Riot Games' Valorant is a semi-futuristic first-person shooter. The game takes place in a dystopian near-future world. Each Agent in the game has a distinct set of special abilities that players can use to their advantage. There are also 17 different weapons to choose from in the game. Its release in October 2019 exploded in popularity, competing with other popular FPS games like Rainbow Six: Siege, Overwatch, and CS:GO.
In a Valorant game, there are two teams: the Attackers and the Defenders. The attackers' main goal is to plant the spike and defend it until it explodes. The defenders' primary goal is to defend all sites and defuse the spike. Valorant has several game modes. In the Unrated mode, the first team to win 13 rounds wins the game. The same rules apply for competitive, except the stakes are much higher since players are competing for Rank Elo.
Agents are portrayed by the players. Based on their roles, these Agents are divided into groups. The Sentinels are the defensive characters, the Controllers are the characters with smoke providing cover for allies and disrupting enemy vision, the Duelists are the offensive characters whose goal is to enter sites first, and finally, the Initiators are the experts in gathering information, assisting in entry sites, and controlling enemy movements.
Valorant is well-known for its high level of competition, and Riot Games has already hosted several tournaments, including the Valorant Champions Tour and the NA Ignition Series. Several eSports teams have already proven to be the best in these tournaments.