Valorant is an extremely successful first-person shooter game from the creators of League of Legends – Riot Games. It is a mix of Counter Strike and Overwatch. Naturally, the game has a large fan following and player base. As such, Riot Games introduced the ranked system after Valorant left its beta stages.
Since the player base is quite large and there are many ranks in the game, you might be curious to see what the rank distribution is and what percentage of players are in what rank. Worry not because we will answer that question for you in this guide.
The majority of the players are in Silver 1. The higher the rank, the fewer amount of players you’ll find. Plus, what’s surprising is that there are fewer players in Iron or Bronze than there are in Silver.
If you want to know how many ranks in Valorant are and what they are called, continue reading to find out. We will also go into detail about what percentage of players are in what ranks. With that said, let’s dive right in and take a look at the rank distribution and player percentage in Valorant.
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What is Ranked?
Before we talk about how many players are in each rank, let’s take a look at what ranked is and how you can unlock it. When you start the game as a new player, you cannot play ranked (or Rated as Valorant calls it). To unlock it, you must level your account to level 20.
By then, you will get the hang of the basics and maybe learn an agent or two. This will help you play better and know your agent as well. While you might think that this is annoying, it is actually done to ensure that players know the game and their agents before diving into competitive.
As of the time of writing, there are 9 total ranks in Valorant. Each of them has 3 divisions with 1 being the lowest and 3 the highest. However, the highest rank does not have any divisions. Instead, players gain LP to see where they stand. Here are all the ranks that are currently present in Valorant:
In the latest update of Valorant, Riot Games decided to add the Ascendant rank that is right above Diamond. This was done to improve the rank distribution since the majority of players were stuck in Silver, and it was difficult to move up to Gold or higher. Plus, this also keeps the prestige of higher ranks without sacrificing it.
Also, keep in mind that with each season, your rank is reset and you will have to play a few placement games to get your rank again. While the reset used to be quite harsh previously, Riot has ensured that this season and onwards, they will do a “soft reset” so that players can easily climb back to their rank and go higher if they are skilled enough.
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Now that we know how many ranks there are and how you can unlock the competitive game mode, let’s take a look at how many players are in what rank and division. You might have just started the game or worked hard to climb to Platinum, and were wondering if that is good or not.
Below, you will find a table that will show you what percentage of players are in what rank.
|Iron 1||0.4%||Platinum 1||6.0%|
|Iron 2||1.5%||Platinum 2||4.9%|
|Iron 3||5.2%||Platinum 3||4.3%|
|Bronze 1||5.1%||Diamond 1||4.0%|
|Bronze 2||7.5%||Diamond 2||2.8%|
|Bronze 3||7.1%||Diamond 3||2.0%|
|Silver 1||9.3%||Ascendant 1||1.6%|
|Silver 2||7.7%||Ascendant 2||1.0%|
|Silver 3||7.6%||Ascendant 3||0.6%|
|Gold 1||7.6%||Immortal 1||0.4%|
|Gold 2||6.8%||Immortal 2||0.2%|
|Gold 3||6.3%||Immortal 3||0.1%|
As you can see, most amount of players can be found in Silver 1 and the rest of Silver as well. What’s surprising is that very few number of players are in Iron 1 or even in the rest of Iron.
Naturally, Radiant, Immortal, or even Ascendant players are extremely good at the game and are often in pro teams. Also, keep in mind that since Ascendant recently got introduced, the data isn’t precise for that rank.
If you want to know the total amount of distribution in the ranks including all divisions, you can find that below:
- Iron: 7.1%
- Bronze: 19.7%
- Silver: 24.6%
- Gold: 20.7%
- Platinum: 15.2%
- Diamond: 8.8%
- Ascendant: 3.2%
- Immortal: 0.7%
- Radiant: 0.03%
If you finally made it to Platinum, you are alongside 15.2% of the player base. Since you will find the most amount of players in Silver and Gold, it is quite difficult to climb out of those ranks. However, with enough skill, knowledge, and determination, you can climb out of those ranks and go higher.
If you want to pursue the game and play it daily, you can easily make it up to Diamond without having too many issues. However, if you want to go higher than that, you will have to work really hard since the players in those ranks are quite good.
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Top Percentage of Players
The table shown below will showcase the cumulative amount of players in each rank. The easiest way to look at it is if you are in Platinum 1, you will be considered in the top 27.9% of players. This table will help you understand how good your rank is and how many players are alongside you.
|Iron 1||100.3||Platinum 1||27.9|
|Iron 2||99.9||Platinum 2||21.9|
|Iron 3||98.4||Platinum 3||17|
|Bronze 1||92.9||Diamond 1||12.7|
|Bronze 2||87.8||Diamond 2||8.7|
|Bronze 3||80.3||Diamond 3||5.9|
|Silver 1||73.2||Ascendant 1||3.9|
|Silver 2||63.9||Ascendant 2||2.3|
|Silver 3||56.2||Ascendant 3||1.3|
|Gold 1||48.6||Immortal 1||0.7|
|Gold 2||41||Immortal 2||0.3|
|Gold 3||34.2||Immortal 3||0.1|