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Game-breaking Valorant exploit lets players stack objects on Reyna’s Leer

Published: 15/Jun/2020 21:34

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Valorant exploit and been discovered, giving players the ability to stack Agent abilities on top of Reyna’s Leer, resulting in some game-breaking combinations.

Reyna, Valorant’s newest Agent, has a unique flash ability called Leer which lets her equip and cast an orb eye that will nearsight enemies who see it.

As it turns out, players can put other abilities on top of the orb, but they will remain even once the eye disappears.

The bug was first discovered by YouTuber Webbo who said he and his friend found it by fooling around in-game. His video shows off just what players can do by utilizing this bug, and some of the strategies available are probably not what Riot Games had in mind.

For instance, one use is to throw the Leer orb into the air and then have a Sova player use Recon Bolt on it to help scout for nearby opponents.

Perhaps the most broken use of this glitch is that it allows Cypher and Viper to create one-way cages where they are not visible to the enemy, but they can see their foes coming.

The craziest combination, however, comes with Sage’s Wall as it can allow players to reach even higher locations and reach power positions to rain down terror at any unsuspecting adversary.

“I don’t know how we were able to find this bug, but it’s actually insane,” Webbo explained at the end of the video.

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Viper’s smokes become even more powerful with this exploit.

Chances are that it will be patched out quickly, especially as Valorant’s ranked mode will be launching sometime later in June, and it’s unlikely Riot will want players abusing this bug in ladder matches.

Regardless, it’s probably not a smart idea to be using this exploit anyway as it may result in some sort of discipline, but it’s good to be aware of it in the event that the other team uses it against you.

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Valorant First Strike EU Finals – G2 & Liquid fall, SUMN vs Heretics Final

Published: 5/Dec/2020 22:24 Updated: 5/Dec/2020 22:46

by Andrew Amos

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Valorant First Strike Global Finals are underway with eight European teams competing to win the esport’s biggest tournament yet. We’ll keep you updated with all the action as it happens right here.


  • SUMN will face Heretics in Sunday’s Grand Final.
  • FPX unable to hold out against SUMN, falling 2-1.
  • Heretics top G2 2-1 in a showstopper match.

Valorant First Strike Europe: Stream

The $100,000 First Strike Europe Regional Finals are being broadcast live on the official Valorant EU Esports channel, as well as on the Valorant Twitch channel.

All the fixture details you need are below, so you won’t miss a match.

Valorant First Strike Europe: Schedule & results

Day 4 — Sunday, December 6

Round Game PST EST GMT CET
Grand Final Team Heretics vs SUMN 8:30AM 10:30PM 3:30PM 4:30PM

Day 1 — Thursday, December 3

Round Game PST EST GMT CET
Quarter-finals Team Liquid 1-2 Team Heretics 8:30AM 10:30AM 3:30PM 4:30PM
G2 Esports 2-0 Orgless 11AM 1PM 6PM 7PM

Liquid exit early, G2 through to semis

Liquid suffered a shock exit to Team Heretics in a thrilling three-map quarter-final. A dominant performance by Christian ‘loWel’ Garcia Antoran as Sage helped secure Heretics a Double OT win to close out the series.

Oscar ‘mixwell’ Cañellas led G2 to a swift 2-0 win, despite a rocky start on the opening map. A series K/D/A of 39/31/7 for the Spaniard with Raze proved too hot to handle for the Orgless lineup.

Day 2 — Friday, December 4

Round Game PST EST GMT CET
Quarter-finals SUMN FC 2-0 Purple Cobras 8:30AM 10:30AM 3:30PM 4:30AM
FPX 2-0 nolpenki 11AM 1PM 6PM 7PM

SUMN knocks out Cobras, FPX cement their position

Day 2 seemed to separate the wheat from the chaff for First Strike Europe, with both SUMN and FunPlus Phoenix advancing with easy 2-0 wins. Kirill ‘ANGE1’ Karasiow led FPX in their win over nolpenki, and seemed to make a great case for himself as one of the smartest, most calculating players we’ve seen so far in First Strike.

On the other side of the bracket, SUMN FC has come out of seemingly nowhere to post one of the most impressive records yet, racking up an 89% win rate in the competition so far, which they kept going in a 2-0 over the Purple Cobras to make it to the Semis.

Day 3 — Saturday, December 5

Round Game PST EST GMT CET
Semi-finals Heretics 2-1 G2 Esports 8:30AM 10:30PM 3:30PM 4:30PM
SUMN FC 2-1 FPX 11AM 1PM 6PM 7PM

Heretics and SUMN go the distance to make it to grand finals

The third day of the EU finals might have had the best, most competitive matches so far, with Team Heretics starting things off by taking down the titans of G2, who have seemed untouchable in the tournament so far.

Not to be outdone, SUMN FC waited until what seemed like the last possible moment to start their comeback against FunPlus Phoenix, who started with a quick first map lead right out of the gate but weren’t able to keep it up in the end.

Valorant First Strike Europe: Teams & players

The big three of European Valorant have all made it. According to our First Strike predictions, G2 Esports, Team Liquid, and FunPlus Phoenix are among the favorites to take the title. Below are the teams taking part.

Team Players
G2 Esports mixwell, paTiTek, pyth, ardiis, Davidp
FunPlus Phoenix ANGE1, Shao, ShadoW, Meddo, Zyppan
Team Liquid ec1s, soulcas, Kryptix, L1NK, ScreaM
Nolpenki vakk, xajdish, cNed, JESMUND, zeek
Team Heretics loWel, pAura, nukkye, niesoW, AvovA
SUMN FC Boaster, doma, Mistic, Moe40, tsack
Purple Cobras fanCy, Hugstar, M4CHINA, VlaDéDé, Honeybee
OrglessV pipson, Happy, Boo, delezyh, hoody

Valorant First Strike Europe: Final Placements

  Team Players
1st TBD $40,000
2nd TBD $20,000
3rd-4th FPX $10,000
G2
5th-8th nolpenki $5,000
Purple Cobras
Team Liquid
OrglessV