Kobel
Country: Poland
Registered: September 11, 2021
Last post: January 14, 2022 at 12:03 PM
Posts: 44

I agree to that. I feel like the Open Qualis (whether regional or for all EMEA teams) should seed to the EMEA Closed Qualifier, instead of having closed quali be split into Turkey/CIS/EU subregions.

posted 4 days ago

So, what are your opinions on it?

If someone needs a quick sum up: Open Bracket, 256 slots, all team members required to be Immortal+, BO3s all the way, 3 days, 2 matches each day.

Imo it's a big step up when I compare it to how Open Qualifiers usually look in Counter Strike, even for the big events it's almost always BO1s right until QFs/Semis of Open Quals.

posted 4 days ago

I welcome the change, don't get me wrong, but now we can officially say none of the members of the original G2 Valorant squad that dominated for the most part of 2020 remain.

Kind of shows Carlos doesn't seem to have an idea where to go with the Valo squad

posted 4 days ago

Tbh, it's a standard practise to add this caption while posting fresh news - To wait for updates, or have time to write and expand the article

posted 4 days ago

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This comment was supposed to be an answer to another one nvm

posted 1 month ago

Ignorantia iuris nocet.

According to Riot and other teams everyone was literally handed a pamphlet with forbidden things on it before the event - and glitched utility was on this list

posted 1 month ago

Ignorantia iuris nocet.

posted 1 month ago

Actually X10 got map forfeit, Giants started the next series 0-1 down (or the other way around, either way one of the teams did get DQd {for that map})

posted 1 month ago

BR on their way to become the most hated Valorant region worldwide lol

posted 1 month ago

"making jokes"

You Brazilians sure do have a weird definition of a "joke".

Look under Acend's tweets. Even after a final game. Jesus, people.

posted 1 month ago

None of this would happen if VK just didn't cheat

posted 1 month ago

So happy for Zeek and Starxo. Probably one the greatest achievements in Polish esports history ever, next to the EMS One Katowice 2014 Major for Virtus Pro and Jankos' MSI win with G2 in 2019.

Proud.

posted 1 month ago

Still spamming the 0-7 copypasta. How salty can you be? Especially after Riot went with such a mild punishment lmao

Cope

posted 1 month ago

LETSGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

posted 1 month ago

Valorant is just way more comeback friendly since it's way harder to completely break someone's economy than f.e. in CS

posted 1 month ago

Starxo literally got the MVP on the final map vs Liquid

posted 1 month ago

I hope so, no way they make it a single elimination qualifier

posted 1 month ago

League style as in league play, not League of Legends.

You know, round-robin schedule with everyone playing everyone and best teams qualifying for playoffs.

posted 1 month ago

In LOL its:

  • DACH (Germany+Austria+Switzerland)
  • Northern Europe (UK + Nordics)
  • Spain
  • France
  • Poland and Baltics (formerly those 2 were separate, but starting in 2022 it's one region)
  • Balkans
  • Greece and Cyprus
  • Italy
  • Benelux
  • Czechia and Slovakia
  • Portugal

I'd assume the overall layout (or what they are aiming to achieve) will be similar, maybe with some more countries merged initially (like Spain and Portugal making up Iberian region etc.)

posted 1 month ago

I like leaving the place for 3rd party tournaments.

The only thing I don't like is having just ONE open qualifier for each split. You slip up once - and you're out for the next 3 months. Wow.

posted 1 month ago

If what you say is true than all of the 4 slots for Asia would go to the Korean teams - all they'd need to do is all place Top4 in East Asia Qualifier, then all place Top4 in APAC Finals - boom, 4 teams to go through.

EMEA with 4 slots, NA with 4 slot, SA with 4 slots, APAC with 4 slots. Nobody has any reason to complain.

posted 1 month ago

Not exactly sure why this isn't the case already. BR and LATAM even had a joined LCQ together.

posted 1 month ago

Riot literally runs Worlds in LOL every year with spot distribution based on how regions fared during the previous years. When EU was better than Korea on average for 2 years they transferred the 4th slot from LCK to LEC. Then EU had a crap year and the next year the 4th slot went back to the LCK since they were the 2nd highest rated league.

posted 1 month ago

If you ask me I'd make an APAC tournament - 4 spots for East Asia, 4 spots for South-East Asia - 8 teams.

Hold APAC LAN finals (maybe in LCK studio in Korea), best 4 teams qualify for Masters. This way only the best Asian teams will come play, just as it is with North American and European teams. If Thailand, Philippines or Korea best out Japan and none of the Japanese teams qualify, so be it.

posted 1 month ago

This simply is not true.

NA got 3. EMEA is a combination of regions (CIS + EU + Turkey) and they also only got 3 (4th is the slot Gambit got by winning Masters Berlin)

South America gets a total of 4 (2 BR, 1 LATAM + LCQ) slots.

and SEA gets 2 alone, Korea gets one separate, Japan for some unknown reason also gets one separate - and there's also an APAC LCQ with yet another spot on the line. The spot distribution doesn't make any sense at all.

posted 1 month ago

Slot distribution is a separate issue. Currently Asia has 5, more than EMEA, NA or SA, while also looking like the weakest of the 4 (with the exception of Vision Strikers maybe).

posted 1 month ago

I'd be fine with it only if they somehow increased the number of teams at big events and changed the format. Maybe like the play-in stage at Worlds for all the one-nation regions and lower seeds of the major ones.

posted 1 month ago

Im still baffled by the fact APAC gets a total of 5 spots, the most out of any region if we take into the account the "big" ones (EMEA, NA, SA and APAC) - while also being seemingly the weakest one.

posted 1 month ago

KRU 1-2 SEN
ACE 2-1 NV
VK 2-1 X10

posted 1 month ago

With VCT 2022 up ahead, should Riot make changes to the regions and, if COVID situation allows it, make regional finals/main qualifiers for Master events LAN?

We already got the EMEA superregion with EU+CIS+Turkey+ME, but Brazil+LATAM and Japan+Korea+SEA are separate for no apparent reason other than ping differences.

Should we just have South America and Asia-Pacific superregions instead and have regional tourneys held out in studio enviroment, with only qualifiers to those being played in subregions (like EMEA does with EU, CIS and Turkey having separate qualifiers)? They did that in LCQs anyway.
Infrastructure shouldn't be a problem taking into the account Riot already has all of their main LOL leagues played out on LAN.

posted 1 month ago

Tell me how do you "accidentally" put a camera in an exploit spot 6 times in a single match as a Cypher main, even after obviously noticing you can see through the texture.

posted 1 month ago

If we're gonna be mostly on LAN for the next season (hopefully) I can't see why there shouldn't be an Asia-Pacific supperregion just like EMEA is. They did it for CIS, EU, Turkey and ME, but for some reason SEA, Japan and Korea are separate, even though ping differences would probably be the similar. And they did it already with the APAC LCQ

posted 1 month ago

The only thing that this whole situation changed for me is that I wanted to see an upset from Brazillian teams, like FURIA taking down KRU and Sentinels to qualify for the playoffs.
Now it would be hard for me to cheer for any BR teams at all with how their community reacted. The second I saw Starxo dance up after the victory I know it's not gonna end well now, and surprise surprise, Acend players get the crap now. Get a grip of yourself people.

posted 1 month ago

I don't think he tried to justify what VK did, there's no way they didn't know it was an exploit.
However, Riot being lazy with fixing something that's so easy to fix (like adding the interior texture at this spot) is a separate issue.

posted 1 month ago

Also either G2 (I hope) or SMB make it

posted 3 months ago

Futbolist 9-man roster? wut

posted 3 months ago

Mad 1v3 from Hiko

But he wasn't even in a spot to win this clutch, getting closed from both sides at yellow, really bad coordination from Gambit guys. Should've been an OT.
Hope they bounce back on Split

posted 4 months ago

11-3
11-11

I'd be pleasantly surprised if Gambit closes it out now

posted 4 months ago

Imagine a universe where Sentinels don't make it out of this group

posted 4 months ago