The Amazing Voices Behind your Favourite Valorant Controllers
It is common knowledge in the gaming community that Riot Games specializes in investing in the stories of playable Characters like Legends and Agents and exploring other rich content. This is evident in all their titles, from Legends of Runterra to Valorant, TFT, and League of Legends. These stories became even more profound with the release of the Riot Games' hit show, Arcane. With a great storyline and outstanding graphics, the animated series showed that these characters are much more than in-game assets, with vibrant voices behind all of them.
Valorant is also one of these creative titles, with interesting Agents from different classes and parts of the world. These Agents all have complex lore and an exceptional voice cast. To dig deeper into the personalities behind the Valorant Agents in the Controller class, here is a rundown of all the voice actors for every valorant Controller Agent.
Who voices the Valorant Controller Agents?
These voices, however gifted, cannot be complete without the basic concept behind the Controller Agents. As Controllers, these agents are skilled at cutting through dangerous territory and setting their team up for success. Their abilities allow them to take control of an area and force enemies into submission.
With Harbor joining the fray earlier this year to round them up to five, every Controller Agent has been given a unique story and voice.
Astra: Effie Nkruma
Effie Nkrumah is a Ghanaian voice actor with a ton of experience in broadway and plays. She is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and performer, under the pen name "Benumah," brought up in Darug and Gadigal countries. Nkrumah is the voice of the first-ever Ghanaian Agent in Valorant and has contributed to the title in many ways.
Her practice relies on the archive and memories to challenge the narrative of Africa, and she aims to create a deeper understanding of the continent through the stories of continental Africans in the diaspora. Effie Nkrumah is also known to write about the concept of Blackness and race in Australia. Her work is said to be aesthetically pleasing and entertaining, with a tendency to provoke discussions.
Brimstone: Steve Blum
Steve Blum is one of gaming's giants in voice acting. He has voice acted in DOTA 2, Mortal Kombat, and Maplestory.
This is not all, as the skilled Steve Blum is also well-known in the anime community for voicing top-tier Japanese anime dubs like Cowboy Beboy, Sword Art Online, and Demon Slayer.
Omen: Jason Marnocha
Jason Marnocha is a skilled American actor and producer recognized for popular films like Transformers: Combiner Wars and games like Diablo Immortal, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero and V Rising.
Marnocha's voice brought much-needed emotion to Omen, even though his voice was heavily edited. He has also worked in the English dub scene in Jojo's bizarre adventures and Carole & Tuesday.
Viper: Ashly Burch
Ashley Burch is an exceptional American voice actress known for countless projects in both film and games. Considering her experience voicing unique characters like Tiny Tina in the Borderlands series and Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn, Ashly almost feels perfect as the voice actor behind Viper, and it is no surprise that she did a fantastic job.
As a writer on the popular series Adventure Time, Ashly has also won awards for her impeccable voice acting in games like Life is Strange and Horizon Zero Dawn.
Who is the voice actor for the new Agent, Harbor?
Harbor was unveiled this year, and his powers include wielding a special artefact granting him control of the seas. The handsome and daring Valorant Agent hails from India and was a close friend of Brimstone.
Harbor's voice actor is Sunil Malhotra, who has also worked with Riot Games on the League of Legends Champion, Akshan. He is an American actor well-known for films like Fair Game and Judgement and voice acting for different characters in The Legend of Korra and games like Halo: Reach and Mortal Kombat 11.
With Sunil's outstanding skillset, and experience voicing video game characters, Harbor sounds perfect, as Sunil has undoubtedly given the character more life.
These are all the Valorant Controller Agents and their respective voice actors with an insight into the life of the actors and their other works. Feel free to check out the other Voice actors behind Valorant’s Sentinels, Valorant's Initiators, and Valorant’s Duelists.