Curious to find out what Agents everyone’s been playing in different ranks? Sit tight. You’ve come to the right place.
Riot Games entered the FPS genre with the launch of VALORANT. It is a 5v5 tactical shooter where Agents’ abilities meet precise gunplay. The game is heavily inspired by CS: GO’s FPS mechanics and Overwatch’s hero-shooter aspects.
Although most people were initially skeptical about VALORANT’s success, their perception changed when VALORANT started to gain popularity. Currently, more than 20 million average players play VALORANT each month.
VALORANT has different game modes, including Deathmatch, Swiftplay, Spike Rush, Unrated, and Competitive. Additionally, there are three rotating game modes: Escalation, Replication, and Snowball Fight, which change with every patch. Among these, Competitive or Ranked is the most popular game mode in VALORANT.
If you’re looking to win more games and want to pick a good Agent depending on your rank, go through the article till the end. We’ll explain a little about VALORANT rank system, how many Agents are there, and their popularity in different ranks. So, without further ado, let’s get into it.
What is VALORANT Rank?
As mentioned earlier, there’s a Competitive game mode in VALORANT. This game mode is also referred to as Ranked. Players are given specific ranks based on skills, MMR, and Rank Ratings in this Competitive game mode.
Having a Competitive or Ranked mode is to play against similarly skilled opponents to enjoy the thrilling and nail-biting experience of VALORANT matchmaking. If you are new to this game, you must play a certain amount of Unrated matches to unlock Competitive mode and get a specific rank.
All VALORANT Ranks
There are 9 rank tiers in VALORANT. Each of these ranks has three sub-tiers, except for Radiant. Radiant is a special rank category representing the best of the bests. Only the top 500 from each Region can reach Radiants.
Previously, there were 22 ranks in VALORANT. However, Riot Games recently added a new rank tier called Ascendant starting from Episode 5 Act 1. So, with the addition of Ascendant, there are currently a total of 25 ranks in VALORANT.
How Many Agents are There in VALORANT?
Right now, in Episode 6 Act 3, there are 21 playable VALORANT Agents in the game. Each Agent has unique abilities and characteristics. The Agents also have different roles in the game. These are Duelists, Controllers, Sentinels, and Initiators.
Most Picked Agents Across Different Ranks (July 2023)
This section will showcase the most-picked Agents across different ranks in July 2023. The pick-rate will be based on last month’s most picked Agents across different rank tiers. Moreover, we’ll list all 20 Agents across 9 ranks in VALORANT. Knowing the Agents’ popularity in each rank can help you pick a better character and help you win more matches.
|#||Iron 3||Bronze 3||Silver 3||Gold 3||Platinum 3||Diamond 3||Ascendant 3||Immortal 3||Radiant|
data via esportstale
Note: As the month of July has just started, it’ll take some time before the Agent data for July becomes live. However, you can take a look at the Agents’ pick-rate data from last month to get a rough idea of who the most picked Agents are in July.
How is the Data Collected?
Riot Games released API for VALORANT starting in 2020. Esports Tale uses this API to provide official rank data based on the whole player base. So, the rank distribution data shown below is accurate. Additionally, this rank distribution considers combined players from all regions.