Best Valorant Players in 2021 – Top Valorant Players in Each Role & Region
The best Valorant players are starting to differentiate from the rest after a year of full on competitive play. Some players excel at certain roles and outshine the rest of the competitors. We take a look at top valorant players in each role and region.
This article will be updated to cover players for all competitive regions as VCT Masters Reykjavik completes and Stage 3 gets underway.
Best Valorant Players in 2021
Due to a variety in roles and playstyles, selecting a simple best player in Valorant is rather difficult. Especially considering the lack of international events and limited screen time for many of the teams. However, from what we have gathered thus far, we can create a list of players that excel in each individual role within Valorant. Once the VCT Masters Reykjavik and Masters Berlin are concluded, we can create a more definitive list of players which would also feature players from other regions. At this state the current list is very “western” heavy.
With all this in mind, lets dive into the best Valorant Players in 2021 in each role.
TenZ – Best Duelist
Tyson “TenZ” Ngo is shaping up to be the best duelist the game has ever seen to date. His Jett and Reyna playstyle of extremely aggro and duel heaviness, has him carrying his team to victory in both ranked and competitive play. TenZ is a streamer for Cloud9, but currently represents Sentinels at the Reykjavik Masters instead of Sinatraa.
Based on how dominant Sentinels became after taking in TenZ, he might be offered a permanent spot on the team very soon. Currently, Sentinels are the also the hottest team for Valorant betting internationally.
Sinatraa – Best Initiator
Despite the recent scandal surrounding Sinatraa, he continues to stand as one of the best Valorant players in the world. Sinatraa popularized the use of Ares and Odin in combination with Sova drone and recon arrow, allowing for a multitude of wall bang kills throughout both solo queue and professional play. Sinatraa’s success on Sova is accredited to his ability to fully utilise his kit, a skill he developed from his successful career in the ability heavy FPS, Overwatch. His status as one of the best Valorant players stands despite taking a break, and being unable to play competitively due to the recent scandal. With Sinatraa dominating games right away on his return stream following a two-month hiatus, he will remain one of the best initiators if he keeps his competitive career going.
Grimm – Best Sentinel
Grim may not be the highest ranked Sentinel player, nor does he play in the competitive scene. However, Grim has pioneered the battle Sage playstyle with his numerous off-angle and unexpected walls. Numerous top players have even studied and copied Grim’s sage walls for use in professional play. Sentinels like Sage were originally designed to be heavily favored on the defenders side, however, Grim has managed to excel with Sage even on the attackers side to clearly stand out from other Sentinel players.
Grim’s frequently uploads on Youtube, but despite his numerous collection of videos, Grim still continues to find new Sage walls. His mastery over the champion alone qualifies him as one of the best Valorant players in the world. You can find his videos on his dedicated Grim YouTube channel.
Zombs – Best Controller
Zombs is currently playing for Sentinels, the top team in North America. Zombs excels at two primary controllers, Omen and Astra. Many controllers in the Valorant scene are overly passive and rely too much on utility. What sets Zombz apart as one of the game’s top controllers is his ability to balance his use of utility in key moments, but also hold sites down with precise gunplay. Zombs also frequently scores amongst the top of his team despite being a controller, a difficult feat considering the competitive scene have team compositions with two or more duelists.
Who is the best Valorant player in Europe?
ScreaM currently plays for Team Liquid, Europe’s top team following their win in the Valorant Champions Tour 2021: EMEA Stage 2 Challengers Finals. Individually, ScreaM is regarded as the best player in Europe due to his ability to single-handed change the outcome of a game. ScreaM strong presence on EU is obvious, with the Belgium setting many major milestone in the First Strike Regional Finals at the end of 2020. ScreaM achievements set in single maps include; scoring 39 kills, fragging 10 first bloods and even scoring 40 head shots! Given ScreaM’s experience playing against top international CS:GO teams, it is expected he will adapt better against teams from other regions compared to other less experienced players. This places Team Liquid as a Valorant betting favourite for the upcoming Valorant Masters Rejkjavik.
Who is the best player in North America?
While there are many in contention for the best player in North America, we have ranked Asuna above them all. Asuna plays for 100 Thieves, consistently trop fragging and carrying the team to victory. The team had swept the NA VCT Stage 2 Challengers 1, but unfortunately fell to an early exit in the VCT Stage 2 Challenger Finals. However, while the team failed to qualify for Masters, it does not take away from Asuna’s individual strength.
At only 17 years old, Asuna has great growth potential which will enable him to contest being the best Valorant player in the world. At this stage hes compared in Valorant to what young S1mple was in his early days in CS:GO.
Tarik had recently stepped down from the Evil Geniuses CS:GO competitive line-up. However, despite only recently picking up and streaming Valorant consistently, Tarik has already reached Radiant in record speed. Tarik had been able to reach Radiant primarily with the transfer of his CS:GO accuracy, reaction time and game sense to Valorant, now amongst the top 0.3% of players. As time passes, he will likely continue to improve and be considered one of the best valorant players in the world, especially as Tarik develops greater mastery over agent utility.