Riot Games’ first global Valorant tournament is coming to a close, and we are just days away from the finals of the First Strike series. We have the top eight teams headed to the global finals from each region, and some of the biggest names have faltered along the way. The regional titles will see plenty of fierce completion and here are the top five players you should keep an eye out for next month.
Players to Watch in Valorant First Strike North America
Sinatraa made a name for himself in Overwatch and bagged the Overwatch League MVP title two years ago. He moved on to Valorant earlier this year and is considered to be the best player in NA by many. His versatile agent pool makes him extremely valuable in the Sentinels lineup. Sinatraa’s ability to be at the top of the score charts while playing supporting characters like Sova proves how skilled he is.
Kaboose (Team Envy)
Kaboose is a duelist specialist who led his team to victory at the First Strike NA NSG qualifier. He is number one on the combat rating score leaderboard and has put on dominant performances against the likes of 100 Thieves and T1. With five years of experience in CS:GO, Kaboose knows what’s at stake at the highest level of play.
Players to Watch in Valorant First Strike Europe
ScreaM (Team Liquid)
Ardiis is one of the best snipers in the professional Valorant scene. With a KD of 1.24 and the ability to play multiple agents with equal skill, he is one of the most valuable players on G2’s roster. His impact plays against Ninjas in Pyjamas helped G2 qualify for the regional finals. His best performances are on Sova, an agent capable of devastating the opponents with shock darts.
Zyppan (FunPlus Phoenix)
Zyppan has been one of the biggest names in Fortnite, and when he moved to Valorant with FunPlus Phoenix, no one expected him to perform as well as he did. He is one of the most aggressive players in the tournament with a KD of 1.32. His Raze gameplay is among the best in Europe, and it will be exciting to see how he fares against FunPlus’ biggest competitor G2 Esports.