AlphaSahara
Country: Singapore
Registered: August 5, 2022
Last post: October 3, 2022 at 11:21 PM
Posts: 40

Jett meta:
Jett+flex+initiator+smoker+sentinel

Or chamber:
Chamber+flex+initiator+smoker+entry

Personally Jett meta cuz insane knife gameplay+all sentinels played+some raze played too

posted 3 months ago

I kinda want bcj though, dapr can play viper on Breeze and Icebox, dephh played astra before(on pearl) and should be able to also play smokes on other maps. Bcj as a dedicated initiator is far too strong to give up. Plus syyko worked with bcj before so it should be easier to integrate him into the team. (I want marved to be in nrg)

Marved works if tenz successfully gets past the drama that is 1 year old already.

Basically cracked initiator vs cracked smoker

posted 3 months ago

Idk why people think marved is 100% lock in sen, didn't marved have that drama?

posted 3 months ago

Valyn+Bcj over marved and dephh

Bcj was their top performer, and valyn is already in talks with sen. This way either mCe(igl+coach) or sykko(2 players+coach) both make sense.

posted 4 months ago

Awp-flex/entry-initiator-smokes-flex/sentinels-coach

100T:
Cryo-Asuna-Derrek-Bang-Stellar(igl)-seangares
100T's roster is good enough(top 3 in America already), and their only weakness is no awper, which is fixed by cryo. I believe 100T won't make more changes(2021 rostermainia is the best lesson)

C9:
Yay-Leaf-Trent-Vanity(igl)-Xeppaa-mCe

Leaf, Xeppaa, and Vanity is already some of the greatest talent in NA, and Yay basically replaces mitch as better chamber/Trent replaces xeta/curry as better initiator. However, once chamber dies I'd expect a huge role swap like Leaf towards the initiator side while Xeppaa goes towards the sentinel side

Sentinels:
Tenz-Zekken-Bcj-Valyn-Dapr-sykkoNT

Tenz is self-explanatory:dragging sen across in the entire 2022 season, and performs ok on 1 month of chamber, Dapr maintained his form throughout the entire series, Valyn is already in talks with sen(rumor) and is a proven igl, and Zekken/Bcj had previous team chem+insane initator/duelist.

EG:
Dicey-Victor-Crashies-Marved-FNS(igl)-Chet(potter as assistant)

Eg is the most likely team to go for a full rebuild, and besides yay, the entire optic should be quite affordable. Optic is optic(unfortunatly Victor comes as a bundle with Crashies), the 2nd best team in the world(1st in terms of consistency). Dicey proved himself as a contender as NA's 2nd best chamber(Tenz, Bdog, Sayaplayer, and cryo as other contenders, Yay is obv. first). Plus, Dicey filles in yay's space perfectly(slightly less firepower but whatever)

NRG:
Bdog-babybay-Ethan-Zander(igl)-Nats-jdm(Faze coach)

Bdog is an insane awper, period. Babybay has proven to be very flexible, Ethan is still one of the top performers of NRG, Zander is a great igl that also brings great firepower, and Nats(assuming that he does come to NA) is one of the best players any team can ask for. The coach is the only questionable part since i can't find any better ones and faze being the 5th in na should have a reasonably good coach

Honerable mentions:
Sayaplayer: good awper, way too inflexible(forcing his team to play around a jett on fracture)
Zellsis: good player, its just that Asuna, Zekken, Leaf outshines him, Victor is a bundle with Crashies(otherwise he'd be replacing Victor), and babybay is more duelist oriented than Zellsis, which fits NRG more.
Moose: Very good smokes, outshined by Vanity, Zander, Marved, Bang, while Valyn is needed as an igl for sentinels
Sick: Inactive for too long, too big of a risk to take
jawgemo, apoth, C0M: Decent players that can be good replacements. Unfortunately a 5-6th placement and 7-8th placement in NA tournaments destined them to be replaced.

And no, do not bait with Sinatra and Zombs, one's bad PR and one's straight-up washed.

Also kinda funny how America has the world's 2 best/most consistent teams(Optic and Loud). Loud only lost to Kru(Brazil slayer) and Optic, and Optic placed top 3 every tournament.

tl:dr:
100T:
Cryo-Asuna-Derrek-Bang-Stellar(igl)-seangares

C9:
Yay-Leaf-Trent-Vanity(igl)-Xeppaa-mCe

Sentinels:
Tenz-Zekken-Bcj-Valyn-Dapr-sykkoNT

EG:
Dicey-Victor-Crashies-Marved-FNS(igl)-Chet(potter as assistant)

NRG:
Bdog-babybay-Ethan-Zander(igl)-Nats-jdm(Faze coach)

posted 4 months ago

Awp: Tacolilla
Entry/duelist: keznit(yes ik racist stop crying brazil just cuz he's too good)
Flex: Mazino
Initiator: Shyy
Smokes/igl: Kingg(change from duelist+kayo+viper to smokes would be kinda hard)

posted 4 months ago

WHY ARE WE ALL SCREAMING!!!!

posted 4 months ago

eco strategy

esp pearl, since every time we're on an eco, I just ask my teammates to smoke b mid and rush connector. Works all the time(other than when we can't hit shots or go braindead). Also rush mid on eco works very well in ranked.

posted 4 months ago

Prob not. TL needs an igl and Nats Coming in basically means that either nivera has to go(very good sentinel/initiator that has much better Chem with the team than Nats ever will) or he will have to flex to a role that he is very unfamiliar with.

So no, that won't happen.

Maybe TL redgar over dimasick though(not better player, just an actual igl over what ever the fuck scream is doing rn)

posted 4 months ago

Who's still in tournament: stax

Who's already at the airpory:bcj

I believe in stax supremacy

posted 4 months ago

My take:
KJ: turred doesnt need a larger range. It is meant to be a powerful sentry and it needs drawbacks. However, removing the range from the alarm bot makes it a lot stronger and more used.

Cypher: Cypher's cage should give a paranoia effect(being stared by the internet lul) and I think cypher needs 3 trips and being able to customise where the ends of the trips are(currently there are a lot of spots cypher cannot place his trips on and that makes him very predictable.

Chamber: chamber's tp is the only thing keeping him in the meta. the trip is easily countered, the sheriff is so expensive that its useless, and the ult is very selfish and can't get consistent value unlike ults like kay/o's. I think swapping the trip and the tp ability makes a lot more sense: chamber can only tp once in an entire round, and you can place one more trip every 45 secs.

posted 4 months ago

Break one more curse(after the breaking of the DRX 0 lb wins and optic no EU team wins)

Either a non-emea/na team will win for the first time or we get our first double major winners.

Unfortunately the 2nd place curse is still not broken. I'll miss the benkai walkout and outrageous comps

posted 4 months ago

Iceland script: loud beat optic 2-1, optic kill off fpx/fnatic's lower bracket run, optic beat lout 3-0 for the first team to get 2 trophies in valorant history

posted 4 months ago

Honestly as a dedicated liquid fan, a roster change feels wrong. All of the players has the ability to become a star fragger on other teams(even the weaker ones like dimasick can be like marved and soulcas like Trent). However, not having an igl really hinders them and honestly, it comes down to the avaliable igl's roles and with the avaliable igls mostly being smokers/sova(koldamenta, maybe bonecold, redgar) dima just seems like the only choice.

posted 4 months ago

where windows key

posted 4 months ago

DRX hopium lul

Realistically they don't break the 6th place curse at all+somehow nuturn still is the highest placing Korean team in a global torunament

posted 4 months ago

They go out fucking 5-6th again

Win against fpx, then proceed to lose the next two series

How original

Prob rematch against optic at some point and lose to them again

posted 4 months ago

Honestly I think DRX 2-1 this and loud 2-1 this

Reason: DRX still has a little bit of steam coming into playoffs, and fpx didn't come off too dominant, I think fpx could make a lower bracket run and DRX takes this w

Also lev said that they rather face fpx than loud+they've consistently lost to Brazil teams. Not surprised if they got knocked out and made a lower bracket run too

posted 4 months ago

1) fpx(no food poison) /optic
2)optic/lev
3)lev/100t
4)fpx(food poison)/100t

posted 4 months ago

8/8

posted 4 months ago

TL won 3/14 pistol rounds this champs

And still qualified for playoffs

Loud won more pistols than liquid this champs while playing the same amount of maps(both 7 maps played)

posted 4 months ago

Asian teams has been grouped. Only DRX remains.

Wtf

Also imagine if liquid is the only emea team in playoffs(fpx unlikely but fnatic likely to get grouped)

Funny how almost every sane people bet edg and prx got out(including me) and neither team delivered and got grouped.

posted 4 months ago

why 2060 when you can get a 3050/rx6600(6600 xt)?(or wait for the next gen gpu to release so you can get sth like a rx6800/3060 ti for a lot lower money)

Also 144hz monitor is like 150$ while a 2060 is like 250$. the price difference is quite big ngl.

If you only play fps games like valorant, 144hz monitor is a huge upgrade and is like day and night

If you play a lot of single player games however, go buy a graphics card(or wait)

posted 4 months ago

try out the fantech aria xd7, its like a g305/orochi but lighter, rechargeable, and bigger

posted 4 months ago

It's more like scream to jinggg and jamppi to forsaken.

If you want to make comparisons, at least get the agent choices/style right

posted 4 months ago

Map 1 bind: 13-3 edg win
Map 2 Breeze: 13-10 TL win
Map 3: Icebox: 22-20 TL win

posted 4 months ago

bro tried sneaking in Kru, Optic, Loud, and DRX

Kru lost to LEV in grand final challengers 2]

Optic lost to prx convincingly, who also lost to LEV

Loud lost to Kru and Optic, and they've been proven to be worse

DRX starts strong in group stage, then burn out in playoffs.

Just couldn't accept that LEV, a team that already had a great showing in masters 2, improved further. There are no regions that can be considered "minor" in valorant now.

posted 4 months ago

I have to give riot credit for writing a great script for this year's champions. I was already impressed with the LEV 2-0 twist, but then Optic breaks their group stage curse? Additionally, DRX with that 4-12 comeback against FURIA and EMEA losing to NA and SA? I gotta say, riot's script writers have gotten much better for this event. Hopefully the script stays well-written and riot strays away from the same region matchups in playoffs, they rely on that trope way too much.

posted 4 months ago

Team liquid
3v5 and 5v3 is 50/50 chance for them to win(somehow). Very entertaining aside from prx

posted 5 months ago

Isn't zest the igl and not stax?
Anyways I agree with vanity. Singlehandly carried his team and almost willed a win against the guard.
Nukkye and his insane raze movements is also very cool, although not sure if he's the igl or not

posted 5 months ago

Remember I said fragging, so I meant the igls that frags the best and not calling the best strats

1: Scream
2: zander
3: vanity
4: nukkye
5: redgar

Put other people igls you think can frag better. I focused mostly on na and emea and I'm not that familiar with apac and sa teams

Edit: I can't count its only 3 and I said top 5
Edit 2: removed shazam, added in vanity, Nukkye, and redgar

posted 5 months ago

这将是Valorant最精彩的锦标赛!很期待每一局游戏并希望最好的队伍获胜!

posted 5 months ago

My choice:
Zekken(entry)
Cryo(op)
Zander(igl+smokes)
Sick(if he gets dropped. Honestly a God tier flex) or subroza(flex/initiator)
And any sentinels main(maybe bcj?)

posted 5 months ago

In their prime lul

Trent in stage 1 challengers rolls Trent in masters Iceland, that's why he's up there. He carried his team on Ascent recently too against sentinels so he's definitely up there.

posted 5 months ago

I like pearl's mid and a site, I think they have a great and unique design. It's b long I have a problem with. From the pearl games I've played so far on attack going b only is a viable strat and I constantly win rounds because of it. Someone needs to rework b long or else it would be like how unplayable Icebox was on release.

posted 5 months ago

Ez social experiment lul

Now actual takes:

1) 100T takes the entire thing
2) EDG comes 2nd
3) Kru comes 3rd again
4) Optic and FNC bomb out
5) Prx comes 4th

yeah I predicted the entire playoffs lul

posted 5 months ago

I actually am

Idk why but I cant log on with my Reddit account so now this is my new account using twitch to log on

:(

(Also i kinda just posted this to bait reactions. I don't actually believe in any of these takes despite being a liquid fan. I really hope liquid wins the whole thing but I know with them relying only on personal brilliance from one of their players they don't deserve the W rn.)

Here's my pickems: https://www.vlr.gg/pickem/7ca62805

posted 5 months ago

1) Xshit make it out of groups
2) Prx/FPX/Optic gets grouped(1-2 of them)
3) Kru/Zeta makes another miracle run
4) TL wins the entire thing

posted 5 months ago

💀

posted 5 months ago

Least delusional drx fan

posted 5 months ago