Valorant – #1 Incredible Icebox Guide for Attacking/Defending

Valorant – #1 Incredible Icebox Guide for Attacking/Defending

Fundamental Guides, Map Guides, Valorant
Overview of Icebox: Icebox is a very different map than most of Valorant's other maps, which often makes for different play-styles and strategies of playing the game. In addition to this, Riot made some minor changes in a recent patch that slightly changed how attackers and defenders can play. It's also good to realize that Icebox has vertical ropes on A-Site and B-Site, and a horizontal rope on A-Site. This makes for some very unique angles on high ground on either site. Using Ropes on A-Site and B-Site: Ropes on Icebox aren't used super often, but they can be useful for reaching high ground where your opponents might not initially expect you. This especially applies for attacking A-Site, as the horizontal rope leads right into the enemy controlled A-Site. It's…
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Valorant – #1 High-Elo Ascent Map Guide

Valorant – #1 High-Elo Ascent Map Guide

Map Guides, Valorant
Overview of Ascent: Ascent is a map that has many long angles that can be held, specifically in the middle of the map. This means operators are relatively common mostly on defense, but also sometimes on attack. In addition to long angles, Ascent is also unique because it has a door connected to both A-Site and B-Site. These doors can be closed to slow down enemy rotates and overall make it easier to take or defend a site. On defense, mid-control is often extremely important since it gives enemy players access to A-Site as well as CT-Spawn. Using Doors to Secure or Defend a Site: Doors can be extremely good for both taking or defending a site. Typically, a door will be closed if the attackers successfully take a site,…
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Valorant – #1 High-Elo Haven Map Guide

Valorant – #1 High-Elo Haven Map Guide

Map Guides, Valorant
Overview of Haven: Haven is currently the only map in Valorant that has three sites. This means there are more sites for the attackers to attack, and more crucial areas for defenders to defend. Baiting defenders to rotate is sometimes common on this map, and can usually be easily done due to how easy it is for enemy defenders to rotate. Each of the three sites are very unique, and all have different layouts that require different defending/attacking strategies. There is also a mid part of this map that connects directly to B-Site. Both attackers and defenders can peak as soon as the round starts, allowing for potential picks on both sides. Haven does have three sites, and can sometimes play much faster because of this. Defenders are forced to…
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Valorant – #1 Beautiful Bind Map Guide

Valorant – #1 Beautiful Bind Map Guide

Map Guides, Valorant
Overview of Bind: Bind is a map that has the unique mechanic of teleporters. Teleporters allow players to rotate from one side of the map to the other and can be extremely good for quickly rotating if things go poorly at one site. Bind also doesn't really have a mid area, but rather two sites that both have two entrances and are both quite unique. Each site has its respective teleporter that teleports players to the opposite side of the map. Both A-Site and B-Site have unique places to attack and defend from. Using Teleporters to Rotate: Teleporters on Bind are essentially portals that move players from one side of Bind to the other. They can be used to get you and your team out of sticky situations and give…
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Valorant – #1 High-Elo Split Map Guide

Valorant – #1 High-Elo Split Map Guide

Map Guides, Valorant
Overview of Split: Split is a very unique map that utilizes ropes to rotate between sites and different areas. Mid-control on Split is also almost always very important unless the enemies choose to five-man push a site. This means the standard layout for mid on defense is to have one player defending from B-heaven and one player defending from vents. It's also relatively common to see a Sage play mid to prevent a fast push from attacking enemies. Another important thing to know about this map is that Cypher is generally very good for defending B-site. He has multiple options for his trapwires as well as one-way smokes with his cyber cages. This means that attacking against a Cypher from B-main is extremely hard unless your team is able to…
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