The answer to this question may be obvious to some, but other players might not be so sure whether or not they really need a team. The truth of the matter is that you definitely DO want to find a Valorant team / clan to play with. Whether you are a team player or not, in order to succeed in competitive Valorant and reach high ranks, you DEFINITELY need to cooperate with others.
The most important factor you should consider when choosing a Valorant clan is the location of most of its group members. You want to make sure that you are in a group with players who will not only play at similar times, but also have similar ping. If an NA-West player queues with a Europe players, both will have over 100 ping and the match will be unplayable. As such, keep an eye on the primary location of each group listed above to find the perfect match.
Don’t be discouraged from joining multiple Valorant Clans and decide for yourself which team fits you best. After all, you don’t want to limit yourself to only a single team if you don’t have to. In fact, you will notice that on many Valorant LFG groups’ rules, there is absolutely no mention that a player can’t also be in another similar LFG group. Unless you get signed to Faze Clan or 100 Thieves there’s no reason to limit yourself.
From personal experience, if you are in the Silver – Platinum range, the easiest way to find another player to queue competitive with is by using the Official Valorant Discord Channel. Simply navigate to the lfg-competitive channels and you will see plenty of players that are looking to queue. I’ve had the best luck finding 5 stacks by using the lfg-competitive-na channel which is extremely active. If you’re having trouble finding another player make sure to visit the official channel linked above.