MerkFreeks
Country: United States
Registered: April 2, 2022
Last post: October 1, 2022 at 7:48 PM
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JonahP and Zellsis are both better players yes on paper, But both play a Flex role for their team, not an initiator primarily (Sova, Fade, Breach?? regularly. In TGRD and V1 I'd moreso look at Wippie and Trent as those)

LCQ Eeiu || 3rd best player in LCQ for NRG
ACS 3rd
KD 4th with 0.94
KAST T-2
ADR 2nd
APR T-3
Clutch % 1st

Stage 2 Eeiu || Easily best player
ACS 1st
K:D 2nd, .01 behind Tex
KAST% 2nd, 1% behind Ethan
ADR 1st
APR 3rd
Clutch% 2nd

Stage 1 Eeiu || 2nd best player after S0m
ACS 2nd
K:D 2nd
KAST% 1st
ADR 2nd
APR 1st
Clutch% 3rd (2nd if you subtract Android)

So statistically speaking he's been consistent on their roster, whereas Tex improved greatly, and S0m had an up and down year, but he was statistically better than Ethan/Android, Tex, and Hazed for the entire year. Just arguable between him and S0m for team MVP in 2022. If we wanna go back into 2021 we can as well.

posted 1 week ago

what region is this for?

posted 1 week ago

Him and Eeiu are the only 2 I can see even being on the roster let alone in partnership, not to say the NRG roster is bad but theres better FA's

Why I mention Eeiu is in your own thread about NRG.

posted 1 week ago

NRG 2023

Duelist/Chamber Op - Yay
Entry/Flex Duelist - Zekken
IGL Smokes - Zander
Primary Initiator - Trent
Flex - BCJ

HM: Valyn, FNS, Crashies, Bdog, Ethan, Eeiu
Really hard to decide on these guys, being put inna GM spot like this is hard

posted 1 week ago

Honestly we've heard nothing from them regarding roster moves. In their discord they said as far as they know (right now) there hasn't been any moves but it'll very likely happen.

-S0m, move to CC
-Jamalesh "Hazed" Cobbanath mega boomer. (still a good IGL, but mediocre fragging even by IGL standards)
-Tex too inconsistent, better chamber ops out there
-Ethan maybe??? still a strong flex player and he's definitely still good enough to hang in the partner league
Keep Eeiu unless an upgrade is found/signed.

Honestly picking up any of the Guard, Faze, XSET, or Optics rosters. Even in FULL would be great for the org.

posted 1 week ago

Tex isn't better than either of those guys I'm sorry but please pass what you're smoking.

While he arguably came into form in Stage 2 and LCQ after a horrendous bottom 10 performance in stage 1 (where ANDROID was a better player than him and still got dropped) he atleast saved himself from a benching but with the F/A talent out there, Tex would be LUCKY to stay on NRG.

If we're ranking chambers/opers in NA

Yay
Cryo
Dicey
Bdog
Sayaplayer (his chambers mediocre though, despite being an amazing duelist)
Will = Tex
Mitch

posted 1 week ago

Because Eeiu has consistently been their best player. Yes Trent, BCJ, Crashies > him but I feel like NRG might still keep some of their core together, him and Ethan maybe??? Depends on how F/A goes for the top league tbh.

I dont consider Zekken or Zellsis primary initiator players, the others however are.

Plus we heckin love Dan

posted 1 week ago

being a sentinels fan =/= being a tenz tier 3 sub

posted 1 week ago

upgrade but C9 dropping the core of leaf vanity xeppaa feels unlikely.

posted 1 week ago

Yay - Chamber every map
other 4 rotate between duelists so that its unpredictable who plays who.
Just take the GE playbook and then they win.

Even though team IGLs agent pool is definitely more in their favor to make balanced comps, prob can't really antistrat unpredictable W keying and aim diffs

posted 1 week ago

lotta talk for lack of results.

posted 1 week ago

yea and he was wanted for it, idk if he ever got arrested though.

posted 1 week ago

hell yeah, I don't think it'll happen right away but down the line mixed rosters in the Americas is a given.
EMEA has been doing it for awhile and makes it work
Pacific I feel like will be more mixed off the get go due to the sheer amount of JP, KR, and SEA talent out there.

The real trick right now is just the language barriers for everyone but that'll get better with time. I feel like the LATAM and BR teams are gonna benefit from having better access to NA staffing. (No offense to them but outside of Onur and Bzka I can't think of any standout LATAM/BR staff)

Players ofc theres alot of dream super team potential.

posted 1 week ago

#3^ this

plus other sources

posted 1 week ago

Bren Esports owner got in deep water recently.

X10 prob have really shitty management as well.

posted 1 week ago

Optic has had a history of issues up at the top of their org when it comes to ownership and management, plus they sold their spot in League Franchsiing.

Riot was picking orgs based on structure and stability. Its why OG, TSM, G2, Acend, all didn't make it.

It sucks but when you've got a bad history with Riot ofc they're not gonna wanna give you a slot.

But I definitely can see someone picking up most of their roster.

posted 1 week ago

confirmed that you are only allowed 1 non region import.
American teams can have any number mix or even full rosters of NA, LATAM, or BR rosters, but only 1 player from Pacific or EMEA,
Same applies to teams in other 2 regions.

Best example is T1 dropping their american players because they can at most keep 1 in their move to Korea.

posted 1 week ago

Def some good news

posted 1 week ago

NRG easily (flair)
what happens to teams like SEN, EG, MIBR, GENG, T1, Vitality, NAVI, pretty much every other team that doesn't have a Tier1 roster right now should be interesting.

posted 1 week ago

yes and no
3-3 all time
both have 1 title.

posted 1 week ago

expired link

anyone got a working one?

posted 1 week ago

100T Bdog Asuna Bang Derrek Stellar
NRG Cryo Zekken Eeiu Ethan Zander
EG Optic Roster
C9 Xeppaa Vanity Leaf Supamen Dicey
SEN Valyn Dapr TenZ JonahP Trent

posted 1 week ago

MIBR was basically confirmed in place of NIP

LEV were mentioned during the G2 shit,

posted 1 week ago

this here ^

but this also is just rumored, not confirmed.

Whereas EMEA and NA have had confirmations thus far.

posted 1 week ago

thats why I haven't included them yet as Noyn isnt a 100% credible source.

posted 1 week ago

noyns been wrong before, isn't a 100% source.

posted 1 week ago

not confirmed out yet. Still 1 slot for NA

posted 1 week ago

common saadhaak W

posted 1 week ago

source for EG?

posted 1 week ago

it was a pickems post.

posted 1 week ago

EMEA - 9/10
Vitality
Karmine Corp
KOI
FNATIC
LIQUID
NaVi
BBL
Giants
Heretics
------------------
AMERICAS - 9/10
Sentinels
Cloud9
NRG
100T
LOUD
FURIA
MIBR
Leviatan
KRU
------------------
APAC 0/10

As of 4:50pm EST

Riot announcement tommorow for all 30

posted 1 week ago

Also correct, but I feel like this will also inevitably happen. Too much talent across the continents for it not to be done by someone.

posted 1 week ago

Its definitely not out of the question, as these days English and Spanish are still some of the most learned languages in the world, and rosters across all 3 regions have already had slightly mixed teams with imports from Korea and such.

posted 1 week ago

Would lose my shit if this happened, as NRG will definitely have some sorta major roster overhaul.

posted 1 week ago

I would love to see a mixed American team roster, could honestly be built to be a super team if done correctly.
Would be kickass to see even if they weren't great in performance.

If any current org specifically would do it, I feel like it'd be MIBR as they're already tied to Immortals in NA.

posted 1 week ago

currently rumored teams
EG, V1, G2, XSET, FAZE, 100T

Out of all of these, any of them + NRG maybe could all be in the running to buy atleast the majority of Optics roster and staff.

posted 1 week ago

y'all rlly dont get it

posted 1 week ago

calm down orgs =/= rosters

they gonna get signed to a different org, players like Suygetsu and Yay are locks for the league.

rostermania soon

posted 1 week ago

good roster, but who knows as I feel like MIBR with them essentially also being Immortals could end up giving us a mix of NA and SA talent as well.

But who knows.

posted 1 week ago

orgs =/= rosters bros. They're gonna get picked up just to a different org.

posted 1 week ago

C9s roster will only likely make small changes
SEN I can see them dropping everyone but TenZ Dapr
NRG full new roster and coaching staff. They've proven they can invest properly see LA Shock in OWL.

Of teams in the running to make it in NA, (G2, XSET, Faze, V1, TGRD, EG) I think it depends on a case by case basis whether they'll build a good roster or not. As many of them right now have solid rosters and with the chance of the full XSET and OPTIC rosters being out there, no shot someone doesnt pick them up.

posted 1 week ago

rosters are gonna get changed, and pretty sure teams like EG, NRG, SEN will get new IGLs and potentially new coaches or whatever else.

posted 1 week ago

SEN
c9
NRG
NA #4 g2,eg,100t,tgrd,xset,faze,v1
NA #5 g2,eg,100t,tgrd,xset,faze,v1
LOUD
FURIA
MIBR
KRU
LEVA

This is confirmed via dotesports and other official outlets

posted 1 week ago

if you're gonna bait bro atleast know what you're talking about.

Anyone that doesnt make the partner league rosters can still compete for the ascension tourneys in the challengers leagues. Not like dozens of players will all of a sudden lose their careers.

posted 1 week ago

Optic might stay but their roster 100% not being poached would be insane.

posted 1 week ago

Where was MIBR and 100T confirmed?

posted 1 week ago

im sure NIP and Furia will get new rosters or atleast some form of upgrade. Always a change an NA org picks up BR talent too

posted 1 week ago

even if "PRX" as an org don't make it, that roster 100% gets picked up.

posted 1 week ago
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