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Question for Valorant coaches  

What strategies do you recommend for effective team communication in Valorant?

How do you teach players to communicate effectively with their team? What tips do you have for when to be aggressive, give callouts, and share information with teammates?
Giovanni, Valorant coach

Giovanni 

Valorant coach 4 months ago Contact
Players should try to communicate almost everything that they can see/hear and that could be helpful for their teammates (enemies pushing, taking orbs, planting spike, drones, flashes, enemies locations…). It’s also important to avoid complaining as it can tilt the entire team leading to a loss, so when something needs to be fixed, talk about the fix, not about the mistake, if possible don’t even mention it. For example, if your controller didn’t smoke, next round just ask him to smoke, don’t talk about how he didn’t smoke on the last round.

Regarding aggression, in my view players should be aggressive by default, especially in Solo Queue. I’d rather see a player overheating and going crazy (cause he’s gonna learn his limits) than a player who’s afraid to try and do things. Not only that but they’ll lose a lot of opportunities and give way too much space and time for the enemies to think.

Also communicating what you want to do is very valuable, as your teammates can help your play if they know what you’re going to do. Creating plays through communication (pre-round is a great time to do that) is a very good skill to have as well, and that can be a game changer in any elo.
Joseph Tolu, Valorant coach

Joseph Tolu 

Valorant coach 4 months ago Contact
Communication is one bad problem in Valorant, cause the lower your rank gets much more less communication experience you get most of the time but “you should be giving Information all the time”

The information is key to victory even if your teammates not giving, cause sometimes like in life, you need to take ropes in your hand yourself and control the team, cause most people don’t know what they’re doing in-game you have to be the leader. Always give suggestions for ideas, fewer ideas in-team means less chance of winning in-game. Being aggressive in-game depends on your agent, position, peeking advantage, utility, enemy’s utility, enemy’s position and can your teammates trade you while you fighting you have to consider all of those things before playing aggressively.
Kamil Kaminski, Valorant coach

Kamil Kaminski 

Valorant coach 4 months ago Contact
Teaching effective communication in gaming revolves around “Painting the clearest pictures with the fewest words.”
This quote underscores the essence of concise and impactful communication. I also abide by the principle of reserving raised voices for critical life/death situations, ensuring a focused and composed team environment.

To foster communication prowess, I encourage players to watch YouTube videos of Pro players’ games with in-game comms. This approach offers real-world examples of effective communication in action. Observing how pros relay information, make callouts, and coordinate strategies provides invaluable insights into seamless teamwork.
PooyaVal, Valorant coach

PooyaVal 

Valorant coach 4 months ago Contact
In the game of VALORANT, communication is key to coordination and winning a game! As a player, your job is to communicate everything you see and hear, while also being aware of what is happening around you! You have to set different tones for the communications that you have.

If the enemy team is hard attacking A site, for example, your voice and communication need to overshadow everyone else as it’s the most important one. Now you should not be yelling, but you should be talking with more energy and a sense of emergency. While you’re also communicating, say everything you hear, for example, enemy smokes, utility, who is on-site now and etc…
Vsevolod, Valorant coach

Vsevolod 

Valorant coach 4 months ago Contact
I teach them not to overcomplicate things while giving a call, also I teach some players to even start using the voice chat, most of them are silent or don’t think it is important to communicate. About tips when to be aggressive, it is very different from agent to agent. It’s a hard topic to explain, even in voice chat takes a lot of time, but in a nutshell different agents have different purpose. Some of them are meant to be more/less aggressive , and I teach my students agent specifics.