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Country: United States
Registered: August 12, 2021
Last post: December 23, 2022 at 9:55 PM
Posts: 170
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Skechers

posted 1 month ago

I’ve definitely definitely heard of other streamers talking about it :) obviously no way to know if he’s right, but he’s not making it up

posted 1 month ago

Praying for you brother :) see you again soon

posted 1 month ago

Roster is kind of mid, no? Just seems weird to be going with a majority of the core you had with the year that they had. Got better at the end, but I don't know about the roster. When looking at teams like M80, FaZe, The Guard, and others it just seems like an odd lineup. Excited to be proven wrong though if they do! No hate :)

posted 1 month ago

Leaked where?

posted 1 month ago

This makes no sense at all. So weird.

posted 1 month ago

OP you should still be REALLY proud of your team :) you had two subs & were definitely not running normal comps. They still did AMAZING & your team could have taken that series. TL is going to be dangerous this season!

posted 1 month ago

This is gonna sound a tad like a hot take, but moose is the best player on that team. That guy is secretly an INCREDIBLE player.

posted 2 months ago

I didn’t catch much of the tourney, but is there a TL;DR for what was so bad?

posted 2 months ago

I will say this & not respond past it because I don’t want this to turn in to a huge fight. Plus, it’s kind of breaking the rules. But, I believe that the freedom-of-speech should not be infringed upon. Almost at all. Simply put, the ability for people to speak, discuss, & debate ideas is core to real and powerful change. If the government or people at large had the power to shut down or deplatform speech in the 60s, the Civil Rights movement would have not been what it was. It is a beautiful example of free speech & fighting bad ideas with better ones. Using your mind and thoughts to combat ignorance & hate. That’s the power of speech. Now, whether or not I like the speech or agree with it, I think you have the right to say it. I think you have the right to talk about it. I think you have the right to debate it. Assuming others will follow a bad idea assumes that they are stupid & I know better than them. If I want to win, I need to make sure my speech is better. My ideas are better. Not shut it down from being seen but instead let everyone see it for what it is & watch it crumple under the weight of a better idea. So yes, free speech for all including speech I don’t like.

posted 3 months ago

Or just memeing..or is it meming? meme-ing? Either way could be just a joke

posted 3 months ago

I heard someone say Sliggy didn’t want to be a head coach so seems like a good fit? But who knows. I trust the staff will be good :)

posted 3 months ago

Yeah wait are you stupid? You could have picked any other NA IGL but you chose the one who LITERALLY didn’t call for defense side on his team.

posted 3 months ago

No way you’re actually saying that a 5 month old roster of almost all “unknown” talent that made it to Champions in the most competitive region is bad. Brain dead VLR user.

posted 3 months ago

YEP. Pineapple on pizza is king shit 👑

posted 3 months ago

Blue, rice, & water or coca-cola couldn’t decide

posted 3 months ago

Yeah I’m worried about Dephh as IGL because of this. Only doing one side, & that is historically XSET’s weaker side when it comes down to win percentage. We will see though :)

posted 3 months ago

role overlap with Dephh with chamber nerfs, but also he does not speak English very well :) that’s the bigger one

posted 3 months ago

it’s not an import though?

posted 3 months ago

& keep approaching. Those who seek find & those who knock the door will be opened. Just keep pursuing. Find others to lift you up & let His words about you be what echoes most in your life. I’ve been battling some darkness too & it’s most often because I forget what God has said about me & to me. You’ve got this! & He has you. Praying!

posted 3 months ago

Glad to hear you are doing better. Praying for you. Your life has value & you were made on purpose & for a purpose. If you ever feel down again remember that your value doesn’t come from others or even what you think of yourself. Rather it comes from the God who created you & suffered & died for you to know that you are someone worth dying for. Peace brother <3

posted 3 months ago

I like the way you look at it :)

posted 3 months ago

Yeah I know you have a point about the best of the best. Just seems like so much talent is still left on the table that we won’t get to see compete against the best. But I see your point.

posted 3 months ago

I’m not on the team so…don’t know why you don’t like them because of me?

posted 3 months ago

wth? What did they do to you? You so butthurt with SEN you just have to drag 100T in for no reason? Ok, have a good day friend :) really hope get what you’re looking for outside of Val & VLR forums

posted 3 months ago

I’m not a FNC hater, but that’s literally not facts.

https://www.vlr.gg/event/stats/1014/valorant-champions-tour-stage-2-masters-copenhagen

https://www.vlr.gg/event/stats/1015/valorant-champions-2022

Can’t say things are facts when they aren’t. Alfa is cracked though!

posted 3 months ago

There will be players like penny, wippie, Zander, NiSMO, brawk, Ethan, eeiu, Tex, Valyn, Trent, babybay, Dicey, & so many more who are going to miss out on this first year’s of tier 1 competition simply because you can only really have 5 from each category.

posted 3 months ago

Yeah it would definitely be a powerful roster for sure! & who knows? Zekken or dapr could be an INSANE oper :) have a good night man

posted 3 months ago

Yeah I would say the only problem is not the “no chamber” but more so the “no dedicated Oper” :) every year the number one agent in the game has been the agent who can use the Operator the best. It was Jett first, & now it’s Chamber. I worry that this roster doesn’t have a powerful Oper, but that’s really it! What are your thoughts on that?

posted 3 months ago

As a fan, what are you hoping that EG does in the off-season? Roster changes? Coaching/supporting staff changes? Just curious :)

posted 3 months ago

Hey Shahz, I know you lurk these threads (at least a little because you reply). This is not a hate comment at all. Really. I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the biggest SEN fan or fan of you. Nothing personal, for real. But you do not deserve all of this. The people on this thread & forum are all keyboard warriors both ways. None of them know you or the situation behind closed doors, but I just wanted to say from someone in the community, you don’t deserve all of this. It’s crazy really. You and I both know that there are probably things that could have been better, things you could have controlled, but man the things lobbed at you for almost two years is crazy. Crazy enough to drive anyone to bitterness & hostility. But just know that there are people, who aren’t even fans, who are sincerely praying for you & the future of your career & life. Peace brother. I hope whatever happens next for you is only good for your life & the ones you love.

posted 3 months ago

100TW
NRGL

Just worried about NRG because the core were struggling before Marved & yay. I believe though!

posted 3 months ago

Skuba is actually nuts & I am so shocked we haven’t seen more of him. Love the callout!

posted 3 months ago

I’ll be honest, I’m worried about the future of these players. They have certainly grown, & I am a peak Gold 3 player. But Envy without Marved & yay was a very different team. We will see :) these guys are mega talented & they have time, so the trajectory is upward for them.

posted 4 months ago

Wait are XSET & OpTic still gonna be involved with T2 next year?

posted 4 months ago

I imagine it’s…

yay - Primary Oper (Jett & Chamber)
leaf - Duelist/Flex (your raze, neon, & Kay/O)
Xeppa - Primary initiator (Breach, Sova, Fade) this would be a switch for him, but only slightly. His Fade on Icebox was always crazy good for him.
Zellsis - Sentinel/Flex (on maps where no Chamber he would be the sentinel, but he can also be an initiator on a triple initiator comp like on Ascent)
Vanity - Controller

That’s just my best guess :)

posted 4 months ago

Dang man, y’all really letting these two live in your head rent free. Too bad they will never know who you are! Have a good one man, & I really hope you get whatever you’re looking for. Really.

posted 4 months ago

Man y’all really taking this Shahz stuff personally. You ever met the guy? Talked to him? Or is your personality completely based off the other mob of people that don’t like him?

posted 4 months ago

“Asuna chokes when it matters”

Guess you didn’t watch NA LCQ 2022, Stage 2 Challengers, Stage 1 Challengers, Masters Berlin comeback against GMB & Acend, or the entire First Strike era huh?

posted 4 months ago

hey man I may disagree with some of your picks, but you don't deserve to be getting flamed like you are. appreciate you making a list and sharing! For 100T, what has you leaning to NiSMO and no bang? :)

posted 4 months ago

with NRG, what would you have?

posted 4 months ago

are you not worried about maps or metas where Chamber is not good? What would the team look like on a map like Ascent if chamber falls out of meta with leaf main duelist + yay + another flex? :)

posted 4 months ago

Mitch IGL was a typo :) but yeah!

posted 4 months ago

So this is what I think the rosters for this next year will look like for NA. Its hard to balance what I think will happen with what I want to happen. so this is my best shot! it will probably be a longer post, but I would love to hear genuine feedback.

100 Thieves
This one seems obvious, but I kinda predicted the move, along with a lot of people, before it happened. But this is a young team with tons of talent that grinds REAL hard. Also doesn't help that I am a 100T fan, but yeah I think this roster is their 2023 + I think its a really good one. Some people may want to replace Stellar, but the calling and IGLing is hard to see from the outside looking in. So not sure.

  1. Cryo - Primary Oper/Duelist
  2. Asuna - Flex/Secondary Duelist
  3. Derrek - Initiator
  4. Stellar - Sentinel/IGL
  5. bang - Controller
  6. sgares - Coach

Cloud9
This one is only difficult because of the current meta and sentinel role, but here is my best guess based on current roles.

  1. yay - Primary Oper/Duelist
  2. leaf - Flex/Secondary Duelist
  3. Xeppa - Initiator
  4. Wippie - Sentinel
  5. Vanity - Controller/IGL
  6. JamezIRL - Coach

Sentinels
Sentinels is hard because in the past the team has seemed very much player run, which obviously has been an issue with success. That coupled with the concerns with clout over real potential (ie. signing Shroud for LCQ) makes me worried for the team. However, I believe if the org starts to take a better handle on the team, it can make a real difference. Also, me not including Shahzam has nothing to do with me thinking he is a "rat" or bad. I actually don't think he is bad at all, but the cultural change has to happen somewhere, and I think getting in new leadership is crucial.

  1. TenZ - Primary Oper/Duelist
  2. Zellsis - Flex/Secondary Duelist
  3. bcJ - Initiator
  4. dapr - Sentinel
  5. Zander - Controller/IGL
  6. Kaplan - Coach

NRG
This seems inevitable that FNS and maybe a good bit of OpTic will go to this team because of the friendships between many of those players. That is a big reason for this list.

  1. s0m - Primary Oper/Duelist
  2. Ethan - Flex/Secondary Duelist
  3. crashies - Initiator
  4. FNS - Sentinel/IGL
  5. Marved - Controller
  6. chet - Coach

EG
I had a hard time with this one too, so that is why I have two in the Primary OPer/Duelist spot. Jawgemo has been incredibly good for EG, but he sometimes lacks in consistency. There, it really comes down to internals with the team, but this is my guess. I think building around a core of The Guard could really start this team off on some high chemistry. Plus, they can thing plug in players who really round out the roster well to allow for more firepower.

  1. jawgemo/sayaplayer - Primary Oper/Duelist
  2. zekken - Flex/Secondary Duelist
  3. Trent - Initiator
  4. mitch - Sentinel
  5. Valyn - Controller/IGL
  6. mCe - Coach (if he wants considering he said he intends to stay with The Guard)

Would love to hear your thoughts and team ideas for NA next season!

posted 4 months ago

you are totally right! but I worry about a team that builds for this current meta as opposed to an unchanging one. ya know? also considering how Riot is actively trying to nerf Chamber and buff other sentinels like Cypher. Its tough to build for though. Thats for sure!

posted 4 months ago

Why no Zander? Just curious :) I like the current 100T roster, but curious why you don’t want Zander.

posted 4 months ago

I have been thinking of this, & C9 need a Sentinel or Controller. If Marved joins, Vanity will most likely move to Sentinel.

yay - Primary Oper/Duelist
leaf - Flex/Secondary Duelist
Xeppa - Primary Initiator/Secondary Flex
??? - Sentinel
Vanity - Controller

Just my thoughts :)

posted 4 months ago

This guy has no idea. Asuna has been the best & most consistent player for 100T. Has a bad series battling COVID & little practice against some of the top teams IN THE WORLD. But yeah, “he’s bad.”

posted 4 months ago
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