Valorant’s Ranking Distribution System Explained
The Valorant ranked system and Valorant rank distribution is one of the most fundamental models of dissociating the lower ranks from the higher ranks in competitive video games, and it has been, ever since Riot Games introduced the system in League of Legends, then adapted it for Valorant.
So how does Valorant’s rank distribution actually work? Well, we are here to tell you exactly how the rank rating, rank disparity, and rank system works, so without further ado, here is the Valorant rank distribution explained!
Current Valorant Rank Distribution
Most of the player base is in Silver, but what are the exact distributions? These rarely change too much, so these are a good basis to go off of!
How did Ascendant affect the rank distribution?
Ascendant being introduced between Diamond and Immortal allowed for the higher ranks to be filtered more. This was similar to introducing Iron at the bottom of the ladder in League of Legends.
Having somewhere else for players to exist means that each rank places you more accurately against players of your skill level. At the moment there is 2% of players in Ascendant 1, Ascendant 2, and Ascendant 3. Those 2% of players would be in either Diamond or Immortal most likely - making it even harder to climb and getting unfair matches more frequently!
What do these Ranks mean for the Ranking Distribution System?
There are grouping restrictions in Valorant, due to potential boosting concerns. You cannot play ranked with someone two of these above you. So a Silver 1, Silver 2, or Silver 3 player cannot play ranked with anyone in Platinum 1, Platinum 2, or Platinum 3 in that Valorant Episode.
Your previous rank doesn’t affect who you can play with, however, so if you were at the lower ranks with your previous rank, but you are Platinum 3 now, you can play with players in Gold 3, Platinum 3, and Diamond 3 - it is just based on your new rank for competitive games!