Shanty
Country: Canada
Registered: April 27, 2021
Last post: August 27, 2021 at 10:13 PM
Posts: 558
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LOL Oh.. Well.. Yeah that would do it.

posted 2 weeks ago

While it sucks that’s the case, I’d actually be ok with it in the long run. If it’s just cause the gap, there’s a solid chance for them to return for VCT season 2. Honestly it wouldn’t shock me if we see a large handful of smaller teams disband until next season. Obviously not a good thing, but better than them just not wanting to compete in Valo.

posted 3 weeks ago

Yes and no. Because EMEA has the most teams, it was the one region that could have 2 teams in a group. With all the other regions having 3 or less teams, they were going to be separate no matter what.

With the random drawing, by chance 2 EMEA teams got put in the same group for this reason.

posted 3 weeks ago

It's no ones fault. Groups were random.

posted 3 weeks ago

No thank you

posted 3 weeks ago

Groups are fine. The fact people would rather have hand picked groups over random draw is nuts. We have known for over a week two EMEA teams could be in the same group if the drawing went in that direction.

posted 3 weeks ago

It has been known for over a week two teams from EMEA could be in the same group if the random odds went that way. It wasn't decided by Riot to but two EMEA teams in the same group, it was by chance because EMEA has the most teams.

posted 3 weeks ago

They announced days ago that there was a chance that two EMEA teams could be in a group. Was random to a point. Chances are there was always gonna be one stacked group.

posted 3 weeks ago

This was said about Iceland too. Eventually it will be correct, but saying it before every LAN is just dumb when we have no real way to compare the teams since Iceland. Of course the odds aren't in SENS favour to repeat, there's like 8 teams that realistically have a chance to go on a run and win it all. But pretending you are some expert that is seeing something in the game most people are is silly.

posted 3 weeks ago

It’s really hard to guess. As there is a chance 2 EMEA teams go in the same group depending on where they get drawn.

While it would be nice if all EMEA teams are separate, don’t get upset people if the drawing isn’t in your favour and 2 EMEA teams are in a group. That’s just the way odds go sometimes. All the other regions thankfully will have only one team max.

posted 3 weeks ago

Vision Strikers

posted 3 weeks ago

Nah, 4 groups still. Just 2 teams now from each group make it out, where before it was only 1. 8 teams that make it out play in a Bo3 8 team single elimination bracket, BO5 grand finals.

posted 3 weeks ago

Just a reminder. There is a chance 2 EMEA teams can get put into the same group because they have 4 teams. The other regions can’t get more than one team in each group.

posted 3 weeks ago

Here’s hoping that if he did something ban worthy, he is being up front with Envy and Riot right now so they can plan ahead. Or Riot might not care since it didn’t happen in Valorant and players like Brax are here anyways.

posted 3 weeks ago

Yup, but then based on seeding, they are randomly put into groups.

posted 3 weeks ago

The groups are fine. With the amount of good teams, one group was gonna be the group of death no matter what. Relax.

posted 3 weeks ago

You do realize the group aren’t hand picked right and are random to a point right?

posted 3 weeks ago

Was this on the Plat Chat podcast? I thought it was Nukkye too tbh. But maybe it was Mixwell as I believe he was there too.

I think this is just some healthy rivalry banter. Fun to see as fans. Especially now that both teams have qualified for Berlin.

posted 3 weeks ago

Doesn't mean anything IMO, OCE teams play in NA in a vast amount of eSports. No one thinks of them as an NA team.

posted 3 weeks ago

In the 7 continent category which the majority of the world uses, they do put Turkey in part of Asia, where Turkey boarders the European continent. That isn't to say Turkey are Asians, it's just what they called the continent. Just like how the Australian continent contains a lot more countries than just Australia.

Actually curious because it changes where you live, if you type what are the continents into google, what comes up for you living in Turkey?

Edit: I think I might have misunderstood your comment, my apologies if so. If you meant that a small part of Turkey resides in Europe while the majority is in Asia, then yup I agree.

posted 3 weeks ago

Again, depends where you are taught. If I type in google what are the continents. The 7 continents listed are North American, South American, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, and Antarctica.

Eurasia is a thing, but most of the world separates them in their teachings.

posted 3 weeks ago

It would be weird if anyone did, as Riot doesn’t even consider them part of Europe, hence why it’s called EMEA and not just Europe.

It would be like an OCE team going through the NA LCQ, and being considered North American. OCE is OCE, Gambit is CIS, SMB is Turkey, and EU is G2 and Acend. I’d be surprised anyways if Riot keeps the regions as is going into next years VCT anyways.

posted 3 weeks ago

Depends where you live, as unfortunately the world cant even agree how many continents there are in the world.

In the 7 continent system. Russia and Turkey are actually put in the Asian continent, not Europe.

posted 3 weeks ago

I'd wait till after LCQ unless a big name comes up they can't say no to.

After LCQ teams will be shuffling tons of players around for next year. I love the Potter to head coach move, while her mechanical skill might not be able to keep up with the very best. Her brain for the game is incredible.

Boostio is looking fantastic so far. Anyone know his age? Would be great if he is a young dude EG could build the future around like Asuna on 100T.

Personally for me Roca is the first player that needs to be replaced. If he was playing anyone but Reyna I could be OK with his fragging. But if you are playing Reyna, you need to be near the top of the server in terms of Kills or you are a hindrance to your team and better off on like any agent. I don't know what's going behind the scene, maybe for some reason the team feels this is the best move. But I just find it hard to imagine. Play a Skye or like a KAY/O, an agent that can frag for themselves but also setup the team and gather info.

Edit: As I say this he is fragging out great on Accent again C9B, hope it continues. Maybe with the roster moves he will be unlocked. Or it's a random one off.

posted 3 weeks ago

I don’t blame the format for X10. Truthfully it’s their own fault, they screwed themselves when they used a well known exploit and got penalized points that if they would have had they would have made it past groups. Losing Patiphan definitely is a big hit though.

posted 3 weeks ago

Thank you Riot

posted 3 weeks ago

Has performed well in the stats department as well considering he usually plays Sentinel characters or KAY/O. Not really gonna count that one off Jett map yet. Though if he brings it out in Berlin, he might need to start being asked for more on the fragging side. But his fragging as a sentinel and lurker are great.

posted 1 month ago

Feel the same way, while I think Gambit is the better team, I’d even be happy if Forze somehow qualified instead just so Berlin gets some CIS representation. It’s sad that in order to get the CIS representation, one of EU’s most popular teams in Liquid has to fall though.

posted 1 month ago

I love that SMB made Berlin like most people. But I think people are getting way too ahead of themselves here. At least let the playoffs end before we start calling SMB the new rulers of EMEA and soon the world.

posted 1 month ago

While I agree that SEN’s reign will end (all things do, I think it’s going to be very tough to win Masters). I don’t think it’s because of this NA talent pool idea. The majority of the best players in NA Valorant are/were CS outcasts that either couldn’t find a good team or success. It’s not like before Valorant people were going, “damn ShahZam and TenZ on the same team, that will dominate everyone. Or “Dapr and Zombs, that might be two of the best non duelist players NA has.”

100T I would say are the one team that did have players that could have still found a winning spot on a team in CS, but even then. Hiko, Steel and Asuna are not part of this CS talent pool that NA had an advantage supposedly. I would agree if it was players like Twistzz, Elige, Naf, Stewie, etc that were on some Valorant line up tearing it up. But so far the best NA players are players who had a hard time finding success in CS GO.

IMO the talent that will decide who is the best region in the next year or so. Are the young 17-18 year olds, not ex CS Players unless they are the big big names.

posted 1 month ago

Same, Acend, SMB, And Gambit are a great representation from the region. I am happy we at least get one TR or CIS team. I want a CIS team as well. But is a CIS team qualifies, it means Liquid is out no matter what just cause the bracket. IMO that’s unfortunate, as Liquid has a pretty big fanbase, but I also want representation from more regions like CIS.

My guess is Acend, SMB (obviously), Gambit, and G2. While G2 played horribly today. I think they can bounce back, and should be able to beat the winner of Guild or Giants.

posted 1 month ago

I love this, win or lose. The light hearted trash talk is always fun and helps form rivalries. SMB come out of this looking like potential champs, or fools. Definitely entertaining.

posted 1 month ago

I’m not expecting it sadly, I think the best they will allow is a small amount of people in. But I want to be wrong.

posted 1 month ago

Lol hey, last time Dapr went for the knife in Iceland, he got death threats. Some fans take their video games a bit too serious lol.

posted 1 month ago

We got to see Steel on a Jett which was interesting lol. I actually like it. While I think the seeding matches are important going into a International LAN. I actually like seeing 100T give Steel the Jett. His KAYO is probably the best I’ve seen, maybe he will continue to drift away from his normal sentinel agents. Unless he was just taking the piss and having fun.

This match even as a SEN fan I don’t think means much. It was a rare day where Asuna wasn’t the monster he normally is. We had Steel on a Jett. 100T hasn’t been able to beat SEN in some time, for all we know 100T was using this as a high tier scrim.

posted 1 month ago

Yeah that would be ok. Shorty plays that role a bit, but has reserve ammo. And it also misses the glorious Zeus kill sound. If they were to add a Zeus type gun to the game I’d be for it.

posted 1 month ago

Should delete your account

posted 1 month ago

Please never. As a person who enjoys spike rush, I hate it there enough already and it’s just a for fun mode.

posted 1 month ago

You actually just changed my mind on the format. Being ignorant of it I was of the opinion that it’s kind of dumb. But I could imagine some scenarios where it would be pretty hype going into a game where a team has to win while also only allowing a certain amount of rounds against them. Potentially makes blow out games also more entertaining.

Still a big fan of the good old Bo3. But this format is something I’ll keep an eye out for sure now.

posted 1 month ago

I keep seeing people talking about TSM academy. Honest question, is this just a meme, or it is happening? Excuse my ignorance.

posted 1 month ago

Ok hear my out for this. When I say this I don’t think he’s the best, it’s just mainly I see many people call him washed and a detriment to the team. And mainly speaking of the Road to Berlin, I strongly disagree with that idea.

But Steel.

Considering he is a mainly used as a sentinel role and more recently KAY/O. He does that role really well. He is getting frags when they’re needed most like important retakes. His lurks are usually on point. Honestly the only thing I would like to see more is actually some strats in his IGL role.

posted 1 month ago

Ethan is great. But I think rating him above Asuna is just a bit silly. He play has definitely improved lately, especially since the buffs to Skye which basically turns her into 100T’s second duelist the was she is getting used.

Between Asuna and Ethan. I have Asuna comfortably out front. There are countless maps where Asuna is having to carry the 100T squad. Asuna rarely doesn’t show up, he is one of the most consistent players in NA. I think the buffs to Skye’s flash have helped Ethan’s game and he’s definitely been playing better lately. But even comparing their stats over the last 60 days, Asuna has played simply better IMO. If Asuna doesn’t show up, 100T’s lose. If Ethan doesn’t show up, the team still occasionally win.

Will be interesting how Asuna does on LAN.

Between him getting rated against TenZ. I think the comparison is fair. Asuna has improved greatly this year and would probably be considered by most to be the 2nd best player in NA and he is getting better. At least Top 3.

posted 1 month ago

VKS isn’t out. They are in the lower bracket and are currently winning the third map and won the second pistol. But yeah GL are out.

posted 1 month ago

Before Ethan joined, he was without question the best player on the team. Since then, Nitro has taken a different role, and Asuna has grown massively as a player. But Nitro is really good. Whether he is getting used correctly is more of the question IMO.

posted 1 month ago

I am all for more International LANS, but lets not pretend it wouldn't be the same if EU won Masters 2 and NA having to hear it for 3 months. There isn't a region around that would not shit talk after winning the first international LAN event. It just so happened NA won this event. And whoever wins Masters 3 whether it's NA, EU, TR, CIS, BR, KR, or even JP and LATAM will be the ones shit talking the losers. Even as an NA fan who more often than not is on the losing foot, I wouldn't want to ever change. Light hearted shit talking is fun. It's only when people get personal that it becomes shitty.

posted 1 month ago

Not Indian, but happy Independence day. Enjoy yourselves and have a good and safe day.

posted 1 month ago

Nah, NV legit has a chance to do well. Especially if Yay can do what TenZ did under Shahzam and learn to not get caught out in meaningless deaths. NV is improving.

I'd probably list C9B as the most overrated team in recent memory. Not that they're garbage, but a lot of people even myself though they would be Top 3 team in NA. Maybe with Vanity they might have a resurgence.

posted 1 month ago

Oh I know very little about Brazilian Valorant if I am honest. I am just joking around. But good to know.

posted 1 month ago

Just realized Haven Liberty is still undefeated against Vikings at 5-0. They are their Kryptonite.

posted 1 month ago

Any Brazilians want to explain what happened?

I would expect Vikings to go on a lower bracket charge, but this is a massive hit to them so early.

posted 1 month ago
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