A journey beyond expectations in Valorant always proves that there’s still a lot to look forward to in this relatively new Esports game.
Here, we do not assume that a great performance as expected will be less than great. For example, yay or Derke pick Chamber and bring destruction to the opponent, it is impressive to see the superstars mentioned above always maintain impressive performance at such a high level.
But some of the most memorable performances this year have been ones that almost no one expected it to happen, from teams that haven’t made it to a major tournament or from teams that haven’t proven themselves on a major tournament yet. such stage. Here are the most surprising performances in VALORANT from 2022.
DRX and XSET at Champions 2022
There’s always been something preventing both XSET and DRX from reaching their peak. For XSET, it’s the curse of 4th place; they were good enough to finish in the top half of NA VCT events, but couldn’t make it to international tournaments. DRX dominated Korea and got off to a strong start at international VCT events but often failed miserably in the knockout stages.
But Champions 2022 is the breakthrough both teams are looking for after two years. XSET has proven that there is more than one NA team that can compete at the international level beyond OpTic, relying on coordinated team play and a well-trained roster full of players who can shine at any given time. any time. In it, Cryocells had a great performance when almost keeping up with the statistics with some iconic main Chamber/Jett in the game like Derke and yay.
And DRX saw BuZz and MaKo appear in the ranks of the best entry players and controllers, helping DRX achieve 3rd place in Champions 2022 after many times failing to advance in the international arena. . Both were in the ACS top 15 among the players in the playoffs.
100 Thieves at NA’s Last Chane Qualifier
At this year’s NA LCQ, all the attention is on Sentinels because they own big stars like TenZ, Zellsis or the icon of the FPS village is shroud. But even with a lot of attention going to an unpredictable Sentinels, and even with established rosters like C9, FaZe, and The Guard, it’s 100 Thieves who stun the stage. when winning the last ticket of NA to attend VCT Champions 2022.
100T lost 1-0 in the bottom bracket to Sentinels, but had an incredible journey in 10 consecutive maps to overcome Sentinels, C9, FaZe and finally The Guard to win the final ticket. Derrek had a breakout performance in the NA LCQ, leading all players in overall K/D and clutch ratio, and he and Asuna tied for third overall in kill-assist- ratio. survive-trade (KAST). Meanwhile, Asuna is the leader in both ACS and average damage per round.
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ZETA tại Masters Reykjavik
The country of Japan has completely fallen in love with Valorant. The country is home to one of the most passionate and committed fanbases of the game, as the views generated by international events in Japan are more impressive than in other regions. But throughout 2021, success at international VCT events has not been matched by fan engagement: a 1-8 record in nine matches by Japanese teams at the 2021 Masters and Champions is difficult. acceptable.
But finally a team that lived up to the fans’ expectations at Masters Reykjavik 2022, when ZETA DIVISION (with a 0-4 international record in 2021) finished third with a back-to-back position. wall for most of the tournament. Despite a heavy loss to DRX in the group stage, they bounced back with wins against Fnatic and NiP, then won three consecutive games in the bottom bracket of the Playoffs before falling to champions OpTic Gaming.
The Guard at NA VCT Challengers Phase 1
Looking at the start of the 2022 season in NA, many have identified teams like Cloud9, Sentinels, and OpTic as championship contenders. In it, C9 and OpTic created an intense competition, OpTic eventually became one of the best teams in the world, but The Guard’s breakthrough performance is sure to surprise the top. best.
In-game leader/Controller in valyn and Initiator have gone from unknown players to highly watchable, together they have incredible stats and make a splash during the group stage and the knockout stage. next. Sayaplayer had his best performance since moving from Overwatch, becoming one of NA’s scariest duelists. They only lost twice during the tournament to C9 and Optic in the group stage and have reclaimed that debt in the knockout round.
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