[Top 10] Valorant Best Teams in eSports Right Now

Acend winning VCT Champions 2022 as an underdog.

New year, and of course, also a new set of Valorant tournaments. If you want an exciting experience watching the games, here are all the best Valorant teams right now that you should look out for.

10. Team Secret

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After shocking the whole world after a fantastic performance at champions, the Philippine squad, Team Secret, definitely deserves a spot on this list. Dubbed as the underdogs of Group C at the last international Valorant LAN, they easily qualified for playoffs after destroying Crazy Raccoons and Team Vikings.

Team Secret Achievements:

  • 5th-8th Valorant: Champions- $40,000
  • 2nd Mineski VxV 2021 - Invitational Playoffs- $995

9. Vision Strikers

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The team that has the longest win streak (104 wins) in the history of Valorant, the Korean squad Vision Strikers, will still be a force to be reckoned with in these upcoming tournaments. Vision Strikers might be struggling during international events, but they are still expected to dominate the Korean scene this year. 

Vision Strikers Achievements:

  • 1st VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: Korea Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs- $20,405
  • 1st VCT 2021: Korea Stage 1 Masters- $40,000
  • 1st-2nd VCT 2021: Korea Stage 1 Challengers 2- $3,618

8. Team Envy

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Having the superstar "El Diablo" as their Jett player, Team Envy is still a team that everyone should look out for. They have been consistent in both international and North American events and finished at least top four on all the tournaments they entered, except for the recent Valorant Champions where Team Envy was eliminated in the group stage by X10 Crit.

Team Envy Achievements:

  • 2nd VCT 2021: Stage 3 Masters - Berlin $125,000
  • 3rd VCT 2021: North America Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs $15,000
  • 4th  VCT 2021: North America Stage 3 Challengers 1 $5,000

7. Cloud9 Blue

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After having a disappointing performance for a few months after their star duelist "Tenz" left the team. Cloud9 Blue rebuilt their squad, became one of the strongest teams in the world, and then made a shocking run to qualify for Champions by beating some of the most powerfulin NA, like 100 Thieves and XSET. They finished top 8 on the last Valorant LAN and will surely become stronger this 2022.\

Cloud9 Blue Achievements:

  • 5th - 8th  VALORANT Champions 2021 $40,000
  • 1st  VCT 2021: North America Last Chance Qualifier $40,000
  • 1st     Nerd Street Gamers: Summer Championship $12,000

6. Fnatic

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Like Team Envy, this London-based squad has been consistent throughout the year. Fnatic has been serving the fans of some of the most exciting series in Valorant by pushing some of the best teams into their limits because of their very tactical gameplay. In fact, they even finished 2nd place in Masters: Iceland and took the very strong KRU Esports into three maps before they were eliminated at Champions. 

Fnatic Achievements:

  • 5th - 8th  VALORANT Champions 2021 $40,000
  • 5th - 8th    Red Bull Home Ground #2 $2,861
  • 3rd - 4th  LVP - Rising Series #3 $591

5. Sentinels

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The squad that went on an undefeated run on the first international Valorant LAN, and probably the most dominant squad in the history of Valorant, Sentinels, is still one of the best teams in the world. Even after a disappointing performance in the recent LAN tournaments, Sentinels are still expected to perform well this year after acquiring a coach along with one of the best Jett's (Tenz) and IGL's (Shahzam) in the world. 

Sentinels Achievements:

  • 1st  VCT 2021: North America Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs $40,000
  • 1st  VCT 2021: North America Stage 3 Challengers 1  $20,000
  • 1st VCT 2021: Stage 2 Masters - Reykjavík  $200,000

4. KRU Esports

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Probably the team with the most incredible performance at champions, this Argentinian squad made a statement by making a semi-final run and beating the strongest international teams. KRU Esports eliminated Sentinels and Fnatic, only to be knocked out by the Masters Berlin Winners (Gambit) in an exciting three-map series. They did not change anything in their roster, so everyone should keep an eye out for them!

KRU Esports Achievements:

  • 3rd - 4th  VALORANT Champions 2021 $90,000
  • 5th - 8th  VCT 2021: Stage 3 Masters - Berlin $25,000
  • 1st  VCT 2021: LATAM Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs $10,000

3. Team Liquid

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Another team that has been consistent throughout the year, Team Liquid, along with their superstar duelist "ScreaM," should still belong to the top three teams coming into this year. Team Liquid became even stronger after receiving defensive expert "Nivera" on September 26, 2021. This squad has been on the top for a very long time, and many do not expect them to be falling any time soon.

Team Liquid Achievements:

  • 3rd - 4th  VALORANT Champions 2021 $90,000 
  • 1st  Red Bull Home Ground #2 $22,888
  • 5th - 6th  VCT 2021: EMEA Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs  $5,293

2. Gambit Esports

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The one and only Masters: Berlin winners, Gambit, has been a menace on Valorant tournaments when they got their groove. Gambit Esports have been placing a consistent 1st or 2nd on all the tournaments they attended. The CIS-based starstudded squad, filled with star players like Chronicle and Nats, is still expected to become the top team globally. 

Gambit Esports Achievements:

  • 2nd  VALORANT Champions 2021  $150,000
  • 1st  VCT 2021: Stage 3 Masters - Berlin  $225,000
  • 1st  VCT 2021: EMEA Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs  $38,228

1. Acend

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Acend has proven that they are currently the best team in the world after defeating Gambit in a grueling five-map series during Masters: Champions. Once called "Cned and friends," Acend improved in a short time and beat everyone who stood in their way. It is still unclear whether their superstar Jett "Cned" will stay on the team, but people should not expect them to be giving up the top spot this year. 

Acend Achievements:

  • 1st  VALORANT Champions 2021  $350,000 
  • 1st  LVP - Rising Series - Finale  $9,093
  • 2nd  Red Bull Home Ground #2 $11,444

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