doosean
Country: Europe
Registered: July 28, 2021
Last post: July 4, 2022 at 9:16 AM
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International stage is my main talking point, he is easily overshadowed in the debates and "best on their agent" talks, which is why I have included him.

I am very aware that he is known as a scary opponent to go up against (pun not intended)

posted 10 hours ago

that one I'll agree with

posted 15 hours ago

idk about that one tbh, its pretty common knowledge that Leo is probably the best player to not be present on international stage until now

posted 15 hours ago

And this kids, is how Netero's vilian arc began.

posted 15 hours ago

Given your flag and assuming you are from Croatia I would recommend saving up little more money (around 1000 euros). Store prices are sometimes 15-20% higher than if the parts are ordered from the internet. Then again, buying part by part would mean high shipping costs.

It is better to invest in a PC that'll be considered fairly good in the upcoming 5 years, than to be forced to buy never parts again in the next 2 or 3 years.

posted 15 hours ago

not in my or your eyes, but you'd be surprised how often he gets zero mentions when the international stage is up for debate

posted 16 hours ago

Underrated players 
I want to bring attention to a few players that can be that X factor for their teams and can shift the momentum into their favor, but are rarely being talked about...So here it goes, in no particular order... I will be skipping on a few teams, as I feel their "clout" has made everyone on their team noticed (OPTIC, Loud, FNATIC etc)
Feel free to mention some more underrated players down below.

DRX BuZz - Sentinel main for the team who's stats are surprisingly high even when he is taken off the Chamber duty. He is very calm and collected. Rarely makes mistakes like overswinging, going for hero plays etc. 

Guild koldamenta - lowkey an underrated IGL. Very efficient in clutch situations and seems to have a top-tier read on the game. His timings are also off the charts and he never has an issue putting his life on the line if it means placing his team in an advantageous position.

XERXIA sScary - Controller main and a top 5 player from APAC who rarely gets love. I was so impressed by his ability to utilize his own smokes to find frags and utilize them in a more "sentinel fashion". Absolute beast!

FPX ardiis - "Whatever you need him to be" main for FPX. The man utilized a lot of agents with high efficiency. He is one of the most selfless players in this Masters. Need a Jett? He can frag, or he can die and be traded for 2,3 kills. Need a KAY/O? Here are some free kills for you.

Leviatan Tacolilla - I have been on a LEV wave for a while now and made some at times ridiculous claims about them (which are now true). As much as I dislike Chamber being overused in this meta, very few can boast stats and impact on this agent as Tacolilla. 1.6KDA in like 20 games...(I don't like bringing up stats, but come on... 1.6!!!) Plus, the way he uses map to create off angles aggressively is a joy to watch.

PRX mindfreak - Controller main on the crazy PRX team. Want to know how they win rounds when JIngg and f0rsakeN die? Look no further! Precise smokes and utility, clutch gene, probably the best Brimstone in the world too... This man is crazily efficient.

P.S. Someone put me on NORTHEPTION wave, I gotta check them out too

posted 16 hours ago

I never indulged in Minecraft content after like 2016, but he was the one I never stopped watching cause of his comedic value.

Even in the toughest moments of his life, he remained hopeful, positive and he was still energetic. When cancer news was shared for the first time, it hit me, but he never allowed it to be the focal point of his videos. I never thought it was this serious. He was always downplaying it. Its a shame really.

Always remember him as someone who never allowed his fame to come before his own addicting persona, who amidst all circumstances remained the Alex (I'm glad I know his name now).

TechnobladeNeverDies

posted 3 days ago

We all know, PRX, double duelist comps, press W, click heads, win formula. I feel like their playstyle often is dumbed down. Yes, they are extremely aggressive and their stars JInggg and f0rsakeN are statistically monstrous but they are rarely not properly set-up to "go kill", especially on their attack side. Their rapid fire playstyle translates well into frags, because of their unexpected rapid fire of utility. They have placed 4th in Masters 1, but with hand on the heart, they beat out G2 and The Guard who did not play their best Valorant back than. Since than, PRX looks more polished, which is ridiculous to say, given their unorthodox approach.

A) Why I think they have potential to win it?

On the biggest stage of competition it is fine margins that make a difference between 2 teams. One good read mid game, and momentum is swinging the other way. PRX have the biggest advantage here. You cannot really outwit them, because you never know what they will do. Reading them mid round is almost impossible as they can take site in matter of seconds. Teams that prefer the slower playstyles will have a tough time buying time on defense for rotations, IGLs will struggle to call against them, as in the heat of the moment it is hard to determine what the opposition is doing and call a proper counter setup. Safe to say, we will see a lot of retake attempts if this is the case. Additionally they have showed in few instances how slow the PRX can be (yes it is a rare sight, but an existing one) but if they were to utilize this unexpected change of pace, they are in full control of the game.

B) PRX is still a momentum based team...

...and is the reason why I'm afraid for them. If team they are going up against something unexpected, and they get caught off guard, especially on defense, their mental could be going in a downward spiral (they are a young team, after all). Team like Guild could frustrate them by just not giving them early picks with their total opposite playstyle, which would result in wasted utility. Team like OPTIC could also frustrate them with one precise pick of yay, who is always happy to leave the fight after one pick, boiling down their game, to the numbers game. These few potential scenarios could mean their early exit, which is honestly something I personally don't want to see, because this team is a joy to watch.

They are a dark horse contender riding a fine line between an S+ & S tier team. But which scenario is more likely? A or B?

posted 4 days ago

Well, Riot did feature 100T in League, right? They were a start-up also, with all risks you have mentioned.
I mean, Riot could choose to bet on Guild too if they performances manage to be good as they slowly generate a fanbase. You never know.

posted 4 days ago

I don't think this would be a crucial factor, as Guild Esports is still a start-up, like it is stated in the article. They have yet to work out some sponsorship deals and whatnot. It is not strange for a start-up to generate losses initially due to a multitude of factors. Still, 5 mil quid is lowkey alarming for investors.

posted 4 days ago

thing is most low elo players tend to create a habit out of it and it is harder to get rid of that habit than it is to implement it once you reach higher elo and crouching is calculated action rather than an impulsive one

posted 5 days ago
syouta seems to have insane stats

Just look at Zeta VODs and how SugarZ3ro plays. He is so gifted at finding himself in advantageous positions using nothing but his default smokes set up for his team and is as mechanically gifted as dep and laz... Literally top 5 controller in the world.
Stats don't mean shit, especially for a controller player.

posted 5 days ago

Maybe two people stated this and probably said it as a bait... Now stop trying to slander other teams.

posted 5 days ago

I think NIP can beat KRU tbh

posted 5 days ago

cause most of those nAts lurks were anxiety-inducing lol
especially the 3k after he and koldamenta somehow missed each other on A site

posted 5 days ago

The only time it is viable is after a wide swing when you know you're committed to a battle or a semi-wide swing peek for throwing off enemy's crosshair.
If you are low elo tho, just do not use it for now until you get the hang of movement mechanics.

posted 5 days ago

Ever since SkRossi got placed on the Chamber role, they haven't been utilizing Raze properly by not playing her complementary agents or not utilizing them at all.
Sova, Breach, Chamber, Astra & Raze comp they played would've been more than decent if they would show proper utility combos more often for example, Astra pulls, Raze nades and Breach stun in one spot on Haven. But this is more of a inefficiency problem, rather than a team combo problem.

posted 1 week ago

Since at this stage anything is possible, it is fun to speculate and try to predict the outcome. So make your own or move on sir.

posted 1 week ago

S+ tier (contenders) - Fnatic, OPTIC Gaming, FunPlus Phoenix, LOUD
S tier (near contender level)- DRX, Paper Rex, XSET, Guild
S- tier (upset potential) - Xerxia, Northeption, NIP/KRU, Leviatan

posted 1 week ago

Agressive initiation and ability to turn into an entry on the fly KAYO and Skye offer suits him more, he can easily and efficiently flex to Fade if need arises tho

posted 1 week ago

lol, still climbing the ladder, but if just one teammate says, fuck it, let's go 5 duelists, catch me pressing W and flashing them all with weird-ass curved Phoenix flashes

posted 1 week ago

Hot take - people who mind instalocks take the game way too seriously.
Excluding the diamond 3+ lobbies, in a ranked environment, you could get away with most braindead team comp, as long as you comm what you are doing and play with or of your teammates. Hell, PRX won an official on Breeze with Phoenix, Astra and Breach under those same terms.

Still, I prefer not having instalocks and actually like discussing talking with the team about our team comp.

posted 1 week ago

English

Montenegrin/Croat/Serbian/Bosnian (all the same pretty much)

Facts

posted 1 week ago

He is one of those people whose grind you have to respect, but thinks too highly of himself and does dumb things thinking it's for the right cause.
This whole Wardell situation is a prime example of it.
Shame, he could be one of the finest esports journalists if he didn't include himself in these petty dramas.

posted 1 week ago

OP:

I'm not goin to discredit their effort

Also OP:
*Proceeds to discredit them

posted 1 week ago

Nah...
These ten players can just pop off at any given moment, hell even Boaster when he is on the smokes duty.

yay and Derke are just yay and Derke, 2 of the best in the game rn.
FNS and Boaster are both god-tier IGLs, precise with calls and mid-game strategy adaptations.
Crashies, as valuable as he is with his utility, Enzo is unmatched with value he finds out of utility. But need a clutch to secure the round? Call Crashies.
Victor and Alfajer are just absolute chads of Valorant who can entry on any agent and have a nutty aim.
Marved and Mystic are both unselfish players who just seem find hero plays when required.

In conclusion, Fnatic = OPTIC and I cannot wait to see them just go at each others throats.

posted 1 week ago

Riot can nerf the Chamber, but they cannot nerf yay lol

Probably still gonna stick to the Chamber role, because his kit is just too valuable for players like yay not to utilize it
Plus, Victor is a nuts entry player.

posted 1 week ago

Acend are only hitting shots at this point

what is this take bro?

posted 1 week ago

Thats just disrespectful towards those players... they can nerf the Chamber, but they cannot nerf them.
100T is on a come up and you don't need to disrespect their competition to feel better about your favorite team.

They just are not S tier team yet. But they will be soon if they keep up with the grind.

posted 1 week ago

Interesting question. Riot did a good job of balancing and spreading out agents to have their own place in a map pool (except Chamber, that man is too op)... Here is my take

Anchor / Flank / 1st contact - Chamber
Duelist / Entry / 1st contact - Raze
Initiator / Info Gatherer / Secondary Entry - Skye
Anchor / Lurk - Viper
Main Smoker - Astra

Chamber is obviously the most efficient and easiest agent to find value with currently.

Raze gets the job done on all maps except Breeze, where different utility combos must be utilized.
Viper is an S tier agent and untouchable on Breeze and Icebox (also Bind, but you may win it without her), but definitely cannot be a primary smoker on maps where she is not as efficient. On maps like Haven and Ascent, she would serve as a site anchor, while the primary smoker would be Astra.

Even though overall Astra is not an S-tier pick, in this case, she would pair better with Raze and Viper (use Fnatic Bind as an example). Her kit would focus more on pulling and stunning on Breeze, Icebox, and Bind, rather than her being the main smoker.

The initiator role is a coin toss really... With the rest of the team comp any agent would make sense and would be absolutely unviable on some maps. KAY/O may just be the most efficient out of the bunch, but I could see Skye prevailing as she is a jack of all trades type of agent, but she would be utilized a little differently than what's usually the case (more info gathering and less of reactive utility usage )

posted 2 weeks ago

Real ones will remember Derke on Sova!

posted 2 weeks ago

I'll disagree. Some of the teams coming up in NA are making a lot of noise and it genuinely can cause a lot of upsets. Yes, OPTIC is obviously the best, but the gap is slowly being closed off. Good to see it for NA.

However, the gap in KR is much bigger... O2S are a second best team and they are nowhere near DRX in terms of structure, innovation and teamwork

posted 2 weeks ago

What the fuck is this thread

posted 2 weeks ago

everyone can find a crosshair they click with and even tho the impact on the game it could potentially have is minimal, someone may find crosshair change to be the thing they needed to get more consistency

plus, all OP asked was what xhairs look god on 16:9

posted 2 weeks ago

Stories like these man... Love to see it! Love to see both of them being supportive of each others grinds!

posted 2 weeks ago

Depends on how the rest of the season plays out... We can already assume some tho...
yay, Derke, sacy, aspas, sScary, Jinggg, f0rsakeN, Mako are all probably gonna be featured on the list no matter the results.

posted 3 weeks ago

Thats basically a Bulldog tho

posted 3 weeks ago

I always wanted MAC10 or MP9 type of gun instead of a Stinger. But adding any gun in the current arsenal would be a bad move.

posted 3 weeks ago

Uncoordinated still... their potential is definitely bigger than their current results.
MAD Lions were a real test, as they have looked unstoppable lately

posted 3 weeks ago

Vitality found its rhythm. Gonna be a banger match.

posted 3 weeks ago

If you prefer a good sound - 100% Neptune

posted 3 weeks ago

People really saying Guild and Fnatic...

posted 4 weeks ago

People naming IGLs gotta realize how hard it is to concentrate on reading the opposing team, giving callouts and focusing on your crosshair.
They are not "no aim" players.

However, in the case of Boaster and Vanity, it can be said to a certain extent that their aim is just a little behind some pro players. Difference is not as drastic as people make it out to be tho.

posted 1 month ago

A lot of these are kind of obvious picks, but Im gonna spice it up and say...

Leviatan has been giving KRU a run for their money lately
Guild has joined Top 3 EMEA chat
On a good day, 100T might just fuck around and beat anyone

posted 1 month ago

if Acend win today, G2 is gonna start making roster changes before the Champs

posted 1 month ago

From time to time, if my spendings ain't huge during the month, I drop a few bucks on betting, tho I'm in a 50e profit so far lol

posted 1 month ago

[POV: You have fallen victim to numerous SEN threads just replying over and over again]
On a serious note, Sentinels criticism has been reasonable to a certain extent, but we exclude the braindead slander from here. We have seen them dominate and how they could always make it work even with comps which someone would characterize as "off-meta", as their teamwork always emerged victorious due to how good these players are.

Problem with team comps - Certainly these guys lack depth when it comes to their agent pools, as they are not capitalizing on some "must-pick agents" on certain maps. Additionally, their team comps have become predictable and are often easily counterable. For example, Shazam plays Sova very well even on maps where Sova has been pushed out of meta by other initiators, but it definitely hurts his fragging potential (which he was known for) on those maps.

Overreliance on TenZ - I hated this take originally, but it still holds little weight, so I couldn't fully ignore it. It seems like Sentinels sometimes (emphasis on the word sometimes) have a problem with helping him out on T-side. Timings on entries of his teammates are just off and they often result in him getting picked off early into a site take, putting them into a disadvantageous position when it comes to trading.

Lack of teamwork - And this one is the most obvious one, unfortunately... What made Sentinels the giants they were was just the way they would, at times even flawlessly, execute sites, play retakes and just play the trade game to their advantage. Yes, even back then people joked "TenZ go kill", the thing is, he was never not set up properly by his team to "go kill" like seen recently. Lately, everything looked sloppy or was just timed awfully. 
Sick on smokes - Look, I see why they wanted to include Kanpeki into the team, but personally, I would never move probably Top 5 flex player into a controller role. His performance was lackluster and his decision-making while on Omen has been questionable. I wish to see him back in the aggressive initiator & secondary entry role, where he excels at.
To conclude - As fans of the game, we cannot know why, when, and what went wrong for Sentinels. Obviously, we see the in-game performance and the obvious issues, as stated above, but we cannot know the root of that problem. At times, it even seems that the relationships have been damaged and the internal issues needed to be addressed sometimes (mainly the whole Zombs thing), but I seriously doubt it is the only issue. I also highly doubt that their streaming is getting in the way of their scrims and practices, as if these things presented issues, they would have been addressed by managers.

Unfortunately, at this point, in my eyes, it is better to hit the reset button and decide what your core is or who you want to keep on the team to start from scratch. I do genuinely believe that this is the best-case scenario for both organization and the players. Shaz, TenZ, Sick & dapr are all individuals who have proven themselves as top dogs in Valorant, but environment change and a mental reset could prove to be more beneficial to them than forcefully trying to fix every single thing that is not clicking for them. In my opinion, Shazam is the first one that would need to be benched and any other roster moves would be decided after it. This statement has zero correlation with people's perception and criticism people have of him (slander I find uncalled for at times). It comes from a perspective of knowing how crucial IGL is for the internal culture of the organization, team structure, and leadership. If roster reset is bound to happen, with these things in mind, Shazam would need to be the first one to be benched and given the opportunity to explore free agency. Any further roster change would be dumb to even predict as we are never gonna be in a position to know which players are gonna be available and how roles would be shifted according to the potential changes.

  

posted 1 month ago

why did I read this with Scream voice and accent

posted 1 month ago

To be fair, NRG tried something unorthodox yesterday eco-wise... Their Omen was super efficient when they played it previously (think s0m had like 27 kills), but this is out of context a little, as your point still stands

posted 1 month ago
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