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Fortnite: the best free agents from the competitive

Fortnite: the best free agents from the competitive

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Skill sets are essential for any professional Fortnite player. The mix of construction mechanics, purpose and understanding of the game contributes to some excellent competitors. One of the biggest names in the competition include Benjy “benjyfishy” Fish, Kyle “Mongraal” Jackson and Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf. These three players, from different organizations are some of the most recognized names in Fortnite. This is due to various reasons, skills, presence on social media and also their achievements within the game. However, there are several players within the game who are very talented, but without representation like that of these players. Their skills are similar, but they have never seen a sponsorship to represent them.

While organizational support in Fortnite is questionable. There are players whose name would elevate the instant an e-sports brand would take them on board. With that said, we decided to take a look at the best free Fortnite agents on the market as they are today.

Rocco “Saf” Morales

Rocco “Saf” Morales is the newest member of the competitive entered the Fortnite free agent market. This competitor from several NA East tournaments has compiled a career for himself since the launch of Fortnite in 2017. Saf has spent nearly two years at Ghost Gaming after joining August 2018 and recently split from the organization. earlier this month. He started competing alongside NRG member Williams “Zayt” Aubin at the start of Fortnite, and the two have remained consistent for the past two years.

Fortnite: the best free agents from the competitive

Rocco “Saf” Morales and Williams “Zayt” Aubin at NA East. (Image: @GhostSaf)

Saf and Zayt’s duo took second at WSOE 3, first at ESL Katowice Royale 2019 and qualified three times for the Fortnite World Cup, where they finished fourth. These two are undoubtedly the best duo in Fortnite’s three-year history, considering their online and offline achievements. Saf also achieved a stable career as a solo player, with a second place in the Secret Skirmish and several high finals in Solo Cash Cup tournaments. Saf won well over $ 1 million in tournament winnings, making him one of the most sought-after free agents in Fortnite.

Wavy “wavyjacob” Jacob

Despite the below average payouts, NA West players are always at a high level. Even though they are exceptional players, they do not compare to eastern NA and Europe. However, when a player wins as much as wavyjacob, he starts to separate from the group. This player is always at the top of NA West rankings in online tournaments. He prides himself on his ability to accumulate countless eliminations apparently effortlessly.

Fortnite: the best free agents from the competitive

Wavy “wavyjacob” Jacob is one of the best players in NA. (Image: @ wavyjacob1)

Since November 2019, wavyjacob has won four Solo Cash Cup wins. He also found success with his partner and control partner Thomuss. Wavjacob and Thomuss dominated the NA West Winter Royale in 2019 with victories on days one and two, followed by a third place on the third day. Controller players are often volatile due to Epic Games’ potential to nerf the entry. Still, wavyjacob is among the absolute best in a controller and has yet to find an organization in more than a year of competitions in Fortnite.

Scoped

Scoped is a player who recently entered the scene after a relatively smooth competitive history of Fortnite. Back in Season X, Scoped started a series of hits in Solo Cash Cups with several finals in the top ten in Fortnite Chapter 2. He soon became the new partner of Turner “Tfue” Tenney and started a significant increase in popularity and results. Scoped has won two Solo Cash Cups in the last month and continues to appear in pairs with Tfue.

Fortnite: the best free agents from the competitive

The scoped has more than $ 33,000 in earnings in Fortnite tournaments. (Image: @Scopedlol)

With each tournament that passes, Scoped continues to separate itself from its control counterparts and should be a good option for any organization. Especially with its recent rise in social media. The scoped has more than $ 33,000 in earnings at Fortnite tournaments.

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Valorant: Patch 1.0 brings new agent Reyna and nerf to Sage and Raze

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Valorant: Patch 1.0 brings new agent Reyna and nerf to Sage and Raze

First patch notes of the official launch of Valorant. Update 1.0 arrived on public servers this Tuesday and has important news and adjustments. In addition to the arrival of the new agent Reyna and the new Ascent map, Riot Games implemented adjustments, between nerfs and buffs, in Sage, Omen, Phoenix, Raze and Jett. In addition, there was the inclusion of the new Spike Dispute game mode. Minor changes in the central part of the Split map and optimizations to decrease the drop in FPS, with emphasis on the various bug fixes.

Valorant: Patch 1.0 brings new agent Reyna and nerf to Sage and Raze

Reyna is the new agent in this update. (Image: Riot Games)

New map: Ascent

One of the novelties of the launch of Valorant in its final version is the Ascent map. The Riot Games FPS room. After Bind, Haven and Split, which were available in the Closed Beta, this is set in Italy. It will be more common in the rotation of the next few days, so that players get used to it and have more opportunities to play in it.

According to the update notes released by Riot Games, Ascent “has a large open central area where the two teams can face each other. The environment is a territory for the use of different skills, and successfully controlling the area opens up additional routes. to Spike’s two points for Attackers “.

Valorant: Patch 1.0 brings new agent Reyna and nerf to Sage and Raze

More details on one of the bombs on the Ascent map. (Image: Riot Games)

Haven/Bind/Split/Ascent

  • Expanded the new system that combats map exploits for all maps. It will eradicate anyone who tries to leave the game space.
  • Level collision repair continued to improve the smoothness of the game mechanics space.
  • Drawing call optimizations completed.
  • The blocking continues to points of the Cypher Surveillance Camera that prevented moves.

Game mechanics and balancing

Sage

  • Healing Orb cooldown increased from 35 seconds to 45 seconds.
  • Barrier Orb segment health reduced from 1000 to 800.
  • Barrier Orb duration reduced from 40 seconds to 30 seconds.
  • Allied Barrier Orb walls now appear on the minimap.

Raze

  • Maximum Explosive Charge damage radius reduced from 2 meters to 1 meter.

Phoenix

  • Mist Eruption smoke duration increased from 4 seconds to 7 seconds.
  • Boost Breeze automatically breaks Cypher’s Trap Wires after being quickly revealed.

Omen

  • Flare duration increased from 6 seconds to 8 seconds.
  • Flare went from 15 every 0.25 seconds to 1 every 0.033 seconds.
  • Healing went from 3 every 0.25 seconds to 1 every 0.16 seconds.
  • Hot Hand Healing went from 3 every 0.25 seconds to 1 every 0.08 seconds.
  • Maximum duration of the Curve Ball flash increased from 0.8 seconds to 1.1 seconds.
  • Rebirth reloads all weapons in the resurgence.

Competitive mode update

Just as it was done in the Closed Beta, Riot Games plans that the overall game service will be stable before enabling competitive match management. It will also be a way to give new players the same chance to learn the game before entering competitively. Finally, the developer stated that the plan is to activate competitive mode in some updates after the game’s release.

  • Competitive mode will not be available at launch.

HUD and Interface

  • Added visual effects to skills, killing counts and ceremonies (for example, Ace or Clutch).
  • Updated the look of Spike in the inventory.
  • Armor icons in the store.
  • Character portraits.
  • Message regulation added so that only one chat message is sent when multiples of the same ping or voice command are used quickly.

Bug fixes in the Client

  • Fixed some visual errors in the settings menu.
  • Fixed a bug in window mode that prevented the Valorant window from saving the position correctly.
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CS:GO and Valorant: what can one game add to another?

CS:GO and Valorant: what can one game add to another?

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The closed beta of Valorant has already been with us. The game was released for everyone to test, moving thousands of fans in search of access to the test version of the game. Now, a few hours before the official launch of the game, we can analyze some details.

As they were before, comparisons with CS: GO are inevitable. The game is clearly inspired by Valve’s shooter, both in shooting mechanics, in the shape of the rounds and even in the design of the maps. Still, the game from Riot Games brings news and has a lot to teach the very traditional FPS.

What can CS:GO learn from Valorant?

CS:GO and Valorant: what can one game add to another?

Valorant will launch in the next few hours. (Image: Riot Games)

It was already pointed out that Riot Games could create an environment more favorable to the community than that made by Valve. As much as the customer of League of Legends has problems, he does not overcome the countless bureaucracies that CS: GO brings to its players.

Even with the closed beta of Valorant it was already possible to use a simple tool to create duels of 5 against 5. In Counter-Strike, making a custom match involves commands on the console. The use of external platforms to get ten colleagues together in the same room.

Valorant brings a native training arena, without the need to bring any extra downloads. The map has elements that closely resemble the aim_botz of CS: GO. Map where players are surrounded by bots to train their aim.

CS:GO and Valorant: what can one game add to another?

The map has elements that closely resemble the aim_botz of CS:GO. (Image: Valorant)

Of course this exists in Valve’s game, but, as always, there is some bureaucracy. This type of content must be purchased through the Steam Workshop. It is entirely created by the community itself, not by the game developer. In terms of performance, Riot also cleans up. League of Legends was already a very balanced and smooth game to run even on very limited machines; for Valorant, ditto.

Performance

The minimum requirements may even show something different. Valorant asks for 1GB of VRAM, while CS asks for only 512MB, for example, but make no mistake. Valve’s game is known for having nice optimizations, presenting bottlenecks in computers with respectable configuration. It is not uncommon for a computer to suffer some pain to run CS: GO in minimal configurations. But bizarrely improve performance by activating higher quality textures and shadows, for example. The game is extremely processor dependent, and only uses the capacity of your video card when necessary.

In Valorant, the feeling is something balanced. If your computer can run CS:GO, you can be sure that it will not suffer at all from the novelty of Riot Games. Finally, it is essential to talk about the quality of the servers used by Riot. It is routine to find matches in very few seconds in the game. Of course, the game is on the rise and being played by an immense number of people. At the same time, however, CS: GO is consistently the most played game on Steam. Even so, it takes any five minutes to find a ranked match.

What can Valorant learn from CS:GO?

Critics aside, CS: GO is still king in the field of tactical shooters. Again, the game is the most played on Steam, and its esports scene reaches stratospheric numbers. IEM Katowice 2020, for example, reached 1 million simultaneous viewers without even being a Major.

CS:GO and Valorant: what can one game add to another?

CS:GO is still king in the field of tactical shooters. (Image: Helena Kristiansson)

Shooting time is a great advantage over the competition. Players have been using the Counter-Strike AK-47 for twenty years. Several of his current maps are reformulations of very old scenarios. The competitive format already exists even before esports are called esports.

Improvements

In face of Valorant, age appears a lot when talking about aspects such as interface and map design. A pleasant surprise in Valorant is his tool for customizing the aim, something that CS:GO only added in 2020. On the other hand, the game’s radar can be quite confusing, bringing an enormous amount of information and possibly disorienting the player.

Traditionally, the five members of your team will appear on the radar. However, the game does not give any prominence to the player’s own icon. While the other members appear with illustrations of the chosen character. Your own doll is just a white ball, which goes largely unnoticed among so many colorful items.

On the Haven map, for example, there are several walls that practically touch, but do not have any type of connection between them. Not to mention a straightke situation in bomb C, where there are very few viable options for disabling Spike. There is the traditional way, through the Defenders base, or risk invading other positions that may already be dominated by the opponent.

CS:GO and Valorant: what can one game add to another?

The retake situation in bomb C, where there are very few viable options for disabling Spike. (Image: Valorant)

The major concern of Riot Games, however, should be how to build a sustainable esports scenario. CS: GO has always stood out for keeping a very open circuit, allowing countless organizations to be responsible for big tournaments.

Championships and the near future

Riot Games, taking League of Legends into account, represents the opposite of that. All relevant LoL championships are managed by Riot itself, and there is almost no room for outside organizers. For Valorant, however, the guidelines are different. The company has already released a document detailing its plans for e-sports, separating tournaments into three different classifications. Smaller tournaments, with a maximum of US $ 10,000 in prizes, medium, with up to US $ 50,000, and large tournaments, made in partnership with companies such as ESL and Dreamhack.

Taking the reins off the competitive landscape a little bit, Riot certainly aims to get closer to what made CS: GO grow. But you need to be careful not to become almost an electronic sports villain. Polemics involving Valve and the CS: GO competition abound. Speaking only from the past three years, we have examples of a Major starting immediately after a player’s vacation.

CS:GO and Valorant: what can one game add to another?

The Astralis team dominated much of 2019 for CS: GO. (Image: HLTV)

Above all this, the company let go of the reins of esports so much that it ended up letting competitiveness get out of its control. Closed circuits and major championships started to clash with the Majors, the only tournaments sponsored by Valve itself.

With that in mind, Riot can consider acting as regulator of the scenario, preventing Valorant from following the path of his greatest inspiration. That said, Valorant’s potential among tactical shooters is pretty clear. Without even being officially released, the game is already ahead of its biggest competition in many ways.

With the necessary time and care, a future where the game is considered to be vastly superior to CS: GO is totally doable. Esports audiences, however, are a totally different monster, and will depend heavily on decisions made by Riot in the near future.

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Fortnite: five weapons that should return in the third season of Chapter 3

Fortnite: five weapons that should return in the third season of Chapter 3

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Eight days from now, Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 begins. And with that, rumors about what the next event will be like start to come out. One of the biggest issues revolves around the weapons and items that will come out this season. Last week here at Gaming Net we talked about five items that we think should return to Fortnite. One of the interesting things about the game is the extensive list of weapons you can use to eliminate your enemies. Some items made short appearances in Fortnite only to never reappear. Today, let’s take a look at five items that we think should return in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3.

Infantry Rifle

Fortnite: five weapons that should return in the third season of Chapter 3

Could the Infantry Rifle be useful in this new season? (Image: Epic)

The Infantry Rifle is much loved by players for being used over the years. It is a rifle that requires precision, very different from any other rifle. It acts as a mixture of an assault rifle and a sniper rifle. The Infantry Rifle can do very high damage, but players with questionable aim may not want to carry it. The Epic and Legendary versions of the Infantry Rifle deal 168 and 176 damage per second, respectively,

At the end of Season X the Infantry Rifle left Fortnite. It underwent a complete overhaul that occurred when the Battle Royale title moved into a new era. Various items, weapons and vehicles left Battle Royale mode at that time. There is nothing more satisfying in Fortnite than destroying someone with the infantry rifle. It would be an exciting addition to Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3.

Flint-Knock Pistol

Fortnite: five weapons that should return in the third season of Chapter 3

Flint-Knock Pistol is a great option for pistols. (Image: Epic)

If you think about fun weapons in the game, the Flint-Knock Pistol is one of them. It offers a punch of up to 90 damage with the unusual variety. In addition to this high damage, this pistol is a rotation option for the player when needed. Players don’t prefer to use it as their primary weapon, but it still has its purpose. Flint-Knock hits enemy players hard, allows for quick spins and is fun to use in general.

Like the Infantry Rifle, the Flint-Knock Pistol came out of Battle Royale mode at the end of Season X. This departure from the competitive game gave players less options for spinning. But now, it’s time for the Flint-Knock Pistol to make a full-time comeback. Let’s hope the third season is the right time to reappear.

Hand Cannon

Fortnite: five weapons that should return in the third season of Chapter 3

Hand Cannon has an incredible power. (Image: Epic)…

Pistols have a terrible reputation in Fortnite history. When players open the chests and find green, purple, blue or even gold pistols, it is a disappointment. The Hand Cannon is different because it can conquer any opponent in one or two shots. At long range this weapon is very effective, however, it requires great precision. Players prefer not to carry a hand cannon, especially if they have sniper rifles. But what if the Hand Cannon was a player’s best long-range option?

Snipers are certainly a staple in Fortnite. The Heavy Sniper Rifle, in particular, offers a ridiculous advantage for players who own one. Epic Games launched the Hand Cannon in Season X, and now is the time to return. It would be interesting to see the Hand Cannon replace Heavy Snipers as the main long-range weapon. This is all due to the skill needed to hit shots.

Storm Scout Sniper

Fortnite: five weapons that should return in the third season of Chapter 3

The Sniper Rifle Storm Scout has overhauled the way players optimize their loading. (Image: Epic)

The return of the Sniper Rifle Storm Scout could be even before Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2. This Sniper arrived in Fortnite in Patch v9.41. He overhauled the way players optimized their loading. Although the Storm Scout did not do much damage, it is undoubtedly one of the unique weapons in Fortnite history. Unfortunately, this weapon lasted a short time in Fortnite and has not yet been shown.

The Sniper Rifle Storm Scout added a different layer to Fortnite like never before. Players who carried this weapon were able to spin, because they are predictive patterns. At that time, in the competitive goal, it fit very well. Having knowledge of Storm Circle is one of the essential aspects of Fortnite. Fortnite is always better when players are on tiptoe and need to use their brains to succeed.

Double Barrel Shotgun

Fortnite: five weapons that should return in the third season of Chapter 3

The double-barreled shotgun was an intricate part of Fortnite in previous seasons. (Image: Epic)

The double-barreled shotgun was an intricate part of Fortnite in previous seasons. He hasn’t been part of the Fortnite loot group since Season 7. Epic Games withdrew it from the competition because of the damage it could cause. Epic and Legendary versions could deal 114 and 120 damage.

Double-barreled shotguns do a lot of damage. Although the ideal shotgun to hold was not that, it could be useful in today’s boxing match goal. Imagine the satisfaction of taking a player’s wall, editing it and hitting it for more than 100 damage. The double barrel would not remodel Fortnite, but it could provide a satisfactory balance between the bomb and tactical shotguns.

This concludes our list of five items we would like to see come back to Fortnite. Stay tuned to Gaming Net for more Fortnite news and updates!

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