However, Riot Games reserves the right to disable it if “things get weird.”
Get your sweats on – Ranked Play is now available in Riot Games’ Valorant closed beta. This is only for North America and Europe though, as revealed on Twitter. The developer also confirmed that if “things get weird”, it reserves the right to disable Ranked Play as required.
To unlock Ranked Play, you first need to finish 20 Unrated matches. You can have up to five players in a single party while queuing everyone must be within two ranks. If you haven’t played any Ranked matches in 14 days, then your rank won’t be displayed (though it won’t decay either). In total, there are eight ranks with three tiers, with the exception of the top rank “Valorant”.
If you’re currently playing Ranked and hitting a brick wall, don’t worry. Your rank in the closed beta won’t carry over to the game’s full launch, which is still planned for this Summer. For now, it’s all about testing things and providing feedback. Stay tuned for more details on any changes to Valorant’s Ranked Play in the coming weeks.
In the next 30 minutes we're going to turn ranked on in North America.
If all goes well there, we'll turn ranked on in Europe after the hotfix patch (so after 9:30AM CEST on May 1).
We also… reserve the right to turn off ranked at any time if things get weird.
— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) April 30, 2020