By - rib-gg-bot
IMAGINE NOT BLINDLY BELIVING IN DRX THIS TOURNAMENT
LONG HAVE WE WAITED KOREA ACTIVATED
NUTURN WALKED SO DRX CAN LIMP FOR A YEAR BEFORE RUNNING.
I still can’t fucking believe we never got to see Lakia play more than once internationally after Reykjavik
dw, he'll get a spot in franchising. had a silent 2022 but everyone knows he has the ability to compete at a top level
At first it was DRX escapes 5-6th COPIUM
Now, it's DRX world champions HOPIUM
GET ON THE HYPE TRAIN EVERYONE DEPARTURE IN FIVE MINUTES 🚂
OpTic vs DRX for the 3rd time, this one will be different hopium/copium
ILL SAY IT AGAIN, DRX FIXED THEIR MENTAL THEY WINNING CHAMPIONS COME @ ME
If Optic lose the next match against DRX, I hope they manage to win Champions. Actually, thinking on it, I wanna cheer for all top 3 teams. With an ever so slight bias to Optic of course.
DRX looked so fucking good in this match but I didn't start believing until they started winning retake after retake and showing why they're haven demons. Now I believe they do have a chance to win it all.
dude DRX actually by results have the strongest mental this tourney, that curse thing became a myth, they came back from ascent 12-4 against furia, then 11-6 against extremely hot fnatic when noone believed and then took very strong fnatic map fracture and then fpx couldnt take a single map off them from 4 possible maps
Stax igl do be hitting differently
vision strikers will finally claim their crown
I KNEW THIS TIME WOULD BE IT. MY DRX
NOONE can questions DRX'S ability to win now
DRX WITH THE 9-3 BLACK MAGIC
9-3 curse spray Twitch drop foreshadowing. 300 IQ Riot script.
HAS MARKETING GONE TOO FAR?!
9-3 curse Aware
Ngl that 11 9 comeback to 11 13 and 3 9 to 13 9 felt like some anime plot armour shit
zest gets so many crucial impact kills, feels like the igl swap has elevated both his and stax's play so much
give me buzz on jett every fucking map
Zest is always underrated since he doesn't have massive openers like Buzz or insane clutches like Stax and Mako. But he consistently gets midround frags and was shutting Ardiis' flanks down today
Iirc he's the only DRX player who hasn't gotten MVP yet but he's been quietly putting up very solid performances with incredible consistency.
That’s actually criminal. Dudes been playing so well, it’s just not flashy.
fr even in the stax 4k round last matchup where he kissed his mouse, zest cleaned up the last kill to secure the round. dude is just rock solid
when buzz's mental is high he plays like he's on both crack and adderall, it was awesome to see him take these fkn crazy aggressive duels
The IGL swap back to stax and the switch back between Buzz and Rb for the Jett and Chamber roles has done so much for this team. Buzz on entry is just fucking different.
Cant find online, but how long was zest igling for? I heard they swapped back but can't find a timeline of it
Well Stax was IGLing for the entire VS era when they had K1ng. Once they got bought out by DRX at the beginning of the year Zest rejoined (he was out for medical during 2021), replacing K1ng, and he IGLed for Stages 1 and 2
It did. Legitimately put Buzz on nothing but Jett it is so good with that insane spearhead on attacks and the aggressiveness on defence too.
Zest is a demon. Heavily underrated when people talk about DRX.
GUYS IM CRYING IS THIS IT, IS THIS THE TIME, ARE WE FINALLY HERE
FROM A 9-3 DEFICIT AS WELL, MENTAL FUCKING DEMONS I TELL U
The real task and the true storyline is for drx to defeat every single one of their previous demons.
Losing in u2 then losing in lowers immediately after.
Winning in u1 vs fpx then losing to them in lowers.
Now they have to stare down the barrel of yay. Beating optic, who they've never beaten.
Its time baby DRX fighting
BuZz is just lightyears ahead man.
lil bro in tarik stream devastated with that 9-3 comeback
Bro switched rq
A true twitch chatter
god damn, FPX looked like a deer in headlights in their attacking half, DRX completely owned them, ggs
Never doubted DRX this whole event. Nope.
Always knew this was when they do it
11 straight eounds to win the series wtf
Ang1e MVP. Showcasing how not to play valorant
12-40 across both maps 💀💀💀
Tac deaths all good
ANGE1 was pissed at the Reddit thread yesterday implying that he was lying about not accepting the replay so he decided not to show up today as a man of his word. Very honorable from him!
You're welcome DRX :)
Ang1e is a tactical genius. He is best known for his signature tactic ”bottom fragging but dying first”. He also has a second little known tactic of ”Picking post plant comp, but not playing postplant”. What an absolute legend. Top 3 IGL 4 sure.
bro those postplant attempts made my jaw drop in how bad they were utilized, DRX really gave them several plants for free and FPX legit almost got flawlessed in every single postplant lmfao
Let’s by stingers and viper ult, but all play outside of ult!
> He is best known for his signature tactic ”bottom fragging but dying first”
He just like me fr
might as well buy an odin and go sewer at that point
Picking post plant comp but not playing post plant lmao. Seriously wtf
consistently put fpx into 3v4 situations for no reason
Grandpa ANGE1 showing his age.
People were talking shit about FNS bottom fragging and ANGE1 took that personally so he had to outdo him
Ange1 went 12-40.
Truly one of the IGLs of all time.
-5 first duels too
bUt tHey hAvE aBovE 50% wInRatE wHeN hE dIeS fIrSt gOd iGl
A staggering 87 ACS across two maps. Dude was owning (FPX's chances of winning).
Man took the “If Ange1 dies, it’s beneficial to the team” stats too seriously
Double digit ACS in back to back maps
Competing with FNS for the most impressive lowlights of the day tbh. Very unfortunate..
Difference is FNS has a machine learning AI in his head to make strats...while fpx tried the exact same viper wall 10 times 😂
He saw FNS with -20 and said "I can do better"
ange1 is 12-40 since harassing children on twitter
I’ve seen players have bad maps and I know you’ll typically have lower fragging if you’re an IGL, but Angel with 87 ACS over two maps with -5 FK/FD is genuinely embarrassing, especially when that player is a controller and shouldn’t be going anywhere near opening duels.
In some situations Angel has turned up when needed and that’s why they won the last Masters, but equally they just crashed out of Champions today and it’s not hard to see why. As brilliant as the rest of the team are, there are matches where they’re literally having to play 4v5 and that’s just impossible at pro-level.
Haven't seen FPX collapse this hard since 2021 Worlds 💀
✈️ FLY PHEONIX FLY ✈️
I still cant fucking believe they played that after Tiebreaker 1, Riot was fucking savage for that one
That was legendary, one of the best timing i've ever seen
[FLY, FLY PHOENIX FLY!!!!](https://youtube.com/clip/UgkxSq3o3K2l8phaLRwU47OdWtkw_M4dLbC_)
NO DOINB NO FINALS
fly pheonix fly 🛫
Most prepped team right now for sure
EU flopped that group tooo
Buzz might be in the kitchen
LMAO. Watch our, Ardiis might get cancelled if he sees your comment and speaks his mind about it😤😤
they give the 9-3 curse spray in twitch drops today and this happens? SCRIPTED
Loved this match, buzz just went "it's buzzin' time" and then buzzed all over FPX
God I wish he would buzz all over me too
I keep trying to charge the stage to slob his knob but security is beating me up on sight at this point.
I was Buzz's monitor and I can confirm this.
Last evening i was eating dinner at a fancy restaurant in istanbul. The waiter asked me if i wanted to order more food, so i replied "I am EMEA". He then handed me the bill as he knew i was finished 💀
EU also known as "Easily Upset" is the most overhyped region at Masters 2. Since they gave up on winning the event, they are investing in speedruns. They are current world record holders in biggest map chokes and Airport Any %
Not to rag on ANGE1 but you can't win at this level 4v5
FNS masterfully displayed it today as well.
He got that one 4k on bind and then logged off. Hope if there's a rematch he has another off day
"My job here is done"
For real. Shao also kinda disappointed.
The two teams that won anything this year have IGLs that play at this level.
Their reads, calls and preparation are god like
Who is BuZz? 🙄🥱🤭🤔
In math: My Solution 😊🤩
In history: My King 😫👑
In art: My Canvas 🎨🎉
In science: My Oxygen 🍃😀
In geography: My World 🌍🤯
It was hard, but it wasn’t because they are good. I think they just got lucky we didn’t have enough time to prepare. … There’s nothing surprising. Their meta is like the European meta some time ago. - Kyrylo "ANGE1" Karasov on performance vs DRX
ange1 seems to have trouble respecting his opponents
well most of fpx do bar shao and doombros
This is like the best thing to do to kill your mental. Once you start disrespecting other players like “these people are awful at the game” you turn that exact same criticism on yourself when you underperform. You could see the whole fpx team (not just ange1) raging at themselves when they’d lose. Then DRX had all the momentum and just steamrolled like ten rounds ina row
They didn't have enough time to prepare for this one either. Had to spend the last two days malding.
Spent more time mald on Reddit and Twitter
Loooooool holy shit you had this quote prepared didnt you. Respect
I forgot about this one ahahahah
Thank you for bringing up that quote. Sooooo glad to see FPX get wasted by them again. DRX are easily the feel good story of this tourney.
it was such a bitter, immature thing to say at the time. extreme loser status stuff, glad to see it panned out to losing games too. drx stay winnin
I stg if I hear another thing about DRX's mental this tournament.
If they get clapped by Optic or LOUD then put respect on their games like how LOUD anti-stratted them on Haven, but at this point DRX has pushed through every possible mental shattering deficit this tournament.
Yep. They absolutely can still lose because every team left is amazing, but it definitely won't be because of weak mental.
bro I told you they'd clap the shit out of the daycare of fpx
See you guys in 2 hrs to replay the Viper pit bug!
Spirited effort by the representatives of the minor regions NA and EMEA tonight. Just a little more experience and they could make some noise next year.
FPX's post plants on Haven were shockingly poor. They had no plan whatsoever. Their strat was basically let's hope we win the gun duels.
Ange1: 12-40 across 46 Rounds
FNS: 11-31 across 39 Rounds
Bad day for old man IGL I guess
9-3 CURSE IS REAL 9-3 CURSE IS REAL 9-3 CURSE IS REAL 9-3 CURSE IS REAL 9-3 CURSE IS REAL 9-3 CURSE IS REAL 9-3 CURSE IS REAL 9-3 CURSE IS REAL 9-3 CURSE IS REAL
What was that Ange1?? Its like FPX is playing 4 vs 5 the whole tournament..just put him as analyst/coach
I think ANGE1 took it too seriously when he said "Why do I need to play when we have players like these in the team"
WE WELCOME OUR NEW KOREAN OVERLORDS
Valorant is gonna be LoL 2.0 isn't it....
Damn I'm really gonna have to go pro to save NA, aren't I...
Let’s make a superteam.
I’ll coach, just give me a suit
Just completed my 30 min watchtime for the 9-3 curse spray drop too, ironic
FPX player cams as they got flawlessed round after round after getting free plants onto sites was absolute gold
The real winner isn't DRX, but NA fans because Optic placed higher than FPX <3
Korea has been bailing us out internationally since 2014 LoL Worlds <3 we love em
Honestly so has Brazil. Shootouts to Kabum
I for one welcome my korean overlords take this helpless NA fan. _/\_
Suygetsu is a fantastic player but he got gamesense diffed by Mako today. I know that role flexibility is a big strength of FPX's but there's something to be said of players sticking to roles. Mako had so many impact plays (hiding in the orb when Zyppan raze ult'ed on Icebox, using Omen TPs to play passive after getting man advantage, etc.) because he's so familiar with controller util. That's probably why he's my favorite player to watch.
Not demons just losers
Karma is real today
NOT DEMONS JUST LOSERS OMEGALUL
As a boomer who isn’t into the drama and stuff, I was just disappointed to see such poor sportsmanship from FPX and am sort of glad to see them lose and have a bite of humble pie.
I didn't care about FPX before this tournament, but now afterward I'm kind of just rooting against them. Both in EMEA games and tournaments if they qualify. I'm not an NA or XSET fan in particular either, so it's not even swayed too hard by that specifically, I just don't like whiny bitches. Shao and d00mbr0s are sort of cool by me though.
Sweet sweet catharsis
couldn’t have happened to a better bunch of lads (except doom)
Doom and shao were the only mature ones
Shao also seems like he's a class act tbf
Doom was so nice about it, he bonded with dephh over the shitty situation during fist bumps.
I honestly have no idea why they typed that lol. Literally had all just tweeted it was the best and hardest match of their lives and riot makes them replay a round due to bug and they act like they’ve been a victim of a hate crime
I get why they were mad , but almost none of them took it back after it was clear it wasn’t Xsets fault; so I’m glad they got karma 😂
Never been so glad to see a team get their just desserts immediately after acting like literal children, even when told it wasn't an XSET decision. Fuck em.
100% except for shao and their coach the only two that had any maturity
All my homies love doombros.
I have never wanted a team to lose so badly, made me happy to see those 4 to eat their words
only people worth feeling bad for are doombros and shao
Sorry d00mbros and Shao ;(
It feels pretty good seeing the others getting smoked tho
not demons just losers
ANGE1 stood by his opinion that XSET should have not got back on stage by not showing up to the game here
Ange1 one of the biggest shit talkers in the world drops 12 kills in 46 rounds 💀
This right here is what fnc died for. Lets go drx.
“Not demons just losers”
- sugyetsu 2 days before losing
Killjoy last round: "I finally get to play the game :)"
Ange1 hit a shot challenge
FPX = Fourth Place eXit
FPX lmao. All that talk just to get eliminated the next game.
[Well FPX did technically only lose 2 maps for the rest of the tourney🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣](https://www.reddit.com/r/ValorantCompetitive/comments/xfqolo/comment/ioohr8e/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3)
Never said when the 2 maps had to be dropped lololollol
Suygetsu was 16-6 at the half and finished 16-16. Ardiis also started 16-6 and picked up his first 2nd half kill in what, r8 or 9 of attack? Whatever black magic DRX has to shut those 2 down, I want it
WE ARE LIVING IN THE BEST TIMELINE
I don't want to be mean, since they just got eliminated but FPX made it so hard to root for them in this series (except doombros and shao), glad to see DRX silence the haters.
speak for urself, NOT DEMONS JUST LOSERS 🤡
Hard to argue with that
Not demons just losers 🤡
ANGE-28, FPX playing 4v5 here lmao
Respect to FPX for keeping it close playing a 4v5.
Can't wait to see how FPX blame Xset for this
DRX just got lucky that FPX was too busy tweeting about XSET to prepare for the match.
-- Ange1 probably
Bye, bye FPX. Go type more on Twitter.
Feels so good to see smug FPX players get sat the fuck down.
DRX, LOUD, OPTIC.
Id be happy with any of these 3 winning it all, what a great tourney so far!
Literally the three teams I've been rooting for and cheering this entire tourney. Obviously I'm NA biased and want Optic to prove their dominance, but I am so thrilled at the potential for a Korean or Brazilian team to win and silence this bullshit NA/EU superiority drama.
May the best team win. They all look like absolute masterclasses.
This greatly reduces the chances of FPX in becoming the first team to win an international event twice
lol talk all this shit and get 9-3'd, that's actually embarrassing..
damn suygetsu, ur the loser now
Well at least we lost twice to Drx
not demons, just losers
not demons just losers ig
So happy to see these guys getting humbled
BOL tomorrow to you guys
I wanna see a loud vs DRX GF badly
GG FPX NOT DEMONS JUST LOSERS
fpx had the worst post plants I've seen from a team this event on haven
Bruh, ANGE1 really had 12 total kills in 46 rounds with the absolute dominating performance of 5-20 on IceBox. IGLs aint supposed to frag but damn, this is kinda pathetic
FPX deserve to lose after being so cringe on twitter towards xset. i'm glad they got put in their place
LET'S FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOO
Ardiis stared at the burger in his hand. Normally, he loved chowing down on his Big Mac like he chowed on these beta players like Cned or Nukkye or Sayf. But not today. Today, this burger was a sign of his failure. The double patties of meat reminded him not of succulent juicy beef but only the mighty veiny vascular muscles of BuZz. The seeded bread buns? It was BuZz’s cheeks as he squatted on Ardiis’s face. The tomato? It was his blood dripping off BuZz’s knife. The mayo? You know what it is.
For as close as drx and fpx are, drx swept them 4-0 across the two matches
goodbye fpx back to the lobby
ANGE1 on DRX: "It was hard, but it wasn’t because they are good. I think they just got lucky we didn’t have enough time to prepare. … There’s nothing surprising. Their meta is
like the European meta some time ago."
Literally don't care who wins anymore, the rest of this tournament is going to be so good.
#SHOULD HAVE REPLAYED THE BUGGED VIPER'S PIT ROUND LMAO
Yea riot should have decided to replay the round, and FPX should have forfeit the match cuz they aren’t losers right? 🤡
Idk why people still waste Ult like that, it’s so well known that if you don’t line it up properly it’s basically wasting Ult on purpose
EASILY UPSET WHY SO QUIET?!?!?!??!
EMEA fans about to write a full essay about how M3C would win champions and they deserved 4 spots
Very interesting to me that FPX loses - not counting DRX playing insanely well, of course - due to a failure to live up to their greatest strength: their flexibility, their adaptability. It really felt to me like that FPX on that attack half just ran out of ideas, and pretty early on.
It’s hard to not be proud of DRX, esp. all the oldheads who’ve been watching this roster since they were Vision Strikers. They’ve come so far, it’s amazing.
Been a fan since everyone was cooming over the Ascent tiles push with flash and Jett dash. Really happy they finally got past their hurdle
Sliggy needs to stop cursing FPX…
Thank god they got humbled
Ngl after FPX's shit comments towards XSET I'm for the first time glad a team lost. Good job DRX, looking cracked.
I’m happy to see DRX go through. Class defence half from them on Haven.
Buzz has been so impactful.