Valorant’s explosive Agent, Raze, is known for her fast-paced and aggressive playstyle. In the competitive world of Valorant, mastering Raze requires a unique set of skills, including precise satchel movements and effective utility usage. In VCT 2023, several players showcased their exceptional Raze skills, making them stand out as the best Raze players of the year. Whether you’re a Raze main looking to improve your gameplay or simply a fan of explosive action, these are the pros you should keep an eye on.
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Wang “Jinggg” Jing Jie – Paper Rex VCT 2023
- VLR Rating: 1.05
- Average Combat Score (ACS): 233.6
- Kill-Death Ratio: 1.08
- Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72%
- Average Damage Per Round: 156.3
- Headshot Percentage: 18%
Paper Rex had a remarkable year in 2023, winning the Pacific League and reaching the Champions final. Throughout these victories, Jinggg played a pivotal role as one of the world’s few tier 1 players who consistently chose Raze. Even when Raze isn’t the optimal pick for a map, Jinggg seamlessly transitions to other agents like Phoenix or Sage. His extensive experience and consistent fragging ability make him the best professional Raze player, and his aggressive playstyle perfectly complements Paper Rex’s fast-paced tactics. Unfortunately, fans will have to wait for his return as he won’t be participating in the 2024 VCT season due to military duties.
Erick “aspas” Santos – LOUD VCT 2023
- VLR Rating: 1.17
- Average Combat Score (ACS): 239.0
- Kill-Death Ratio: 1.30
- Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 75%
- Average Damage Per Round: 153.5
- Headshot Percentage: 25%
Former LOUD member aspas excelled as a Jett player in 2023 but also displayed his Raze prowess, particularly during the Champions event. While he may not have played Raze as frequently as some others on this list, his ability to dominate with the agent in a short time makes him a top choice. Aspas isn’t new to Raze, as he played her alongside Jett to secure the Champions 2022 title.
Alexander “jawgemo” Mor – Evil Geniuses VCT 2023
- VLR Rating: 1.02
- Average Combat Score (ACS): 213.3
- Kill-Death Ratio: 0.99
- Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73%
- Average Damage Per Round: 138.5
- Headshot Percentage: 19%
jawgemo from Evil Geniuses assumed the primary Duelist role before Max “Demon1” Mazanov joined the team. While Demon1 handles Jett’s duties, jawgemo takes on Raze for specific maps. His aggressive style, especially on Raze, was evident in the Champions 2023 Grand Final, where his dominance on Lotus contributed to EG winning the year’s most prestigious trophy.
Nikita “Derke” Sirmitev – Fnatic VCT 2023
- VLR Rating: 1.13
- Average Combat Score (ACS): 251.5
- Kill-Death Ratio: 1.23
- Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70%
- Average Damage Per Round: 163.8
- Headshot Percentage: 24%
Derke is renowned for his Jett play but demonstrated his Raze skills at Masters Tokyo, leading Fnatic to their second international trophy. Derke’s remarkable aim and clean gameplay, both on Jett and Raze, make him an exceptional player. While his satchel movements may not be as flashy as others, his statistics and K/D ratio speak for themselves.
Byung-chul “BuZz” Yu – DRX VCT 2023
- VLR Rating: 1.06
- Average Combat Score (ACS): 227.1
- Kill-Death Ratio: 1.10
- Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72%
- Average Damage Per Round: 145.8
- Headshot Percentage: 22%
BuZz from DRX is the go-to Raze player for the South Korean team. Known for his smooth satchel movements and versatile agent pool, BuZz is a 20-year-old flex player who excels not only on Raze but also on agents like Killjoy and KAY/O. His ability to work effectively with teammates in DRX’s strategic gameplay makes him a great player to learn Raze mechanics and teamwork from.
These top Raze players of VCT 2023 have showcased their skills and versatility, providing valuable lessons for aspiring Raze mains and thrilling action for Valorant fans worldwide.