it’s their second for the most part they were at champs last year
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it’s their second for the most part they were at champs last year
i totally understand this, but I think that’s why Riot is recycling all the franchising teams every 4 years to avoid things like that. also im presuming similarly to LCS and the like there will be major amounts of scouting for talents to join the larger orgs (think of how many changes TSM made this split) so the player base will always be relatively fresh. Also making it so we are getting +3 teams a year till 2027 makes it even better in this scenario and I think it’ll make the overall scene so so much better after the first year or so
i love it when players who got benched from a team end up against them and win. 9z look really good rn i haven’t watched much LATAM but this team seems strong with bnj.
I’ve been watching their VRL stuff for a really long time and i gotta say, i think they’re probably the most t1 tier 2 team in the region. they started off what 0-3 in groups in france then ended 12-4, then 3-0d mad lions who had lost only once before. and now in the finals they’ve proved they can comeback from pretty much anything. I really want to see them up against tier 1 teams next split because i think they could become a contender with enoufh practice
i think he’s talking about when Guild brought back in draken for last years LCQ, and now they’re doing the same with Yacine
With all the teams dipping out of valorant, i really hope they do a similar thing to LCS wherein they franchised teams also have academy teams and stuff like that so the talent in the region isn’t completely fucked besides like 30 ppl. proving grounds would also be huge, cuz otherwise valorants like tier 2 scene is sooo fucked.
praying heroic buyout guild bid they’re not even there
i’d presume at this rate Heroic or Rogue buy out the team, same goes for the core of M3C. I think it could be something like Heroic buying guilds team and Rogue M3C, but it’s still shocking guild isn’t here, a org owned by david goddamn beckham didn’t get franchising sounds insane
i wish it could’ve been LEV and FNC together in LR3 bc i really don’t want another FNC vs FPX, but i’m worried that will happen. i think DRX r very good but they have consistently shown to falter in lower brackets, and with FNC only dropping one series in months they’re probably gonna go rage mode on LEV and 2-1 them
I’m hype to see PRX walkout today knowing literally just Mindfreak and Benkai will be on stage
to be fair i don’t think FaZe wouldbe done much better. it’s honestly just due to the fact XSET have no experience on LAN as a team and got pressured to perform cuz they got BYEd into playoffs. i personally think that a team shouldn’t get the BYE if they’ve never participated in a LAN, but that’s hard to calculate based on wins and stuff and would give no meaning to winning the challlenfers gfs. idk tho just my opinion :D
it’s confirmed SUYGETSU is out right? then I say XIA 2-1. SUYGETSU is their best member and idk how SEIDER will fit in, but i love both teams so i’m just excited for a good match !
to be fair i’m not entirely sure how much they were trying in the match against NAVI. they had already secured top seed and qualified so they had nothing to lose, so they played like it. Alongside this I think NAVI was the biggest surprise of the group stage with how well they performed (remember in h2h they technically beat out m3c) so I would say that’s a fair team to lose to. I just think they’re incredibly strong at counterstratting (as seen in their haven vs m3c) and if teams like OpTic aren’t careful there’s a world where Guild could come out on top.
i haven’t seen much of the LATAM scene minus the final vs Fusion they played, but if they’re being seeded right into playoffs do we expect them to win a series? I think they could maybe do a KRU run, but idk i needa see more outta them. kinda wished it went to Loud but also this allows them to prove themselves even more.
-29 only duelists,,, but yes lets bench bnj. 0 IQ NIP
Also I think Guild’s Haven is insane, their blowout vs M3C was nuts and solidified them in the top 3 of EMEA
on a smaller scale didnt Knights go like 22-0 on Ascent until stage 1 groups against like C9?
For a 3 map series, 79 has to be one of the highest right. ik for a BO5 it’s not, but that’s cuz most of through more than 3 maps.
I just dislike most bandwagon fans which sucks cuz i love a lotta these teams. But it’s the reality of esports ppl will bandwagon and shittslk so it’s best to kinda just accept it yk. I love Fnatic and really hope they win it all, but also i want to see other teams kinda reach that level cuz I have having complete dominating teams like OpTiC and PRX and sfuff
means he averaged over 25 kills per map sheeesh cryo is insane. hope he plays like this in copenhagen
Yooo wait this is kinda big, with Frosty seemingly on the academy roster rn who do we think will fulfill his spot? if knights really do swap him to the academy roster which idk if they will
After the 100T match and the stage as a whole I think everyone defaulting to “kick this player” or “switch this one for that one” is so dumb and harmful to the scene. When you have brand new rosters kicking players gives no advantage. Take Will, not the best but if you try to sub him in for someone like say PureR or another duelist main, odds are 100T lose more often because synergy. I mean it’s why they went 1-4 in stage one. I do think sometimes it is necessary though, like when it comes to SEN, their core was together for 1+ years with little to no improvement following Rekyjavic. I think teams just have to be more patient and for that to happen the fan bases gotta stop shitting on every player who performs bad once.
I think the ex-LG roster are looking to stick together after their disband but not a bad idea… i still think it’s best they keep the team how it is right now though and hone skills because switching players whenever someone underperforms means no one will ever improve. I mean look at Bang TSM dropped him and now he’s the MVP for 100T in most maps i feel
I think he truly does just need time, if he can hone his op this team will make champions.
my dude not the SEN flair flaming someone for one bad play… Stellar is an insane IGL and has more than proved himself for this team. Reminder 100T realistically should’ve ever had this game that close, but they did so just accept sometimes you get the wrong read.
Ok maybe i’m dumb and missed something but what the fuck are power-up rounds. they’re seemingly only in EMEA so maybe it’s a sponsor but if so why now? Big confused
I think it’s cuz TGRD were such a new underdog team and no one expected anything. and now they’re not giving a ton so it’s a bit expected. Their performance in rekyjavic was not the best and just kinda killed their confidence. With this, I think they could still come back and be strong in LCQ.
since M3C beat Navi in their series their h2h even in round differential is in Navi’s favor they can’t quali. but since BIG won against M3C they could still qualify over them.
jesus Riku 28-9. this kids going places.
even tho i was kinda trolling him he’s really made this team competitive. reminder this is the first time TSM have gotten outta qualifiers since 2021, and i think his Sova is honestly goated. Skye is just…. not for him rn.
He self flashed himself more times this map than i’ve maybe seen in all of VCT up to this point. Giving Doma team flash vs SEN in rekyjavic
it’s incredibly difficult though… im fairly certain C9 had to win against LG to qualify. they’re now 1-3, and even going 2-3 their h2j is too big of a differential to surpass faze
For EMEA i have a strong strong feeling it’s not gonna be M3C. I think it’ll probs be FPX or Guild if they aren’t already guaranteed. After watching them v liquid today i got mad disappointed ngl.
i agree with the sentiment but isn’t Boostio the IGL? Regardless I think this is their best form they’ve looked in. Dre seems fine on NYFU anyways
What did i say >:). they’re utility is legitimately insane
ur outta ur mind if u aren’t putting Fnatic at #1. They alongside Guild are the two clearly strongest in EMEA no question. M3C is getting there but as of rn fnatic and guild are the best.
I realize how delirious this sounds, but, out of everyone in Group B i think EG has the highest chance. They’re the “cringe comp” and “nerdy” team like Xerxia, and with how they’ve performed against LG, I think there’s a world where they 2-1. Not saying they would demolish, but a 3rd map OT comeback from them seems not improbable. Honestly just want to see OpTiC struggle a little in NA scene and EG rn are the only ones in their group to be able to. lmk what y’all think.
it’s great seeing all the teams in NA groups rn kind of be balanced, not like last stage where everyone was either like 5-0 or 0-5. Especially with the teams who went 0-5 like EG dominating other huge teams
I think OpTiC still go, but the teams in NA are def more competitive. Also if Guild don’t qualify for Copenhagen i will cry they’re looking insane but in my gut i feel like they’re gonna fail in playoffs.
me when even vlr thought c9 would win that round
Welp. I feel confident in my heart and brain now. Jesus Alfajer is good.
HES ONLY 16??? I knew he was young but holy shit.
So on Liquidpedia it says they’ll face each other the 14th, who do we think wins this out? My brain tells me FPX obviously but with the confirmed additions of Enzo and Alfajer i think FNC could pull some insane stuff off. Alfajer shocked me with how strong of a player he was in VLR so i hope he continues on this streak in the main event (same goes for hype in OGLU v ACEND)
I’m pretty sure riot said they were gonna try to make an international LAN for Game Changers, if so looking at
the current scene of GC who would take the W? Personally I think X10F or AEC from APAC, G2 Gozen or Guild X from EMEA, and C9W or maybe Shopify Rebellion could be strong contenders, but i’m not familiar with other GC scenes so i’m interested to see your opinions :)
nevermind i forgot about Ghost and i think they actually have a strong strong chance of upsetting so long as they don’t flop like last time (but that was cuz they like got robbed which is a fair excuse)
I have them losing in a close series in lower bracket to Ghost
honestly idrk, I think that the LB5 it’ll be NYFU vs DZ, and that it’d be close 2-1 (could go either way tbh). Then SEN could get upset though i’m not sure, there could even be a world where Akrew 2-1 them in the RO16, but it’s very dependable honestly. I feel confident enoufh about the Gen.G, they looked insane and JcStani and PureR have been performing incredibly. Honestly if SEN qualified i wouldn’t be incredibly surprised but I personally want a new team to qualify to show SEN they need to improve. And for that the way my bracket panned out it was either NYFU or DZ to do so.