Friday, 17 September 2021

Attempting To Complete Their Acend-sion. EMEA's Acend Head To Playoffs

 


By Arran “Halo” Spake

The group stages of Masters Berlin are complete with just six of the original fifteen teams remaining at the time of this post, the pretenders have started to be left to the wayside, while the contenders start to rise to the top and state their claim as the best team in the professional Valorant scene. One of those teams remaining is Acend, the third seed from EMEA, who has battled through a tough group A that included the Korean roster of Vision Strikers and fellow EMEA hope SuperMassive Blaze who beat Acend in the regional qualifiers to take the number two seed.  Now with the playoffs in full swing, Acend is here to show that they are not only better than the North American teams they have been paired with but to show they are the best team in the world. 

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Thursday, 9 September 2021

EMEA VALORANT On-screen Talent Poll #1

 


By Arran “Halo” Spake

The EMEA challengers event are in the books and while Gambit, SuperMassive Blaze, Acend & G2 all secured their places to the Masters event in Berlin this Friday. The regions on-screen talent all matched the incredible games with on point hosting, analysis and commentating to provide us all with a perfect challengers event. While some of our on-screen talent will be representing EMEA in Berlin, a vast majority have taken the time to provide haloofthoughts with their top ten teams at it stand right now within the region after the Challengers events.

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Thursday, 26 August 2021

Agent PROfiles: An Interview With Vision Strikers Byungchul “BuZz” Yu

By Arran “Halo” Spake

When you think of the professional VALORANT, there few names that have grown to the stature that Korean team Vision Striker currently receive right now. A team that went a remarkable impressive 101 game unbeaten streak within the Korean region. A team that have dominated the region outside a few slips here and there but also a team that has the ability to be carried by anyone of their current six man roster. Byungchul “BuZz” Yu is on of those players. 

After initially bursting onto the scene with Cloud9 Korea, BuZz was eventually signed by Vision Strikers, who were rebuilding their roster after failing to make stage two Masters. Now after winnings Challengers Korea, BuZz and Vision Strikers are set to take on the World in Berlin and BuZz has taken the time to answer a few questions from Haloofhoughts.

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