Platinum 1 Valorant Rank | All You Need To Know
As Valorant’s player base keeps growing, more and more players are playing Competitive mode. In this article we will be discussing the Platinum 1 rank.
Is Platinum 1 good in Valorant?
Well in Valorant’s Competitive mode, Platinum 1 is the lowest rank in the Platinum division. But that’s nothing to be ashamed about. You are in the top 15% of all Valorant players! On average you are better than every six out of seven Valorant players on the planet. Great job so far.
How to rank up from Platinum 1
Playing off your team
When you have gotten so far up the ranks, it’s easy to get carried away. Maybe your aiming has been superior and climbing ranks has been a breeze but not anymore. With the player base at this elo decreasing in numbers, most of the time you will be matched up with players better than you. And your bad habits will be punished more often. Learn to play off your team. Their utility, their information, and try to coordinate plays. Taking aim duels will only get you so far.
Establish map control
A huge part of trying to coordinate plays is establishing map control. In general that means using utility or players to make sure an area of the map doesn’t have enemies in it. Raze’s Boom Bot, Sova’s Drone, KAY/O knife are great information gathering tools that you can use to acquire map control.
Smokes and traps can prevent the enemy team from getting control in that area. Using this technique is a must for proper site executions and knowing how to play out the round.
FPS games are all about timing. If you have seen at least one professional Valorant game, you would know this already. With the skill difference between players declining the higher up we go, external factors become deciding ones. Having the patience to hold down an angle for 50 seconds straight, or resisting the urge to get out of position for a flank. Those are good habits that will help you climb in the long run. Less coinflip plays, more good tactical shooter fundamentals.
Mute toxic players
The patience point also applies to this one. But you don't have to do it. On the road to reaching this elo, many players develop a huge ego. We have already mentioned how important it is to have confidence in yourself, but the problem begins when it turns into toxicity. That player that is tilted from the previous game, is toxic from agent select, is mad because you locked in a certain agent, or because he is on a losing streak. That player will not contribute positively to the team at any point. And you might say that you can block it out or ignore it, but subconsciously it will take a toll on you. Just mute them from the start and do your best. He might realize halfway through that the game is winnable and will try to do the same.
What percentile is Platinum 1 in Valorant?
Only 3,6% of all players that play in the Valorant Competitive mode are currently in Platinum 1. This number is slightly lower than previous ranks, and it’s here where competitive gamers start separating themselves from the crowd.