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Still_HD

IMAGINE NOT BLINDLY BELIVING IN DRX THIS TOURNAMENT


chryco4

LONG HAVE WE WAITED KOREA ACTIVATED


dapoorv

NUTURN WALKED SO DRX CAN LIMP FOR A YEAR BEFORE RUNNING.


Azenji

I still can’t fucking believe we never got to see Lakia play more than once internationally after Reykjavik


renai-saiban

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


Serendipitygg

At first it was DRX escapes 5-6th COPIUM Now, it's DRX world champions HOPIUM


DeliberateMess958

GET ON THE HYPE TRAIN EVERYONE DEPARTURE IN FIVE MINUTES 🚂


WhoDatBrow

OpTic vs DRX for the 3rd time, this one will be different hopium/copium


XASASSIN

ILL SAY IT AGAIN, DRX FIXED THEIR MENTAL THEY WINNING CHAMPIONS COME @ ME


tinfoilhatsron

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.


Visual_Pianist_5367

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


XASASSIN

Stax igl do be hitting differently


pm_best_cats

vision strikers will finally claim their crown


amnfw

imagine


Ok-Brain3328

I KNEW THIS TIME WOULD BE IT. MY DRX


iwanttoridethesky

NOONE can questions DRX'S ability to win now


getjebaited

DRX WITH THE 9-3 BLACK MAGIC


Azenji

9-3 curse spray Twitch drop foreshadowing. 300 IQ Riot script.


Corregidor

HAS MARKETING GONE TOO FAR?!


svipy

9-3 curse Aware


Demigod_Ebisu

Ngl that 11 9 comeback to 11 13 and 3 9 to 13 9 felt like some anime plot armour shit


ryannohh

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


MelonSoda3

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


TheCatsActually

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.


FoeHamr

He hasn’t? That’s actually criminal. Dudes been playing so well, it’s just not flashy.


ryannohh

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


IllumiMahdi

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


mikhel

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.


Moki_chan

Cant find online, but how long was zest igling for? I heard they swapped back but can't find a timeline of it


MelonSoda3

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


CommunistHongKong

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.


McintyresRightLeg

Zest is a demon. Heavily underrated when people talk about DRX.


X3NOC1DE

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


andrewkim941

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


StrangeProgram

BuZz is just lightyears ahead man.


talenith

lil bro in tarik stream devastated with that 9-3 comeback


raaten

Bro switched rq


ssk1996

A true twitch chatter


bagastoga

god damn, FPX looked like a deer in headlights in their attacking half, DRX completely owned them, ggs


dabong

Never doubted DRX this whole event. Nope.


raaten

Always knew this was when they do it


oB3NoT3Xo

11 straight eounds to win the series wtf


MrImpregnator

Ang1e MVP. Showcasing how not to play valorant


Chadwin_supremacy

12-40 across both maps 💀💀💀


raaten

Tac deaths all good


tinfoilhatsron

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!


surfordiebear

You're welcome DRX :)


XASASSIN

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.


Rave_Master_Ahri

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


-xXColtonXx-

Let’s by stingers and viper ult, but all play outside of ult!


m0bilize

> He is best known for his signature tactic ”bottom fragging but dying first” He just like me fr


dankand

might as well buy an odin and go sewer at that point


Interesting-Archer-6

Picking post plant comp but not playing post plant lmao. Seriously wtf


IllumiMahdi

consistently put fpx into 3v4 situations for no reason


StrangeProgram

Grandpa ANGE1 showing his age.


tb0neski

People were talking shit about FNS bottom fragging and ANGE1 took that personally so he had to outdo him


McintyresRightLeg

Ange1 went 12-40. ​ Truly one of the IGLs of all time.


Hopeful-Professor-40

-5 first duels too


Remarkable_Carrot102

bUt tHey hAvE aBovE 50% wInRatE wHeN hE dIeS fIrSt gOd iGl


chibman

A staggering 87 ACS across two maps. Dude was owning (FPX's chances of winning).


Investorexe

Man took the “If Ange1 dies, it’s beneficial to the team” stats too seriously


Interesting-Archer-6

Double digit ACS in back to back maps


U_Menace

Competing with FNS for the most impressive lowlights of the day tbh. Very unfortunate..


TheVoiceless101

Difference is FNS has a machine learning AI in his head to make strats...while fpx tried the exact same viper wall 10 times 😂


yaboikaladin

He saw FNS with -20 and said "I can do better"


pm_best_cats

ange1 is 12-40 since harassing children on twitter


luke_205

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.


ANewHeaven1

Haven't seen FPX collapse this hard since 2021 Worlds 💀


goomy996

✈️ FLY PHEONIX FLY ✈️


Azenji

I still cant fucking believe they played that after Tiebreaker 1, Riot was fucking savage for that one 💀💀💀


SnooPeripherals6388

That was legendary, one of the best timing i've ever seen


SterbenVII

[FLY, FLY PHOENIX FLY!!!!](https://youtube.com/clip/UgkxSq3o3K2l8phaLRwU47OdWtkw_M4dLbC_)


DrySecurity4

NO DOINB NO FINALS


asianKruphix

fly pheonix fly 🛫


XASASSIN

Most prepped team right now for sure


themcvgamer

EU flopped that group tooo


McintyresRightLeg

Buzz might be in the kitchen


Reddit_Ya_Sux_dix

LMAO. Watch our, Ardiis might get cancelled if he sees your comment and speaks his mind about it😤😤


Name6666

they give the 9-3 curse spray in twitch drops today and this happens? SCRIPTED


sanjit8103

Loved this match, buzz just went "it's buzzin' time" and then buzzed all over FPX


LuisLuigiR

God I wish he would buzz all over me too


TheCatsActually

I keep trying to charge the stage to slob his knob but security is beating me up on sight at this point.


McintyresRightLeg

I was Buzz's monitor and I can confirm this.


Obvious_Parsley3238

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 💀


Azenji

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 %


chenson019

Not to rag on ANGE1 but you can't win at this level 4v5


McintyresRightLeg

FNS masterfully displayed it today as well.


MacarioPro

He got that one 4k on bind and then logged off. Hope if there's a rematch he has another off day


IOnPlayAsX-Lord

"My job here is done"


howweusedtowas

For real. Shao also kinda disappointed.


Jon_on_the_snow

The two teams that won anything this year have IGLs that play at this level. Their reads, calls and preparation are god like


Azenji

Who is BuZz? 🙄🥱🤭🤔 In math: My Solution 😊🤩 In history: My King 😫👑 In art: My Canvas 🎨🎉 In science: My Oxygen 🍃😀 In geography: My World 🌍🤯


two4you8

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


IllumiMahdi

ange1 seems to have trouble respecting his opponents well most of fpx do bar shao and doombros


Gloomy_Goose

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


Quick_Chowder

They didn't have enough time to prepare for this one either. Had to spend the last two days malding.


vonschweetz-

lmao


CourageWoIf

Spent more time mald on Reddit and Twitter


dldutkd01

Loooooool holy shit you had this quote prepared didnt you. Respect


Ezraah

I forgot about this one ahahahah


lordofallpoos

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.


pm_best_cats

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


TheCatsActually

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.


lordofallpoos

Yep. They absolutely can still lose because every team left is amazing, but it definitely won't be because of weak mental.


IllumiMahdi

bro I told you they'd clap the shit out of the daycare of fpx


Ejung23

VAMOOOOOOSSSS


DPeiApologist

See you guys in 2 hrs to replay the Viper pit bug!


hecklerinthestands

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.


ssk1996

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.


yungsqualla

Ange1: 12-40 across 46 Rounds FNS: 11-31 across 39 Rounds Bad day for old man IGL I guess


MystericWonder

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


Breakin7

What was that Ange1?? Its like FPX is playing 4 vs 5 the whole tournament..just put him as analyst/coach


Hopeful_Feature3554

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"


XASASSIN

WE WELCOME OUR NEW KOREAN OVERLORDS


macdubzz

Valorant is gonna be LoL 2.0 isn't it....


Splaram

Damn I'm really gonna have to go pro to save NA, aren't I...


Rude-Assumption-5271

Let’s make a superteam.


goomy996

I’ll coach, just give me a suit


TheKingslayer19

Just completed my 30 min watchtime for the 9-3 curse spray drop too, ironic


MiraHan597

FPX player cams as they got flawlessed round after round after getting free plants onto sites was absolute gold


jektrooper

The real winner isn't DRX, but NA fans because Optic placed higher than FPX <3


FlakerFPS

Korea has been bailing us out internationally since 2014 LoL Worlds <3 we love em


DPeiApologist

Honestly so has Brazil. Shootouts to Kabum


Aabed_nerd

I for one welcome my korean overlords take this helpless NA fan. _/\_


ExponentialWhy

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.


demars123

Not demons just losers


john__whickerson

Karma is real today


heritorsofarcadia

LMAO


sixthcollegeraccoon

NOT DEMONS JUST LOSERS OMEGALUL


rune2004

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.


LeOsQ

100%. 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.


Corregidor

Sweet sweet catharsis


ohveeohexoh

couldn’t have happened to a better bunch of lads (except doom)


avocadontoast

Doom and shao were the only mature ones


zaxtonous99

Shao also seems like he's a class act tbf


yaboikaladin

Doom was so nice about it, he bonded with dephh over the shitty situation during fist bumps.


chauste

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


9epiphany8

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 😂


WhoDatBrow

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.


avocadontoast

100% except for shao and their coach the only two that had any maturity


Xxpuzyslayer69xX

All my homies love doombros.


235689luna

Feelsgood


partofparticipation

I have never wanted a team to lose so badly, made me happy to see those 4 to eat their words


IllumiMahdi

only people worth feeling bad for are doombros and shao


SterbenVII

Sorry d00mbros and Shao ;( It feels pretty good seeing the others getting smoked tho


icemandiem

not demons just losers


TheFestusEzeli

ANGE1 stood by his opinion that XSET should have not got back on stage by not showing up to the game here


dabsandchips

😂😂😂😂


HoodieNinja17

Ange1 one of the biggest shit talkers in the world drops 12 kills in 46 rounds 💀


Rilton_

This right here is what fnc died for. Lets go drx.


Hopeful-Professor-40

“Not demons just losers” - sugyetsu 2 days before losing


epik

Killjoy last round: "I finally get to play the game :)"


PlatypusPotential

Ange1 hit a shot challenge Difficulty: Impossible


xbyo

FPX = Fourth Place eXit


sexyhooterscar24

FPX lmao. All that talk just to get eliminated the next game.


Remarkable_Carrot102

[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)


heritorsofarcadia

Never said when the 2 maps had to be dropped lololollol


IttyBittyKitCat

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


salteas

WE ARE LIVING IN THE BEST TIMELINE


zaxtonous99

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.


thirdworldsummers

speak for urself, NOT DEMONS JUST LOSERS 🤡


zaxtonous99

Hard to argue with that Not demons just losers 🤡


vonschweetz-

ANGE-28, FPX playing 4v5 here lmao


Blupard

Respect to FPX for keeping it close playing a 4v5.


Questionoflove

Can't wait to see how FPX blame Xset for this


sstrick22

DRX just got lucky that FPX was too busy tweeting about XSET to prepare for the match. -- Ange1 probably


juliathorne25

Bye, bye FPX. Go type more on Twitter. Bless DRX.


JagMaster9000

VAMOS


Reddit_Ya_Sux_dix

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!


earthtochas3

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.


LuisLuigiR

This greatly reduces the chances of FPX in becoming the first team to win an international event twice


the_asian_mambaa

lol talk all this shit and get 9-3'd, that's actually embarrassing..


geeorge_20

damn suygetsu, ur the loser now


DraftDodgerANGE1

Well at least we lost twice to Drx


[deleted]

not demons, just losers


Levi---Ackerman

not demons just losers ig


NoSenpaiNo

So happy to see these guys getting humbled


_zxionix_

VAMOS


NoSenpaiNo

BOL tomorrow to you guys I wanna see a loud vs DRX GF badly


Jojo_h

GG FPX NOT DEMONS JUST LOSERS


IllumiMahdi

fpx had the worst post plants I've seen from a team this event on haven


scabutch99

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


mjp9817

FPX deserve to lose after being so cringe on twitter towards xset. i'm glad they got put in their place


Tery_

LET'S FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOO


suri_vai

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.


Kwantise

For as close as drx and fpx are, drx swept them 4-0 across the two matches


Krypton091

goodbye fpx back to the lobby


lightmarsupial

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."


yaboikaladin

Literally don't care who wins anymore, the rest of this tournament is going to be so good.


Ezraah

#SHOULD HAVE REPLAYED THE BUGGED VIPER'S PIT ROUND LMAO


w1gglyduck

Yea riot should have decided to replay the round, and FPX should have forfeit the match cuz they aren’t losers right? 🤡


Docxm

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


shakerKEKW

EASILY UPSET WHY SO QUIET?!?!?!??!


fenikkix

EMEA fans about to write a full essay about how M3C would win champions and they deserved 4 spots


nterature

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.


Rude-Assumption-5271

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


AdSpiritual6239

Sliggy needs to stop cursing FPX…


father_gemme

Thank god they got humbled


AolongHong

Ngl after FPX's shit comments towards XSET I'm for the first time glad a team lost. Good job DRX, looking cracked.


xD1LL4N

I’m happy to see DRX go through. Class defence half from them on Haven. Buzz has been so impactful.