Ryzen_
Country: United Kingdom
Registered: May 21, 2021
Last post: October 10, 2021 at 12:26 PM
Posts: 76
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Is LCQ LAN or Online? That makes the difference imo.

If its LAN I would wager Keloqz. Online I reckon Nukkye. I can't see G2 playing Anubis and not fielding an ace just because the region isn't expected to be super competitive.

posted 6 days ago

Why would nitr0 play Jett when he's the best aggro Omen player around.

posted 2 weeks ago

Cned > Keloqz > D3ffo > Derke > Jamppi

Jamppi just seems to have consistency issues. I wonder if its a lack of confidence because he's literally the life of his team so I can't imagine morale is often high.

posted 3 weeks ago

Chronicle definitely made them shut the fuck up.

posted 3 weeks ago

Just clone Boaster and play 5 Boasters.

posted 3 weeks ago

Yeah Qikert is painfully Slavic it hurts. Didn't know Kazakhs had that much of a slavic influence population-wise.

Im interested to see a Belarussian or Kazakh team in Val, love watching Nemiga in CS.

posted 3 weeks ago

Scrims do matter because it shows a team is trying new things. It showed this grand finals when Gambit tried some abnormal comps and strats that paid off.

Scrims dont mean a team will definitely win, but gives them a much better chance provided they are trying new things. I think the reason Vikings did great in scrims at Iceland but poorly in the event was because they were playing to win scrims and not try new things so got read easily.

posted 3 weeks ago

Yeah tbf i was thinking more in terms of land on a map rather than population. Kazakhs are a decent sized part of CS CIS region but can't say I've spotted any in Val yet beyond Dima.

posted 3 weeks ago

Moldova might be, i know Ukraine actually isn't technically for some reason. Doesn't seem logical to me that it isnt either.

posted 3 weeks ago

If Envy and G2 can both 2-0 SEN, im pretty sure Gambit can do it as well.

SEN came into Berlin cocky and underprepared, streaming instead of praccing. As a result they got BTFO, honestly reckon if they had a group like 100T or VS they might have gone out in groups. F4Q clearly weren't getting out of groups so it was basically free.

Over time tournament competition should only be getting stronger so it will be harder to keep up, earlier tournaments look so easy compared to newer ones.

posted 3 weeks ago

This guy clearly doesn't understand that CIS isn't just Russia. Most of CIS isn't European. Only Belarus and Russia are.

posted 3 weeks ago

NA Copium

posted 3 weeks ago

For real. NA is just cringe as per usual.

posted 3 weeks ago

yay
Keloqz
cNed

In no particular order imo.

posted 3 weeks ago

Literally who?

posted 3 weeks ago

Are you dumb? Russians are clearly European. Turkey on the other hand is distinctly not.

posted 3 weeks ago

I would say CIS is a subregion of EU like Scandinavia, Balkans. Russia is clearly European, Kazakhs get a choice though imo if they're CIS or Asia imo.

posted 3 weeks ago

As I previously stated. Being good back then does not mean they were Tier 1 when they transitioned to Valorant. Also Gen G was tier 2 and part of the stints under Daps I mentioned. I say that as a huge fan of Daps and follower of his teams.

posted 4 weeks ago

Fnatic isn't even a British team you melt. Tenstar is the only Brit team now.

Your bait is bad

posted 4 weeks ago

Americans literally can't take any banter. Wtf are you even on?

Seriously American banter is so dead they make Germans look humorous by comparison.

posted 4 weeks ago

Honestly I think part of it is weather dependent. Northern Europe and CIS are pretty strong in CS which is currently the highest skill ceiling FPS eSport. I reckon the lack of stuff to do sports wise from poor weather could be a factor. After all can't be money based because average russian isnt anywhere near northern european scale on that.

posted 4 weeks ago

Hes an ex CSGO tier 5 up and comer since 2014. Played for Defying and DreamEaters a couple of times.

Dude is pretty much a perfect example of how much CIS produces FPS prodigies.

posted 4 weeks ago

Throughout this GMB - VS match the talk of team styles is pretty prominent given how Gambit is very distinctly patient and VS are pretty reactive with combined utility. What other styles would you say there are?

I think Gambit is distinct.
A lot of NA teams seem to play a faster version of how VS plays with a bit more gunplay and slightly less focus on Util.
I think Acends style of set plays to take sites can't be unique to them.
BR and some other teams have been pretty individual heavy like TSM and G2 used to be.

posted 4 weeks ago

No SEN could never struggle against G2, lose to G2 and drop a map to F4Q in a LAN.

posted 4 weeks ago

Gambit are probably the most patient and meticulous team around at the moment. Against CR they weren't struggling imo. They won on their weakest map of Icebox after all.

posted 4 weeks ago

Maybe back in 2018/19.
Until EPL14 Liquid were tier 2 and weren't even the Top team in NA. Furia were top for the last year really with EG having a small resurgence last year before Ethan left. As a big EG fan, they havent been Tier 1 since that period of 2019.

Just because a player was tier 1 once doesnt mean they still were when they left. You have to maintain Tier 1. Get_Right and TaZ clearly arent anymore as examples. The top rated player who transitioned was Ethan and at the time EG wasn't a top 10 team, they were struggling to stay in top 20.

The only players who moved to Val from CS that were still playing well against higher tier opponents were Nitr0 and Ethan. Skadoodle and Auti peaked in 2018 and have been trapped in tier 3 NA for a while with brief stints under Daps.

posted 4 weeks ago

I thought NA was meant to be better than EMEA? So why would you not want 1st seed to play against EU teams?

This will be hilarious if they get 100T or VS and get knocked out. Envy might even do it.

posted 4 weeks ago

Done so dirty. But goddamn that made me laugh. Poor guy.

posted 4 weeks ago

Lmao as if anyone takes Zellsis seriously. This dude was a tier 3 CS player who moved to Valorant. Not even for a top team either.

posted 4 weeks ago

Its a phrase calling Americans fat, for obvious reasons.

posted 4 weeks ago

Turkey is EMEA, not EU. They are not European but they are pretty closely affiliated, its basically a holiday destination for Western Europeans. Plus loads of Turks live in Germany, Netherlands and UK.

posted 4 weeks ago

I like a clean logo like Envy's.

posted 4 weeks ago

The hardest agree, Faker and S1mple are players who you hear about without even playing the games they dominate in because of dominant they are.

posted 1 month ago

Not seen anyone even suggest that. Acend and Gambit are definitely the top EMEA teams. Other teams have broken into it but have issues with consistency like FPX and seemingly SMB. G2 might be one of the top teams again but they've only just come back from being TSM level.

I'd argue that Guild, FPX and Giants are all potential top teams too though. FPX are inconsistent like Liquid though. Fnatic are simply out of meta at the moment.

Liquid with Nivera, Scream, L1NK, Jamppi and Soulcas might get dominant though if they are consistent. Nivera is probably the best player from EU CS that has moved to Valorant so far.

posted 1 month ago

Honestly until Acend, G2 or Gambit are actually knocked out of Berlin I'm pretty sure they can come back.

Gambit choked/100T looked more present in the 3rd map.
Acend clearly weren't feeling it on the day against VS and simply got caught off guard. I think them still clapping while losing Map 1 is evidence of that.
G2 have honestly looked better than expected.

SMB seem more like a fluke at the moment just because of going from slapping Acend in Challengers to being absolutely dominated by them on LAN.

posted 1 month ago

Not wrong tbf, they seem to be streaming all day at the moment.

posted 1 month ago

Only game I'm sure will be a 2 map affair is GMB - 100T.

Wouldn't be shocked to see G2 have focused all their prep on the game against SEN considering the rivalry that's developing.
KRU is good and we haven't seen Zeta internationally so not sure how they will match up against each other.

posted 1 month ago

tbf matchup wise I think Gambit will struggle more against 100T than they would against SEN.

posted 1 month ago

I would say EU/CIS/TR are more sibling regions rather than one whole region. Then again as long as we have to share the same slots we share credit imo because its a joint funnel to get the best teams through. I don't for a second believe Gambit would play as well if they didn't play against decent EU/TR teams regularly as NaVi is the only real competition for them in CS.

posted 1 month ago

I don't know a single person outside of VLR that watched challengers whereas a fair few of my friends will be watching Berlin.

Also, LAN > Online for Masters 1s relevance. As someone who didnt play Val at the time I didnt even know it was occuring unlike when LoL tournaments are going on when I dont even play the game.

posted 1 month ago

Bruh its NaVi vs ENCE. Its literally 1 sided as fuck, no point watching it unless it makes it to map 3.

Also, CS has had like 8 decent tournaments already this year, this is the 2nd LAN for Valorant. Scarcity more than anything imo.

posted 1 month ago

This conference is boring compared to the Boaster moments in Iceland. Carlos should be attending instead of Nukkye, just because he's louder.

posted 1 month ago

Definitely SEN fans. Double for Indian SEN fans.

Also anyone who uses the term "Ratio".

posted 1 month ago

I know that TR loves Ascent too.

I feel like EU is transitioning to Breeze being the map lately.

posted 1 month ago

Literally me with Boaster. I like Fnatic more than Liquid purely because he makes me laugh. Otherwise Liquid and Tenstar are the Brit core teams.

posted 1 month ago

That's mostly because of the game being new and the fact there is actually competition because international games are so rare that we can't figure out if any region truly holds any semblence of dominance. In comparison, CS has always be EU dominant. Occasionally teams come through for other regions like SK/Liquid/EG/100T but the top 10 normally features mostly EU/CIS teams all the time.

If NA completely dominates in Berlin however, that'd change the situation but as of currently we have Sentinels winning a tournament and an EU team coming 2nd by taking every map the distance. I'm curious if Sentinels will do anywhere near as well this tournament as the competition from EU/KR/JPN all seems to have increased and even the other NA teams are a cut above V1 from last time.

posted 1 month ago

Imo SMB just for the hilarious Turk fanaticism you'll get involved in.

posted 1 month ago

I'm the same. I dislike Ascent more than any other map. It's boring as all fuck.

posted 1 month ago

If that's the case I think merging other regions like KR/JPN at least should be done too just for consistency. At the moment KR and JPN seems about as internally competitive as TR.

posted 1 month ago

Clearly you can't read because I was saying that if the focus is on competition then you would merge every region that can be merged without it being logistically unfeasable (ping).

The extra level of competition you are saying would be lost needs to be introduced for other regions such as East Asia otherwise EMEA is simply being treated differently. If TR and CIS have to be forced to be competitive to qualify for big events, so does KR and JPN which have their own slots.

posted 1 month ago
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