sebert112
Country: Canada
Registered: October 14, 2021
Last post: September 13, 2022 at 7:48 PM
Posts: 122
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this is some bullshit it's a million dollar event and an org like xset may not be picked up next year for franchising

you're hella weird if you decide not to take this opportunity to perhaps win - it doesnt matter if the issue has been there for a while riot deemed it a legitimate bug

if you're malding about it you can't blame XSET and their players for wanting to win, blame rito for the bad decision

posted 3 weeks ago

this is the most confusing response - it's a competition, of course you're going to try and win

why would they try WILLINGLY take a loss if they could have another chance? i mean riot said it was a legitimate bug no?

posted 3 weeks ago

8/8

posted 3 weeks ago

why is it that the winner of group C (KRU or FPX) has to play their quarterfinals match literally 1 day after, while other teams like PRX/TL get a day of prep?

ideally, shouldnt the matches played on the 9th be OpTic vs Paper Rex/Team Liquid and Leviatan vs LOUD/Zeta, not lev's game and DRX vs KRU/FPX?

posted 4 weeks ago

Masters 3 Berlin
100 Thieves
nAts

posted 1 month ago

why do the guns... what?

if it's that they sound weird, that's always been the case for apac and east asia i think - idk what it is, the guns just sound more poppy

posted 1 month ago

rito scared of how badly lcq on "LAN" ran last year, so they said fuck it we just do online instead

posted 1 month ago

NAVi? AS Monaco (with Gambit partnership like in dota 2)?

riot said they’d give a slot priority to certain regions (like france, spain, etc) unclear why they won’t to cis

posted 2 months ago

thanks for fast fixing mate :)

posted 2 months ago

sure -- https://www.vlr.gg/pickem/87ef4310 (just fill it in to complete it)

posted 2 months ago

hey -- i think they're still slightly off? i have both ORDER and AE winning first match and losing second, but they drop down to LR1 instead of LR2

posted 2 months ago

pickem wrong? have all preds right but have FCY vs CES here?

posted 2 months ago

they really are - lots of casters from APAC and KR (im thinking achillios and paperthin rn) that are super strong and entertaining

sadge that rito doesnt care abt them :(

posted 2 months ago

NA
Fade/Neon
Vandal

posted 2 months ago

no 100T/SEN matches? 0/8

posted 2 months ago

agreed these two just bring an energy no one else can

posted 2 months ago

that was some of the best casting we've seen in VCT

bren and sideshow are insane with the emotions

posted 2 months ago

so many props to LEV

posted 2 months ago

yup they'd have to compete under a different name

these chinese circuit isnt technically operated by VCT but rather by a third party

posted 2 months ago

even if this is true, the whole point of franchising is consolidating strong players and weeding out all the weak ones.

tenz still has potential, no doubt in my mind if SEN don’t make franchising he gets picked up somewhere else

posted 3 months ago

never heard of this comp before -- who's organizing it?

also very stacked participant list. incredibly excited to watch these teams battle it out.

posted 4 months ago

what changed?

posted 4 months ago

I was thinking about this, and I noted it may be smart for Riot to include a "wildcard series" or something of that sort so that T2 talent can still foster.

What do I mean by this:

Let's assume that VCT still runs in two stages, where Masters becomes a MSI type tournament like what is in LoL which would happen inbetween Stage 1 and Stage 2, and then Champions in September. Then that means we would have two stages.

Stage 1 would just be 12 invited teams to the league, which would look something along the lines of:
(and keep in mind as you're reading these predictions, that Riot will likely not just choose teams based off of team success and skill, but also based off of their money and if they've partnered with other Riot esport ecosystems like the leagues in LoL)

Americas:
NA: C9, SEN, 100T, OpTic, TSM, LG, T1 (?)
BR: LOUD, FURIA, NIP
LATAM: KRU, FUSION (LATAM North, I would argue has more money than 6K)

Asia:
APAC: PRX, BLEED,
KR: DRX, DWG, On Sla2ers
JP: ZETA, RIG or DNG (Reignite and DetonatioN Gaming, has more money than Crazy Raccoon)

Europe:
EU: ACEND, FNATIC, GUILD, G2, TL, VITALITY, MAD LIONS, OGLU
TR: SMB, BBL
CIS: M3C, NAVi

Then in Stage 2, 4 teams would be invited to these superleagues, and there would be different ways to do this.

In the Americas league, perhaps 8 teams from NA play for 2 spots, and 8 teams from BR/LATAM play for 2 spots

In the European league, the 8 teams in EU VRL's would compete, and then 8 teams from the CIS and TR VRL would compete for 2 slots each.

In the Asian League, 8 APAC teams would compete for 2 spots, and 8 KR/JP teams would play for 2 spots.

This allows for teams to still be committed, or else I figure they'd just drop their rosters. It also still gives upset potential which would certainly help the scene with viewership, as well as tackle with issues like Astralis in LEC, where they just are always dead and never do well, and let Riot access more adequately which teams to keep in the long term, and to pressure certain teams to step it up.

TLDR: 12 team leagues are solid, if VCT 2023 runs like 2022 with 2 stages, Stage 2 should open each league to 4 spots which would come from "Wildcard" tournaments through regional leagues, in a similar structure to Challengers -> Masters currently.

posted 4 months ago

i swear steel removed the T1 from his name a long time ago, but perhaps im just pretending to remember things

not sure what the significance of the T1 tweet is tho

posted 4 months ago

following trade of C9 xeta and autumn, is it safe to say that T1 is planning on franchising into korean VCT?

posted 4 months ago

waiting for the “bro thought he was funny part 73938593” post from valorantgamer69420

posted 4 months ago

i agree though it puts WAYY too much pressure on teams to succeed within stage 1, because should they pass through open quals, they can just guarantee they're in VCT for the rest of the year

the VRL system does let for tier 2 valorant to be more competitive and have more games tho, both systems work great tbh (EMEA and NA)

posted 4 months ago

actually fax fokus sleeper pick, their underdog story begins now >:)

posted 4 months ago

EMEA already has smaller more regional leagues called the VRLs. what that means is, if teams want to compete in challengers, they have to first choose to compete in a VRL, find success there, and then go through a relegation process to re-enter EMEA challengers

posted 4 months ago

yea basically -- masters 2, LCQ, and then champs just like you said

riot wanted to cut the VCT short this year, which opens up the timeline between sept-dec for third party competitions + international game changers events

posted 4 months ago

hmm interesting -- thanks!

(lmao i know it's a bit of an internet explorer moment, was just curious)

posted 5 months ago

https://www.hltv.org/news/33709/gob-b-returns-to-big-as-head-coach

gob b went back to valorant, sadge

so who's replacing him on BIG? isnt EMEA challengers pretty soon?

posted 5 months ago

easy 4 TBD -- never seen em lose these

posted 5 months ago

DZ 2-0 — trick pulls out some “tricks” and with the power of zexrow “FNCS NAE 2nd place” drops 80 kills

posted 5 months ago

LMAO oh god i hate this post so many to choose from

posted 5 months ago

W

posted 5 months ago

GIGACHAD LMFAO

posted 5 months ago

i love mct

posted 5 months ago

rito should've probably prepared more, but new stage, new setup and different location, things are bound to change.

plus, tech issues are ones you typically cant prepare for. if someone's mouse breaks, how is it the fault of rito? their job is to fix it as fast as possible, which has been there, so really what they've been doing is good, you just cant predict these things

posted 5 months ago

quite literally expected your comment to be posted lmao

posted 5 months ago

DRX really needs to win bind to be able to win.

Like I know "ah they kinda have to dumbass L take + ratio" or whatever but really, PRX loves playing those comfort picks. putting jingg on the reyna that everyone criticized was "not a meta pick". they love their bind and it's really their homeground. DRX hopefully planned something out because otherwise the game is basically PRX 2-0.

and let's not forget, if DRX somehow win bind and bring it 1-1, then they have to do ascent. both teams have really low WR on ascent, so it'll be a really big tossup.

DRX have to climb a high mountain here, im unconvinced they can.

posted 5 months ago

i was talking to a couple friends about this but PRX is quite literally the kryptonite of DRX. DRX loves to utilize their set plays, get site, then play a really well structured post plant (like we saw against zeta).

but if DRX can outaim them, take these sorts of duels and challenges that disrupts their game plan, there's literally very little DRX can do to adapt. that's why you see often, DRX losing the initial gunfight, and then not having the map control and just straight SPRINTING to the bombsite on the opposite side of the map

posted 5 months ago

watched it live idk if APAC has vods yet, but it was XERXIA vs PRX upper finals, vlr link here: https://www.vlr.gg/76236/xerxia-esports-vs-paper-rex-champions-tour-asia-pacific-stage-1-challengers-playoffs-knockouts-u/?game=74187&tab=overview

posted 5 months ago
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