The top ranked Valorant players are all playing as Jett

Valorant character Jett stands in front of a blurred background, nonchalantly juggling a kunai in her hand

Valorant’s first official leaderboards have now been released for both North American and European territories, and it makes for some fascinating reading. The biggest takeaway though is that over half of the top Valorant players in both territories have Jett as their main.

Jett is quite a difficult character to use for the average player, part of why she ranks a little lower in our Valorant agent tier list, but if you get used to how she works she can be a deadly asset to the team. It seems that some people have mastered the character, since the majority of the top players in both North American and European territories are using her more than anyone else.

The other standout characters are split between the two regions, with two of North America’s top 10 favouring Cypher, while three of the European top 10 prefer to use Omen. While they can be hard to master, it looks like these agents are doing wonders for those at the top end of the Valorant ranks.

What’s also caught our eye are some of the players that feature in both top 10 player lists.

Here are the top North America players and the teams they are assigned to:

  • TenZ – Cloud9
  • Doinkmachine97 – unknown
  • AsunaCS – 100 Thieves
  • BcJ – unsigned, but formerly of T1
  • supamen – Dignitas
  • HUYNH – Gen.G Esports
  • THWIFO – Xset
  • Eeiu – NRG esports
  • Skadoodle – T1
  • Wardell – TSM

Most of these names are signed up to various esports teams, but one name does stand out: nobody seems to know who ‘Doinkmachine97’ is. Some have speculated that it might be Shroud, one of Twitch’s biggest streamers, though this has been debunked. They do seem to feature a fair bit on the Valorant competitive scene, regularly going up against the top players.

These are the top European players:

  • Alive – Young & Beautiful
  • brams – unsigned – previously played for Opportunists
  • GO LoWkii – unknown, but maybe the former manager of HypHypHyp
  • flabben – Shaka Brah
  • amp – Lunaris
  • AvovA – Team Heretics (stand-in)
  • G2 paTiTek – G2 esports
  • emilz – Rujopallas
  • DeepMans – Oxygen esports (stand-in)
  • FPX Shao – FunPlus Phoenix

The European list possibly includes the former manager of HypHypHyp, a French team on the Valorant scene before they disbanded in July. HypHypHyp featured quite heavily during the early days of the competitive scene, but last competed during the Take The Throne #8 tournament, which they won.