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How to watch $50K T1 Valorant Showdown: schedule, teams, more

Published: 24/Jun/2020 18:01 Updated: 1/Aug/2020 15:55

by Daniel Cleary


The first North American tournament in Riot’s Valorant Ignition Series, hosted by T1 and Nerd Street Gamers, is fast approaching, with many of the biggest stars in the region ready to battle it out. Here’s everything you’ll need to tune into the action.

The Ignition Series events were recently announced by Riot Games on June 2, where they revealed they would be partnering with different esports organizations to host tournaments on their new FPS title.

Following the success of their initial events, with G2 Esports and RAGE’s invitationals to kick off the series, T1 and NSG are next-in-line to highlight some of NA’s biggest stars, with plenty of Valorant action scheduled for the upcoming weekend.

Unlike the first two events, the T1 x NSG tournament will have 16 teams competing in total, with four of the slots featuring teams coming from the open qualifiers.

What time does the T1 Valorant Showdown start?

The T1 x NSG Valorant Showdown event is scheduled to run for three days between June 26-28.

Viewers can tune into the action live for the first match of the tournament, which will kick off at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 10 PM BST/ 11 PM CEST on Friday, June 26.

How to watch the T1 Valorant Showdown

The competitive Valorant event will be unfolding on T1 Esports’ official Twitch channel and will be casted by the likes of Goldenboy, Ballatw, and more.

It is also likely that each of the players competing in the event will also be streaming their own point-of-view, on their individual channels, giving plenty of choice to viewers who are looking to tune in.

T1 official Twitch stream

Who is playing?

The T1 Invitational is stacked with talented players, who have had success across a wide range of titles, which should make for some interesting matchups during the event.

T1 has confirmed many of the region’s top teams will be competing in the upcoming event, with the likes of TSM, Cloud9, and Sentinels all signed up to compete.

There also plenty of rosters making their tournament debut, with new lineups such as 100 Thieves and FaZe Clan also in the mix. You can find the full list of teams that have been confirmed for the Valorant event below.

All Teams and Groups in T1’s Valorant Showdown 

Group A

Team Roster
FaZe Clan Corey, Zachareee, Marved, Psalm. Dephh
Cloud9 TenZ, Poach, shinobi, mitch, Relyks
Together We Are Terrific Mummay, Akis, FNS, C4Lypso, kaboose
Prospects JoshRTz, vice, diceyzx, skelly, BabyJ

Group B

Team Roster
TSM Wardell, Hazed, Cutler, Subroza, Drone
Immortals Bjor, jcStani, Koler, Genghsta, Asuna
CLT Phoenix anger, Ksiaze, sh0ts, Spirit, ChurmZ
SpotUp Tem, TuckerGG, figment, bunny, Khai

Group C

Team Roster
T1 Brax, AZK, Skadoodle, Crashies, food
100 Thieves Hiko, Valliate, Venerated, Yaboidre, Pride
Team Ninja Ninja, sonii, Morgausse, GregoFPS, Lex
Code 7 Torktjo, Nicolastjo, Robwiz, Pho, Payen

Group D

Team Roster
Sentinels Zombs, sinatraa, ShahZaM, SicK, dapr
Gen.G GMD, Effys, HUYNH, PLAYER1, MkaeL
Echo 8 Ayrin, Brando, Reformed, REQ, Supamen
Mixup Stellar, Aproto, Fiziq, Hoppin, Thief

Summit1G explains the biggest issue with Valorant’s Stinger

Published: 23/Oct/2020 13:09

by Jacob Hale


Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘Summit1G’ Lazar is a fairly accomplished gamer in many realms and genres — but he has vowed to never use the Stinger SMG in Valorant ever again after a rough go of it.

Riot Games’ first foray into the first-person shooter genre has been a success, with many top streamers and pro players from other games immediately falling in love with the gameplay and making the switch to it.

Obviously, while the game is fun, that doesn’t mean it’s perfect, as any player will attest to, whether it be the Agents’ abilities, bugs, or weapons in the game.

Now, Summit has had it with one particular gun: the Stinger SMG. And he’s promised to never use it again.

Valorant Stinger
Riot Games
The Stinger is commonly regarded as one of the worst weapons in the game.

While playing as Omen on Haven, Summit’s team was taking a beating, down 11-3, and he decided to buy the Stinger to see if it can help turn the team’s fortunes around.

As luck would have it, his team did actually win the round — no thanks to Summit’s Stinger, though.

“That’s not my aim, that gun sucks d**k,” he said, as his chat started laughing at some of his missed shots. “You shoot that gun for three bullets before it just does what it wants. I will never buy that gun again, dude. I don’t know how people play like this.”

As specified in our guide to the very best weapons in Valorant, the Stinger is arguably one of the worst guns in the game.

The Spectre SMG is far more favorable in its class, so we’ll likely see Summit opt to use that more in the future if he wants a submachine gun and to rush into the thick of the action. At the very least, we know full well that he won’t be touching the Stinger again unless it gets a considerable buff.