4:12 PM ETTyler ErzbergerESPN Esports CloseStaff writer for ESPN. com
Covered esports since 2011
Worked with biggest teams across titles like League of Legends and StarCraft IIFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintEveryone wants to frag out in a first-person shooting game. Even if your crosshair is permanently pointed down at the floor as you run in circles trying to figure out where you're being shot from, the satisfaction of completing an ace or pulling off a split-second clutch with a pistol is what drives people to play FPS games in the first place. In VALORANT, all the game's agents can pop off and put up 30 kills -- shoutout to all the self-healing Sage players who always first-buy the Operator -- but the Duelists are more often than not the true carries of their team. VALORANT's closed beta featured a trio of Duelists -- Raze, Phoenix and Jett -- that expanded to a quartet after the game's official launch with the addition of the Mexican vampire Reyna. If you're going to pick a Duelist and try to carry your team, the question is: Which Duelist should you play? Although all four when played to their full potential can carry even the worst team to a win, each has a specific playstyle.
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