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“Broken” Valorant angle gives Jett leg up defending on Bind

Published: 25/May/2020 2:57

by Brad Norton

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Jett-mains have uncovered a ridiculous spot on Bind that could give defending teams the upper hand in Valorant. Here’s what you need to look out for until the next patch.

Holding unorthodox angles is a great way to find some early picks when playing defensively. You force the opposing team to enter unfavorable gunfights and could swing an entire round based on an opening engagement.

As players grow more and more familiar with these angles, however, it can be more challenging to win with the element of surprise. A newly discovered spot on Bind is giving Jett a unique line of sight that no one could ever predict.

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Jett is able to reach this new spot thanks to her ‘Updraft’ ability.

If you’re in the midst of a competitive match, the last thing you want to lose to is a cheesy glitch. Fortunately, Reddit user ‘therateater’ has exposed a bizarre spot on Bind that allows Jett to stand on the smallest of ledges.

While defending B-site, Jett is surprisingly able to Updraft herself to a new vantage point right above the opening in ‘hookah.’

Broken defense Jett spot on Bind from VALORANT

Standing on an extremely thin surface, Jett is able to stay above the popular entry-point. From here, she could easily shut down an aggressive push as enemies jump out below. 

Not only that, but she also gains a clear line of sight to both openings from the defending spawn. The clearly unintentional spot gives the Agent an extremely powerful overview of the entire site.

If enemies are pushing through B-long, there’s almost no chance they would ever consider checking above hookah. It’s not a well-known spot and therefore, Jett could easily find a few opening picks before being shut down.

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Checking above hookah isn’t a common habit.

Obviously this spot becomes redundant after a few attempts as enemies start to catch on. But it could prove absolutely vital in game-deciding rounds. 

Be sure to keep this broken spot in the back of your mind as you push onto the B-site of Bind in your next session. It’s likely this bug won’t see a fix until Valorant’s full release on June 2.

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Valorant First Strike Global Finals: All qualified teams

Published: 30/Nov/2020 12:18

by Andrew Amos

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Riot are now taking the reins with Valorant esports. First Strike marks Riot’s intentions of taking over the game, after giving community organizers the chance to give players a taste. There’s more on the line than ever before too.

We’ve had a taste of what Valorant esports could look like with the Ignition Series. Now, Riot are looking to up the ante to make sure Valorant sticks around for the years to come.

First Strike comes just months after the game’s release, and it’ll be Riot’s first endeavor operating the game’s esports scene directly. While there’s still community involvement, Riot are taking the reins. So here’s what you need to know about Valorant First Strike, from where to watch, the format, how to enter if you are keen, as well as keeping track of the big winners across the world.

Valorant First Strike: Stream

While there are many regions, you can find all of the First Strike streams in one uniform place ⁠— on the official Valorant Twitch account. 

We’ve embedded the main stream below so that you can easily jump into all the action.

Valorant First Strike: Format

Each First Strike event will feature open qualifiers which lead into regional finals. Any team that meets the requirements are able to sign up and test their mettle to fight their way to the top.

Once the top eight are decided, they’ll be sent off into a regional final across four days ⁠— December 3 to 6. From here, only one will be crowned the First Strike champion, taking away all of the regional bragging rights.

Qualifiers for First Strike started in late October and determined who will be taking part in each regions First Strike main event. We’ve listed all of the teams that have qualified for their regional finals to make life a little easier. 

First Strike will take place across these regions. We’ve included a jump to section to make your lives a little easier…

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First Strike: Europe (November 9 – 22)

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“Ready up, agents – the first Riot-produced European VALORANT tournament is on the way. VALORANT First Strike: Europe will be an epic test of skill and teamwork, as the best players in the region compete for glory and a share of the $100,000 (€85,000) prize pool.”

The 8 teams that have qualified for the First Strike: Europe main event are:

Place Team
1st – 8th G2 Esports
FunPlusPhoenix
Team Liquid
SUMN FC
nolpenki
Prodigy
Purple Cobras
Team Heretics
  • Regional Finals: December 3 to 6

More information can be found here.

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First Strike: North America (October 26 – November 22)

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“A few weeks ago we announced the first official Riot Games-produced VALORANT tournament, First Strike. Now, here’s how we’ll go from two NA qualifiers to the top 8 teams battling for their share of the $100K prize pool, and the title as first First Strike champion.”

The eight teams that have qualified for the First Strike NA main event are:

Place Team
1st – 8th Team Envy
100 Thieves
Renegades
Sentinels
TSM
FaZe Clan
Immortals
T1
  • Regional Finals: December 3 to 6.

More information can be found here.

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First Strike: Korea (October 6 – November 22)

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“For the first time in Valorant’s history, the massive e-sports competition ‘First Strike’ is unfolding!

First Strike is a competition hosted and hosted by Riot Games, and is held simultaneously in 9 regions including Korea, North America, Europe, Independent Nations, Turkey, Asia, Oceania, Brazil, and the Middle East. The first regional Valorant championship will be selected and the finals will be concluded with regional finals held from December 3rd to 6th.”

The eight teams that have qualified for the First Strike Korea main event are:

Place Team
1st – 8th Vision Strikers
F4Q
Cloud9 Korea
Crazy Hamster
Quantum Strikers
PROPARTY
aNg DarkHorse
T1 Korea
  • Regional Finals: December 3 to 6

More information can be found here.

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First Strike: Latin America (November 23 – December 1)

“Riot Games, in conjunction with GGTech, is preparing the first global event in Latin America for VALORANT, with two tournaments planned, one for the North and the other for the South.”

The eight teams that have qualified for First Strike: Latin America North are:

Place Team
1st – 8th


Infinity Esports
Arctic Gaming Mexico
LDM Esports
IGNIS Esports
LazerKlan
OG Esports
Penguins of the Night
Athletica Pro Gaming 9

Regional Finals: December 3 to 6

The eight teams that have qualified for First Strike: Latin America South are:

Place Team
1st – 8th

Dylema Gaming
Australs
Feint Gaming
Furious Gaming
9z Team
Rebirth Esports
DKS Esports
Estral Esports

Regional Finals: December 3 to 6

More information can be found here.

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First Strike: CIS (October 22 – November 22)

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“Riot Games’ first official VALORANT tournament is just around the corner. VALORANT First Strike: CIS will test your tactical abilities and teamwork skills – the best CIS players will come together in a battle for recognition and a prize fund of 4 million rubles.”

The eight teams that have qualified for the First Strike CIS main event are:

Place Team
1st – 8th AoeXe
ROX TEAM
Axsor
forZe
Gambit Esports
THEX
Aim.Attack
TBH

Regional finals: December 3 – 6

More information can be found here.

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First Strike: Turkey (October 22 – November 22)

“The countdown has begun for the first big VALORANT tournament organized by Riot Games! The best VALORANT players in Turkey, taking the title of first champion to print the names of the ESP will make history in First Strike!”

The eight teams that have qualified for the First Strike Turkey main event are:

Place Team
Top 8 Oxygen Esports
Futbolist
Sangal Esports
BBL Esports
Mod-Z Esports
Anatolia Esports
5 Noobs
HaZe Clan
  • Regional finals: December 3 to 6.

More information can be found here.

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First Strike: Japan (November 14 – November 22)

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“We are pleased to announce that VALORANT’s first official tournament ‘First Strike’, which will determine the first regional champion, will be held in Japan.”

The eight teams that have qualified for the First Strike Japan main event are

Place Team
1st – 8th SCARZ
Crazy Raccoon
Absolute JUPITER
FAV gaming
Sengoku Gaming
DetonatioN Gaming
REJECT
BlackBird Ignis
  • Regional finals: December 3 to 6

More information can be found here.

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First Strike: MENA (November 1 – November 23)

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“It is time for new legacies, and the road begins with Strike Arabia – the first official VALORANT esports tournament in MENA, and an extension of First Strike, a global event that will showcase the greatest gunplays, ignite the spirit of competition and crown the world’s first ever regional champions.”

The three teams that have qualified for the GCC First Strike Regional Finals are:

Place Team
1st – 3rd The Ultimates
RvN
Arch Nemesis

The three teams that have qualified for the Levant and Egypt Regional Finals are:

Place Team
1st – 3rd Anubis Gaming
NASR Esports
QLASH Egypt

The three teams that have qualified for the North Africa Regional Finals are:

Place Team
1st – 3rd Team Majesty
Fox Gaming
Made in dz
  • Regional finals: December 3 to 6

More information can be found here.

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First Strike: Asia-Pacific (November 8 – December 6)

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APAC is split into five divisions for First Strike with their own regional finals: Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia/Singapore, Indonesia, and Hong Kong/Taiwan.

  • ESL Thailand First Strike: December 3 to 6.

The eight teams that have qualified for ESL Thailand First Strike are: 

Place Team
1st – 8th Attack All Round
Sharper Esport
MiTH.Attitude
Overtime Esports
Daytrade Gaming
QConfirm
NG.Black
FULLSENSe

Regional finals: November 23 – December 6

  • Mineski VxV Philippines First Strike: December 3 to 6. Top 16 teams, four from each Open Qualifier.

The top 16 teams that have qualified for the Mineski VxV Philippines First Strike are:

Place Team
 

 

 

1st – 16th








NXP.Aether
Subversive
ATLAS Esports
Bestial Esports
AG.Nefarious
KADILIMAN
DFT Revitalize
ANBU Elite Gaming
Chimaera
Bren Esports
Hashira
Third Chapter Esports
ArkAngel
Affinity Esports
BV Esports
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Regional Finals – November 21 to December 6

  • The Gaming Company Malaysia & Singapore First Strike: December 5 and 6.

The eight teams that have qualified for The Gaming Company Malaysia & Singapore First Strike are: 

Place Team
1st – 8th TODAK
Reality Rift
Team SMG
ex-Paper Rex
Las Venturas
Kingsmen
Excelsa
Running Dogs

Regional Finals: December 5 to 6

  • ONE Up Indonesia First Strike: December 2 to 6. 16 teams, including 4 invited teams.

The top 16 teams that have qualifier for ONE Up Indonesia First Strike are:

Place Team
 

 

 

1st – 16th








BOOM Esports
Alter Ego
Somnium Esports
Morph Team
Nerd Banana
AING MUANG Esports
RRQ Endeavour
Team nxl
Zenith
XcN Gaming
Occamy Omega
ArcXana Esports
Frostwolf
Reckless Lads
Konoha
Onic Esports

Regional Finals: December 2 to 6

  • Talon Esports Hong Kong and Taiwan First Strike: December 3 to 6.

The top eight teams that have qualified for Talon Esports Hong Kong and Taiwan First Strike are:

Place Team
1st – 8th LEGENDs
LJG
Team Z
Five Ace e-Sports
Ahq e-Sports Club
LT
Only One Word
Amateur Team

Regional finals: December 3 to 6.

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First Strike: Brazil (October 7 – November 15)

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“After a few months of development of the professional scenario of VALORANT, with independent championships giving new teams and players the opportunity to develop, and the Ignition Series crowning the best of the best, the time has come to take a step forward. Here comes VALORANT First Strike, the first official VALORANT tournament from Riot Games, and you can be part of this story, if you have a bullet to change!”

The eight teams that have qualified for the First Strike Brazil main event are

Place Team
1st – 8th Gamelanders
Havan Liberty
Team oNe
B4 eSports
Vorax
NeedMoreDM
paiN Gaming
Imperial Esports
  • Regional Finals: December 3 to 6

More information can be found here.

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First Strike: Oceania (October 24 to November 29)

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“There are up to 32 slots up for grabs in Rise of Valour. Joined by Riot’s invited teams, those qualifying will compete with Oceania’s top players in Rise of Valour to be one of the 8 to qualify for First Strike this Summer.”

The eight teams that have qualified for the First Strike: Oceania main event are:

Place Team
1st – 8th EXO Clan
Dire Wolves
Avant Gaming
ORDER
Mindfreak
Wildcard Gaming
Gravitas
Legacy Esports
  • Regional Finals: December 3 to 6.

More information can be found here.

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