Valorant’s competitive matchmaking: Here is what you need to know.
Valorant’s competitive matchmaking is already here, so we’ve decided to make a summary before we dive deeper into the competitive world. Consider this the zero episode of the upcoming Valorant Beginner’s Guide we are working on.
Before going all try-hard in Riot’s brand new shooter, you will have to play 20 unranked matches. Do your best, try all agents, and see which one fits you best. Don’t be toxic and consider this as a warm-up.
After this, we have 8 ranks and three tiers, excluding the top rank, Valorant.
According to Riot, winning is the most crucial factor in gaining rank but is not the only one. Outstanding performance can lead you to rank faster. On the other hand, losing games or performing below expectations (based on previous matches) will make you lose rank.
Your personal skills will have a lot of impact at the beginning, but it will decrease when you spend more time playing and reaching higher ranks. How you decisively win will also have an effect, giving importance to staying and fighting until the end, so don’t rage quit.
You can gather up to five friends and queue in competitive matchmaking, but for avoiding skill disparity, the rank difference between players has to be of two ranks maximum.
The rank inactivity is going to be tracked, too. After two weeks without playing, your rank will be invisible, and you will have to play again to make it visible. This does not mean your rank will disappear of decreased; it will only turn invisible. Riot promised not to artificially down ranks.
Riot wants the community to lead the way towards the evolution of ranked play during the closed beta and even after launch. They are still thinking up improvements and more measures, and it looks like they want a stable competitive community where skills and consistency is taken into account rather than just wins and losses.
Read the full article here and take a look at the latest updates here. Leave us a comment if you played your placements yet, and what your thoughts are on them.