Welcome to the Upcomer VALORANT Awards 2021.
Over the next week of the holiday, we’ll be rolling out different categories for you to vote on, highlighting the best and brightest in the community. From gamers to casters, there is an opportunity to have your voice heard and see who is getting the first awards from Upcomer.
By 2022 we will announce the winners of each award, which culminates on New Years Day when we announce the big ones: Players and Teams (Valorant Champions Tour, Game Changers) of the Year.
A public vote will decide on all winners (below) together with Upcomer’s staff, with each side accounting for 50% of the overall decision.
For our first voting list, we will determine the All-Pro VALORANT Champions Tour team for 2021. The Upcomer community and staff have voted and come together to select six finalists for the five positions.
Here are the five roles designated for this year’s all-pro team:
Jet of the year: What else can we do if a single agent has a selection rate of more than 80% in all three major international tournaments this year? Pick the player with the most outstanding wind assassin pilot in 2021, often the spearhead of a team.
Entry / Flex Player of the Year: The double punch, alongside a jet player, this role has changed over the course of the year. While the experts at Reyna and Raze still shine, the rise of quasi-duelists like Skye and Sage has turned this role into one where a player can choose a different agent on each map.
Controller of the year: Who was the best smoker in 2021? These players orchestrated the setups and kept the teams together year-round with their utility controls.
Initiator of the year: We were on the verge of making this the “Sova Award”, but kept this for the players who, alongside agents like Breach and KAY / O. shone on the Russian initiator
Support / Guardian of the Year: These are the anchors, lurkers, and tricksters who do the dirty work and little bits and pieces to take a solid team to the next level.
Without further ado, here is the official voting. Only one player may be chosen per category.