Valorant Player of the Month, September 2022: aspas

With our "Player of the Month" series, we introduce you to some of the best players, streamers, and content creators in Valorant. Today we'll take a closer look at Erick "aspas" Santos, a Duelist player for the current World Champions – LOUD!

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This month is all about aspas from LOUD! | © Riot Games

This month we take a look at Erick "aspas" Santos, one of the better Duelist players in the world, who contributed to LOUD's victory at Valorant Champions Istanbul. Although aspas is somewhat new to the world of eSports and only really started competing on the international scene this year, he has already managed to show that he is one of the better Valorant players out there, especially if we are talking about piloting Agents like Jett or Raze.

aspas & Valorant

Erick "aspas" Santos is a 19-year-old Valorant player who started playing on the scene last year representing Favela aimmers squad. His talent was quickly noticed, causing him to be taken to the SLICK organization, where he played alongside talented players from the LATAM scene like Vinicius "Veroneze" Ribeiro or André "DiMAS" Dimas Romanow Filho. At the end of 2021 he was named the 7th best player on the Brazilian Valorant scene by Valorant ZONE.

Today, aspas is playing for LOUD, the current Valorant World Champions. However, even way before winning the Valorant Champions, we could see him at the top of the rankings of various regions - such as the European one, where he managed to score 74 wins and 10 losses while sustaining 200 damage per round.

Aspas is already top 13 on european ranked. 74W10L from ValorantCompetitive

Why is aspas our Player of The Month?

After LOUD's success at Valorant Champions Istanbul, it was obvious that one of the players from this team would be our player of the month. We decided to choose aspas, mainly for being the player who gave us the most excitement by winning unwinnable situations and scoring several frags in a matter of seconds.

Sure, in a way, this is due to the Agents he chooses to play (Jett and Raze), but that does not take away from the fact that he finds himself in the Duelist role just perfectly, and that is just awesome to watch.

But honestly, all LOUD players did a great job, gave us a lot of excitement during the Worlds and showed us how Valorant should be played. We can't wait to see them in the new VCT 2023 system, and if you feel the same way, then be sure to check out our video on the future of eSports in Valorant: