In Valorant's latest tweet, the developers have stated they have introduced ranked play to North America. If all goes well, they will follow up with a ranked play in Europe after the next hotfix patch scheduled for release on May 1.
Valorant Introduces Ranked Play to North America
Valorant is a free-to-play FPS game developed by Riot Games, the creators behind League of Legends. The game runs mechanically similar to CS:GO and Overwatch. A player picks from a class of Agents, each with a unique ultimate and abilities. Teams switch sides from attackers to defenders and vice versa after 12 rounds, and the first team to 13 rounds wins.
The highly anticipated ranked play is available now. Valorant has stated they reserve the right to turn off the ranked play at any time if things get weird, so don't get too comfortable.
In addition to ranked play, there have also been suspected leaks of a new map and Agent. The new map, rumored to be titled Venice/Ascent, has been leaked in the past as has the Agent, Bombshell, anticipated to be the next Agent in rotation. If true, fans can expect lots of content within the coming weeks as Riot Games works to create a game that can compete alongside the likes of other established esports titles.