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Dafran shows off “godlike” Valorant skills with insane Sova ace

Published: 12/Apr/2020 21:03

by Michael Gwilliam


Former Overwatch pro Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca has taken to Riot Games’ tactical FPS Valorant, bringing his incredible aim to the title.

Since the closed beta began, Dafran has been grinding Valorant in a team with multiple former Overwatch stars, including Timo ‘Taimou’ Kettunen and Kevin ‘TviQ’ Lindström.


During a match on April 12, Dafran showed off his ridiculous aim and how Sova’s kit really impacts his style of play.

Boom headshot!

With twenty seconds remaining, the Danish gamer’s team planted the Spike while he watched the flank. After calling for his teammate to flash the corner, the Sova player scored a headshot to a foe before finishing off another adversary with body shots.


Unfortunately, in the mayhem, the teams traded, leaving Dafran alone to fight off three opponents by his lonesome.

Thinking quickly, and knowing the Spike was planted, he knew the enemy would attempt a defuse with their man-advantage. Creeping ahead, Francesca picked up another headshot, leaving his foes with two men remaining.

Next, he activated Sova’s Ultimate, Hunter’s Fury, and fired it through the walls in an attempt to take out anyone else trying to disarm the Spike and found yet another frag, turning the 3v1 into a last man standing situation.


Using his signature Recon Bolt ability, the Danish DPS found exactly where his foe was and picked up the remaining kill to seal the round and earn an ace in the process.

The amazing play was dubbed “godlike” by the streamer’s chat, amazed by his accuracy.

Dafran is the hunter.

“Get f**ked,” Dafran laughed, as his team went up 3-0 in the match.


With so much skill, it will be interesting to see if Dafran continues to play Valorant or even if he goes on to play at a professional level. Until then, we can sit back and be entertained by Francesca’s playmaking abilities.


How to watch NSG x Renegades Valorant Invitational: streams, schedule, teams

Published: 16/Oct/2020 7:44 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 7:56

by Andrew Amos


Nerd Street Gamers are partnering up with Renegades to put on a Valorant Invitational tournament, featuring 16 of the best North American teams. With $10,000 up for grabs, there’s more than just pride on the line.

Waiting for First Strike and need a healthy dose of competitive Valorant action? The NSG x Renegades Valorant Invitational should be enough to tide you over to the Riot-run event later this year.


It’ll be the first time fans of North American Valorant will be able to see the new-look rosters after the Ignition Series shuffle.

The all-new T1 squad with DaZeD and Spyder will be making its debut, as well as Immortals after some of their stars took off to NRG and 100 Thieves.


For everything you need to know about the NSG x Renegades Valorant Invitational, from who’s playing to how you can watch, we’ve got it right here.

NSG x Renegades Valorant Invitational stream

The NSG x Renegades Valorant Invitational will be streamed on the Nerd Street Gamers Twitch account. The action kicks off at 10am PT / 1pm ET on both October 16 and 17. We’ve embedded the stream below for your convenience.


NSG x Renegades Valorant Invitational teams

The NSG x Renegades Valorant Invitational will feature some of North America’s best talent. The stacked T1 roster, Cloud9, Gen.G, FaZe Clan, and Immortals are the definite headliners. Renegades, of course, have sent their own squad.

There’s also some rising stars looking to disrupt the power rankings. Andbox and Spacestation Gaming made it through the open qualifiers, while Luminosity will look to build on a solid run here against the best of the best.

Team Players
Renegades retrQ, Cp2, Winsum, randyySavage, Berghy
Immortals Genghsta, jcStani, Jmoh, neptune, ShoT_UP
Cloud9 TenZ, Relyks, mitch, shinobi, vice
FaZe Clan corey, ZachaREEE, Marved, babybay, Rawkus
Luminosity Gaming thief, aproto, Venerated, Ksiaze, stellar
Rise riku, Spirit, ChurmZ, anger, Ange
Gen.G effys, gMd, huynh, MkaeL, PLAYER1
Equinox Esports DXN, Dcop, Paincakes, cute fat boy, mina
Complexity ohai, agm, Xp3, TBDTBD
Mamba Mode Gaming chase, zecK, Critical, Osias, TBD
T1 brax, AZK, Skadoodle, DaZeD, Spyder
Spacestation Gaming kaplan, roca, sSef, insky, Boostio
beastcoast Elevate, jammyz, TiGG, bdog, YaBoiDre
Moon Racoons Rebo, Temperature, Fiend, aleksandar, Shawn12590
Andbox ANDROID, yay, b0i, seb, POACH

NSG x Renegades Valorant Invitational schedule

The schedule of the NSG x Renegades Valorant Invitational isn’t out just yet. However, we do know the timings of when the games will start.


Each day ⁠— October 16 and 17 ⁠— will kick off at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST. The grand final will start at approximately 3pm PT / 6pm ET / 11pm BST on October 17 ⁠— pending how long the previous series go.

We will update this as more information comes gets made publicly available.