High 10 Indian Valorant Gamers of 2022
Listed below are one of the best gamers of the season who outperformed the remainder.
This yr the Indian gaming neighborhood was blessed with loads of top-notch Valorant motion with a number of worldwide groups visiting the nation, nice storylines that lived as much as all of the hype, and its fair proportion of esports drama.
The cherry on prime was Riot Video games partnering with native organizers like The Esports Membership, Galaxy Racer India, Skyesports, and Penta Esports by way of the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) OFF//SEASON to offer the area with Tier 1 tournaments.
Because the 2022 aggressive season for Valorant in India attracts to an in depth and the neighborhood shifts its gaze in the direction of a brand new horizon, we take a step again and undergo the yr as soon as once more searching for the highest ten gamers who demonstrated distinctive abilities, achieved success, and dominated the competitors via the yr.
2023 shall be a major yr for esports in India, with the Valorant Champions Tour that includes World Esports (GE), who shall be representing the South Asian area. However earlier than leaping forward to the following aggressive season, we at AFK Gaming needed to evaluate one of the best of Indian Valorant from this yr, and spotlight those that stood out from the competitors.
: To grasp intimately the purpose system that’s getting used to rank the gamers for this listing, click on right here.
The veteran esports athlete from Kolkata, India continues to be competing on the highest degree and nothing appears to be slowing him down. Antidote has come a good distance from his Counter-Strike days the place he used to primarily play with a sniper, however now the 26-year-old has taken on extra tasks and acts because the shotcaller for his aspect.
Antidote has carried out rather well as a captain, main his former group (Enigma Gaming) to a number of victories together with an look within the VCT 2022: APAC Challengers Stage 2, the place they rubbed shoulders with a few of the finest Valorant groups from the Asia Pacific.
He managed to attain a complete of twenty-two factors in accordance with the purpose system being applied and was even awarded ‘Finest IGL’ on the WD Black Cup: Season 3 – King of the Hill, which pushed him to realize the tenth spot on this yr’s rating.
Notable wins with Enigma Gaming in 2022,
WD Black Cup: Season 3 – King of the Hill
Skyesports Professional Invitational – Season 1
TEC Challenger Collection 8
One other acquainted face who has been round since 2014, initially competing in CS:GO after which switching over to Valorant in 2020, HellrangeR has been a loyal participant for World Esports (GE) since day one.
In contrast to his peer, Antidote, he has all the time been a frontrunner at coronary heart, having discovered loads of success with GE and the tight-knit roster that the group was in a position to collect.
The spotlight for him was to make sure that GE certified for each the worldwide VCT qualifiers in 2022, VCT 2022: APAC Challengers Stage 1 and Stage 2. It will have been improbable to see them make a deeper run besides the consistency from this group is definitely worthy of an applause.
HellrangeR has gathered a complete rating of 23 factors as per the purpose system in place and was even awarded ‘Finest IGL’ on the Skyesports Champions Collection, which resulted in him attaining the ninth spot on this yr’s rating.
Notable wins with World Esports in 2022,
Skyesports Memento 2022
Skyesports Champions Collection
World Esports has had one other improbable yr in Valorant and so has skillZ along with his help abilities which are merely among the many finest from South Asia. It’s simple to miss his efforts however the help he normally offers with Astra, Sage, and Brimstone is a key a part of how the group manages to search out a lot success.
This was notably seen in the course of the VCT 2022: APAC Challengers Stage 1 the place skillZ was one of the best performer amongst all Indian gamers current for this match. He had an total ranking of 1.01 after 90 rounds and an ACS (Common Fight Rating) of 184.5, whereas additionally sustaining 25% headshot accuracy and a clutch success charge of 18%.
SkillZ attained a complete rating of 36 factors in accordance with the purpose system getting used and has positioned within the eighth spot on this yr’s rating.
Throughout his time in CS:GO, Hellff bought his massive break with World Esports and transitioned over to its Valorant roster in 2020. He departed the group simply two days later to hitch Velocity Gaming, the place he continues to meet the help function wholeheartedly.
The 24-year-old was a little bit of a late bloomer this yr, discovering his groove from April onwards and delivering a few of his finest performances throughout the three TEC Challenger Collection occasions that passed off in 2022.
Hellff was awarded a rating of 44 factors on the premise of the purpose system in use. He didn’t have any particular person accolades to characterize and has achieved the seventh spot on this yr’s rating.
One other participant who has been loyal to World Esports since beginning out in Valorant, one of many two fraggers for the aspect who has had an thrilling yr, however not practically reaching his true potential.
Lightningfast began hitting his stride in February and reached his peak in June on the VCT 2022: APAC Challengers Stage 2, delivering one of the best particular person efficiency amongst all Indian gamers competing on this occasion.
He attained an total ranking of 1.11 and registered an ACS of 269.4 after taking part in out 109 rounds. On prime of this, the headshot accuracy was nonetheless maintained at 27% whereas his clutch win charge was 17%.
Lightningfast scored 45 factors as per the purpose system and had no particular person awards to enhance his resume, leading to him reaching the sixth spot on this yr’s rankings.
There are simply no limits to this Sova major, who is set to go away his mark in Valorant after having dominated in Counter-Strike for years. Regardless of being one of many senior gamers within the circuit, rite2ace has gone toe-to-toe with a few of the younger fraggers this yr and even surpassed a couple of.
He began out the yr with a string of sturdy performances throughout the Zotac Cup, VCC 2022: Stage 1, and VCT 2022: APAC Challenger Stage 1. This was adopted by a slight stoop however he bounced again within the final quarter with TEC Challenger Collection 9 and Skyesports SEA Championship.
Rite2ace registered 48 factors in accordance with the purpose system in place and regardless of no particular person honors was in a position to seize the fifth slot on this yr’s rankings.
The king of banter, Excali, might need jumped round fairly a bit however that has not affected his recreation this yr as he continued to stay with Enigma Gaming, till the top of the season.
He might need shocked many in the neighborhood, possibly even himself with the extent of efficiency that he has delivered in 2022, proper up there with a few of the most expert fraggers that the area has to supply.
The 25-year-old was at his best between March to August, delivering impactful performs throughout occasions like TEC Gauntlet Season 4, Skyesports Memento 2022, VCT 2022: APAC Challengers Stage 2, Skyesports Professional Invitational Season 1, and some different tournaments.
Excali scored 75 factors as per the purpose system being applied and although he didn’t have any standout performances, he did make an affect on the general end result for his group, leading to a fourth-place end on this yr’s rankings.
One of the common gamers from the area, SkRossi was unofficially hailed because the face of South Asian Valorant following his good efficiency final yr. Nevertheless, this yr has been a bit shaky for one of the feared gamers within the server.
He was undoubtedly the star participant for World Esports this yr however was not in a position to ship his best possible. The 25-year-old was awarded the MVP trophy for his efficiency on the Skyesports Memento 2022, however his finest displaying was witnessed on the Valorant India Invitational the place he stood out because the second-best participant with an total ranking of 1.23, ACS of 286.3, and headshot accuracy of 34%.
SkRossi amassed 92 factors on the premise of level system in use whereas displaying his true potential towards worldwide groups, all of it mixed helped him obtain third place on this yr’s rankings.
If development could possibly be used to outline a Valorant participant, it might all the time land on DEATHMAKER, who has had one other prolific yr within the server. The a number of MVP awards that he has gained are a testomony of his ability and starvation to maintain dominating the circuit each single yr.
The 24-year-old was at his best possible and saved delivering with excessive consistency, his particular person efficiency standing out in at the least 4 tournaments – Zotac Cup, Skyesports Professional Invitational Season 2, TEC Challenger Collection 7, and TEC Challenger Collection 9.
DEATHMAKER scored 101 factors in accordance with the purpose system getting used and was even named the MVP of VCC 2022: Stage 1, TEC Challenger S7, and Skyesports Professional Invitational S2, all of it serving to him safe the second place on this yr’s rankings.
In a latest tweet, Rawfiul said “Thanks Enigma Gaming for betting on a underdog like me.” Properly, it was a jackpot profitable gamble because the 21-year-old has labored arduous since becoming a member of Enigma in April 2021, blossoming right into a beast of a participant this yr.
2022 was a standout season for Rawfiul and can in all probability be a very powerful yr in his profession going ahead. He has lastly showcased his true potential, dominating the circuit for nearly your entire yr and bagging 4 MVP awards within the course of – TEC Gauntlet Season 4, WD Black Cup Season 3, Skyesports Champions Collection, TEC Challenger Season 8.
Rawfiul scored 125 factors as per the purpose system in place, delivering top-notch performances throughout varied tier one nationwide tournaments, and now holds a number of particular person awards to his identify.
All of this mixed has resulted in him buying the primary place on this yr’s rating and he has been topped as one of the best Indian Valorant participant of 2022 by AFK Gaming.
Aditya is the in-house CS:GO author at AFK Gaming. Whereas his understanding of the esports house shouldn’t be restricted by geographical borders, his present focus lies within the Asian area. Understands and follows virtually all main esport titles.