Want To Go Pro In Valorant In 2024? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Valorant's Esports scene has really kicked off, but you've got to prepare before you can go pro.

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  • Going pro in Valorant is tougher than it sounds.
  • This is because it differs quite a bit from other tactical shooters in the market.
  • But with practice and consistency, it’s possible even for those starting out just now.

With Riot Games being committed to making Valorant a thriving option in the esports world, it’s not surprising why gamers want to enhance their skills in the game. However, its unique mechanics and agents can make the title difficult to pick up and play, even for gamers who might have some experience in other tactical shooters, like CS2. This is why going pro in Valorant might be tougher than it sounds.

Luckily, because the game has been out for a while, players have tried and tested the techniques you need to essentially “git gud” at the game. A lot of it comes down to practice. But of course, there are certain things you can do to enhance your learning and gain an edge over your opponents, regardless of what rank you play at. Here’s everything to keep in mind if you want to go pro in Valorant in 2024.

About the Author: Danish Bukhari has played Valorant since its release back in 2020. With over 300+ hours played in the game’s Competitive mode alone, he’s well-versed in the strategies and tactics involved in the shooter. 

Master Specific Heroes Instead Of Being A Jack-Of-All-Trades

When first starting out in Valorant, trying out new heroes and playing all of them might feel exciting. But once you start your journey towards becoming a pro, it is essential to lock down your choices. Creating a small agent pool that you’re comfortable with is much more important in the long run. Since it’ll help you more effectively understand the nuances involved in those specific characters.

Riot Games Has Consistently Expanded Valorant's Roster Of Agents Since Launch (via Wallpaper Cave).
Riot Games Has Consistently Expanded Valorant’s Roster Of Agents Since Launch (via Wallpaper Cave).

Playing too many agents and roles will only end up diluting your skillset. Being flexible is important, especially in a team-based game like Valorant. But there’s a reason why pros are known for being good at a select few heroes. Certain gamers simply respond well to a specific playstyle. And so, finding the one that clicks with you is better than trying to do everything but failing.

Solo Queue Will Only Take You So Far

Finding a team to play with might not be possible for everyone. In such a case, solo queuing might feel like the easiest option. But it’s important to know that you’ll eventually end up hitting a wall this way. In solo queue, you can continue to improve your game sense and aiming skills. But as far as team coordination and strategy is concerned, it’s going to be tough to really develop that.

You can’t anticipate the team you’ll queue up for in each game. And while sometimes, you might end up with the perfect squad, more often than not, solo queue devolves into everyone doing their own thing. That simply won’t cut it in the pro scene. So, it’s recommended to find a group of like-minded players who have similar aspirations and competitive goals

The Requirements You'll Have To Fulfill Before Starting Your Competitive Journey In Valorant (via: Riot Games).
The Requirements You’ll Have To Fulfill Before Starting Your Competitive Journey In Valorant (via Riot Games).

Playing together will not only allow your entire team the chance to improve. But it’ll also allow you to try out strategies and communicate with each other in a much more in-depth way. The only problem is that there are restrictions on the maximum difference between the ranks of each person in a single squad. To overcome this, using Valorant Boosters can bring your ranks closer together for easier queuing. 

Here’s What The Pros Have To Say

There’s no better source on the pro scene than the professionals themselves. Big names in the Valorant esports scene, like TenZ, have previously talked on this topic. TenZ has specifically talked about trolling and baiting being a huge reason why some players are unable to rank up. Getting tilted after a couple of rounds is natural. But it’s important not to let that get in the way of your performance.

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But there are some basic things that players tend to forget. It’s not always about perfecting your aim. Sometimes, even just checking corners can be huge. This is a point that The Guard’s Michael “neT” Bernet often emphasizes since it can mean the difference between a lost and a won round.  There are tons of other tips like these you can incorporate into your gameplay if you watch and learn from the pros. 

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Danish is an opinion piece writer at eXputer who loves sharing his takes on the industry. He is a long-time PC gamer with a passion for delving into the discussion and discourse surrounding the titles that he plays. Often eager to jump right into the fold and formulate his take on the latest topics, his noteworthy presence on gaming forums, and keen insight help him understand the gaming community in a thorough manner. This helps him provide a more nuanced look into any topic or discussion.

Writes Opinion Pieces at eXputer || Education: Bachelors in Mass Communication.

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