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Cloud9 complete Valorant roster by adding vice as fifth member

Published: 17/Aug/2020 22:30 Updated: 17/Aug/2020 22:36

by Alan Bernal

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Cloud9 has completed their Valorant roster with the addition of Daniel ‘vice’ Kim as their fifth member, officially cementing him as a member of the team after impressive trial outings.

The latest signing will sound familiar to C9-faithfuls since vice was briefly a part of the org’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team before making the transition to Riot Games’ flourishing new esport.

“Switching to Valorant mainly because after four years of competing in professional CSGO, I grew a little stale with CSGO and I wanted to start a new chapter,” he said in the announcement.

The newest member of the team will be on Cypher, an Agent that excels in information gathering and sniffing out the other team’s plan before a proper execution gets underway.

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Vice officially joined C9’s Valorant team after palying multiple events on their squad.

Vice will play a more supportive role on the team, opening up the map for high-fragging players like Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo and Skyler ‘Relyks’ Weaver.

“I fulfill a support role,” he explained. “I try to help facilitate strategies and the set-up on defense. Basically fill in all the gaps we need to fill to win a round.”

Prior to the signing, vice was seen a lot on Sage when he was a stand-in with ‘Prospects’ early in the Ignition Series. But with C9 he’s been on Cypher for the most part, with Omen and Breach coming online in rare instances.

While the team hasn’t been able to claim the top spot in recent outings, this baseline roster has been a major talking point so far in competitive play.

Cloud9’s latest appearance with vice was in the Pittsburgh Knights Invitational Gauntlet Series. They managed to top their group with a perfect 3-0, but were knocked down to the lower bracket in the first round.

However, C9 came roaring back to life with an impressive run through the elimination rounds only to be stopped short of the Grand Finals after going down to Team SoloMid 13-6.

There’s a lot of talent on this team, not only on the point of attack but with the role players like vice.

Check out Dexerto’s full Valorant rostermania hub to see how Cloud9’s completed team stacks up against the rest of the pro teams in the field.

Cloud9 Valorant roster:

  • Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo
  • Skyler ‘Relyks’ Weaver
  • Mitch ‘mitch’ Semago
  • Josh ‘shinobi’ Abastado
  • Daniel ‘vice’ Kim
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Valorant leak reveals fan-favorite Reaver skins returning for Halloween

Published: 24/Oct/2020 2:24 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 3:01

by Andrew Amos

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The Reaver skins have been long requested in Valorant since the beta. After being an option for players to buy, they suddenly disappeared with no intention of coming back. Except, they are, with a leak revealing the skin line is returning in time for Halloween.

When the Valorant closed beta ended, everyone lost all of their progress. This included Agents and skins, which players were forced to grind for again.

However, while most of the closed beta contents made the full release, the Reaver skin line didn’t. The deep purple and gold skins for the Operator, Vandal, Sheriff, and Melee were left in the closed beta, and players weren’t happy.

Reaver collection in Valorant
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The Reaver skins disappeared after the closed beta, but they’re coming back.

Every skin release since has had a dedicated chorus of complaints about where the Reaver collection is. That chorus may be silenced now though, as a Valorant leak has revealed Reaver skins could be returning for Halloween.

According to dataminer ‘ValorLeaks,’ the Reaver skin collection has been spotted in the main Valorant files under the codename “SoulStealerV2.” They’ll be launching in time for the spooky season, and will be “new and improved.”

“The Reaver Skin set will be the Halloween Skins for Valorant this holiday. They will be new and improved. A few updates ago I spotted ‘SoulStealerV2’, [and] Soul Stealer was the code name for Reaver,” they added.

New and improved could mean more skins to bolster the collection ⁠— most Valorant skin lines have five skins, while Reaver only has four. It could also mean new effects on reload, draw, and more.

It also comes after the Valorant account tweeted out a teaser on October 23. With the caption “decode this,” the image hint had six phrases ⁠— all saying “I’m returning” in different languages ⁠— alongside the scoped-in reticle for the Reaver skin.

Almost immediately the puzzle was solved, and the hype is unbearably real. However, there’s still a couple of questions: what guns will be a part of the Reaver collection, and when exactly is it coming?

Given Halloween is less than 10 days away, players can probably expect the Reaver skins to drop shortly. Patch 1.12 is set to release on October 27, and if we were to hazard a guess, it could be coming after the update. Keep your eyes peeled though, because Reaver is back.