Why Valorant players are notpicking Yoru
Yoru hasn’t discovered his place in Valorant’s meta yet. He is one of the game’s least picked Agents in both easygoing and serious. There’s expectation yet, as per stars, yet there’s far to go before the Japanese duelist is reasonable in positioned and expert play.
Yoru’s arrival into Valorant was much hyped. An Agent that can go invisible? Everyone thought it would completely break the game. However, the Japanese duelist has barely even dented the meta.
In casual play, Yoru is the least-played duelist, and almost the least-played Agent in the entire game. He has a pick rate of 3.1% according to Blitz, with the lowest win rate of 43.5%.
In pro play, these stats are even worse. Looking at Valorant Champions Tour Stage 1 Challengers, Yoru has a measly 2% pick rate — the lowest of any Agent (Viper is sitting at 3%, while Skye is just above the duo at 8%) according to vlr.gg.
So why isn’t anyone picking Yoru? There’s a few parts to that equation — and not all of them can be solved easily. However, there is a route Riot can take to make Yoru a viable Agent; not just in pro play, but for the casuals too.