G2’s Mixwell shares secrets to “winner mentality” in Valorant solo queue - Dexerto

G2’s Mixwell shares secrets to “winner mentality” in Valorant solo queue

Published: 7/Sep/2020 0:26 Updated: 7/Sep/2020 9:09

by Elliot McDonagh


G2 Esports star Oscar ‘M1xwell’ Cañellas has offered some advice for Valorant solo queue players by sharing tips that improve “winner mentality” and stray users away from “loser mentality.”

G2’s M1xwell is one of the best Valorant players in the world, which is why many players look up to him as the golden standard for quality gameplay, and any tips he shares are always emulated by aspiring professionals.

He, like many other top-level players in the scene, obviously spends most of his time playing Valorant with a full team, but for those who prefer to solo queue or are limited to that option, the Spaniard has some pointers that could lead to improvement.

Mentality plays a huge role in gaming and esports; having a winning mentality vs a losing one can lead to drastically different results, which is why the former CS:GO star wants players to prepare their minds to put them in the best position to win solo matches.

Valorant logo and Mixwell on Valorant background

In a recent tweet, M1xwell listed some of the aspects that differentiate “winner mentality” from “loser mentality” when solo queuing in Valorant.

The post talks about two versions of an average player and how these mindsets impact a player’s gameplay. For players looking to win games, they need to be empathetic, mindful, communicative — a real “team player.”

Communicating with your team pre-game and during matches is essential; discussing agent compatibility and building is additionally important. Working not as an individual but rather as an entire collective group and upholding positivity in times of doubt is what evolves a squad into a winning one.

M1xwell also listed negative traits that a player with a “loser mentality” might have, such as auto-locking agents, badmouthing, playing individually, not working with your team, and not communicating. Players that possess these traits and have this type of mindset are most likely not to win games as they prove to be more deteriorative than supportive.

Riot GamesSolo queuing in Valorant isn’t easy, but pro player Mixwell’s advice can help you improve your “winning mentality.”

The G2 esports captain has accomplished a lot with his “winner mentality,” winning 13 tournaments since Valorant’s debut, collecting over $65,000 in prize pool earnings.

This, of course, all followed his stellar CS:GO career, so M1xwell has more than proven that he’s someone who knows his stuff in tactical FPS games, so his tips and secrets are definitely worth heeding.


Riot respond to criticism about “women only” tournaments for Valorant

Published: 24/Feb/2021 14:42

by Lauren Bergin


Riot Games’ newest addition to the Valorant Champions Tour is VCT Game Changers, a competition for women and marginalized genders. Howver, the announcement was met with a portion of criticism, prompting a response from the devs.

As Valorant’s esports scene continues to grow, Riot have clarified that they’re looking to extend the competitive experience to people who often find themselves on the periphery.

VCT Game Changers is a Valorant tournament dedicated to women and other marginalized genders, and while many have come out in support of the tournament, others have questioned the move to host a separate event that excludes male players specifically.

Riot’s devs, however, have hit back at criticism regarding the tournament and have offered further clarification on the motives behind Game Changers.

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Riot’s devs have defended VCT Game Changers, Valorant’s newest competition.

After the thread dedicated to discussing Game Changers started to receive some mixed responses, several members of the Riot development team clarified their stance.

Valorant’s Insights & Strategy dev Coleman ‘Altombre’ Palm shed some light on the philosophy behind the competition. They highlight that “the goal of this program is not to divide genders in competitive play, but rather to support the communities of women who exist in Valorant and highlight incredible players of those communities.”

A second response came from Head of Video Production Nathan ‘R3DALERT’ H, who clarified that “Going pro is a very different prospect for people who aren’t men. It’s important to create an avenue that is free from at least some of the social and political forces marginalized groups face.”

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Reyna is just one of Valorant’s many strong-willed female Agents.

This response comes relatively close to a promise from fellow developer Aeneia that Riot are taking issues with sexism and gender-based abuse seriously, and are planning to take action in the near future.

The Valorant Champions Tour: Game Changers kicks off in March, first in North America. The prize pool will match that of the Ignition Series, and runs alongside the main body of the Valorant Champions Tour circuit.