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Gen.G eliminates Luminosity from NA VCT Last Chance Qualifier

The Luminosity Gaming VALORANT roster has played their final official VCT competition this year. After falling to Gen.G in two maps in the lower bracket of the North American Last Chance Qualifier, Luminosity is the first team eliminated from the event. Both teams came out firing on Haven and went into halftime tied 6-6. Gen.G built their lead after switching to the attack side, with koosta delivering some more clutches in post-plant situations. They got up to 10-7 before an LG timeout, after which LG lost a backbreaking five-vs-two round

Rise defeat Cloud9 Blue in VCT Last Chance Qualifier, move on to upper final

In the VALORANT Champions Tour Last Chance Qualifier, Rise has continued their winning streak by defeating Cloud9 Blue in the upper semifinals. Despite a disconnection that caused the map to be paused during overtime in the first map and an intense three-game series, Rise has come out on top and proved they are no longer the underdogs. The first game of the Series on Breeze was one of the tournament’s most hectic and intense matches. The first half made it look like C9 Blue was in control, finishing with a

Leaked update on VALORANT website confirms new agent delayed until 2 weeks after Episode 3, Act 3 for Patch 3.10

If you’ve been waiting for the next agent to join VALORANT’s growing cast of playable characters, then you might be disappointed to know that you’ll have to wait just a bit longer. In a now-removed update page on the Arabic version of Riot’s website, character producer John Goscicki confirmed that the next agent’s release has been delayed until Patch 3.10, which is scheduled for two weeks after the start of Episode Three, Act Three. A loose translation of the post says that “[the agent] had not yet lived up to

New World Leatherworking guide: tips and tricks

There are a few resources in New World that are foundational pieces of virtually every crafting recipe. Alongside metal ingots and cloth, you’ll need to get your hands on plenty of leather if you look to craft weapons, armor, tools, bags, and more. This means you’ll likely be upgrading your Leatherworking skill while exploring Aeternum. And with all the Rawhide you get from carving creatures, you’ll have plenty of materials to work on that skill. Here’s a guide to Leatherworking in New World, including the basics of Skinning and what

New World Stonecutting Guide: tips and tricks

Stonecutting is one of the foundational trade skills in New World, letting players turn raw stone into stone blocks and raw gemstones into cut gemstones used for placing into weapons, pieces of armor, and jewelry. Stonecutting is a rather basic trade skill to level up, and you’ll find plenty of resources needed to do so as you travel Aeternum. Here’s a comprehensive guide to Stonecutting in New World. How to level Stonecutting in New World The quickest way to level up your Stonecutting skill in New World is to craft

What is the VALORANT rank distribution?

Ranked is a daunting endeavor for any player in any game—and VALORANT is no exception. Wins are much sweeter, losses are much heavier, and clutches are much sweatier when there’s rank rating on the line. Several websites track the distribution of ranks among VALORANT players. But in late August, the VALORANT developer team gave us a precise look at the current distribution and clued us in as to what they hope to shape ranked into in the future. What is the current VALORANT ranked distribution? This is the current distribution

Best VALORANT agents to use on Fracture

Fracture is VALORANT’s newest map and offers a unique experience. It features an H-shaped layout where the defenders spawn in the center, which is a stark difference from other maps in rotation. Attackers can also push both sites from two directions by default, requiring defenders to always prepare for a push from two directions.  The new layout might mean your favorite agent isn’t the best choice on Fracture or you need to adjust your playstyle. The good news is most agents can at least hold their own on Fracture, although

NA VCT Last Chance Qualifier postponed at least 12 days, will be held online

The VALORANT Champions Tour North American Last Chance Qualifier has been postponed for at least 12 days and will take place online.  The Last Chance Qualifier was initially paused yesterday after two members of FaZe Clan tested positive for COVID. The entire FaZe roster was reportedly going to play from home, while their opponent Rise would’ve played from the stage. Both FaZe members, Andrej “babybay” Francisty and Corey Nigra, have since tested negative.  The remainder of the matches for the day were canceled, and the matches scheduled for today were also

NA VCT Last Chance Qualifier postponed until further notice

The North American VALORANT Champions Tour Last Chance Qualifier has officially been postponed amid concerns over playing conditions and COVID tests, Riot Games announced today. “Given the events of the past few days, out of an abundance of caution and with the health and safety of all involved being top of mind, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the event until further notice,” Riot said. This announcement comes after two days of canceled games and questions about how matches will be played by teams who have had positive

VALORANT player 3D prints foldable Prime 2.0 Karambit

A VALORANT player 3D printed a foldable Prime 2.0 Karambit, showing how cool the popular skin looks in real life.  VALORANT player Walid-Mafuj uploaded a short clip of the knife in action as they spun it around their finger and opened and closed the blade. A loose hinge allows the knife to open when swung, making it look like it has a spring-loaded mechanic. The 3D printed version also has the same aesthetic and colorway as the in-game version, allowing users to feel just as cool as their in-game character.