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JasonR leaves FaZe Clan to start his own Valorant team

Published: 3/Aug/2020 4:58 Updated: 3/Aug/2020 7:13

by Andrew Amos


Former CS:GO pro and FaZe Clan’s captain, Jason ‘JasonR’ Ruchelski has left the organization to start his own Valorant team after the 26-year-old claimed he had no say in who the roster signed.

JasonR was signed as FaZe’s first Valorant player on June 25, alongside Overwatch player Corey ‘corey’ Nigra. However, the captain of the roster is reportedly parting ways with the team just six weeks after his signing, citing he was excluded from all roster discussions.

JasonR has not featured for FaZe Clan since signing for the team, despite the organization appearing in the first Valorant Ignition Series event for NA in the T1 x Nerd Street Gamers Showdown.

Zachary ‘ZachaREEE’ Lombardo, Johnny ‘Marved’ Nguyen, Rory ‘dephh’ Jackson and Harrison ‘psalm’ Chang, along with Corey, helped FaZe Clan place fourth in the event. Since then, FaZe has signed ZachaREEE and Marved.

Ahead of the FaZe Clan Invitational, and still without a full roster, the CS:GO veteran has mutually parted ways with FaZe. He is looking towards setting up his own team instead.

“FaZe Clan and JasonR have decided to part ways. He’s looking to build a Valorant roster and seek opportunities elsewhere,” the team said in a August 2 statement.

It comes after JasonR publicly stated he wasn’t practicing with the FaZe Clan roster despite being named team captain.

“Marved just got announced on the FaZe Clan roster, but I’m not playing for FaZe. I’m not practicing with that roster. I had no say in who they were picking up at all. I had no choice in the roster, and I’m not going to be forced to play with anyone I don’t want to,” he told fans in July.

“I’m not practicing with anybody right now. I was put into a weird situation.”

With JasonR’s departure, FaZe Clan is left with three players just three days ahead of the next Ignition Series event. Which just so happens to be their very own in the Ignition Series. While JasonR alluded that the team has been practicing with a full stack without him, it’s unclear whether they’ll be signed before the event, or play as stand-ins.

JasonR has also not mentioned who he has his eyes on for his own Valorant roster. He has poked at other teams like Sentinels on his stream, but hasn’t publicly made a statement about who he wants.


Valorant 1.11 patch delayed: Riot announce new release date details

Published: 27/Oct/2020 20:27 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 21:17

by Alan Bernal


Riot Games are taking back the 1.11 Valorant patch after a “technical nightmare” in the latest update brought with it a few more problems than it was meant to fix.

It’s a pretty big update too. After pushing up the release for a new map and hyping up the latest Agent, Skye, there’s been a lot of anticipation for this patch. Unfortunately, not all worked out how the studio wanted, leading them to make a major decision that affects all players.

“In 30 minutes, we’ll be rolling back the patch for North America, Brazil, and LATAM (one at a time). We’re also delaying all other regions until we get a fix,” the company announced.

Although they didn’t give a specific date, Riot said they are expecting the re-release window for the 1.11 patch to come “later in the week.

It should be noted that the Valorant First Strike Qualifiers and the 1.11 patch were on a collision course before the update’s roll back.

There were plenty of people, both pros and casuals alike, who were noticing problems with the latest offering almost immediately after downloading it.

Valorant 1.11 bug issues

While there were still old bugs like Viper’s ultimate or Brim’s smokes improperly reducing vision from within them, new – and slightly disturbing – bugs were also introduced to the game.

One of the biggest offenders was a glitch that randomly showed Sage’s character assets on the screen while navigating around smokes like Omen’s Dark Cover.

A lot of people managed to find it, even 100 Thieves teammates HiKo and steel on separate occasions during a game.

It’s a ‘blink and you miss it’ type of bug. But it can be really distracting when it appears then reappears numerous times while pushing up on a smoke.

There were other glaring issues like more stuttering when getting a headshot or if an opponent appears on the screen, but the devs should be on the case.

The delay now puts the refurbished 1.11 patch due at the end of the month on October 31, if the Valorant developers find and fix all that needs to be addressed in time.