Valorant is a video game which is available for free to play [currently available on Windows PC]. Valorant has been developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows. The game was officially released in the month of June 2020. The game is available to download for free on Riot Games official webiste - https://playvalorant.com/en-gb/. The setup size of Valorant is 65.5MB and after installation the game size may go over 12GB.
It is a first-person-shooter [FPS] tactical game and is set in a futuristic place. Players play as Agents and are divided into Attacking and Defending side. Agents can either use their sharp gunplay to attack or tactical abilities to defend. Each player has one life in a particular round. These Agents are based on several countries and cultures around the world.
B. In-game Currency
The game offers 2 types of in-game currencies – Credits and COD Points or popularly knows as CP. Credits can be earned by a player while playing the game whereas COD Points or CP can be purchased by a player with real world currency.
C. Maps, Modes and Agents
Valorant as of now offers 5 maps – Ascent, Split, Bind, Icebox and Haven. It offers 3 modes to choose to play any of the 5 maps – Standard, Deathmatch and Spike Rush. Valorant also allow users to configure custom settings as the deem fit which including but not limited to ‘allowing cheats’.
In total there are 13 Agents which players can choose from to play the game. The Agents are further split into 4 different classes depending upon the style of gameplay which suits you the best: Duelist, Initiator, Sentinel and Controller.
1. Controller – They are experts in slicing up dangerous territory and offers support to the team. [Agents – Brimstone, Omen and Viper]
2. Duelist – They are your entry fraggers or attackers who engage in conflict with enemy team. [Agents – Jett, Phoenix, Raze and Reyna]
3. Sentinel – They are defensive experts and watches flanks of enemy team. [Agents – Sage, Cypher and Killjoy]
4. Initiator – They are scouts of your team and help the team in gathering intel of the enemy team. [Agents – Sova, Breach and Skye]
D. Agent Abilities
Each Agent has 4 abilities. A player can purchase two at the start of the every round. Every Agent has a signature ability that charges up while the game goes on. Lastly, each and every agent has an ultimately ability which will be charged over time through kills, deaths or spike actions. The ultimately ability is accelerated when you subdue your opponent. The game also allows you to collect orbs across the map which would assist you in charging the ultimate battle.
E. Valorant and Esports
In India Valorant tournament was kick-started with NODWIN Gaming’s initiative. NODWIN hosted a tournament with a grand prizepool of whooping Rs.4.25 lakhs, the tournament was titled as NODWIN’s Valorant Agni Series 2020.
The crowned champion of NODWIN Valorant Agni Series 2020 was Velocity Gaming who took an amount of Rs.1,50,000/- followed by Reckoning Esports [Rs.75,000/-], God Particles [Rs.50,000/-] and Global Esports [Rs.50,000/-].
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