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Summit1g explains why Valorant’s April 21 patch is so good

Published: 22/Apr/2020 12:25 Updated: 22/Apr/2020 13:18

by Andy Williams


Twitch star Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar has given his two cents on why Valorant’s April 21 is “really good” as he delved into the changes that Riot made to both Sage and Raze with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins. 

A hot topic of discussion during Valorant’s closed beta has been Raze’s somewhat “overpowered” ability set, with her Signature Ability (Paint Shells) and Ultimate (Showstopper) being the crux of most people’s complaints.

Although as part of Valorant’s April 21 patch, Raze received a considerable nerf which saw the number of her Paint Shells reduced from two to one, with an added kill reset — meaning players need to get two kills before earning another.

Valorant's Raze.
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Raze’s nerf also affected her in-game quips, which are now easier to hear for others on the server.

It wasn’t just Raze who received some work, as Sage’s Slow Orb was also tweaked to ensure that players can no longer ‘bunny hop’ through the slowed area, in exchange for there being no audio cue when moving in the slow.

It was Sage’s Patch 0.47 adjustment that was the topic of conversation for Summit and Ninja, during their April 21 livestream.

After Ninja initially explained that you could no longer traverse through Sage’s slow, Summit chimed in by stating that “the no bunny hop is a good trade for it not making any noise.”

After touching on Riot’s sage improvement, the pair went on to discuss the change to Raze and the potential impact on the meta.

“You can only get one grenade now on Raze,” Blevins said. Summit replied by expanding on Ninja’s point, expressing that “she can get them back with two kills, like Phoenix – so she’s basically just got toned down to what the other Agents were like.”

Of course, Raze is still a devastating Agent, primarily due to her ability to wipe-out multiple enemies with her rocket launching Ultimate.

There’s no denying that both Sage and Raze are in a league of their own in the current meta, however, as they both stand head and shoulders above the rest of Valorant’s Agents in our rankings.


Guild Esports announces Valorant roster of former CSGO pros

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:59

by Daniel Cleary


David Beckham’s Guild Esports has announced their entry into Valorant after confirming the signing of top European roster “Bonk,” which features former professional CS:GO players like draken, Yacine, and more.

After recently declaring a mysterious £3.6 million sponsorship deal, Guild Esports has announced their entry into the Valorant competitive scene on October 21, revealing the signing of a new European roster.

The London-based esports organization, backed by football star David Beckham, confirmed the signing of top-ranked Swedish roster “Bonk” as their first official Valorant line-up.

In their announcement, Guild said that the team was chosen following a “rigorous selection process” and revealed the “sought-after players”, which included some Valorant pros who first made a name for themselves in the Counter-Strike scene.

Guild's rocket league team
Guild Esports
Guild Esports has already fielded teams in Rocket League and FIFA.

“Joining the Valorant community is a perfect step for Guild and we are delighted to expand into the new exciting and emerging esports space.” Carleton Curtis, Executive Chairman at Guild Esports, added, “Valorant is destined to become a major esport with global reach and deep fan bases, and it benefits from the prestige of being developed by best-in-class publisher Riot Games.”

The new lineup features players such as former Fnatic and NiP star William ‘draken’ Sundin, who was joined by fellow CS:GO pros, Yacine ‘Yacine’ Laghmari, and Filip ‘Goffe’ Gauffin.

The CS:GO players were joined by two-time Paladins world champ, Malkolm ‘bonkar’ Rench, and 16-year-old talent Leo ‘Ziz’ Janneson, to round out the Guild Esports’ inaugural Valorant roster.

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Guild Esports will be looking to compete at Riot’s upcoming First Strike regional tournament.

“Guild is an organisation with big ambition that is on a path to achieve great things and I’m proud to be a part of that. I’ve always been an ambitious player and want to create a legacy that will last,” Yacine revealed in the announcement,” Our team has already proved itself at a top-level and now the goal is to become world champions.”

As they have been competing together prior to signing with Guild, the Swedish team has already proven that they are capable of success in the European circuit, with top two placements in the recent Ignition series and Mandatory Cup tournaments, only falling to G2 Esports in both events.

Now under the Guild Esports brand, this lineup will likely be gearing up for the first official tournament organized by Riot Games, First Strike, with the European qualifiers kicking off on November 9. You can see the full Guild Esports Valorant team below.

Guild Esports’ Valorant roster

  • William ‘draken’ Sundin
  • Yacine ‘Yacine’ Laghmari
  • Filip ‘Goffe’ Gauffin
  • Malkolm ‘bonkar’ Rench
  • Leo ‘Ziz’ Janneson