tamagao Terry Spry Jr.
An Overwatch writer since 2017 and a Valorant writer since 2020. Followed both games since their launches. Fan of many other esports and sports. Based in Charlotte, NC. (They/them)
Country: United States
Registered: April 25, 2020
Last post: August 31, 2020 at 6:16 PM
Posts: 18

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 1 month ago

insane final map

posted 1 month ago

sentinels are nuts

posted 1 month 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 2 months ago

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

posted 2 months ago

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

posted 2 months ago

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

posted 3 months ago

this is the kind of shotgun round i dream of

posted 3 months ago

digedog deserved better

posted 3 months ago

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

posted 4 months ago

tenz refused to lose map 1

posted 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

posted 4 months ago

who let tachyon in here???

posted 5 months ago