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TSM Triumphs Over FaZe To Win The VCT NA Challengers 2 Main Event

TSM Triumphs Over FaZe To Win The VCT NA Challengers 2 Main Event

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TSM enters the Playoffs as a top contender. TSM beat FaZe Clan with a scoreline of 3-1 in the Grand Final to win the VCT NA Challengers 2 main event. Congratulations to @TSM for winning the #VCTChallengersNA Week 2 Main Event! 🏆 @bangzerra 🏆 @hazedCS 🏆 @LeviathanAG 🏆 @Subroza 🏆 @WARDELL416 🏆 @chetsingh pic.twitter.com/ywDI0nPte7 — […]


Valorant: Night Market Returns For a Limited Time

Valorant: Night Market Returns For a Limited Time

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Look out for the cheapest skins in the Night Market! The Night Market is now live in the Valorant game store and will be available till August 10. Night. Market will go live on July 28 at 5pm PT, and ends August 10 at 5pm PT pic.twitter.com/Z5VtBN3Tii — VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) July 29, 2021 The Night […]


NBK Makes The Switch From CS:GO To Valorant

NBK Makes The Switch From CS:GO To Valorant

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Yet another top-tier Counter-Strike player leaves for Riot’s title. Today, OG announced Nathan “NBK-“ Schmitt’s switch to Valorant as the professional leaves the team for a new adventure in his career. I've tried to answer everyone and I'm really overwhelmed by all the positive support from everyone in and out of the CS scene.I'm going […]



Valorant PBE: Release Date, Eligibility, How To Sign Up And Download

Valorant PBE: Release Date, Eligibility, How To Sign Up And Download

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Enjoy the new updates before anyone, but beware Riot will be looking at your in-game activities. Riot has announced a new PBE (Public Beta Environment) for Valorant. A limited number of lucky players will get access to test upcoming features. Their feedback then goes directly to the devs. Helping them make the patch ready for […]


Valorant 3.0 Patch Notes: New Agent, Weapon Price Changes & More

Valorant 3.0 Patch Notes: New Agent, Weapon Price Changes & More

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A new episode always brings meta-changing features and the Valorant 3.0 update is no different. Valorant’s patch 3.0 will mark the beginning of Episode 3 and will be one of the biggest updates the game has ever received. The upcoming update will bring weapon price changes, adjustments to the credit requirement, and a brand new […]


Valorant’s New Agent KAY/O Revealed With New Mechanics

Valorant’s New Agent KAY/O Revealed With New Mechanics

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Riot Games revealed the newest Valorant Agent who comes with a new type of status effect. Riot just revealed the next Valorant Agent in the coolest reveal trailer they made so far. KAY/O, a robot built to hunt Radiants is bringing something new to the table, other than his great design. Being an Initiator means […]


Valorant’s Free Year One Event Pass Revealed

Valorant’s Free Year One Event Pass Revealed

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Get free rewards as Valorant celebrates its first-ever anniversary with the players. Valorant’s first free event pass will be released with Episode 3’s launch! And it has some very special rewards for the players. The developers are rewarding loyal players with exclusive items to keep as souvenirs after a very successful year in terms of […]


Give Back Bundle Brings Back Fan-Favorite Cosmetics To Valorant

Give Back Bundle Brings Back Fan-Favorite Cosmetics To Valorant

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The Reaver Vandal is finally back for everyone! The results are out! The Valorant community’s wishes are about to be granted. Valorant announced the concept of Bring Back Bundle back in the Year One celebration and hosted voting for players to choose four cosmetics of each category to bring back for everyone. As expected, Reaver […]


Is The Valorant Episode 3 Act 1 Battlepass Worth It?

Is The Valorant Episode 3 Act 1 Battlepass Worth It?

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Valorant Episode 3 Act 1 Battlepass brings new surprises for the players. Valorant Episode 3 Act 1 is just around the corner and just like every time players’ are having the debacle for either purchasing the Battlepass in the game or pass on it. The price of the Battlepass stands at an affordable 1,000 VP […]


“We’re seeing a lot more competitors that are women, in esports.” – Dignitas Females Captain, Emmalee “EMUHLEET” Garrido.

“We’re seeing a lot more competitors that are women, in esports.” – Dignitas Females Captain, Emmalee “EMUHLEET” Garrido.

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EMUHLEET talks to ESTNN about the growing power of women in gaming. What is it like to be a woman in today’s esports scene? How much harder do women have to work in order to have a career in esports? ESTNN asked Emmalee “EMUHLEET” Garrido, in-game leader of Dignitas’ all-women Valorant team about the topic […]


How To Be A Nurse And A Female Pro Gamer At The Same Time – An Interview With Emmalee “EMUHLEET” Garrido.

How To Be A Nurse And A Female Pro Gamer At The Same Time – An Interview With Emmalee “EMUHLEET” Garrido.

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Emmalee “EMUHLEET” Garrido talks about passion and perseverance with ESTNN. How do you balance a regular job until your career kicks off? We talked to Emmalee “EMUHLEET” Garrido about juggling the “real world” around esports, and how her and her team got their start in the scene. EMUHLEET’S Origins Emmalee first got into games when […]




Sentinels Go Undefeated In Valorant Masters And Shatter Records

Sentinels Go Undefeated In Valorant Masters And Shatter Records

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Valorant’s first International tournament ended with North America’s Sentinels walking away undefeated as Grand Champions. Masters Reykjavik was the largest Valorant tournament to date as we approach the title’s 1st anniversary. This was the first time that regions have been able to go toe-to-toe with one another. North America, Europe-Middle East-Africa, Brazil, Korea, Japan, and […]


Valorant Mobile Coming Soon To Android And iOS Devices

Valorant Mobile Coming Soon To Android And iOS Devices

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After Wild Rift, Riot takes another step forward in the mobile gaming market. Valorant has been quite popular since its initial launch last year. As such, it is becoming more and more dominant in the FPS tactical shooter game genre. June 2, 2021, marks the first anniversary of the game, and to celebrate this, Riot […]


Riot Releases Teaser For The Next Valorant Agent

Riot Releases Teaser For The Next Valorant Agent

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Missed a new agent in the latest act? Valorant’s next agent drops on Patch 3.0! Valorant has been barely out for a year and there is a myriad of agents to play. These agents have different abilities that fall under Sentinel, Controller, Dualist, and more to categorize agents and make it easier for the players […]


Valorant Masters Reykjavik Day 4 Recap

Valorant Masters Reykjavik Day 4 Recap

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Valorant Masters Reykjavik Day 4 sent another two teams home and put the EMEA region in a tough position. The action is heating up in Reykjavik as the Valorant Masters Grand Finals approach. We take a look at Day 4’s series. V1 vs. NUTURN The big swinging hammer in VALORANT known as North America has […]


Red Bull Campus Clutch Finals To Showcase Top Collegiate Talent

Red Bull Campus Clutch Finals To Showcase Top Collegiate Talent

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Red Bull’s Campus Clutch is the largest collegiate Valorant tournament to find out which University is the best in the world. Red Bull’s Campus Clutch is a global tournament, but to make it internationally, teams will have to prove themselves in their region. Friday, May 28, the US finals will kick off with four of […]


Valorant Masters Reykjavik Day 3 Recap

Valorant Masters Reykjavik Day 3 Recap

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The first two teams to be eliminated in Masters Reykjavik were Japan’s Crazy Raccoon and Brazil’s YNG Sharks Esports. If you doubted North American supremacy, chances are your social media has been scrubbed clean by now. From the incredible victory by Sentinels to the loss of two region representatives, Masters Reykjavik got real on Day […]


Valorant Masters Reykjavik Day 2 Recap

Valorant Masters Reykjavik Day 2 Recap

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Valorant Masters Reykjavik Day 2 was the rise of North American supremacy and slated our first elimination matches of the tournament. Things have been anything but calm at Masters Reykjavik. Both Sentinels and Version1 putting the smackdown on the EMEA regions which is what most fans have been waiting for. The trash talk between NA […]


Valorant Masters Reykjavik Day 1 Recap

Valorant Masters Reykjavik Day 1 Recap

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Valorant Masters Reykjavik began with three high-intensity matches, already sending three teams to the lower bracket. Valorant’s first-ever International LAN tournament is officially underway, kicking off on Monday, May 24th. The first day of play included three absolute heaters. Beginning with FNATIC versus KRU Esports, followed up by Version1 versus Crazy Raccoon, and ending the […]


Valorant Challenger’s Tour 2021: Stage 2 Masters – Reykjavík Preview

Valorant Challenger’s Tour 2021: Stage 2 Masters – Reykjavík Preview

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The next major tournament of the VCT is upon us! The first international LAN tournament of Valorant is starting next week! After countless qualifiers, and two Challengers tournaments across seven Major regions, it all comes down to 10 teams and one competition to determine who is the best Valorant Masters team in Stage 2. The […]


Valorant Player Sinatraa Suspended For Six Months By Riot After Investigation

Valorant Player Sinatraa Suspended For Six Months By Riot After Investigation

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Riot issues a six-month suspension to Jay “Sinatraa” Won following investigation of sexual assault claims presented by former girlfriend; Cleo Hernandez. Riot released a statement earlier today with the verdict against former Sentinels player stating that he violated Rule 8.1 of Valorant Global Competition Policy; “failing to fully cooperate with the Tournament Operator’s investigation”. Sinatraa’s […]



Valorant’s Newest Gamemode Replication Teased

Valorant’s Newest Gamemode Replication Teased

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You thought Escalation was chaotic? Embrace Replication. Valorant Episode 2 Act 3 started with the introduction of Breeze, and players are halfway through the act. The developers are back with a brand new game mode named ‘Replication’ to freshen up the content of the game. Gear up for VALORANT's newest game mode, Replication. Coming soon. […]


VCT Stage 3 Masters Is Heading To Berlin

VCT Stage 3 Masters Is Heading To Berlin

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Masters Reykjavik is only a few weeks away, yet Riot has already announced the location for the Stage 3 Masters. Riot Games announced earlier today that Stage 3 of the Valorant Champions Tour will be heading to Berlin for the international Masters. Taking place from September 9-19 at Verti Music Hall, the event will feature […]



Valorant: Reltuc Out Of TSM’s Starting Roster

Valorant: Reltuc Out Of TSM’s Starting Roster

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The 32-year old Valorant pro, however, will still stream under the TSM banner. TSM has announced that Stephen “reltuC” Cutler, one of the founding members of its Valorant squad, is being benched. As of today @reltuC is benched from our starting Valorant roster. Whilst Cutler explores his options, he’ll continue to stream under the TSM […]





Valorant: The Sentinels Reclaim Their Crown At Challengers 2

Valorant: The Sentinels Reclaim Their Crown At Challengers 2

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The Sentinels walked away from VCT Challengers 2 victorious after grinding through the Lower Bracket. Challengers 1 had its fair share of upsets with teams like TSM and Sentinels being knocked out of the tournament before the Main Event. The Open Bracket was fairly insignificant, but T1 vs. FaZe Clan was a clear reminder that […]


Valorant: VCT Challengers Series Stage 2 – Recap

Valorant: VCT Challengers Series Stage 2 – Recap

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The open bracket of the North America VCT Challengers Series Stage 2 was carnage and boiled down to four teams. There is always the potential for upsets in professional Valorant primarily due to the chaotic nature of the game. Everything from weapon spray RNG to positioning can mean the difference between victory and defeat. Only […]


Valorant Mouse Guide: Find The Right DPI For You

Valorant Mouse Guide: Find The Right DPI For You

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Our ultimate Valorant mouse guide will help you take your game to the next level. Every pro will tell you the same thing: mouse sensitivity and DPI settings are vital when you play Valorant. You need to make the right modifications for you. This helps improve your aim and even overall performance. Your mouse is […]


100 Thieves Sweeps VCT Stage 2 Challengers Main Event

100 Thieves Sweeps VCT Stage 2 Challengers Main Event

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100 Thieves have redeemed themselves, walking away as the Champions for Week 1 of Stage 2 NA Challengers. The first Masters event in North America was somewhat disappointing for 100 Thieves after they got knocked into the lower bracket by Sentinels, and were sent home by Gen.G. Their road to the Main Event was fairly […]


Valorant: Fnatic Upgrades Roster To Increase Masters 2 Chances

Valorant: Fnatic Upgrades Roster To Increase Masters 2 Chances

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Fnatic announce replacements for Kostas “tsack” Theodoropoulos and Muhammad “Moe40” Hariff Fnatic just recruited ex-CS:GO player Nikita “Derke” Sirmitve and Martin “Magnum” Penkov to their Valorant roster. The org shared the news in an announcement on Twitter. Announcing two changes to our VALORANT roster. Welcome to Fnatic @just_magnum and @derkeps 👊 🖤🧡 — FNATIC (@FNATIC) […]


Valorant Devs On Taking An “Aggressive Approach” To The Future Updates

Valorant Devs On Taking An “Aggressive Approach” To The Future Updates

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Riot Games have stated their intentions to push “big game-shifting patches” after the conclusion of major esports tournaments in 2021. Valorant has been out for nine months now and players have witnessed many new maps, agents, balance changes and more being added to the game. It has flourished in the esports scene as well. Professional […]


Riot Fines 100 Thieves &  Places Coach on Probation After VCT Masters

Riot Fines 100 Thieves & Places Coach on Probation After VCT Masters

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Riot has released an official statement fining 100 Thieves $5,000 for match delays at VCT NA Masters Quarterfinals. Riot Cracks Down The Valorant Champions Tour’s first Masters event in North America has just concluded and is already causing waves. In the Upper Quarter Finals on March 12, 100 Thieves, by Riot’s definition, purposefully delayed their […]


TSM Unveils Female Roster Ahead of VCT Game Changers

TSM Unveils Female Roster Ahead of VCT Game Changers

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Weeks away from the VCT Game Changers Series 1 Open Qualifier TSM has signed an all-female roster. Ahead of International Women’s Month, Riot and Galorants announced their partnership to change the game and set the foundation for the future of females in esports. VALORANT Champions Tour Game Changers is a tournament series designated for all-female […]


Riot Games Claims “No Evidence” For Harassment Claims Against CEO Nicolo Laurent

Riot Games Claims “No Evidence” For Harassment Claims Against CEO Nicolo Laurent

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Riot Games claims that harassment accusations levied against CEO Nicolo Laurent are unfounded. In a statement released yesterday, March 16, Riot Games has announced that they are closing their investigation revolving around the Sharon O’Donnell case. The Special Committee completing the investigation consisted of an outside legal team as well as Riot Games board directors. […]


Valorant: North America Masters Weekend 1 Defies Expectations

Valorant: North America Masters Weekend 1 Defies Expectations

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The opening weekend of North American Masters featured a guest appearance from Tyson “TenZ” Ngo, plenty of Bucky action, and a revitalized FaZe Clan. VALORANT Champions Tour was created to pit the best teams in each region against each other for a true test of skill. Unfortunately, the event was region-locked due to COVID restrictions, […]


Valorant Pro Jay “Sinatraa” Won Is Being Investigated For Sexual Abuse

Valorant Pro Jay “Sinatraa” Won Is Being Investigated For Sexual Abuse

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Jay “Sinatraa” Won has been suspended by the Sentinels and Riot Games during sexual abuse investigations. The 20-year-old pro Valorant player, Jay “Sinatraa” Won has been accused of sexual and emotional abuse by his ex-girlfriend, Cleo “cle0h” Hernandez. Cle0h released a nine-page document via Twitter on March 9, detailing her experiences with Sinatraa during their […]


The Run Down On Valorant Masters North America

The Run Down On Valorant Masters North America

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North America Valorant is heating up to boil with the first Masters event kicking off this week. The first set of Challengers events have concluded and eight teams have emerged as the best in North America. Team Envy, Gen.G, XSET, FaZe Clan, Sentinels, Luminosity, Immortals, and 100 Thieves have all made it, some by the […]


Forging A Bright Future For Females In VALORANT

Forging A Bright Future For Females In VALORANT

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The world of esports is growing exponentially and with that growth, the competitive industry is evolving constantly. Riot’s latest first-person tactical shooter Valorant is making waves when it comes to inclusivity in esports. In honor of International Women’s Month, Riot and Galorants have teamed up with GenG to host the biggest celebration of women in […]



Best Valorant Agents For Beginners

Best Valorant Agents For Beginners

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These are the best Agents that new players should pick up to learn Valorant. Valorant is a relatively new game with many nuances and intricacies that will take new players a while to catch up on. Pile on the fact that the game is regularly patched and you have a recipe for a title that […]


Valorant: VCT European, CIS, And Turkey Masters Format Revealed

Valorant: VCT European, CIS, And Turkey Masters Format Revealed

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A format has been chosen for the first Masters tournament in the European, CIS and Turkish regions. After months of questionable tournament formats and a lack of broadcasted matches, Riot Games has announced the official format for the European regional Masters tournaments. The major events will be a group stage into playoffs format with two […]


Equinox Releases Three Players, No Announcement Made by The Organization

Equinox Releases Three Players, No Announcement Made by The Organization

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Equinox drops three players from its Valorant roster with no official announcement from the organization itself. The post-Challengers Three roster shuffles have started as teams are looking to reload before the next major qualifier for the Valorant Champions Tour. Equinox seems to be the first to make big moves, dropping three of its players overnight. […]



First International Valorant Tournament To Be Held In Iceland

First International Valorant Tournament To Be Held In Iceland

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Valorant’s first international tournament will be held in late May in Iceland for the second Masters event. The long wait for an international Valorant tournament will finally be coming to an end. Since the game’s release during the early parts of the pandemic, the competitive community has been waiting for a chance to compete internationally […]


Valorant: Three Storylines to Watch At Challengers Three

Valorant: Three Storylines to Watch At Challengers Three

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The final qualifier for a spot at the first Masters tournament of the year is on the line this weekend and many teams are in the hunt for the last four slots. Masters qualification is on the line this weekend and only four of the eight teams at the Challengers Three tournament will make the […]


EG Star Ethan Switches To Valorant, Joins 100 Thieves

EG Star Ethan Switches To Valorant, Joins 100 Thieves

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Ethan has announced his switch to professional Valorant from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and joined 100 Thieves to replace Dicey. Struggling Evil Geniuses star Ethan “Ethan” Arnold announced his switch to Valorant today. He will be joining the long list of ex-Counter Strike pros to make the jump to the Riot Games title. Ethan will join […]


Riot Showcases New Valorant Agent, Astra

Riot Showcases New Valorant Agent, Astra

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Riot Games has announced the newest addition to Valorant, a controller agent from Ghana. The long-awaited new agent has finally been revealed. Astra, hailing from Ghana, will be the newest addition to the Valorant cast. She will be a part of the controller class, and from what was shown in her trailer and leaked online, […]


TL, NRG, T1 Reload Rosters For Last Chance At Masters

TL, NRG, T1 Reload Rosters For Last Chance At Masters

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Three teams are making last-minute changes to their rosters. As the first leg of the Valorant Champions Tour moves into its final qualification tournament, many teams are already revamping their rosters to make a last-second push for the event. Some teams are happy with the current iteration of their rosters, while some are in the […]


Riot Announces VALORANT Champions Tour Game Changers Program

Riot Announces VALORANT Champions Tour Game Changers Program

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In a major push for inclusivity in Valorant, Riot has announced the VALORANT Champions Tour Game Changers program for exposure to marginalized groups. The VALORANT Champions Tour is taking place across the globe currently with hundreds of teams competing to claim dominance in their region. Every week the top teams go for a qualifying spot […]


Valorant To Get A New Game Mode Called Escalation

Valorant To Get A New Game Mode Called Escalation

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Riot has revealed a new game mode for Valorant dropping in patch 2.03 — Escalation. Valorant’s upcoming patch will drop an extra treat for players. A brand new game mode dubbed Escalation. Escalation boasts a 5 on 5 game mode that involves players going toe-to-toe in a bid to level up by getting kills. To […]


Team Vitality Signs A New Valorant Roster

Team Vitality Signs A New Valorant Roster

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The latest organization to enter Valorant is Team Vitality. They’re the second major organization to join the scene this week. Team Vitality follows on from the news that Fnatic has picked up a Valorant roster to kick-off 2021. Adding to its wealth of other esports teams, Team Vitality’s move into Valorant marks the organization’s ninth […]


Fnatic Picks Up Former SUMN FC Valorant Roster

Fnatic Picks Up Former SUMN FC Valorant Roster

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After a day of teasing the news, Fnatic has revealed their first foray into Valorant by picking up the former SUMN FC roster. The roster, which was formed in August 2020 has turned a lot of heads since its arrival on the Valorant esports scene. This unsigned roster has taken some big scalps and a […]


Immortals Cause Early Upset In Valorant Challengers Series 1

Immortals Cause Early Upset In Valorant Challengers Series 1

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The Valorant Champions Tour has officially begun, and Immortals walk away victorious from the first Valorant Challengers Series event. Riot has ambitious plans for Valorant in 2021, expanding it to the global stage just as they have done with League of Legends. The road to the international Valorant Champions event began this past weekend with […]


Evil Geniuses Announces Valorant Roster In Time for Challengers Open Qualifier

Evil Geniuses Announces Valorant Roster In Time for Challengers Open Qualifier

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Evil Geniuses have broken down barriers by announcing their very own Valorant roster. Nearly every organization has begun planting its roots in Riot’s latest and fairly successful esport. Most organizations have put together all-star teams, and some like Dignitas and Cloud9 have put together multiple rosters. Esports is primarily dominated by men and while Valorant […]


Collegiate Valorant Levels Up With Redbull Campus Clutch

Collegiate Valorant Levels Up With Redbull Campus Clutch

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Redbull Campus Clutch is the first global Collegiate Valorant competition kicking off in February across 50 countries. In another effort to keep Valorant relevant and accessible, Riot has teamed up with Redbull Gaming for one of the largest collegiate esports competitions to date. Not only has Valorant had booming growth in its esports scene, but […]


Luminosity Upsets Sentinels At Nerd St. Gamer’s Valorant Winter Championship

Luminosity Upsets Sentinels At Nerd St. Gamer’s Valorant Winter Championship

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Nerd St. Gamers’ Valorant Winter Championship ended with an upset from Luminosity Gaming over the fan-favorite Sentinels. The Winter Championship began with 16 teams and four Groups with everyone from Sentinels to XSET. Only eight teams, ANDBOX, Cloud9 Blue, Envy, Sentinels, NRG, Luminosity, Equinox, and Built By Gamers, made it through to the playoffs. ANDBOX, […]


2021 North America Valorant Champions Tour Begins January 27

2021 North America Valorant Champions Tour Begins January 27

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The 2021 Valorant Champions Tour will kick off on January 27 in North America, hosted by Nerd St. Gamers. There is no doubt that Valorant is one of the fastest-growing esports in the history of video games. The growing support from the community is amplified by Riot’s efforts to take Valorant to the next level. […]


Valorant’s Latest Duelist, Yoru, Enters the Rift

Valorant’s Latest Duelist, Yoru, Enters the Rift

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Yoru is another duelist added to Valorant’s roster designed to deceive the enemy and catch them off guard. Valorant Episode 2 Act 1 goes live on Jan. 12 and will introduce Yoru to the game along with a new battle pass and a handful of balance changes. Yoru’s focus is to distract the enemy with […]


Exclusive Valorant Interview | Andbox b0i

Exclusive Valorant Interview | Andbox b0i

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Valorant’s first competitive year has come to a close, and we got to speak with Andbox’s final addition to their Valorant roster, Aaron “boi” Thao. What was your competitive gaming experience like before Valorant? Before Valorant, I started in the Counter-Strike scene at around the amateur and semi-professional level. That was my first taste of the first-person shooter competitive scene. […]


GenG Takes Victory at Knights Before Christmas Valorant Tournament

GenG Takes Victory at Knights Before Christmas Valorant Tournament

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The Pittsburgh Knights’ Knights Before Christmas tournament ended with GenG completing a reverse sweep over Dignitas in the Grand Finals. More Valorant is always a good thing, and the Pittsburgh Knights hosted what will most likely be the last NA Valorant tournament of the year. This was no small competition like Cloud9 To The Skye […]


Taking Aim; Charting Valorant’s Growth In 2020

Taking Aim; Charting Valorant’s Growth In 2020

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ESTNN covers the origins of Valorant, its growth throughout 2020, and looks toward its future as an esport. This year has been a momentous one for esports, and among the giants like League of Legends and CS: GO, Valorant rose to demand respect. We take a look at how Riot’s foray into the FPS genre […]


Exclusive Valorant Interviews: Hiko, Kaboose and Subroza

Exclusive Valorant Interviews: Hiko, Kaboose and Subroza

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ESTNN recently had a chance to chat with some of Valorant’s biggest stars, Hiko, Kaboose and Subroza! 100T Hiko Team Envy Kaboose TSM Subroza Thank you for watching, for more Valorant interviews follow us on our Valorant esports Twitter and check out our Valorant esports page. Featured image: ESPAT by Kyle Miller


100 Thieves Walks Away From First Strike as Champions of North America

100 Thieves Walks Away From First Strike as Champions of North America

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The North America First Strike Regional Finals concluded with 100 Thieves claiming dominance in the region with a 3-1 victory over TSM. The First Strike North American Regional Finals was a jaw-dropping showcase of what the top Valorant teams in the region are capable of. The Quarterfinals consisted of four sweeps, but most were to […]


Mobalytics and T1 Launch Valorant Master Class

Mobalytics and T1 Launch Valorant Master Class

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Mobalytics, the analytics-based gaming assistant, and T1, the esports organization, have launched a Master Class for Valorant. T1 debuted as one of the most-hyped Valorant teams with a roster composed of a combination of pros who played CS:GO and Overwatch. They’ve since solidified themselves as one of the top teams of NA after successfully qualifying […]


Exclusive Valorant Interview with Renegades’ Berghy

Exclusive Valorant Interview with Renegades’ Berghy

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Renegades’ Stephen “Berghy” Bergh took the time to speak with us after defeating Cloud9 Blue and qualifying for the First Strike North American Regional Finals. He talks about everything from joining Renegades to what made him fall in love with Valorant and even going up against TSM at First Strike. What was your first introduction […]


Riot Announces Valorant Champions Series For 2021

Riot Announces Valorant Champions Series For 2021

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Riot Games is expanding the competitive Valorant scene to a global level with the Valorant Champions Tour in 2021. This year-long tournament will kick off the competitive season in 2021 and take place at three levels across the globe. Valorant is a 5v5 tactical shooter from the developers of League of Legends. And so far […]


Exclusive Interview with Team Envy’s Food

Exclusive Interview with Team Envy’s Food

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Only a week after Team Envy’s victory over 100 Thieves at the Nerd St. Gamers Closed Qualifier, we got the chance to interview Victor “food” Wong. This year, Valorant saw massive success as CS: GO players flocked from the tier 2 scene to compete in the brand new esport. Of the professionals that decided to […]


Top 5 NA Valorant Players of 2020

Top 5 NA Valorant Players of 2020

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2020 is coming to a close soon enough, and so far it has been a monumental year of progress for Valorant and the esports scene. This is a list of the top five North American Valorant players in 2020, and what makes them the best. #5 Wardell – TSM Number five on our list goes […]


UMG Valorant Open Welcomes First Four Playoff Teams

UMG Valorant Open Welcomes First Four Playoff Teams

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The UMG First Strike North America Open #1 was an outstanding display of what unsigned teams can accomplish with the right motivation. In the end, only four teams qualified to move on while the second UMG Open continues this weekend. The First Strike events have been a display of the unpredictability of Valorant and that […]


Team Envy Claims Victory at First Strike NA Valorant Tournament

Team Envy Claims Victory at First Strike NA Valorant Tournament

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Team Envy walked away victorious from Nerd St. Gamers First Strike Closed Qualifiers with a 3-0 win over 100Thieves. This past weekend was the conclusion of the Nerd St. Gamers North America First Strike tournament. The top eight teams in the region faced off in an energetic bracket that led to major upsets, new stars […]


Riot Rolls Out Valorant Patch 1.11 Fixes and New Agent Skye

Riot Rolls Out Valorant Patch 1.11 Fixes and New Agent Skye

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Valorant’s buggy 1.11 patch launched on Oct. 30 has received a stability patch after being rolled back by Riot temporarily. Patch 1.11 brought numerous stability changes and the addition of Skye, a fresh agent to shake up the meta. It didn’t just introduce a new agent but also a bevy of technical issues that plagued […]


Valorant: Cloud9 Sign All-Women’s Roster MAJKL

Valorant: Cloud9 Sign All-Women’s Roster MAJKL

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Cloud9 has added a third Valorant roster to its organization as it signs all-female Valorant roster MAJKL. The new side, which will be known as Valorant White, joins Valorant Blue and Valorant Korea. The roster is made up of Alexis “alexis” Guarrasi, Annie “Annie” Roberts, Jasmine “Jazzyk1ns” Manankil, “Katsumi”, and Melanie “meL” Capone. The new […]



Riot Unveils First Strike North America for Valorant

Riot Unveils First Strike North America for Valorant

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Finally, details have been released regarding the North America First Strike Valorant tournament. The next stage of Valorant esports is right around the corner, and the global tournament series First Strike is Riot’s first-party competition series. Beginning on Oct. 26, 128 Valorant teams will compete in an open tournament produced by Nerd Street Gamer. NSG […]


FACEIT Intorduces Collegiate Valorant, LoL and CS:GO Leagues

FACEIT Intorduces Collegiate Valorant, LoL and CS:GO Leagues

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Colleges and universities across North America have more chances to compete thanks to FACEIT. Today, online gaming platform and tournament organizer FACEIT has announced the latest development of their Collegiate Division. As part of this, they’re introducing tournaments for League of Legends, Valorant and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. All combined, these tournaments boast a total $55k […]


Upcoming Valorant Agent, Skye, Abilities Leaked Online

Upcoming Valorant Agent, Skye, Abilities Leaked Online

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Riot announced that patch 1.10 would be coming to Valorant on Oct. 13 with a new map at release and a new agent, Skye, two weeks later. A video leaked a few hours later of Skye’s entire skillset ahead of her announcement. Skye is an initiator, designed to open up a path for her teammates […]


Valorant ACT III Confirms New Map and Agent on the Way

Valorant ACT III Confirms New Map and Agent on the Way

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Valorant Act III will kick off on Oct. 13 with patch 1.10, bringing a new map, quality of life changes, new gun skins, and eventually a new agent. Next week, patch 1.10 will be live on the Valorant servers initiating Act III for the tactical shooter. A majority of the changes in this patch are […]


Valorant Patch 1.09- Jett & Operator Nerfs for a New Competitive Season

Valorant Patch 1.09- Jett & Operator Nerfs for a New Competitive Season

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Riot Games has finally rolled out Patch 1.09, finally bringing nerfs to the Operator and Jett. Competitive Valorant quickly became a sniper’s playground once players figured out how to utilize Jett and the Operator to the fullest. Jett’s toolkit enables snipers to take risky angles without the fear of being punished thanks to Tailwind. Jett’s […]


Riot Announces First Strike Valorant Tournament

Riot Announces First Strike Valorant Tournament

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Valorant’s Ignition Series ended a month ago, and amid all of the LoL World Championship excitement, Riot has unveiled yet another tournament series. Riot Games has announced its first official Valorant tournament, a monumental leap for the fresh 5v5 competitive shooter. Valorant’s summer success was in part due to the numerous third-party competitions held every […]


FTW: Summer Showdown, Riot’s All-Women VALORANT Tournament

FTW: Summer Showdown, Riot’s All-Women VALORANT Tournament

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Riot is surprising the Valorant community with FTW Summer Showdown, an all-women Valorant tournament with a $50,000 prize pool. Leveling the Playing Field The North America Ignition Series was set to end after Pop Flash, but Riot had a surprise waiting. A new tournament aimed to bring eyes to the underrepresented group in esports. The […]


Should CS:GO Watch Out For Competition With Valorant?

Should CS:GO Watch Out For Competition With Valorant?

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Almost everybody has heard about Riot Game’s new shooter Valorant. The studio announced a number of new projects in autumn 2019. One of those was FPS, a shooter game named “Project А”. Many media individuals and professional esportsmen got invited to alpha-test the new release. This made a good initial impression and hype around the […]


Valorant: Beginner’s Guide

Valorant: Beginner’s Guide

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Riot Games have been dominating the esports space for some time and Valorant is still trending upwards. With millions of players experiencing the game since beta, it can be a little overwhelming for a newcomer to join in on the fun. With the use of this beginner’s guide, you’ll be armed with the core knowledge […]


Interview with Gen.G’s Huynh: Adapting to Change, Facing Immortals, and the Future of GenG Valorant

Interview with Gen.G’s Huynh: Adapting to Change, Facing Immortals, and the Future of GenG Valorant

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ESTNN got the chance to catch up with Gen.G’s Danny “Huynh” Huynh days before the final North America Ignition Series tournament. Huynh is a former CS: GO player turned Valorant player that is proficient with the Operator. The Canadian sniper played CS: GO competitively for three years before making the switch to Valorant in May. […]


Ignition Series ‘Pop Flash’ Tournament Releases Day 1 Schedule

Ignition Series ‘Pop Flash’ Tournament Releases Day 1 Schedule

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The final Valorant tournament of the North America Ignition Series, Pop Flash, begins on Wednesday, Aug. 26th with four matches spread throughout the day. Over the last four months, Valorant has grown both in its casual and competitive scenes. Among the hundreds of tournaments that have popped up, the Ignition Series tournaments are the true […]


How To Download And Play Valorant

How To Download And Play Valorant

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Learn how to hop into the Valorant action here. No doubt you’ve heard of Valorant taking over the competitive first-person shooter space and its recent rise to prominence. It will undoubtedly become a top esport in the future and you should definitely consider dipping your toes into the game if you haven’t already. Riot Games […]


Valorant: Best Guns Tier List

Valorant: Best Guns Tier List

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Valorant has been out for a while now but with every balance patch comes a slight shift in the gun meta. Riot Games pride themselves on creating an environment where any player can shine — especially if you’re skilled enough with certain weapons. However, some guns are just so superior compared to others you may […]


Pop Flash is the Final North American Ignition Series Event

Pop Flash is the Final North American Ignition Series Event

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The final Ignition Series Event of North America, Pop Flash, unveiled the groups, casters, dates, and where to watch. 2020 has been a breakout year for Valorant, opening its beta to the public in March and receiving overwhelming support from the community. The last six months hosted numerous tournaments under the Ignition Series, each varying […]


Dignitas Announces Four Members Of Valorant Roster

Dignitas Announces Four Members Of Valorant Roster

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European esports organization, Dignitas, has revealed a majority of their Valorant roster. The four members picked up by Dignitas formerly played under Team Homeless at the Pax Arena Invitational Ignition Series event and the Pittsburgh Knights Invitational Gauntlet series. The four-man squad consists of Rory “dephh” Jackson, Harrison “Psalm” Chang, Kevin “poised” Ngo, and Phat […]


Cloud9 Valorant Korea Roster Preview

Cloud9 Valorant Korea Roster Preview

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Cloud9 reveals Valorant roster with former Overwatch League players Munchkin and Bazzi. Cloud9, a major esport organization, reveals its Valorant Korea roster. Joining the team are Junki “Bazzi” Park, Seungwoo “Moothie” Ryou, Taewook “Try” Kang, Dogyeong “DoYa” Kim, and Sangbeom “Munchkin” Byun, as well as Head Coach Euteum “Autumn” Yoon. We said we weren't done […]


Valorant: 100 Thieves Signs Former CS:GO Pro Nitr0

Valorant: 100 Thieves Signs Former CS:GO Pro Nitr0

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Former Team Liquid CS:GO player nitr0 becomes one of the biggest names to make a switch to pro Valorant. Former professional CS:GO player Nick “nitr0” Cannella has officially joined 100 Thieves’ competitive Valorant roster. With this move, nitr0 becomes one of the biggest former CS:GO players to make the switch to Valorant. America’s captain has […]


Valorant Agent Guide: Killjoy

Valorant Agent Guide: Killjoy

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Valorant’s latest agent hails from Germany and is a tech wiz that utilizes a handful of gadgets to shut down objectives https://youtu.be/h-u4E0QPtzs Killjoy’s Defensive Tools The first item in Killjoy’s toolkit is her most controversial, the Turret. Killjoy can deploy a small turret that will shoot in a three-round burst at any enemy that it […]


TSM Takes Home A Win At The FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational

TSM Takes Home A Win At The FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational

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The Faze Clan Invitational was one of the greatest professional Valorant competitions to date. In the end, TSM took down Sentinels in a double-overtime play on Bind. The FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational was a major tournament in the Ignition Series. It offered one of the largest cash prizes to date and featured a lengthy double-elimination […]


Team Liquid Announces Its New Valorant Roster

Team Liquid Announces Its New Valorant Roster

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Team Liquid is making its debut in Valorant esports. North American esports organization Team Liquid has announced its full Valorant roster today. This roster consists of all former CS:GO pros who made the switch to Valorant this year. The roster was formerly known as fish123. First off are former teammates Adam “ec1s” Eccles and Dom […]


Exclusive Interview with T1 Valorant’s Daniel “fRoD” Montaner

Exclusive Interview with T1 Valorant’s Daniel “fRoD” Montaner

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When Riot released the beta for Valorant, professional and casual gamers were immediately drawn to the tactical first-person shooter. Esports organizations began building rosters of Fortnite, CS: GO, and Overwatch professionals to dominate the new title. In addition to T1 picking up star-studded player talent, they also managed to acquire former Counter-Strike player and now […]


Exclusive Interview With T1 Valorant’s Keven “AZK” Larivière

Exclusive Interview With T1 Valorant’s Keven “AZK” Larivière

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Keven “AZK” Larivière has a long history in competitive gaming, reaching all the way back to 2004. He is no stranger to first-person tactical shooters with over 10 years of professional Counter-Strike experience. The top-tier competitor played Overwatch for a short period before settling into the professional Valorant scene. AZK joined a stacked T1 squad that […]


Valorant Agent 12, Killjoy, Has Been Leaked By Riot

Valorant Agent 12, Killjoy, Has Been Leaked By Riot

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A new Valorant agent by the name of Killjoy was leaked on Twitter and Reddit after an accidental upload from Riot. https://twitter.com/floxayyy/status/1287906937590423552 Only a few hours ago, Riot made the mistake of uploading a video to the Valorant website detailing agent 12, aka Killjoy. The video was quickly deleted but not before fans were able […]


Sentinels Take Victory At The PaxArena Valorant Invitational

Sentinels Take Victory At The PaxArena Valorant Invitational

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PaxArena’s Valorant tournament was tense, ending with the Sentinels putting down Cloud9 3-1 in the Grand Finals. Last weekend, Pax and PaxArena hosted a Valorant tournament that brought together teams like T1, Cloud9, and Sentinels. The BO3 single-elimination matches varied in intensity, requiring teams to succeed or be eliminated. The Sentinels, led by Overwatch champion […]


Valorant Patch 1.04 Buffs Viper’s Viability

Valorant Patch 1.04 Buffs Viper’s Viability

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Valorant’s Patch 1.04 is live and brings major buffs to Viper and her abilities. This week’s patch is all about leveling the playing field for Brimstone and Viper. Viper has one of the lowest pick rates in Valorant and has since the release of the game. Viper’s abilities hurt her teammates and aren’t the easiest […]


VALORANT Agent Guide: Viper

VALORANT Agent Guide: Viper

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Valorant was announced with only a handful of agents, and Viper arguably kept the subreddit alive for many reasons. Valorant’s Most Toxic Agent Beyond the waifu fanart of Viper, she is actually one of the least played agents in Valorant. Her toolkit may not always be the most impactful, but this guide will provide the […]


VALORANT Agent Guide: Omen

VALORANT Agent Guide: Omen

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Omen is a Valorant agent that is equipped with shadowy abilities, inducing paranoia, and taking calculated flanks to eliminate the enemy. For anyone who has played Overwatch, Omen looks a lot like Reaper and shares his teleportation skill. The controller class takes advantage of smoke abilities to cut off vision, and Omen uses this opportunity […]


VALORANT Agent Guide: Brimstone

VALORANT Agent Guide: Brimstone

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Only a few Valorant agents excel at managing sightlines, and Brimstone does it better than most. Controller agents utilize smoke abilities that cut off lines of sight and gain the advantage. On both attacking and defending sides, Brimstone’s abilities focus on forcing fights in his favor. Of the Controllers, Brimstone is consistent, offering a basic […]


VALORANT Agent Guide: Sova

VALORANT Agent Guide: Sova

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Sova the scout is an underrated Agent that provides versatility in how you obtain information. Sova’s toolkit is for those who want to acquire information for their team while risking their own location. Much like Cypher, Sova is one of two information collecting agents in Valorant, but his playstyle is much more aggressive. The Russian […]


VALORANT Agent Guide: Breach

VALORANT Agent Guide: Breach

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Out of the agents in Valorant, Breach is by far one of the most impactful. The initiator class is all about opening up opportunities in an aggressive manner, and Breach satisfies that itch. Currently, in Valorant, there are only two “must-pick” agents in the competitive scene, Breach and Sage. Sage can heal and resurrect teammates, […]


Riot Brings Quality of Life Changes to Valorant’s Patch 1.03

Riot Brings Quality of Life Changes to Valorant’s Patch 1.03

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Valorant received a minor update today, with Patch 1.03 making its way to live servers. Valorant Patches Problems Not much changed in this Valorant patch, considering that 1.02 was less than a month ago. The Guardian, which received numerous adjustments and was the highlight of the patch notes. The single-shot rifle had its price reduced […]


VALORANT Agent Guide: Cypher

VALORANT Agent Guide: Cypher

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Cypher is one of the few Valorant agents equipped with tools to scout out the enemy position and feed that information to his team. Sova can acquire information just as easily but telegraphs his location while doing so. A patient and calculated playstyle are required to make the most out of this spy. The main […]


VALORANT Agent Guide: Sage

VALORANT Agent Guide: Sage

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Sage is the resident healer of VALORANT, being the only agent that can heal herself and allies. The agent can be found in just about every competitive match but does much more than simply recover team health. Sage’s toolkit is designed around stalling out the opposition and controlling the flow of battle. Sage players must […]


VALORANT Agent Guide: Raze

VALORANT Agent Guide: Raze

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Most Valorant Agents are equipped with tools to play mind games, but Raze is one loud and proud duelist. Raze is an unapologetic and explosive agent that focuses on disrupting and destroying the enemy team. All of Raze’s abilities can damage your teammates so think twice before throwing caution to the wind. Raze was considered […]


VALORANT Agent Guide: Reyna

VALORANT Agent Guide: Reyna

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One of the concerns of Valorant in closed beta was the minimal pool of agents to choose from. Riot answered this issue with Reyna, a pub stomper with a broken toolkit if not shut down early. Reyna’s abilities Reyna is a disgustingly powerful Agent, and fans had no idea the slaughter that was coming with […]


VALORANT Agent Guide: Phoenix

VALORANT Agent Guide: Phoenix

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Valorant’s agents each have their own toolkit which offers something unique in every match. This article will be running down Phoenix’s abilities, and how to use them to dominate. Phoenix was featured in Valorant’s most recent cinematic, Duelists, for when the game launched earlier in June. This hot-head uses fire to control the enemy, clear […]


VALORANT Agent Guide: Jett

VALORANT Agent Guide: Jett

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Valorant has a lot of agents, each will have a toolkit specialized at providing specific utility to their team. Duelists are one of the classes of Valorant that play aggressively and Jett is no exception. One of the initial poster children for Valorant is the pseudo-Airbender Jett. Jett uses a host of abilities to obtain […]


Riot Teases Next Valorant Agent And New Game Modes

Riot Teases Next Valorant Agent And New Game Modes

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Executive Producer Anna Donlon speaks to Valorant fans on Acts, Episodes, new agents, and more. Valorant Executive Producer Anna Donlon spoke on the game’s future in a video released today by Riot Games. In the video, Donlon clarifies the difference between Acts and Episodes, and teases the release of the next Valorant agent along with […]


FaZe Clan Begins Valorant Roster with Corey and JasonR

FaZe Clan Begins Valorant Roster with Corey and JasonR

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Corey “Corey” Nigra and Jason “JasonR” Ruchelski have joined FaZe Clan as a part of their Valorant roster. Valorant is released in full with patch 1.02 bringing in Competitive play for the main player base. Even in the mode’s absence, organizations such as TwitchRivals, 100Thieves, and T1 have put on impressive competitions amongst the top […]


Valorant Rolls Out Patch 1.02 Without Competitive Play

Valorant Rolls Out Patch 1.02 Without Competitive Play

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Valorant has received patch update 1.02 which promised to bring competitive playback but instead brought quality of life changes. On Jun 22, Riot announced that in patch 1.02 competitive would be making its way back to Valorant. This didn’t happen, but Riot did roll out several hero and quality of life changes for Valorant. The […]