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Valorant Coaches Share Tips for Elevating Gameplay Performance

Starting with Valorant in its 2020 Beta, Ninja x3 journeyed from beginner ranks like Iron to achieving Immortal status, even breaking into the Top 1940 EU. Having mained every role, his vast experience fueled his transition into coaching. Dive deeper into his expertise by booking a session with Ninja x3 on Fiverr.
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Can you share your background as a Valorant player, including your rank, achievements, and any competitive experience you may have? How has your own experience as a player informed your approach to coaching?
Ninja x3, Valorant coach
Ninja x3Valorant coach 4 months ago Contact
I have started playing Valorant in the Beta back in 2020. Valorant is my first competitive FPS game, so i had to learn alot. I started in Iron like everyone else, climbed to bronze, all the way up to gold in Beta. After Beta it took me some time but i succeeded into reaching Immortal. I have mained every role, and i have lots of experience because of that, and after reaching into Top 1940 EU i got the idea to start coaching, and that’s how it all began.
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Can you describe your approach to coaching Valorant players? How do you personalize each session, and how do you ensure that your coaching clients understand the concepts you're teaching?
Ninja x3, Valorant coach
Ninja x3Valorant coach 4 months ago Contact
Well, i have to ask some questions before we start the session. Based on the answers i kinda have the idea of what the problem might be. I make sure that the player undvalorant coach ninja – 1erstands me and im always open to any questions, even after the session, just to make sure that they understand everything correctly.
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How do you assess a player's performance in Valorant, and how do you provide feedback? Do you review recorded sessions, watch live gameplay, or use other methods for analysis?
Ninja x3, Valorant coach
Ninja x3Valorant coach 4 months ago Contact
I do both Live reviews and Vod reviews. Both are done in the same way tho. Live reviews are done through discord sharescreen, and for vod reviews, well, players send me their recorded gameplay. While im watching their gameplay, i make notes based off of their mistakes. In live sessions i usually don’t “guide” players, because i want to see everything that they lack on. Sometimes it’s their decision making, gamesense, aim, movement or anything like that. If i simply guide them, i might skip one of their “bad” habits or things like that, and that can appear once again later in future when they don’t have my guidance. So, to prevent that, i see all the mistakes in the game, and i write them all down in the note, explaining them and how to fix them. Same goes for vod reviews, but in much much further detail, because i have more time to type when reviewing a vod. (I highly recommend vod reviews, can be more beneficial.)
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What techniques and drills do you recommend for improving aiming skills, crosshair placement, and movement in Valorant? Do you also provide personalized warm-up routines for players?
Ninja x3, Valorant coach
Ninja x3Valorant coach 4 months ago Contact
Firstly i have to discuss about the sensitivity the player has. Then, we talk about what their movement type is. Do they aim with wrist, arm, combination of both or etc. And then, i talk about how they can improve their aim in valorant. I do give out my aim training routine to them, which has both Valorant and third-party app training.
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How do you keep players up-to-date with the latest patches and meta shifts in Valorant? How do you help them adapt their strategies and agent choices to the changing game environment?
Ninja x3, Valorant coach
Ninja x3Valorant coach 4 months ago Contact
It’s pretty simple. I just read the newest patch notes whenever they get released, and based off of that i can inform the player, or they can even read the patchnotes themselves if they’d like. It usually doesn’t affect the ingame strategies much, since the nerfs or buffs aren’t that “big” in valorant. They keep it balanced which i really like. It’s usually small agent changes, like ability duration, ability damage increased or decreased and etc. Ofcourse if something big changes then i make sure that they know about the newest update, and if i need to i can explain the new patch to them.
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n your opinion, what separates amateur players from professional Valorant players? What skills, habits, or mindset differences do you see between these two groups?
Ninja x3, Valorant coach
Ninja x3Valorant coach 4 months ago Contact
High professional gameplay is a whole different story than average player’s. If we talk about VCT stage professionals, then it’s even more different. The strategies they use are super rare to see in normal games, and even if you see them, they wouldn’t work the same. That’s because of their super discipline and really good teamwork. Even in high elo ranks there will be people that don’t talk and give info, which never happens in pro-play. Bad mindset doesn’t exist there basically. It’s not over until the game is finished completly, the game score doesn’t mean anything. Meanwhile in lower ranks people get mad after they lose a few rounds in a row and then they’re ready to forfeit, which is obviously not good, because that affects the whole team mood, which can affect someone to play even worse.
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How do you track and measure the progress of players you coach in Valorant? What benchmarks do you use, and how do you communicate progress to your clients?
Ninja x3, Valorant coach
Ninja x3Valorant coach 4 months ago Contact
The players keep me updated on either discord or fiverr. They simply message me about their progress, and it’s always good progress. It’s very rare for me to see a message that a player has a new problem or anything like that. And even when that happens, we end up fixing that problem as well.
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How do you create personalized training plans for Valorant players? Do you include specific beginner settings and warm up routines? What factors do you consider, and how do you incorporate elements like aim drills, scenario training, and improvement plans into these plans?
Ninja x3, Valorant coach
Ninja x3Valorant coach 4 months ago Contact
For training plans we first need to discuss about their aim aim movement type (Arm, Wrist, combination of both…). And based off of their gameplay, i can see in which part they mostly lack, and then i can tell them what they need to work on. My aim training routine practices and works on all aim movements. Flicking, tracking, precision, horizontal movement for headshot flick consistency, reflex training and etc. It basically covers everything.
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Can you share any success stories from your Valorant coaching career? What achievements have your clients reached after working with you, and how have you helped them reach their goals?
Ninja x3, Valorant coach
Ninja x3Valorant coach 4 months ago Contact
Well, i can just say that I’ve basically coached every single rank in Valorant, including Radiant. Other than that, there were players which succeeded reaching Ascendant previously Gold, or Silver to Diamond, helping hardstuck Irons, bronzes, silvers and etc to get out of their rank, and things like that. I personally guarantee improvement.
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What is your top advice for players who are new to Valorant? What should they focus on as they begin their journey in the game, and what common mistakes should they avoid?
Ninja x3, Valorant coach
Ninja x3Valorant coach 4 months ago Contact
Well, first mistake that they must avoid is giving up. New players have to learn the maps and agents abilities in order to play normally. So, my first advice is just LEARN the basics. That can be done by just simply playing the game, or even watch youtube videos or anything game related. When they do that, then they can be comfortable to play normally and hop into comp.
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What basic level of skill or experience do you recommend a player have before seeking professional coaching in Valorant? What should players focus on improving before seeking coaching?
Ninja x3, Valorant coach
Ninja x3Valorant coach 4 months ago Contact
I personally don’t mind coaching anyone, which means that i don’t have any required rank or anything like that in order to get coaching. I’ve coached completely new players, and by doing that i automatically made them avoid the newbie mistakes and stuff like that, which i think is a good thing. So yeah, coaching is there to fix your mistakes, so i think there shouldn’t be any requirements.
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What tools or software do you use to facilitate your Valorant coaching sessions? Do you use tools for recording sessions, analyzing gameplay, or providing real-time feedback?
Ninja x3, Valorant coach
Ninja x3Valorant coach 4 months ago Contact
I do coaching through discord share-screen or by vod reviewing. If it’s vod reviews, i usually recommend recording the gameplay with OBS since it’s simple and easy to use. And other than that, i use a notepad where i write everything about the players mistakes and issues.
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Do you offer Valorant coaching sessions through Discord, and if so, how does it work? How do you utilize the platform to communicate with players, provide feedback, and share resources?
Ninja x3, Valorant coach
Ninja x3Valorant coach 4 months ago Contact
I do offer coaching through Discord. I add the player as a friend on discord, we get into a call and they screen-share their gameplay to me. When we finish the session, i keep the player added incase they feel like they would need another session with me in the future. And sometimes they like to text me questions which are game related, which i don’t mind answering, cuz i like to help. Same goes for Vod reviews, they can add me on discord and i can help them out at any time.