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G2 Esports wins $50K WePlay! Valorant Invitational: Final results, more

Published: 17/Jul/2020 1:51 Updated: 1/Aug/2020 15:53

by Alan Bernal

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The WePlay! Valorant Invitational is showcasing some of the best European talent vying for the lion’s share of $50,000, and here’s how to keep up with all of the action as the playoffs unfold.

The Valorant Ignition Series has been putting on incredible shows for the title’s first wave of competitive events. Since the initial tourneys were announced back in June 2, they have been the premier destination for watching some of the highest levels of Valorant around.

Now with pros getting signed to big names and orgs announcing their full competitive rosters, events with small pools of competition like the WePlay! Valorant Invitational can give you a focused look at what teams are made of.

The WePlay! tourney is going to whittle down its eight total teams to a group of six before going into its single elimination bracket, all comprising best-of-3 matchups.

What time does the WePlay! Valorant Invitational start?

From July 15 to July 17, the eight teams participating will go through a Swiss bracket group play. These games, like in the playoffs, are best-of-3 games, with the top four teams moving on to the knockout stage.

Then the intensity turns up when six teams fight their way from a two round playoffs featuring Semifinals on July 18 starting at 7 AM PDT / 10 AM EST / 3 PM BST and the Grand Final on July 19 at 9 AM PDT / 12 PM EST / 5 PM BST.

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The WePlay qualifiers are done, and now its time for the final Swiss format leading directly into the Playoffs.

How to watch the WePlay! Valorant Invitational

The WePlay! Valorant Invitational is going to be coming at you live from their official Twitch channel in both English and Russian channels, the former of which is embedded below.

Similarly, Valorant pros participating in the event are most likely going to stream the actions on their own personal channels in case you wanted a certain perspective.

Who is playing in the event?

There are eight teams that are participating and of those only six move onto the final stages of the tourney.

Some will already be household names like Fish123, seeing as they have been reportedly signed, while others are going to try and make their presence known in the emerging esports

Below is a full list of the participants that you’ll see throughout the weekend.

Participants

Team Roster
fish123  ec1s, soulcas, Kryptix, L1NK, ScreaM, Sliggy (C)
forZe 1mpala, Coffee, zeddy, SmartSeven, kolyaN, PNUKH (C)
G2 Esports mixwell, paTiTek, pyth, ardiis, davidp
Ninjas in Pyjamas rhyme, luckeRRR, CREA, HyP, Fearoth
Prodigy chiwawa, LaAw, Luzuh, JEROME, pipsoN
PartyParrots ANGE1, Shao, Art1st, dinkzj, 7ssk7
need more DM Tigene, FoDa, bzt, crazyd33R, Barcode
nolpenki vakk, cho, l0udly, Boo, Destrian

WePlay! Valorant Invitational schedule

Group Stage schedule

Date Match PST EST BST CEST
July 15 NiP 2-0 forZe 2:00 AM 5:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
PartyParrots 2-0 nmDM 5:00 AM 8:00 AM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
fish123 2-0 Prodigy 8:00 AM 11:00 AM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
G2 Esports 2-0 Nolpenki 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
July 16 forZe 1-2 nmDM 2:00 AM 5:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
Nolpenki 2-0 Prodigy 5:00 AM 8:00 AM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
fish123 1-2 NiP 8:00 AM 11:00 AM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
 G2 Esports 2-1 PartyParrots 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
July 17 Nolpenki 0-2 nmDM 2:00 PM 8:00 AM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
fish123 2-1 PartyParrots 8:00 AM 11:00 AM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
NiP 1-2 G2 Esports 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM

WePlay! Invitational Playoffs schedule

Semi-Finals

Date Match PST EST BST CEST
July 18 fish123 2-1 NiP 7:00 AM 10:00 AM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
G2 Esports 2-0 nmDM 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Grand Final

Date Match  PST EST BST CEST
July 19 fish123 0-2 G2 Esports 9:00 AM 12:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
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Ninja shocks Valorant star with huge donation after Twitch refund scam

Published: 22/Oct/2020 2:56

by Andrew Amos

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Chargebacks are a Twitch streamer’s worst nightmare, as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins knows it all too well, so when he saw Valorant star ‘AverageJonas’ get scammed out of over $5,000, he knew he had to step up and help.

There’s few Twitch scams more infuriating than chargeback scams. When you have avid viewers donate to your stream, it’s a wonderful feeling.

However, some viewers do it maliciously, with the intent of taking, not giving. After donating hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, viewers dispute the charge with PayPal or their bank, saying they were hacked and didn’t actually donate the money.

The money then goes back to the donator, and the Twitch streamer is left without the donations, and most of the time, also has to pay a fine on top.

That’s exactly what happened to AverageJonas ⁠— a Valorant Twitch star with over 130,000 followers. He had a viewer refund $5,400 worth of donations, which ended up costing the streamer $5,800 after accounting for transfer fees.

“I have received over $5,400 in several donations from one person on Twitch which have all been refunded even though donations are supposedly non-refund. To top it off, I have been personally charged $400+ in refund fees from PayPal,” Jonas said on Twitter.

“This person used me and my community to gain clout and other benefits by acting like an extremely wealthy and giving human being. The person also pretended like the refunds were a mistake.”

Fortunately, Ninja got wind of the fellow Valorant streamer’s woes.

After all, Jonas is one of Valorant’s biggest content creators, and Ninja is slowly working his way to the top of the pro scene. With all of Jonas’ informational content, it’s the least Ninja could do to put his fandom to use.

Ninja replied to Jonas’ tweet with a simple “fixed.” What he meant by that was he donated AverageJonas $5,800, to cover not only the Twitch donations from the user, but the PayPal fees as well.

Jonas was shocked: “Dude thank you so much you’re such a legend omfg.”

It’s a big win for Jonas, however, it highlights a much bigger issue with Twitch donations. If Ninja hadn’t caught wind of the streamer’s troubles, it’s likely nothing would have been done.

Chargebacks are still a big issue, and there’s nothing you can really do about it as a streamer if PayPal or Twitch don’t step in ⁠— like what happened in Jonas’ case.

However, now he can go back to doing what he does best ⁠— sharing Sova line-ups for every Valorant player to learn.