A landmark year for OpTic gaming and its VALORANT division was also a landmark year for its Chamber/Jett superstar Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker. Yay emerged as one of the dominant faces of competitive VALORANT and ended the year with another landmark performance at Champions 2022.
Yay put up MVP-like numbers throughout the entire tournament and finished No. 1 in both overall K/D (1.5) and kills per round (0.93), according to VLR. His final K/D figure is in a category all on its own; the other top five players in overall K/D didn’t finish with a rating higher than 1.4. Fnatic’s Derke finished second in both categories, with a 1.39 K/D and a 0.92 kills per round rating.