The biggest achievement in Valorant is reaching the Radiant rank. In this article, we will explain what the rank means, and how people reach it.
Challenger in League of Legends is what Radiant is for Valorant. It's the most prestigious rank that only a small percentile of the player base has.
Radiant Rank Compared To Others
The Immortal and Radiant ranks work differently from the others and have some extra conditions to reach them and the tiers above them. In order to reach Radiant, you will have to first get to the Immortal Rank.
Immortal rank has a different RR threshold and it changes according to the player's Region. For example, in Europe to go from Immortal 3 to Radiant you will need approximately 550RR, and in South America, you will need 200RR.
Radiant is the final rank in Valorant, and given its prestige, only the best players can have it. In order to reach Radiant, you will have to be in the top 500 players in your region. This means that reaching Radiant won't be the same in every region. If you are playing in a crowded region like Europe, it will be extremely hard to reach, as opposed to less crowded regions like South America and Brazil since Brazil has its own Leaderboard.
Told my girl we're not getting married until I hit Radiant in VALORANT. pic.twitter.com/XaQupEginw— 100T Nadeshot (@Nadeshot) March 24, 2022
Perks Of Being Radiant
Reaching this rank requires a lot of hard work and gaming hours invested or a lot of talent as a youngster. The motivation people have to reach this prestigious rank comes from its perks. Radiant players in Valorant are "famous". People love to watch their streams, learn from them and interact with them. Pro teams constantly scout for young and talented Radiants in order to sign them up in their Roster, and get their prodigy that will win them the Masters.
13 years old : Iron 1— florescent lmt (@florscnt) April 21, 2022
14 years old : Hit Radiant for 1st time
15 years old : signed as a pro player
never would have thought that I would be playing VALORANT professionally. But here I am today <3 pic.twitter.com/rCHoTsxKVH
Once you've reached Radiant, Valorant can become a job for you. The Esport scene is craving for new prodigies to freshen up the scene, as the older ones like Hiko retire, and new faces are needed to rock the esports scene.
If you want to learn more about the Valorant ranks, you can check out our Valorant Ranked System article where we explain in detail how the Valorant Competitive mode works.