Platinum 3 Valorant Rank | All You Need To Know
Valorant is a really fun game, until you start losing consecutive games in Competitive. In this article we will be discussing the Platinum 3 rank.
Is Platinum 3 good in Valorant?
In Valorant’s Competitive mode, Platinum 3 is the highest Platinum rank. This means that there are almost five divisions of players you should be better than. You are entering a higher level of play and might meet some pros too!
How to rank up from Platinum 3
Play off your advantages
This might seem confusing, but it’s often overlooked and many rounds are lost due to players not adjusting. Your teammate just got a pick and you have the man advantage. Don’t run out and greed for kills. Another example is when you hold an angle, and the defender swings, but you don't kill him. Just forget about it and reposition. Your advantage was the position and the element of surprise, but you didn't use it. More often than not if you try to take another duel on the same angle there will be 2-4 enemies waiting for you.
This one should already be well known, but it’s often a result of miscommunication. Trading means to play with your teammate as he is pushing or clearing angles. If a defender is waiting in an unexpected position, you should be there to trade him. It sounds like nonsense but sometimes making bad decisions together is better than doing the right thing alone.
If you jump out and trade your teammate, the round is a 4vs4 at best. At worst it’s a 4vs3. But if you don't trade him, the round is a 4vs5 at best and it can easily become an Ace. Play the percentages and support your team.
Watch your VODs
With all this talk about improvement it’s easy to forget the most important factor. Learning is one thing, but actually applying what you learned is another. Sometimes our habits get the better of us. Watching your VOD’s is a great way to better understand your mistakes, get a better read on the map, and how you react to certain situations.
Yes every game is winnable, regardless of the mental strain and if we talk strictly about getting more RR, not surrendering is one of the best things you can do. The way this game calculates how much you gain or lose RR is based on multiple factors, including rounds won and your contribution to them. If the game state is 8-1 and your team forfeits, the end result that is registered is 13-1. This spells doom for your RR, considering you lost 13 rounds and probably didn't perform well. Maybe you won't win the game but if the game ends at 13-5 not only would you lose less RR but you also have more opportunities to score some kills and in turn improve your performance. It might not seem like a lot, but over the course of an Act if you surrender 5-10 games in which you could lose 3-7 less RR it adds up to almost half a rank.
What percentile is Platinum 3 in Valorant?
Platinum 3 in Valorant makes up just 2% of the entire playerbase participating in the Competitive game mode. This figure is one of the lowest elo distributions and it only gets smaller the further you climb.