tamagao Emery Winter
An Overwatch writer since 2017 and a Valorant writer since 2020. Followed both games since their launches. On top of writing for over.gg and VLR.gg, Emery has written OWL features for Blizzard and writes fact-checks for a national network of local TV news stations. Based in Charlotte, NC. Pronouns are they/them.
Country: United States
Registered: April 25, 2020
Last post: August 12, 2021 at 8:58 PM
Posts: 32

Sorry it took me so long to get to this, but I went back and updated all the sentences you picked out here! Thanks for pointing out all of those mistakes and typos, I must have been more tired than I thought I was when I finished this last night.

posted 1 month ago

Sorry about the confusion in the original article! I imagine the language barrier came into play during the press conference. The article has been updated to reflect solo's clarification on Twitter.

posted 3 months ago

Sorry for no interviews this week! An unlucky bit of scheduling made them impossible. They should be back for Masters!

posted 4 months ago

every preround of ascent i am filled with excitement over the anticipation of whatever dumb play jamppi is going to go for next

posted 4 months ago

I'm writing a cool feature about Sentinels too so don't worry if you want to see their logo with a little crown on it on the front page just like FaZe got :)

posted 5 months ago

come on i'm going to need a closer match 30 minutes after i publish this

posted 5 months ago

It's impressive Envy doesn't tilt off the face of this planet after some of these rounds

posted 6 months ago

My bad, I should have clarified that. Thought I mentioned that somewhere in here but I must have cut it while writing and forgot to add it back in when writing that stat.

posted 6 months ago

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posted 6 months ago

My bad! Don't know how I messed that up, I guess my brain defaulted to the win score and I didn't catch it when I read through it again.

It has been fixed now, thanks for pointing it out!

posted 8 months ago

I don't consider myself an analyst by any means, but I would imagine a combination of factors kinda converged all at once:

  • Addition of Killjoy meant another option for an agent who could lock down a site
  • Recent nerfs (happened well before this tournament, obviously, but could be that players underestimated their impact at first)
  • As the game progresses and teams have more time to experiment and refine experimental strategies, teams will become more open to trying riskier strategies with riskier agent compositions. When you look at the game, Sage feels like a pretty safe "good" pick and so teams just beginning to practice the game a few months ago probably started with her and built their comps around her. Now, teams have had more time to see if they can make strategies without her work and it looks like they've had success.

I could be totally wrong about all of this, but that's my surface level analysis of the trend.

posted about a year ago

insane final map

posted about a year ago

sentinels are nuts

posted about a year ago

Loadout in this case means the total value of the abilities, weapons, and armor everyone starts the round with. So a Vandal adds 2,900 to the loadout value. Heavy armor adds another 1,000. If everyone on the team starts the round with a rifle, heavy armor, and one purchasable ability, the team will have over 20k in loadout value.

posted about a year ago

This article has been updated to reflect FaZe Clan making Rawkus's signing official.

posted about a year ago

even when it looks like jupiter will be screwed by bo1 they clutch up and win in the end

posted about a year ago

feels like zyppaan has been a little underrated thus far, always seems to perform

posted about a year ago

this is the kind of shotgun round i dream of

posted about a year ago

digedog deserved better

posted about a year ago

Forgot to say something earlier, but his flag is now fixed!

posted about a year ago

tenz refused to lose map 1

posted about a year ago

oh shit i missed when they made his transition to valorant official, assumed he was going to be a part of their team but figured he was just streaming it right now

posted about a year ago

surprised no one's mentioned NRG, sounded like they were interested at the time the game first went into beta

posted about a year ago

buds carry

posted about a year ago

who let tachyon in here???

posted about a year ago