Top 5 Valorant signings of 2022. Picture: Onesports

Top 5 Valorant signings of 2022. Picture: Onesports

Top 5 Valorant signings of 2022

Newsroom Nov 29, 2022

Valorant is one of the most played multiplayer games in the world. Many pro players switched from other shooters like CS: GO and Overwatch to start their careers in Valorant.


  • Valorant had an exciting end to 2021, with Acend taking home the world championship, and everyone is already gearing up for the next year.
  • After North American talent dominated Stage One and Two, the competition opened up towards the end of 2022 with multiple players laying claim to the title of "best Valorant player"
  • One thing is for certain, 2022 will be an exciting year for Valorant players across the globe.

The first season of the Valorous Champions Tour (VCT) included some of the top athletes in the world. Many players stood out this year, from those who chose Valorant as their first competitive FPS (First Person Shooter) to seasoned CS: GO pros who switched to Riot's esports game. Stages Two and Three of the VCT truly demonstrated how competitive the regions are in Valorant, while Stage One of the VCT was a regional issue. The following five players are ones you should watch out for in 2022.

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Gambit Esports' Ayaz "nAts" Akhmetshin

Gambit Esports' Ayaz "nAts" Akhmetshin. Picture: Esports

In 2022, the TenZ vs nAts discussion will intensify since there is only one "number one" position in every sport. TenZ dominated Stages One and Two, while nAts dominated Stage Three and the World Championships. Sadly, Gambit did not take home the global title, but it is possible that he and TenZ will continue their battle until 2022.

It's amazing how calmly he can maintain his anxieties. With his clutch plays and aggressive plays, Nats is one of the finest players to watch. He is a living highlight reel. He had 93 kills and a 245 Average Combat Score, making him the hero of the championship match. On the last day of Champions, nobody even came close to matching his performance. But because Valorant is a team sport, Acend was eventually the winner. At only 19 years old, Nats is a promising young talent in valour. If he maintains his current results, he may surpass all other players in Valorant esports as the best player.

Score: 1.10

Combat score on average: 222.4

K/D: 1.19

Fnatic's Nikita "Derke" Sirmitev

Fnatic's Nikita "Derke" Sirmitev. Picture: Esports

The "meme" squad at Champions, Fnatic, was not afraid to be silly at press conferences and on stage. However, the crew took things extremely seriously regarding production, and Derke stood out as the most determined member. KRU Esports abruptly ended the player's journey at Champions, but many people will remember his excellent performance there.

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You may see why he merits your attention by looking at his Champions statistics. Most damage each round on average? Derke. At the global championships, he didn't falter, and even during Fnatic's defeat against KRU Esports, he stole the show. He is undoubtedly notable and one of Valorant's most promising players.

Score: 1.19

Combat score on average: 259.8

K/D: 1.23

Sentinels by Tyson "TenZ" Ngo

Sentinels by Tyson "TenZ" Ngo. Picture: Esports

TenZ announced his retirement from competitive gaming at the beginning of the year. He was a member of Cloud9 at the time and wanted to go into content development full-time. When Riot Games suspended Sentinels' Jay "Sinatraa" Won, the squad needed a replacement. TenZ was the only one who could have done it.

During Stages One and Two, Sentinels was unbeatable, and it seemed that no team could defeat the group. TenZ was the only player that regularly topped the leaderboards and executed the most spectacular plays. With some of the most reliable players in the world, Sentinels is already a well-oiled machine, but TenZ stands head and shoulders above the competition. The 20-year-old still has a long way to go, and his performance at Champions does not accurately represent his potential. Next year, as Sentinels tries to return to winning, all eyes will be on him.

Score: 1.09

Combat score on average: 225.2

K/D: 1.06

Mehmet Yaz "cNed" pek- Acend

Mehmet Yaz "cNed" pek- Acend. Picture: Esports

CNed had, to put it mildly, a rollercoaster of a year. Earlier this year, the Turkish footballer became embroiled in a money-laundering issue. On his stream, he made it known that he was unintentionally drawn into the debate and that the whole affair damaged Turkey's image. However, he cleansed his name, and when the opportunity arose, he excelled at Champions and became a global champion.

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In terms of metrics, the player was the most influential Acend player. He portrays Jett as it comes naturally to him, and he has the ability to hold it together under pressure. During his stint at Champions, he recorded 230 kills and came out on top after a difficult 3-2 series versus Gambit Esports in the match that decided the global title.

Score: 1.22

Combat score on average: 244.9

K/D: 1.34

KRU Esports' Angelo "Keznit" Mori

KRU Esports' Angelo "Keznit" Mori. Picture: Esports

At Valorant Champions, KRU Esports was the only team that could hold its own against the strength of Europe. The group almost toppled Stage Three Champions Gambit Esports and overcame Fnatic. Keznit was crucial to KRU's triumph in the international competition.

Despite not even making it to the championship game, Keznit had the third-highest kill total at Champions. Keznit is a guy to keep an eye on for his talent and clutch ability. He was among the most modest athletes at Champions and showed sportsmanship throughout the competition. He helped KRU become a danger to all top-tier teams across the world by creating the underdog tale of the squad.

Score: 1.14

Score in combat on average: 246.3

K/D: 1.15

You can also download the Tournafest app from Google Play or App Store to play Esports Tournaments & Scrims games like BGMI, Free Fire MAX, Call of Duty, CS: GO, Valorant, Pokemon Unite & win exciting rewards! You may also organize Tournaments & fetch unmatched perks.

Until next time,



Manish Gupta

I’m a creative thinker. I think it’s important to approach tasks and issues from different angles, rather than doing what has always been done. By having an open mind and taking a different approach.