Valorant's rated mode is live – players were able to play the new ranked matches first in North America and after everything turned out to be stable, Europe followed suit. So if you have access to Valorant's beta, you can now iMeasure n scored matches.
In addition there is one Rank system that reflects your performance and enables you to work your way up through good performance. We have summarized everything you need to know about how the rated matches work in a separate article on Valorant.
The long-awaited new mode had one before release downright bizarre problem, which at first glance looks like a trifle, but in the long term it can mean big trouble.
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Magnificent move shows that Valorant is (not) like CS: GO
How good are you VALORANT!
What's the matter? It's about the names of the ranks through which you can work your way up. They are: Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Immortal and Valorant. Again, so that no misunderstanding arises: The highest rank, comparable to »Global Elite« for the competitor CS: GO, is called Valorant, which is exactly like the game itself.
As a user states in a post on Reddit, there is great potential for problems.
Influencers get problems: As a result, it will be difficult for the best players and youtubers to point out the skill level of their gameplay in their videos. Talking about it also sounds strange: "I'm Valorant in Valorant."
Spectators look into the tube: Interested players who want to search for the best gameplay on the Internet are reaching the limits of search engines with search queries like »Valorant Valorant Gameplay«. Alternatives like "Best Valorant Gameplay" ultimately do not clearly reflect the rated rank.
The problem sounds insignificant at first glance, but fans of e-sports in counter-strike know that gameplay in particular is the global elite, i.e. the best of the best, interesting study material and is often searched for.
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That could become a real problem for Valorant in the long run, since it is ultimately designed for e-sports. And how important one is healthy symbiosis with Content Creatorn the keydrop-driven huge success of Valorant on Twitch shows.
The user's contribution has met with an enormous response from the community and has so far Voted almost 23,000 times and showered with Reddit awards. We'll have to wait and see if Riot also recognizes the problem here and renames the highest rank in Valorant to something other than … Valorant.