Targu1n
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Registered: July 4, 2022
Last post: July 13, 2024 at 4:37 PM
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Given that quite a few players on this list have been playing other duelists, I'd assume this list focuses more on "Jett onetricks" - where its clear that theyre significantly more comfortable on jett than other duelists

But ye misleading title given the players listed for sure

posted 5 hours ago

you have more hope in them than 95% of dach watchers ngl xD

posted 1 day ago

Hard to say
Dach, Spain are sending solid teams this year
East (presumably) top 2 teams are both scary
Turkey is turkey so gl predicting how theyll do
Apeks
France is chaos

Im putting my bets on Acend getting their shit together and actually winning the whole thing.
I really like their core and am pretty adamant its the strongest in emea t2 based on potential.
They still have a good bit of time to figure stuff out so theres hope, despite their form this year.

posted 1 day ago

would solve a lot of issues with the tiebreakers, but alas

posted 3 days ago

only playing at the time
theyre not connected, only named them because theyre the ones that I know were asked explicitly, saw the question and made a comment on it (even if it was that they wont talk about Niesow like with sliggy and l1nk)

posted 4 days ago

we dont know
we do know from multiple players and coaches that there has never been a ban.

watch ardiis' infamous "leak everything" stream if you wanna get his take on it (obviously over the top since its ardiis, but funny af)
or just check out Tanizhq's twitter (the coach of the team)

posted 4 days ago

NiesoW isnt banned by riot
He definitely deserves to go on the blacklisted by other players list though with quite a few pros "refusing to comment" on the niesow situation.

Ardiis is an obvious example (ok there were a lot of comments in that segment xD), but Sliggy also had the topic borderline blacklisted a while back and L1nk ignored all questions regarding it. Nukkye (his teammate at the time) also didnt wanna talk about it (in sliggys chat, Im not around on his own stream enough to know if he talked about it there).
This doesnt equate to Niesow being guilty ofc, but I think its safe to say that a lot of people wouldnt be comfortable with having him in the scene.

posted 4 days ago

Heretics wasnt a team with 3 veterans
ya gotta go all in on t2 talent for the heretics experience

posted 5 days ago

Talon give the stage 1 c9 vibes
Look like they should get beat every week but somehow always drag their opponents into the mud and come out on top

posted 5 days ago

Not exactly sure what the sen washed narrative is atm, since they look pretty good to me so I cant really comment on that. As such this reply is purely based on what is said in the original post.

This idea doesnt work with this format. Thats the great thing about the way the format works out, because it alleviates a lot of the unfair group concerns.
We know sen was worse than 4/6 teams in group Omega during split 1, due to... ya know... losing to them

Why do you think Sen would have been better than the very teams they lost to against different opponents?

posted 5 days ago

GGs, fun game
Eintracht def my favorite team of the split, but probably for the better than Mouz win this and make the final actually matter

posted 6 days ago

what happened with xms needs to be studdied fr though
consistent top t2 player since 2021, joins t1 and just everything is gone.
worst part is that he didnt even get the chance to recover this year in t2

posted 6 days ago

Watch the game and it wont be hard to tell that the quality of games has improved significantly since the first split^^ Hence why I used Mouz and CGN as the goal post, since they're stable teams that we can easily compare competition to.

Fokus also beat CGN and SK this split so im not sure what the point there is.

And of course Lime has been absolutely insane, but thats sorta the point of picking up a star player xD That doesnt devalue a teams performance. We're not gonna go and complain about Lev doing well because Aspas is a demon.

posted 6 days ago

While the placement is the same theyre definitely a stronger team than in the first split. Split 1 it felt like there was quite a big gap between Cgn/Mouz and the rest, this gap no longer exists.

But yes it definitely wont be a result theyre happy with, the goal was first place.
Given the insane roster it should have been possible, but alas we all watched their performance this entire split.
I trust Pal to be able to make it work with more time and (hopefully) roster stability.

posted 6 days ago

This would also finally allow for vlr to add qualifiers and t3 games to the matches tab, hidden behind a user specific filter per default
Really a must at this point and I do hope we get it eventually

posted 6 days ago

gotta put our trust in Zescht to actually whip cgn into form this year

posted 6 days ago

oh yea youre right theyre at 135 not 125
welp dangit thats my hopes ruined

posted 6 days ago

well Frankfurt can still win it all to make it, gonna be rough, but possible

posted 6 days ago

Betting sites gotta up their age verification game, theres no way the peeps are actually 18+

GGs, sad to see Fokus' run to end but it is what it is.
Too scrappy and way too many mistakes. I hope the roster gets to stick together for next year with minimal changes; im still confident they can reach ascension winning heights with time.

posted 6 days ago

can you please type out your definition of loyalty for us please?
I think there's just a fundamental disconnect here

posted 6 days ago

he really didnt.
His performance took a statistical hit after he swapped to the glue role back in 2022 yes, but that is fully expected.
He had 200 acs and 1.0 rating for his 2 games in 2024, despite his team going -16 in rounds

You wont find a split where he was bad. No hes not a super star anymore (though again this is role related since hes been the glue player for his teams for a while now), but there is no point where you could say he hasnt preformed to a tier 1 level.

We can only speculate why he left GX, but it sure as hell wasnt performance related

posted 6 days ago

TL wins:
KC loses -> TL in
KC wins + NaVi wins -> 4 way tie -> I think its maps first? -> TL is in and NaVi out (11-12 maps vs 11-13 in the worst case)

TL loses:
Either KC or NaVi lose -> TL is in (assuming its h2h in a 2 way tie, if its maps then they need NaVi to lose. Not sure what the tiebreakers are)
Otherwise theyre out

(Note this is just me looking at the standings, im sure theres a twitter post properly explaining this somewhere)

posted 6 days ago

Nukkye def deserves to be added. Kid is the emea mwzera

posted 6 days ago

WAT
polaris intel failing me here

posted 1 week ago

Seeing the 3 Spanish players on barca going from actual nobodies to top of the league wasnt something I was expecting going into this year.
Super happy to see Vorwenn grow in general. His old team, Vamonos, was tragic so watching him reach these hights has been satisfying.

And them doing it on a day where KPZET wasnt playing out of his mind is also a great sign, I was a bit worried the team would turn into kpzet and friends during the regular season.

Huge letdown to see Ucam lose though. They were the team I thought was going to win Spain going into the year (had a player poached early on, but I still had a lot of hope). Kpi obviously deserve it given their insane performance all year but man I wish Ucam would go instead of them.

Spain is sending 2 very strong teams to ascension, so its gonna be exciting. (Though dach will win the war of the import regions ;3)

posted 1 week ago

Ye of course once you start analyzing it val is incredibly complex, but thats just not important for a casual viewer. They just look at the funny pixels and enjoy the pros duke it out. Why they do specific plays isnt as important, only the results really matter.

Every esports title is gonna have SO many intricacies, otherwise it would be ill suited to be an esports title. Even incredibly simple games in terms of macro like Rocket league have so much more depth than what a casual viewer will observe.

posted 1 week ago

Lotus had me worried but at least map 2 was clean
lots to work on, but I think they got it tomorrow

ggs to both

posted 1 week ago

This is from a casual viewpoint.

Nah its a lot clearer when something is good for one team in val
Theres pretty much 1 stat to track in the actual score.
Everything that happens has an immediate effect. Someone gets a kill? The other team is at a disadvantage RIGHT away. (There are delayed economies yes, but especially with the money economy it has immediate effects too since teams will buy until they have to eco)
The main ability - gun - is the same for everyone. You dont need to understand the characters to get what theyre gonna do.

Everything in league is so delayed that it requires people to actually play the game to understand.
Why are drakes important? What does Baron do? What does the economy difference mean for team fights and how does it effect different team compositions? And so on

Val is definitely one of the harder major esports titles to watch though. Not OW, but theres so many effects on screen, so many characters that do different stuff, so many abilities to track, so many subsystems/economies.

posted 1 week ago

nah they lost regular season too
curse has been dead for a while now since theyre not getting first in groups anymore

posted 1 week ago
and they clearly didnt improve rather last year's GE was quite better compared to the current one. 

this is unfair to the coaches and just plain not true.
This GE iteration has won more games and have very much looked better. Last year had more firepower yes but the team actually properly functions as one this year and has way more ideas. This team is a great example of the team preforming better than the sum of its parts.

However I do agree that spin probably has to give way to a coach who is more familiar with the Indian scene as head coach. Making an indian roster that can compete in t1 is gonna be a huge challenge, so at the very least they need someone to help with building the roster.

Keeping Russ and LF as a core is something I agree with, and a great point to start for a full Indian roster for next year (and I do think GE is ready to try this, given that they found a decent t1 IGL in Russ)

Im a bit conflicted though about keeping Russ over Benkai, just because Benkai does just seem more consistent in his calling (a bit unfair to compare since the roster as a whole has gotten a lot better, but there were a lot more weird rounds back when Russ was primary IGL). You just cant keep both so its a rough position.

posted 1 week ago

Blazeking has been so disappointing this season as a whole though. I wouldnt mind keeping him on since hes gotten a lot better after the role swap stage 2, but I really dont think he should be your only player to carry over. Youre looking for a core otherwise youre starting from 0 again.

So why not build around one of the 2 primary IGLs?
Given that its GE id go with Russ for obvious reasons, but Benkai would be perfectly fine too

So imo your core should be Russ + LF and build around them

posted 1 week ago

Ellement saw Xuss go nuclear and decided to one up him
Insane from him so far

posted 1 week ago

They have an incredible uphill battle to make it into ascension, so if they do make it then I trust that theyre in form to continue the streak.
Talent wise the roster is among the very best t2 has ever had to offer
They just gotta make the roster work and get into form in this short time frame, because in the regular season they didnt look like they were there yet

posted 1 week ago

ye only their hq
theyre an international org which sure dont aim to capture the german market
if anything you could consider them spanish since they build a fanbase there, but even that is a stretch

posted 1 week ago

bump, game's starting and theyre still not up

posted 1 week ago

ye schedule is for real
main stream wont miss the 200 dach viewers anyways

posted 1 week ago

problem is they got destroyed by KC before
so its hard to put respect on their name when its a circle of inconsistency

posted 1 week ago

I do understand how it could get annoying, but its quite literally their job
Just look at vlr after platchat rate a team thats been winning a couple games low, because they believe the team isnt actually that good. People lose their minds every time.
An official desk just cant do that, so they gotta hype teams knowing full well that theyre still mid af

posted 1 week ago

Man Tanizhq tweets can be exhausting to engage with
It is the Tanizhq special tbh, where he definitely has a point but just doesnt feel like the person hes talking to is worth explaining it to

imma just ignore the argument underneath because yeeeeaaa.... people need their twitter account automatically locked when theyre mad at something

To his credit he did actually go back and do a proper response https://x.com/Tanizhq/status/1808607911951966297

posted 1 week ago

ye its mb, liquipedia didnt have the straight qual to ascension when I did the calcs a week ago
just me being confused ngl

but also rough for kpi, chances of winning ascension dropped HARD now

posted 1 week ago

o ye just saw the comment from Mort on my barca post
thats crazy that this was hidden so well though

posted 1 week ago

did the desk do any calculations beforehand on if theres a way they get knocked down to second seed?

posted 1 week ago

10/10 game
this is what I watch t2 for, this was brilliant

SO glad to see barca end up closing this out because they looked like the better team during the first 4 maps as a whole. GGs to both.

posted 1 week ago

bleed exists

posted 1 week ago

Okobotro 🗿

posted 1 week ago

he was having a horrible time on sova so not sure what you mean
Sova was stage 1 where he was struggling

(not saying he should go back to Initiator; if he gets picked as the core and they build around him + benkai next year then I can for sure see him go back to it. Hes been dang good on the role historically. But the role swap was a positive thing for him in terms of performance)

posted 1 week ago

10000%

posted 1 week ago

Nah theres no way hes scrapping the entire roster

The process did fail this year though tbf since unfortunately GE didnt find their core. Stage 1 it looked like Russ and LF could be the core, and now stage 2 Benkai and blazek1ng are looking more valuable

Both cores are inconsistent so its a horrible place to start
But we're gonna at least see russ or benkai return next year as igl, theres no way GE is that stupid that they wanna start from scatch again

posted 1 week ago
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