Valorant: 10 Best Players Ranked By An Expert

This guide contains the recent best 10 players in Valorant along with their unique abilities and achievements.

Valorant is a 5v5 FPS game released by Riot Games in June 2020. The game mechanics of Valorant are somewhat like CS GO; however, there have been a lot of additions to it. There are twenty-four agents in the game, each with unique abilities. Soon after its launch, players witnessed tournaments in each region, which led the teams to different Valorant Champions Tour tournaments. There, we all witnessed some of the best players in Valorant.

Key Takeaways
  • Valorant is a 5 vs 5 FPS game, which draws inspiration from CS:GO but adds improvements.
  • The game has taken over the player base of other FPS titles, leaving them vacant.
  • Valorant has risen as a major force in esports, surpassing and dethroning its competitors.
  • With approximately 10.1 million players, becoming a pro in Valorant is a significant achievement.
  • Excelling at any game demands hard work, dedication, commitment, and skill.
  • We’ve curated a list of the top 10 Valorant players, including those from the same team.

Who Are The Best Valorant Players?

An updated list of the ten best professional players in Valorant is included as under:

S.NoPlayersTeamSentivityDPIRole in Team
1TenZSentinels0.1571600Controller, Initiator, Dueslist
2YayBleed Esports0.27800Duelist
3cNedFUT0.32800Duelist
4Asuna100 Thieves0.271400Duelist, Initiator
5LeafG2 Esports0.071600Dueslist
6nAtsLiquid0.49800Sentinel, Controller
7ZyppanNAVI0.24800Duelist, Initiator
8ZeekGoNext Esports0.3051000Duelist
9SubrozaTSM0.277800Initiator, Controller
10KlausKRÜ0.361600Sentinel

1. TenZ

Most Famous Valorant Professional
Best Valorant Player: TenZ
SEN TenZ

Tyson Ngo, the so-called “Wonder Boy,” is enjoying his time in Valorant, and no one can deny it. His journey in CS GO was not so pleasant; however, he has redeemed himself in Valorant. First, he was a part of Cloud9 Blue, but later he joined the Sentinels. That’s when the trophies started coming in, and the team was unbeatable.

One after another, Sentinels won trophies such as “VCT 2021: North America Stage 1 Challengers 1” and “VCT 2021: North America Stage 1 Masters.” There is no doubt that even in this team game, TenZ deserved most of the credit. His entries and clutch moments were just too amazing.

2. Yay

The Most Feared Valorant Professional
Best 20 Valorant Players: Yay
Yay

Jacob Whiteaker, with the gamer tag “Yay,” used to be a part of OpTic Gaming’s roster and is currently playing for Bleed Esports. He also played CS:GO, but his skills got the recognition they deserved in Valorant. In the North American region for Valorant, he is considered one of the best players and top fraggers in 2023.

Like cNed Yay has been playing Jett, but after Jett’s nerf, he is also playing Chamber due to better advantage at off angles. Yay played a major role for OpTic Gaming in winning the “VCT 2022: Stage 1 Masters – Reykjavík” tournament. He had the highest KD ratio of 1.32, along with the Average Combat Score of 252.3, the second highest. He got a total of 417 kills throughout the tournament.

3. cNed

ACEND: cNed
 cNed

I gave the third spot in the list of the Best Valorant Players to Mehmet Yağız with the gamer tag “cNed” is just twenty years old but has a of gaming experience 14 years. He started off by playing duelists, mainly Jett and Reyna. However, recently, since June, we have seen him pick Chamber due to the character’s ultimate “Tour De Force.” He likes playing with the operator, and Chamber’s ultimate is like the most buffed operator.

cNed used to be a part of Acend’s initial Roster, and the team pretty much relied on him. He won the “VALORANT Champions 2021” against Gambit Esports due to his insane gameplay. The finals led to a best of 5, as in the third match, cNed could not give the performance that was expected of him, and the whole team just fell apart.

4. Asuna

The Best High Sensitivity Player
Best 20 Valorant Players: Asuna
100T Asuna

The next player in the list of the best Valorant players is Peter Mazuryk, the 18-year-old player known as “Asuna” is a player of <strong>100 Thieves. He is the main fragger of 100T, and he usually plays with Raze, Phoenix, and Reyna, but due to the new meta, he has switched to the initiator role for his team. We don’t get to see much of Phoenix in team compositions of VCT, but Asuna is not ordinary. He wants his plays to be unpredictable, and so he does what is not so common.

Asuna is probably the most aggressive player in Valorant; even in post-plant situations, he does not hold an angle. Rather, he chooses to keep on pushing and blocking the enemies who are rotating or trying to retake the site.

5. Leaf

Cloud 9: Leaf
Leaf

Nathan Orf, with the gamer tag of “Leaf” used to be a Cloud9 player who is probably the most underrated player in Valorant. Even when his team is trailing, he manages to get 3 to 4 kills in a round again and again until the team’s morale is lifted again.

Leaf played for a long time with Skye, an initiator, and still managed to top frag for the team. In Cloud9’s team composition, there is no Sage, so the team relies on Leaf for health. Leaf does not have any healing support for himself, yet he chooses to play aggressively.

Moreover, ever since Valorant released the new duelist agent ‘Neon,’ Leaf changed his preference. Now, he has a 40.7% pick rate of Neon, 29.6% Chamber, and only 11.1% Jett. The statistics also support his preference, as his average combat score with Neon is 266.4, the highest.

6. nAts

The Best Sentinel Player
Best 20 Valorant Players: nAts
nAts

Ayaz Akhmetshin, also known as ‘nAts,’ was the most consistent player on the Gambit Esports roster. He usually plays with Viper and Cypher. The role of controller and sentinel was boring until nAts came. He introduced new metas in the game and played with agents many would not.

His game with Viper introduced a lot of setups that many teams picked and still use them. Moreover, people do not expect professional players to use an agent like Cypher in tournaments. The reason is that Cypher traps and cameras are placed in predictable positions, allowing opponents to break them easily.

However, nAts took on the challenge and did Cypher setups that would keep on changing. He gave in hours to find spots that would give the team as much information as possible while keeping the enemies bamboozled.

7. Zyppan

FunPlus Phoenix Team: Zyppan
Zyppan

Pontus Eek was initially a part of the FunPlus Phoenix Team; however, he is now a major player on the NAVI Valorant roster. He is the main duelist of the team, and he loves to play with Raze. His movement with Raze satchels looks like someone just flying all across the map. He does not even fear if someone is sniping as he uses a satchel to wide peak to catch the opponent at an off angle, taking the first shot.

Like most of the other top players in Valorant, he has also mastered other agents who are not duelists. When there is a defensive strategy in team composition, Zyppan has no issue in playing with Sage. His slow orbs lineups are excellent, and he has mastered the skill of using Sage’s wall for both attack and defense.

He was also the top performing player in “VCT 2021 Stage 2 EU Challengers 1,” with an average combat score of 523 against Guild Esports in the Grand Finals.

8. Zeek

Best 20 Players in Valorant: Zeek
Zeek

Aleksander Zygmunt deserves special appreciation as he does not have a CS:GO background. Rather, he is a retired Fortnite player who had to learn a lot as Valorant<strong&gt; game mechanics are entirely different than Fortnite. Zeek right now is a part of GoNext Esports, mainly fragging with Reyna, Raze, and KAY/O.

Zeek used to be in G2 Esports, where he learned aggressive gameplay, and that is the reason why he keeps pushing the site with Reyna and Raze. Fans have been arguing since he came to Acend on who is the better player, him or cNed, and the answer is not so easy as they share a tight spot in Acend’s roster.

9. Subroza

The Best Content Creator
Best 20 Players in Valorant: Subroza
TSM Subroza

Yassine Taoufik, who used to be a Pro CS:GO player, struggled in the early stages of Valorant. He is a part of TSM’s roster, and the team suits him. He has been known in the community as the cursed player since he started playing with Raze.

Raze’s ultimate, Showstopper, is basically a splash-damage rocket that needs to be hit on the surface. No matter how much Subroza tried, he always missed the target and would get killed instead. His struggle came to an end when Skye was introduced to Valorant.

With Skye’s Guiding Light, Subroza can easily flash all enemies who are pushing the site. Moreover, he knows how to spray transfer with Vandal, the gun with the most difficult recoil. Most players use Phantom so they can spray transfer easily, but Subroza is not one of them.

Related: Subroza Valorant Settings

10. Klaus

KRÜ Esports IGL: Klaus
KRÜ Klaus

Last but not least is Nicolas Ferrari, a player of KRÜ Esports. The VCT was dominated by EMEA and NA regions, due to which LATAM teams did not get enough recognition. Furthermore, Klaus used to be an Overwatch player, another FPS shooter game but with different game mechanics.

In Overwatch, the recoil is not so great, and players can easily spray. When Klaus switched to Valorant, he struggled with the recoil pattern of guns like Vandal and Phantom. There is still a lot to learn for him when it comes to aiming, but when it comes to game sense, he is the reason why KRÜ Esports got into all four international Valorant tournaments.

His In-Game Leading is top-class, and so are his setups. He plays with Viper, Sova, and Breach to be a helping hand for his team, especially Keznit, so that they can hold the site properly with complete information.

My Favorite Valorant Professional

If you ask me to choose my favorite professional player from the list, then it will be none other than the Wonder Boy with the godly mechanics and aim, TenZ. One of my major reasons for picking TenZ is his godly aim. No one can overtake the reputation he built for himself just through his aim.

However, if I have to choose someone other than TenZ, then it would be Yay due to his high game sense as well as his calm aim. Unlike TenZ, Yay has a very calm aim as well as a calm playstyle, which, combined with his game sense, can bring the enemy teams to dust.

These are the top 10 best Valorant players, and all of them have a unique style of gameplay along with deadly aim. The list might be limited, but with time, Valorant Champions Tour includes other regions. Soon, from other regions, we will get to witness very different gameplay along with new metas.

If you want a new in-game name, consider reading the How to Change Valorant Name guide. Now, you can even rank up easily by reading the How To Get Better At Valorant guide. Crosshairs and crosshair placement play a vital role in the game; dot crosshairs and circle crosshairs happen to be simple yet effective. 

While you are at it, don’t forget to check out our review on Valorant, written by Moiz Banoori.


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