know they can do better. He’s definitely worth watching and keeping an eye on.
Nikita “Derke” Sirmitev, from Finland, is a former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional player now playing for the team Fnatic, primarily playing Jett and Sova. He received an incredible 3 MVPs during the Stage 2 Masters Reykjavík earlier this year, so we can expect to see many great things from him!
Patiphan Chaiwong, from Thailand, is a former Overwatch pro player. He is now playing Valorant for X10 Esports, and—after a 3-month long hiatus due to an injury—he is now back and ready to keep climbing to the very top.
Kim “Lakia” Jong-min, from South Korea, is a former professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player. He is newly signed with Vision Strikers, and has had some great success with his previous team NUTURN Gaming. His performance is typically the role of Initiator.
Hunter “SicK” Mims, from the US, is also someone who started his professional esports career with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, but later moved over to Valorant. He is part of the team Sentinels, with a main lineup consisting of Phoenix, Sage and Sova.
Shahzeeb “ShahZaM” Khan, from the US, is another former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player with Cloud 9. Since making the move to Valorant, he has been with the Sentinels, and is the in-game leader for the team. His excellent decision-making skills are the reason the Sentinels are the best of the best.
Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom, from Germany, is a former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player with 10 years under his belt. He converted to Valorant during the beta, playing with Prodigy before getting signed by Team Liquid. He has been called the “headshot master” by many, and for a good reason!
Claiming the top of the list is Tyson “TenZ” Ngo, from Canada. The former Counter-Strike:Global Offensive player started off his Valorant career as a member of Cloud 9 but has now, after first being out for loan, a permanent spot with the Sentinels. He is a beast at fragging, and has one of the sharpest aims out there.
It feels like it was only yesterday Valorant was released upon the esports scene, and yet in that short time, we’ve seen it reach the incredible heights it’s at today. As the game grows and develops, it’s likely we’ll see even more incredible players hit the pro scene. Where they’ll come from is hard to say. Maybe more CS:GO players will make the switch to Valorant. Maybe it’ll be you! If you think you’ve got what it takes, try training your game with G-Loot. We have challenges to incentivize your grind and an awesome Valorant tracker to watch your stats and target your practice.
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