In competitive shooters like Rainbow Six Siege, CS 2 and Valorant ranks matter a lot to the players. players contest for these ranks religiously in this tactical shooter space. it is safe to say that they follow this perception that “a higher rank means a better player” but that is not always the case because you know in competitive games like valorant ranks don’t always determine the best player in that skill group, it only shows the highest Elo player of the rank.
There are many pro players who are not radiant or even immortal, yet they compete for the biggest tournament on the planet. There could be reasons why the players want to rank up so badly, but we are not going to talk about these reasons. Rather I’ll give you the best working tips to get out of your current rank and how to get a better one.
1. Watch gameplays:
Rewatching your gameplay can be a good starting point to get better at valorant. By rewatching your own games, you can point out your mistakes and you will get a better perspective on your mistakes and wrongdoings, and you will be able to solve them more quickly. Unfortunately, Valorant does not offer any match viewer or demo viewer that other games do offer but you can record your own games by OBS or Streamlabs. While this might not be the most optimal way to watch the matches it is unfortunately the only way. You should also watch other high-ranking games to understand how these players playthings and execute their strategies.
This way you can apply the same methods yourself and can be better at the game without doing any extra hard work or grinding in the game. If you are in a lower Elo then I would suggest you avoid watching tier 1 matches because while you can watch them as a fun thing to do you can’t take anything out from these matches and apply it yourself because of the gap in skill between you and these s-tier players but if you are in a good rank something like gold or platinum than watching the tier 1 matches can also be good But if you are in silver or bronze then you should watch the games of your local area’s LAN tournaments or the players above your rank by 1 or 2 divisions.
2. Aim training:
In any PvP first-person shooter game aim is the single biggest difference-maker. Aiming sharply and precisely can take you from sloppy seconds to glorious victories. In the case of valorant, the aim might not be the biggest factor in winning duels and rounds in diamond or ascendant lobbies, but it is the factor in lower elos like gold or bronze. In these lower ranks if you have good aim then you can easily dominate the opposition and can win the matches single-handedly. you might ask how to make my aim sharper and more precise so here’s what you should do:
Play deathmatches with pistols:
Playing death matches with pistols has a bunch of positives. The first one is that they give a better chance at improving your movement while shooting and having a more precise aim. You should mostly use ghosts because while the sheriff has the better damage and better chances of nailing the headshots it doesn’t give you the mobility to strafe or counter-strafe freely because strafing can worsen the shot accuracy of the sheriff. My suggestion would be to use ghosts as a weapon in death matches.
Practice in firing range:
The second suggestion would be to use a firing range which you might already do but doing this can make your aim better. So you should load up the first range and load up the standing bots after that you should only try to flick from one target to another and spray at them like do 180 for each target and spray at it. Training like this will build your muscle memory therefore you will hit more shots in actual matches.
Play private matches with bots:
Another feature that valorant does not have is private matches with bots. The only way you could add bots in the matches is by using cheats and killing yourself and reviving it. It sounds complicated but it is fairly easy. So after adding bots, you should place them at the most common angles that the enemy holds in actual matches. Now you just have to pre-aim these angles and shoot the bots. Practicing this will make your crosshair placement a lot better.
3. Selecting a good agent pool:
In valorant selecting a good agent that can complement your aim and playstyle can be the difference maker so what I would suggest is that you take 3 to 4 agents and try to master them. I know that some of the valorant agent’s ability kits are hard to master but in general you should at least have 3 agents in your pocket so you can synergize with any team and agent environment. If you are confused about which agents to choose then don’t worry take these agents according to your will:
The above agents that I have mentioned are the easiest ones so even if you are just starting out in valorant you can easily master their kits. Now if you want to push your rank then changing your current main agent might be the fresh start that you are looking for. You could also take some of the above agents and atleast try them out and see whatever floats your boat.
4. Play with a team:
“Losing with a team is better than losing solo at least you know who disappointed you”. Valorant is a team game and trying to fit in a good team is the only logical thing to This can also be the key to pushing your rank. Finding a good team is not that difficult if you are good enough in valorant you could find some players from Discord or Reddit and play with them. It is way better to play with this player than playing solo with complete strangers and little to no coordination.
5. Valorant coaching:
The last thing and fifth thing on the list would be to get Professional valorant coaching. Hiring a professional coach can do wonders for your individual skill and because of the rise of esports in valorant hiring a coach for valorant is cheaper than ever before. A coach can point out your mistakes in matches he also can provide you with a training chart to follow. All in all it is good to have a coach by your side. So if you take valorant seriously then having a professional coach will take you to the next level.