Game On: Valorant

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It’s January 2021, the world is freshly in recovery mode and you just need a game to chill out to…I totally get it! Luckily for you, we ALWAYS have you covered here at Ink Link Gaming with popular titles as well as lesser-known titles that you should give a try! You will always find a game for anyone in your household from us, we like to provide quality content that is worth your time reading and as well the games we suggest you try out!
This week we will be covering the exciting 5v5 shooter from Riot Games called, ‘VALORANT!’

Character select screen in Valorant! Go TEAM SAGE!

Valorant is A 5v5 character-based tactical shooter released by Riot Games. Blend style and experience on a global, competitive stage. You have 13 rounds to attack and defend your side of the battlefield using sharp gunplay and tactical abilities. One life per-round, so you need to think faster than your opponent if you want to survive!


Oh? Did I mention that THIS GAME IS FREE ON PC? Way to bury the lead, Mike! Yes, you can download this game NOW on! Players play as one of a set of agents, characters designed based on several countries and cultures around the world.  Players are assigned to attack or defend with each team having five players on it. Agents have unique abilities, each requiring charges, as well as a unique ultimate ability which requires charging through kills, deaths, or spike actions.

There are a total of 4 game modes:

  • 1. Unrated – best of 25 – the first team to win 13 rounds wins the match
  • 1. Spike Rush –  best of 7 rounds – the first team to win 4 rounds wins the match.
  • 1. Competitive – win-based ranking system 
  • 1. Deathmatch – 14 players enter a 10-minute free-for-all match and the first person to reach 40 kills or the player who has the most kills when time is up wins the match.

Valorant Maps

Here is a quick handy guide to the maps in Valorant so you can learn your surroundings much faster!


Here is a link to one of the most exciting E-sport hubs on the internet at MSN! Stay connected to the latest games, tournaments and E-sporting events worldwide!



Happy gaming Manchester! So with this send-off and as your new copy of VALORANT downloads, check out
Episode 1: IGNITION of Valorant. The official launch gameplay trailer!


About this Author


Mike Lowe

Mike writes from the perspective of a long-time city resident, Black man and father of two. He works for the Manchester school District and has been a volunteer for local youths for more than 20 years. He is also an avid gamer, networker and entrepreneur. Mike values family above all.