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Insane Valorant tech lets Raze “triple rocket boost” to new locations

Published: 27/May/2020 0:33

by Michael Gwilliam

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Raze is one of Valorant’s most controversial Agents with her super impactful kit with Boom Bot, Paint Shells, Blast Packs and Showstopper Ultimate – and as it turns out, the latter two can be used in a brilliant combo.

One of the first things Valorant players discovered with Raze was how they could use the Blast Pack to gain vertical height and reach new areas to get an advantage.

With the option to hold two of these Blast Packs, Raze players can combine them to get even more height and completely throw enemies off guard.

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Raze’s kit is one of the best in Valorant.

Now, players have discovered an even more bizarre technique that takes the two Blast Packs strategy and adds an Ultimate to the mix. Crazy, right?

In a montage video by Genesis Flights, the player shows off the “crazy new trick to triple rocket boost across the map with Raze at insane speeds on Valorant.”

The move is simple enough: Have your Ultimate ready and perform two Blast Pack jumps like you normally would. Then, activate your Ultimate Showstopper and launch that rocket in the direction opposite of where you want to go.

The momentum of the rocket launcher should propel you upwards just a bit more and into a location Raze would otherwise not have been able to reach.

Throughout the video, Genesis Flights makes use of variants of the Blast Pack boosts with some of the triples thrown in, including the penultimate clip.

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Showstopper has been a controversial Ultimate since launch.

While this tech is extremely situational and perhaps even a bit ‘BM’ to use an Ultimate as a movement ability, it can certainly catch opponents off guard and result in more frags than you would by using Showstopper purely offensively.

Next time you want to style on someone, give this tech a try and watch the sparks fly in match chat.

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Valorant First Strike NA Global Finals: Envy & TSM stride into semis

Published: 4/Dec/2020 13:10 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 13:16

by Andrew Amos

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North America’s best Valorant teams are going head-to-head in First Strike Global Finals. Eight strong teams have entered, but only one will emerge victorious. Here’s everything you need to know.


  • Sentinels vs FaZe @ 3:00PM (EST)
  • 100 Thieves vs T1 @ 6:00PM (EST)
  • Envy play TSM in semi-finals on Saturday

Valorant First Strike NA: Stream

The $100,000 First Strike NA regional finals will be broadcast on the official Valorant NA Esports Twitch 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 NA: Schedule & results

Day 2 — Friday, December 4

Round Game PST EST GMT CET
Quarter-finals Sentinels vs FaZe 12PM 3PM 8PM 9PM
100 Thieves vs T1 3PM 6PM 11PM 12AM

Day 3 — Saturday, December 5

Round Game PST EST GMT CET
Semi-finals Envy vs TSM 12PM 3PM 8PM 9PM
TBD vs TBD 3PM 6PM 11PM 12AM

Day 4 — Sunday, December 6

Round Game PST EST GMT CET
Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12PM 3PM 8PM 9PM

Day 1 — Thursday, December 3

Round Game PST EST GMT CET
Quarter-finals Envy 2-0 Immortals 12PM 3PM 8PM 9PM
Renegades 0-2 TSM 3PM 6PM 11PM 12AM

Envy & TSM stride into semis

Victor ‘Food’ Wong’s Reyna and Jake ‘kaboose’ McDonald’s Raze proved too hot to handle for Immortals on their surprise pick of Icebox. Ascent was a tighter affair, but Envy secured the series 13-5 (Icebox), 13-11 (Ascent).

TSM stormed through Renegades in convincing fashion. Both Matthew ‘Wardell’ Yu and Taylor ‘Drone’ Johnson ran rampant as they booked their place in the semi-final with a 13-1 (Ascent), 13-5 (Bind) win.

Valorant First Strike NA: Teams & players

While Sentinels are the favored team heading into the event, the competition is high! Below are the teams taking part.

Team Players
Team Envy food, crashies, FNS, mummAy, kaboose
100 Thieves Hiko, nitr0, steel, Asuna, dicey
Sentinels ShahZaM, SicK, sinatraa, zombs, dapr
Renegades retrQ, CP2, Winsum, randyySavage, Berghy
TSM reltuC, hazed, Wardell, Subroza, drone
FaZe Clan corey, ZachaREEE, Marved, babybay, Rawkus
T1 brax, AZK, Skadoodle, DaZeD, Spyder
Immortals Genghsta, jcStani, Jmoh, neptune, ShoT_UP

Valorant First Strike NA: Final Placements

  Team Players
1st TBD $40,000
2nd TBD $20,000
3rd-4th TBD $10,000
TBD
5th-8th TBD $5,000
TBD
Renegades
Immortals