Let's take a look at 5 esports athletes who had a stronger season than their colleagues in professional Valorant as 2021 draws to a close.
The Valorant Champions 2021 event in Berlin brought the yearly Valorant Champions Tour to a close for fans all over the world. Here are best of the best Valorant players in 2021
Over ten thousand teams from all over the world played in various stages of the event, with Acend emerging as the inaugural World Champions of Valorant. Let’s take a look at 5 esports athletes who had a stronger season than their colleagues in professional Valorant as 2021 draws to a close.
5) Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom
Agents: Reyna, Jett
Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom is a retired Belgian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player who is well-known for his CS:GO achievements. ScreaM joined Valorant after establishing himself to be one of the top players in CS:GO. In August 2020, he joined Team Liquid’s Valorant roster and has been the team’s frontman ever since.
ScreaM, often known as “Headshot Machine,” is a player with exceptional mechanical skills and exceptional aim. He is Team Liquid’s primary Duelist and one of the greatest Reyna players in the Valorant professional scene. ScreaM maintains a 1.47 career K/D with his best agent, Reyna, thanks to his aggressive rifling talents.
ScreaM won tournaments at the Red Bull Home Ground #2 and different stages of VCT 2021, including the EMEA Stage 2 Challengers Finals and the EMEA Last Chance Qualifiers, throughout the year of 2021.
4) Tyson “TenZ” Ngo
Tyson “TenZ” Ngo is a former Canadian professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player who switched to Valorant after becoming the first North American player to rise through the Radiant ranks (formerly known as “Valorant”). As a substitute for Sinatraa, the 20-year-old prodigy joined North American powerhouse Sentinels and has since established himself as one of Valorant’s top players.
TenZ is known for his daring plays including his improbable mechanical abilities, which he honed as a kid while playing Call of Duty and CS: GO. Throughout the year, he’s been spotted alongside a variety of Duelists, with Jett being his most effective choice. TenZ, as an Operator wielder, poses an immediate threat to all of his foes.
Sentinels had a lot of success in VCT 2021, winning titles in NA Stage 1: Masters, Stage 2 Masters – Reykjavik, and NA Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs.
3) Angelo “keznit” Mori
Angelo “keznit” Mori is a professional Valorant player from Chile who joined the Chilean franchise Australs in August 2020. He had a lot of success with Australs and then Wygers Argentina before being acquired as a streamer by KRÜ Esports in May 2020. Keznit was quickly offered a berth on the team’s starting lineup.
With agents like Reyna, Jett, and Raze, keznit has demonstrated his efficacy as a Duelist. However, he has recently been seen in the roles of Skye, Breach, and Cypher. KRÜ Esports stunned the Valorant community by putting on a spectacular display during the Valorant Champions 2021. At Valorant Champions 2021, keznit was the team’s driving power, with the second-best ACS (Average Combat Score) among the top four teams.
Agents: Reyna, Breach, Raze
2) Ayaz “nAts” Akhmetshin
Agents: Viper, Cypher
Ayaz “nAts” Akhmetshin is a former Russian professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player who joined Valorant in June 2020. Three months later, nAts joined the popular Russian company Gambit Esports and quickly established himself as one of the top players in the world.
Despite his defensive responsibilities, nAts isn’t afraid to go for frags. For Gambit, he takes on the role of a lurker, with his team’s moves centred on his positioning and judgement. His legendary Viper and Cypher plays are fascinating for both players and onlookers, and he has received a lot of love from all over the world.
Gambit Esports came out of 2021 with a slew of awards. nAts began his VCT 2021 campaign with a win at the CIS Stage 1 Masters. Gambit returned to win the Stage 3 Masters in Berlin after failing to qualify for the Stage 2 Masters.
1) Mehmet Yağız “cNed” İpek
Agents: Jett, Sage
Mehmet Yaz “cNed” pek is a Turkish professional Valorant player who debuted with BBL Esports in early July 2020. The 19-year-old was named to Acend, a newly founded European organisation, in March 2021. cNed flourished and became one of the top players of 2021, as witnessed by ardent supporters.
cNed prefers to play Jett, although he also enjoys playing Sage on the launch map Bind. cNed, unlike the archetypal Duelist players in Valorant, only plays one Duelist agent. In gunfights, though, his superhuman reflexes and dynamic use of the Operator make him a true terror.
Acend had success on the Valorous Champions Tour 2021 at various stages. The squad won the Europe Stage 1 Masters to make their VCT debut. cNed and Acend defeated Gambit Esports to win the Valorant Champions 2021 at the end of the year-long tournament circuit.