Top Player Surprised as Riot Games Announce Valorant Rankings

October 24, 2020 4:39 pm

Evil Geniuses player Tarik had recently posted a tweet claiming that the North American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene is already dead. This statement does have some truth to it, especially given the Valorant competitive scene in North America is bigger than ever.

Players and rosters from this continent have already claimed the top spots in the competitive circuit of this game. On the 20th of this month, the official Twitter handle for the game announced the top players from North America. TenZ, from Cloud9’s Valorant roster, tops the list. Gamer tags DOINKMACHINE97 and ASUNACS have achieved the #2 and #3 spots respectively.

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The 19-year-old pro talked about this when a fan asked him if this surprised him, on his stream.

“Kind of. I mean, I didn’t expect any ranking to come out… I was looking for myself (on the rank list) and I noticed that it was top one, and I was like, ‘Oh!'”

Is the #1 Valorant player really a surprise?

TenZ is undoubtedly one of the most prominent pro players in the competitive circuit of Riot’s tactical FPS. He has been carrying the excellence that comes with the name Cloud9 on his shoulders. Moreover, TenZ had been a prominent name in the former CS: GO roster of Cloud9 as well.

He had announced the end of his CS: GO career to pursue Valo professionally back in April this year. On the 12th of the same month, he earned himself a spot in the Cloud 9 roster for the new game.

And the way TenZ has been owning Valorant since its very inception, it is hardly surprising to see him achieve this spot.

TenZ has been holding the highest ranks in the game ever since its Closed Beta version days. He usually mains Reyna and Jett, and his unreal reaction time makes him an almost invincible fragger.

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