feels like a lot more players are buying the shorty now, even on gun rounds.
idk where I'd find the stats to back it up though (if they exist)
edit: found stats here: https://rib.gg/analytics?tab=weapons
does seem to be an increase
Just wait for CN, I’ve their seen players choose to buy the shorty over their abilities on gun rounds
zeta used it a lot during last masters too. pretty much the only team that did it iirc
sugarz3ro play vs liquid in fracture tower probably ignites the shorty plays in asia
APAC, KR, and JP have always used shotguns extensively. It's because they weren't suppressed by the dogmatic CS gun meta that Western countries have. No experience in CS=the ability to understand the viability of all guns.
yeah, but I feel like the shorty particularly was really only used by op players or on eco rounds, and nowhere else. However, recently, I feel like I've seen a lot of players buy it with rifles if they play near a choke / a common smoke spot esp in JP and APAC.
it's just an evolution of the shorty play. I know a lot of players who will buy the shorty for such rounds in KR and APAC and I actively encourage my teammates to do it during end-of-half rounds too.
I also know exactly one high radiant player in NA who believed in the viability of the shorty secondary. Just one.
Fun fact, using shorty isn't easier than using vandal/phantom. Both has different difficultly. Affecting on team play or individual skill.
When I checked Laz stream after Kopenhagen, he talked about this exact topic while he was buying shorty.
"First Seoldam showed SugarZ3ro how to play shorty. Then SugarZ3ro showed us(ZETA members) how to play shorty. Now everyone on JP server is Shorty gamer."
HAHA I FUCKING KNEW IT! Seoldam legit introduced Jett shorty playstyle to the world I guarantee you. This guy was like the only pro Jett player who would actively use the Judge/Bucky/Shorty in games and I suspect it all started because of the OP Bucky meta that terrorised KR servers since release.
its a shorty its not that deep
i used shorty to counter agressive enemy on rank, just free kill then take their gun kekw
found stats here: https://rib.gg/analytics?tab=weapons
usage increased from 0.57% pre-masters to 0.83% currently in the APAC server shards as a whole.
increased from 0.84% in VCT JP Stage 1 Challengers 1 to 1.12% in VCT JP Stage 2 Challengers
0.56% in VCT TH Stage 1 Challengers 1 to 0.83% in Stage 2