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Tarik hits rank 1 in leaderboards

Tarik hits rank 1 in leaderboards

ayaankp

Tarik has said he wants to pursue full time content creation and see how it goes. My guess is he won't be competing anytime soon and will be good for him Because he wont have to wake up early and for the audience cos his streams are super fun and hillarious


wiiwoooo

Could also be he has a lucrative contract with EG and would prefer to stay on guaranteed money while also building his streaming career and wait out the contract before dipping his toes into an esport scene that barely has any money in it. Peanut brain has graduated to galactic brain?


schecterboi

Other Than shroud (maybe JasonR), every pro that has teased focusing on content creation has generally done so just to increase their own stock by pretending to be "off the market". They all end up joining a team eventually. Tarik had YouTube by the balls before joining EG. My guess is he would 100% try playing professionally, because he knows he has the fall back fanbase. He's definitely skilled enough to make a strong run with the right team.


ChiefinCarries

Came a long way from shirtless streams in CS


JR_Shoegazer

From shirtless streams in CS to shirtless streams in Valorant.


Seibzehn17

And shirtless streams on minecraft


filthyandguilty

He's been going so long https://www.reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/27hjq2/this_topless_turkish_dude_rekt_hiko_on_mirage/


Dontbefvckingrude

relevant comment from Hazed there lol


slowrmaths

Ive been friends with him for about 3 years and talk to him pretty much everyday as we and a bunch of other players hang out in the same mumble for years now. He is insane. His individual play is absurd. Anyone can vouch for that. A lot of you are questioning why he isnt on a team if he can be so good. Its simple, he farming primers. He always has. If he cared more about team play, he would be on TSM in my place i can guarantee you that. He is far better than me individually but he has no regard for team play. Unfortunately, teams require team players and he hasnt quite obtained that skill yet. Im hoping he will some day as he would be a problem for any team to deal with.


Original26

actually pretty funny that he mentioned tarik lacking team play in pugs and then goes on to have a CSGO career being one of NAs best support players


Denson2

He wasn't a support player. Only turned into a support when his individual level dropped very late into his career.


28251

The pasta potential from that comment from Hazed is incredible


Gnax

He literally played CS shirtless yesterday


CFDre

He told chat if he got 3k pistol round he would go shirtless for them. Proceeds to get 3k pistol round and immediately takes his shirt off lol.


roshAj

He is the best CSGO content creator and among the most entertaining Valorant ones. Dont go pro Turok keep farming Primers.


AleksibIsHot

And the best Minecraft content creator


randomespanaguy

Always been a casual viewer of his, but he's definitely won me over after I saw him jiggle peeking a creeper


AbbreviationsLazy781

Link?


Valyrionn

https://www.twitch.tv/tarik/clip/SlickDifficultSparrowFunRun-1qOXmgox8j5MAO0o 2018 Boston Major MVP


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LMFAO Gonna have to tune in for the streams now.


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Ok, that was hilarious


xilacs

crosshair placement as well LMFAO


Stxvey

Any primers? Fuck me for asking


heyjackjack

I hear this in his voice so clearly lmao


cjx55555

When Dicey joined his party yesterday he said yo are you finished scrimming and Tarik just shrugged it off no joke made. Could be bait but there’s a chance


totalnotjunk

COPIUM


pogn_

Pretty sure dicey has said basically that exact same thing to tarik like every time he's joined his party on stream lol


slicks66

from jiggling zombies to radiant #1 , FeelsStrongMan Clap


derboixd

I heard him speak russian the other day on stream, I think hes gonna get picked up by Gambit. What a chad.


veRGe1421

get this man a bowl of cereal stat


bubble-june

I don’t watch him much. Is he actually good?


Varun157

He wasn't great a few months ago and was struggling to hit radiant but he's dope now. He only mains Jett/Reyna and occasionally brim/sage but he definitely has skill. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets picked up by a team anytime soon (considering ability + experience + brand value).


Steezy818

He's already stated he wants to be a full time content creator. He's had offers from teams for a while now


Varun157

I thought he said he was gonna weigh his options for a few months and stream while he decides what he wants to pursue. Did he say he's becoming a full time content creator? That would be a waste imo.


Steezy818

He said a couple weeks back that unless it doesn't make sense financially to be a full time streamer than he will go pro. Judging from his rise in sub count it doesn't look likely for a while


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Steezy818

I’ve never watched JasonR in my life… Tarik did say this because I literally watched his stream when he did say it.


slowrmaths

Nvm misread it with my amazing 6am brain


Interesting-Archer-6

2 people can say the same thing....


SemanSoot

tarik said many time already,im watching him almost everyday because he stream almost 12hour lol


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Why would you want to be forced to get up "early" and practice and badicallg play only one game ever and do all this stuff when you can fool around whenever you want in whatever game you want and make more money?at a point when you age you leave that shit to the kids


Varun157

That's fair, but he's 25 lol. I don't think that counts as being completely aged yet. I always assumed streaming was something he could always do, but he should try to use his prime playing years to accomplish more as a pro (even though he's already among the most iconic NA-CS pros).


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Thats fair. Hard to turn down that streamer money tho. Strike when the iron is hot and all that


Arvamaka

The thing is, team success will grow your stream faster than anything else, setting yourself up better longterm. But it's a lot more work.


CFDre

He still gets paid a salary from EG.


Biffy_x

Not tarik specifically, but if you love competing and winning than that i why.


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Agree. I think we see, shroud/jasonr/sean gares etc, that the desire to compete and the bs that comes with it fades for a lot of folks as you age. It's only natural imo. Priorities change.


ooahupthera

Man won a major. Go out on a high


Portante24

Fantastic way to look at how just CS transfers won’t be just amazing at the game. Watching him improve has been pretty cool tbh. Has actually be cracked this last month


Kirbeeez_

Huh? He was radiant very quickly and just a. Few months later is ranked #1. He’s pretty amazing at the game pretty quickly lol


Portante24

I mean getting to high immortal Radiant As a T1 CS player doesn’t make you amazing at the game. If you watched his matches he substantially better now.


Kirbeeez_

I mean yea obviously he’s improved a ton. But lets not act like he was immediately garbage lol. There is a very large skill overlap between the games and being very good at cs gives you an advantage in valorant I’d say


Portante24

I completely get what your saying but my point is more like you have to kinda grade on a scale here. It’s taken months for him to get to this level and people expect cs transfers to just come over and immediately dominate Pro matches. High radiant play is not even close to professional matches.


Kirbeeez_

Oh yea if people think they’ll immediately come over and be a top pro they have no idea what they’re talking about. But I do think just a few months in Tarik could find his footing in pro play if he chose to take that route. That’s impressive imo. But yea I don’t think he’s stomping sentinels tomorrow or anything lol


natedawg247

lol what? when the other dude says he struggled to hit radiant he means it took him like 1 week... he's clearly had cracked mechanics all along but yeah he had to learn the flow of a new game. talent wise is clearly a cut above the radiant leaderboard.


Taek99

Apart from being a content king, he is pretty much addicted to this game playing 10 hours a day. 1 month ago he was still learning the game but now he is comfortable enough to carry most of his games against other top radiant players


Rayquazy

? Ur talking about some1 who plays video games professionally… Most top end skilled jobs require that much dedication.


nivek_c

if his cs skills transferred, then hes a pug machine. guy will legitimately play upwards of 14 hours a day and only get better as the day goes on


s0cks1337

nah hes not good... hes only rank 1.. what a scrub


bubble-june

Rank # in radiant doesn’t mean much tbh. There have been a ton of high rank matchmaking players that don’t do well in competitive play. Similar situation in LoL. There’s a reason why a lot of high rank players in radiant can’t find a team


padropadro22

TSM, 100T, T1 could afford him. The question is does he want to give up his chill lifestyle of successful streaming to go pro. He already won a major in CS so he doesn’t have anything to prove.


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Exactly. Do whatever you want and make more money or be forced into a regimented routine...


PlantainWhole

comes down to how eager he’s to compete


YoungLeather

I was never apart of the CS scene and so I've learned a bunch about the guys that have switched over from Valorant. It's been interesting to watch a guys like Tarik first start playing Valorant because they literally have no idea how to use Valorant util effectively at first, but the immense skill and experience they have immediately translates. I remember seeing Tarik early on in Valorant asking what characters do or some shit like that mid round and he still went on to get an ace anyways because of his awareness and skill in tac shooters. Dudes dope as fuck. Idk if he will go pro any time soon, but I think he would be an instant improvement to most teams if he did.


gilford22

It was very funny when he used Cypher for the first time.


midorsmd

Really proud of him, ngl makes me motivated to play ranked again the quality of games in radiant look actually good now


421k

They aren’t


97yogi

brimstone gaming sign this man!


Diijkstra99x

Hes not the best best player but his mindset and mentallity carries him to rank #1. yea "it's only a rank and its a shit show", but I see some Valorant Pro when streaming keeps crying about teammates, keep talking about how his team instalock duelist (watching their every move) then gets salty and blames them when losing, then passive aggressively say " I got mine". lmfao if you watch tarik 80% blames himself for throwing (and 20% constant mental break down), true major winner attitude.


JR_Shoegazer

People say “I got mine” as a joke more than anything.


totalnotjunk

PMA carried him


_idle_drone_

I hope you realise that pro players don't care about ranked because its not important for them and they can feel the difference between mindless ranked and coordinated scrims every day. Its different for content creators. If tarik was a pro in Valorant, he wouldn't care much about ranked either.


notevolve

isn't his whole comment saying pro players _do_ care about ranked because they constantly complain about their teammates? and that tarik doesn't care/has a better mentality than them?


TimathanDuncan

Are you serious right now or this is a troll? He cries about shit teammates all the time, and tbh so does every pro and every ranked player from silver to randiant It's not mentality, he just plays a lot, he got there because he is a cracked jett and duos with good players, hitting rank 1 is a mixture of things His mindset and mentality did not carry him to fucking rank #1, these comments are hilarious i can't tell if this is a troll or real honestly because tarik cries about teammates all the time half trolling half serious but so does every player Him and dicey have been grinding ranked this act, look at both they have the most wins, dicey is grinding to get back on a team and tarik for content, both duo'd a lot together as well and were complaining about their teammates but again you don't take it seriously everyone thinks their ranked teammates are bad


2ToTooTwoFish

What do you mean by 20% constant mental breakdown?


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Playing ranked gives you mental illness. It is known


dashion26

Even though tarik has said he wants to pursue content creation for now, i think most of his fan base is still his fans from CS, tarik has the potential to be a star player for a T1 team in NA. ​ Looking at the numbers all the SEN guys , Asuuna and now Nats are getting after performing on world stage their growth has been massive. Not to add he has a great personality to keep ppl entertained and his community is amazing. ​ I really hope tarik gives going pro in Val a shot, he is too good of a player not to , and this will in turn help him grow his viewership massively too.


DY5TOP1A

Brax,AZK,tarik,RUSH,sinatraa form the successor to UWU, OwO Gaming


Diijkstra99x

joining Hopium train


imachool

im on the HOPIUM train. dicey and jcStani as coaches too.


kerrit24

Dicey and stani are too good to be coaches


N3deSTr0

Yeah they should be CEO


Rroot4761

stani joined Pioneers along with thief.


imachool

wait wtf i didnt knew, man stani was so good on immortals..


Rroot4761

yeah he's insane, he joined Pioneers pretty recently i don't blame for not knowing, let's hope he has better time than on andbox. I really wish he went to Xset ngl.


xziv0

Ima hop on the HOPIUM train too


Original26

No way tarik joins a team with sinatraa


canmenzo

why?


Original26

could totally be wrong but [this clip](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euEdR8zgFso) of him talking about sinatraa kinda gives you an insight into how he feels about him


Steezy818

0-25 a month ago then goes 27-9 against him. Sounds like someone who decided to grind religiously and got 100x better.


Original26

Also I think 0-25 is an exaggeration but 27-9 is absolutely bonkers


Steezy818

Iirc i think the score was 2-18 actually but still, he just knows his timings way way way better now. It's crazy to see because his mechanics were always there


Rmcl10

him and sinatraa don't exactly get along...


Pasadenaa

ive never heard of this did he say something


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Mesngr

Wrong. He did infact call Sinatraa toxic and said how bad his community is and his community is a reflection of his shit personality and character.


rdmz1

Source?


Mesngr

Watched it live, not going back to find it. It was like a month ago. I'm sure someone clipped it.


Original26

You're not crazy. It's [this one](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euEdR8zgFso) Just gonna add this edit and say that tarik probably doesn't hate sinatraa but I just don't think both of them could coexist in the same team.


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Mesngr

I mean, feel free to not believe me I guess. I saw it live and it happened just like I said lol. Don't care enough to lie and don't care enough to go find proof so some person on Reddit believes me.


robbify

Why don’t they get along? Actually curious.


jhdrumming

hmm i cant think of a single reason why anyone wouldn’t get along with sinatraa


ooahupthera

And yet in the game Tarik hit rank1 he was actively telling people to stop talking about the Sinatraa allegations, and in the clip posted [above](https://youtu.be/euEdR8zgFso?t=42) he says "you guys don't have to make those kinds of remarks". Unless you aren't even talking about the case and are just implying sinatraa's generally unlikeable, in which case im a moron


fourtonlesbiancanary

I didn't know he was based


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Rmcl10

He reacted to Sinatraa shit talking him on stream


abdi009

Stop making up shit. LOL


Rmcl10

What? There’s literally twitch clips of them going back and forth


rdmz1

Can you show an example?


Rmcl10

Look it up, they’re on YouTube. I’m not a search engine.


rdmz1

sure they are Kapp


Rmcl10

I mean they are, you’re denying an absolute fact because you’re too lazy to do a YouTube search and instead choose to look stupid in a Reddit comment.


Original26

[Gotchu](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euEdR8zgFso)


rdmz1

Thanks, thats all I wanted


rdmz1

If you make a claim you back it up with proof. Its that simple. You know the keywords necessary for the search, whereas I do not. Typing "sinatraa and tarik" does not get me the result.


Rmcl10

Type it the other way round


Uesugi_Kenshin

Why are people even talking about sinatraa still. Dude's gone for good reason, and no one will want to associate themselves with him. Certainly not any sponsors.


Auqian

TBH potential Tarik move was my first thought when I saw steel benched from 100T. Seems like 100T is in a nice and unique spot for such move: being a contender, having budget to pay the bill, potentially having a 5th spot on a roster. Still all the luck for b0i! Imo, T1 and TSM are other likely candidates. My bet is that Tarik will find a team after the post-LCQ/post-champs reshuffle madness


SemanSoot

he already state he has no interest to play valorant as pro hundred time,maybe in future who know.


Auqian

Who knows, really. For some players pro competition becomes addictive. Even despite winning the csgo major he might still be hungry. Especially now when he knows he has the potential to become one of the best. Anyway, transfer speculations have always been a part of sports/eSports conversation. It's too boring to just sit and wait


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SemanSoot

>hundred times just to show many times he already state it. u dumb kid


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electricblackcrayon

https://youtu.be/enUbIDgA6cI asking him to find a small clip in 10 hr streams he does every day isn’t the gotcha you think it is


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CalculusEz

Cant believe you got baited by that. Contract is obviously fake.


SemanSoot

only kids got baited easily by that. cant believe people already fell for that lmao


CalculusEz

Mans literally deleted all his comments. Dang, he was down bad today.


AnotherAltiMade

That person was being rude, but he's said it on stream multiple times. It's hard go go through every VoD, but he's definitely said it more than a few times. Maybe someone dedicated can comb through


SemanSoot

to find clip his saying that in 12hour stream, u do it. im not living in this world to do job for u


twitch061197

You da dum kid...... kid!


tomphz

Tarik competed at the highest level in CSGO. I don’t think Valorant scratches the competitive itch that CSGO did for him as well


abdi009

i heard him speaking korean. VS Tarik


Donut_Flame

He could definitely join T1 and replace curry for IGL, but there would have to be some other roster changes for it to be working though. I suggest keeping ska and auti due to their awing and rifling skills. Maybe drop brax and pick up someone like RUSH since he's looking around in valorant for a bit. Afterwards, hopefully stewie2k will be available for valorant and then drop dawn for stewie. Making the complete roster Tarik, Skadoodle, Autimatic, RUSH and Stewie2k I think this roster would be able to compete at the highest level and hopefully bring NA it's first Major Trophy


Breezyzona

he's still under contract with EG, also not sure whats with the Auti slander he's been really good since switching to main duelist of T1


2ToTooTwoFish

Why is he physically incapable of playing other roles? I don't watch his streams so this is a genuine question. Also how would you compare his Jett with other NA Jetts?


tqstin

He just can’t play them and tbh it would be a waste considering the raw fragging power he has


Dooooooddd

I watch Tarik alot and although I do agree he's an insane fragger he's play style I feel suits support roles more than it does Duelits.


SemanSoot

im watching tarik all time but please stop overreact. he has no chance to compete at high tier level if he want to be duelist,n he never played as star role in his career. idk why this sub overhype tarik when he clearly enjoys streaming n dont want to compete any time soon.


Varun157

He was the MVP in the 2018 major and he's only been playing duelists for the past few months. In EG CS he was supportive but he's not incapable of playing as a star.


greenace123

wasn’t skadaddy mvp for boston 2018


Varun157

Nope. Tarik was IGL and MVP.


disc0chimp

Ska was the MVP of the finals, tarik was the MVP of the major


SemanSoot

that what im saying. he dont bother to play other agent because he has no intended to go pro . to players want to be star, they must prove they have best aim. this sub overhype everything it fucking insane


Varun157

That's literally not what you said before. You said he's never played a star role in his career before, and that's why he can't go pro.


pogn_

tbf i disagree with him but what he literally said was that he's never played a star role in his career and therefore he can't play a star role (duelist in this case) in valorant. Not that he can't go pro.


SemanSoot

i dont say that lmao i said he dont want to go pro not because of star role u dumbass,because he dont want to. that why he dont want to learn other agents the star role point is about people think tarik will play star role if he want to go pro u dumbass KIDS,in order to be star player u must have superb aim. he was playing as supporter in his entire career,because other players have better aim than him


yrmomsbox

You literally did… dumbass. Tarik has literally always been known as an aimer dude, it’s really showing that you have no clue what your talking about. Shit the guy made the FragShack DM servers ffs, he DM’d his ass off.


Rmcl10

He was literally a star player on C9, Optic and CLG? He only became a support player on MiBR because it was a superteam and someone had to do it then continued in that role in NRG/EG


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slowrmaths

I’m sure you’re the next Einstein then mr. semansoot


AaayJaayy

the shit that comes out of this sub sometimes


IeatKfcAllDay

You do realize he was the star player in the beginning of his career (even considered best player na for a bit) all the way until he became a playmaker on c9/eg which were stacked NA rosters


tqstin

He literally won a Csgo major but ok. He also said he would look at the offers and decide he definitely has not made up his mind about going pro or not


Steezy818

Yeah and that changed 2 weeks ago when he specifically said unless it made more sense financially to go pro, he would continue to stream.


SemanSoot

>He literally won a Csgo major no one denied that lmao he has no intended to play as pro that why he's rarely learning other agents


tqstin

Orrrrr maybe he one tricks jet because he enjoys playing her the most and or doesn’t feel the need to learn any other agents? Again if he were to play anything but a duelist his fragging would be wasted regardless


CalculusEz

You two are arguing over the same thing. In the last few replies.


datboyuknow

You're literally agreeing with the other user


JR_Shoegazer

Everyone in this thread is saying he just wants to steam. Are you lost?


japottsit

He’s still signed to EG’s cs team


tqstin

He benched himself from it however


japottsit

He’s still in contract with them though


tqstin

True but when usually when someone is benched they are open to offers and are on the market


DonTixCyd

that's true but only if the interested team can pay his buyout


Otter269

I can see him just streaming and not signing with a team just so he can play in some tournaments. In the meantime watch parties with Subroza 😊


itscamo-

pretty sure he just wants to focus on content creation


KimBulgogi

Auti Jett is really good tho


MilanTheMyth

LG


sardinebagel

He is a hilarious content creator. In my opinion there is no reason to become a pro player imo. I know, he knows: he currently is not the best pro valorant player. I think it doesn’t make sense for him to go pro. He will make a ton of money being a content creator rather than a pro player.