Riot Games’ biggest hit title, League of Legends, undoubtedly has one of the best competitive ranking systems of any esport. A few weeks ago, we got our first look at what Riot has planned for Valorant‘s own competitive ranking system, and it appeared very similar to League‘s. Now, a new leak has come out, showing a few changes have been made to these ranks.
The post in question was created by Reddit user and Valorant dataminer FloxaY. It shows the seven base rankings, along with the “Valorant” rank, which we can assume is the highest. However, almost all of these rankings sport different names and colors from those seen in the previous leak. Many tiers now share their names with those found in League of Legends.
The seven base tiers are now as follows:
The layout of Valorant‘s tiers is otherwise unchanged, though. We see three different badges per tier, likely meaning each tier will have three divisions. This is almost the same as League of Legends, except for the fact that each Tier in League has four divisions instead of three.
Assuming the ranking system works like League‘s, players will have to do placement matches where their wins and losses will determine their initial rank. After that, they will gain points for winning games and lose points for losing. We will likely learn more about the full ranking system within the next few weeks.
When can we expect to see rated play?
Back on April 10, Riot Ziegler posted in a tweet that “rated” testing will begin in “a couple weeks”. This means that we could see rated matches coming to the beta as soon as next week. At the very least, this confirms that we won’t have to wait until the game releases to play rated.
Our first “rated” testing is coming in a couple weeks, stay tuned.
— Ziegler (@RiotZiegler) April 10, 2020
In the meantime, make sure to check out some guides and find your favorite Agent(s). You’ll want to keep improving for when rated play finally does release. Stick with Daily Esports to stay up to date for all the latest Valorant news and guides.