Riot’s Valorant Already Facing Accusations Of Power Creep With New Agent Reyna
The Phoenix Curveball ability hovers in a corner and appears almost immediately after a brief, distinct snap of the agent’s fingers. The flash blinds all players of the ability to view when it explodes, regardless of the team. The projectile can collide with walls and objects, leaving players who are not careful and aware of the path likely to flash.
This ability, according to some, leaves Phoenix in a strange place, because its flashbangs are probably weaker. The two players are identified as duels within Valorant, although it is interesting to note that nothing prevents the teams from stacking the two agents. Several teams in the Twitch Rivals tournament, which is currently underway, are doing just that. Riot’s Valorant Already Facing Accusations Of Power Creep With New Agent Reyna
So far, all of the teams in the North American leg of the tournament have led Reyna. It should be noted that Riot responded to some reports that Reyna was the start of the power creep by stating that they did not think Reyna was overly tuned; all the more so since the other duellists are under-regulated as they currently are.
It is far too early to say that Valorant is actually suffering from a creep of power; it is four days old so far, and Reyna herself is the same age. This does not change the idea that Reyna has abilities that are easily stronger than the other agents. It must also be purchased for other players to play with, bringing interesting speculations and comparisons to League of Legends.