Killjoy dominating pro Valorant meta as Chamber pick rate craters
Staff, 2023-01-10 11:01:46,
❘ Published: 2023-01-10T16:54:01
❘ Updated: 2023-01-10T17:13:34
Killjoy is the twelfth Agent joining Valorant.
The days of seeing a Chamber in almost every professional Valorant match seem to have come to an end as Killjoy has become pro teams’ preferred Sentinel in the North American Challengers Open Qualifier after changes to both agents in recent patches.
Teams in North America battled it out in the first stage of the Challengers Open Qualifier in over 200 best-of-threes. In those matches, Killjoy was picked 70% of the time (the most of any agent), according to vlr.gg, while her Sentinel counterpart Chamber had a pick rate of only 3%. Only Yoru (2.7%) and Harbor (2.6%) were picked fewer times than Chamber.
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Both agents have received big changes in recent patches, with Killjoy seeing her equipment buffed and Chamber getting nerfs to his kit. In patch 5.12, one of the final patches before Episode 5 concluded, Killjoy saw improvements to her Alarmbot, Nonswarm and ultimate.
In that same patch, Chamber saw massive nerfs to his Trademark, ultimate, teleport and Headhunter. For pro teams, the changes to his teleport and Trademark, in particular, made the agent a less potent pick in competitions.
Killjoy overtakes Chamber in professional Valorant
Chamber saw the battlefield only 28 times during the first day of the NA Challengers open qualifier
Killjoy looks to be the preferred Sentinel for professional…
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