Valorant has become one of the most popular first-person shooters today, to a degree where even the most hardened CSGO veterans are considering swapping games. Valorant has achieved such success in record time, and despite still being relatively young, the game’s esports scene has developed into something massive with the release of Valorant Champions Tour.
With the Valorant scene thriving, we’re seeing more and more Valorant teams come into the spotlight. This time, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best Valorant teams from all around the world.
Top 10 Valorant Valorant Teams in 2021
We’ll base our top 10 list of best Valorant teams in the world according to the overall power rankings of each team as well as their current success in the Valorant Champions Tour. The teams will be listed in order, starting from top to bottom.
The number one spot belongs to the NA champions – Sentinels. This is by far the best Valorant team right now, both in terms of success in the Valorant Champions Tour and in terms of playstyle.
Sentinels have everything that a successful Valorant team needs. Not only is their 5-man roster filled with incredible players who all operate at a high level individually, but when put together in a match they move like one unit. Their versatility is unmatched, and their tactics in battle are incredibly deadly. TenZ and SicK are backed up by ShahZaM, and together they form a scary hunting party. Dapr and zombs keep the backline safe and ensure nobody gets through.
These are some of the best Valorant players and they make sure to prove it in every Valorant esports tournament they participate in.
2. Gambit Esports
Gambit Esports is a Russian esports organisation that has achieved great results in CS:GO and other popular esports titles. In late 2020 they formed their Valorant team and slowly started making their way to the top of the CIS region.
They are the CIS Stage 1 Masters and have also won several other Valorant Champions Tour events in their region. What really put them on the map was their recent success in the EMEA Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs where they won 1st place and secured a spot in VCT Stage 3 Masters in Berlin.
They have proven to be capable of taking down the strongest teams in the EMEA regions, and they might even be able to put pressure on Sentinels if they end up facing each other.
3. 100 Thieves
The First Strike – North America champions are one of the best Valorant teams in North America. They have an incredible lineup with Hiko, steel, nitr0, Ethan, and Asuna. Asuna alone is a monster carry, while Hiko is an experienced Sova main who helps set up plays for his team.
Despite being an incredibly strong team, 100 Thieves have been living in the shadow of Sentinels, unable to surpass them for three consecutive stages of the Valorant Champions Tour in NA.
Still, they deserve a high spot on our list. They have the potential to be the best squad in the world and should not be underestimated.
Acend came seemingly out of nowhere in late March of 2021 and immediately won the European Stage 1 Masters. The former Raise Your Edge Gaming lineup became the new Acend, and together they quickly started dominating the European region.
What’s quite fascinating is the fact that this squad managed to do so much in such a short period of time. Soon, they may even become the best Valorant team.
5. Vision Strikers
This Korean powerhouse is one of the best Valorant teams in the world. They have an impressive record and have been dominating their region from the very beginning.
The one time they failed to win a tournament was during Korea Stage 2 Challengers where they finished 3rd-4th, causing them to miss the VCT Masters – Reykjavík. This was the first time that different Valorant regions would meet, and Vision Strikers didn’t make the cut.
This time, however, they will be competing in VCT Masters – Berlin so we’ll finally see what they’re truly made of.
6. G2 Esports
G2 Esports was once hailed as the best Valorant team in the world, but since then they have fallen off greatly. Valorant Champions Tour predictions were not kind to them, and for the first two stages, they haven’t really accomplished much.
Everything changed when G2 replaced pretty much the entirety of its roster, leaving only mixwell as the last member of the original lineup. Since then, G2 has achieved great results in VCT EU Stage 3 and they’ve even managed to qualify for VCT Masters – Berlin.
They are looking quite strong right now and have great potential. This roster is still getting into proper shape, and once they do, they’ll certainly put on quite a show.
7. Team Liquid
Team Liquid is one of the strongest Valorant teams in Europe. ScreaM and the squad are quite capable, which was evident by their past results. Liquid won EMEA Stage 2 Challengers Finals and the more recent Europe Stage 3 Challengers 2, showing that they have the champion potential. During Masters in Reykjavík, they placed 4th, which is quite respectable.
With the rise of Acend and G2’s comeback, this squad is now facing bigger challenges in Europe. Still, Team Liquid is an excellent team who have managed to win even when all the Valorant betting odds were against them, so we’re confident they’ll continue to stay high on the rankings.
8. Team Vikings
Team Vikings are one of the best Valorant teams in the Brazilian region. They have won Brazil Stage 1 Masters, Brazil Stage 2 Challengers Finals, and even made an appearance in VCT Masters – Reykjavík. They have a lot of experience under their belt and have shown to be a capable Valorant squad.
Sadly, they will be missing the Stage 3 Masters in Berlin. It’s unfortunate but doesn’t really diminish all the past success that Team Vikings accomplished. They are still an excellent team and deserve a spot in our list.
9. Team Envy
Team Envy is one of the three teams competing at VCT Masters – Berlin. They have a great lineup and interesting playstyle, but they can’t seem to continue winning consistently like teams such as Sentinels. If they want to make it to the very top, they’ll have to do exactly that.
An overall solid team that can easily be considered as top 3 in NA. In terms of global ranking we’re giving them a respectable number 9.
Here comes another team from North America, and it’s XSET. Everything about this team screams unique, from the playstyle to the Agent picks, and it’s this uniqueness that earned them the final spot on our list.
Although they failed to win any of the NA Challengers yet, they’ve earned the respect from their NA peers. Constantly hovering close to the top, but never quite making it all the way to the end. They even managed to beat Sentinels once, which was something quite unexpected. Even if it was perhaps a one-time thing, it showed how good XSET can be when they really try.