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Who Is the Highest Earning Valorant Player of 2022?
Valorant has taken over the gaming world and is one of the most popular competitive multiplayer first-person shooter(FPS) games today. Developed by Riot Games, this esports sensation has millions of active players and is very lucrative when it comes to tournaments and professional gamers. Austin "Crashies" Robert So, who is the highest-earning Valorant player of 2022? Look no further than Austin "crashies" Robert, a 24-year-old professional player for NRG. His impressive skills shown in Valorant tournaments and his previous experience with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) have made him a household name. Robert excels as a supportive team player in Valorant, and before playing for NRG, he played for Optic Gaming in the Valorant Champions 2022. Early in 2022, he made headline esports news with his fantastic play against BOOM Esports, and it received 1.1 million views on Twitter along with an impressive 17k retweets. One of his main traits is anticipating other teams' plays and their strengths/weaknesses on specific maps. He is also known for being extremely dedicated, managing to play well even when struggling with food poisoning during one of the championship matches. All in all, Robert has earned an impressive $153,650.00 from playing in 20 Valorant tournaments, some of which are VCT 2022: Stage 1 Masters - Reykjavík and VALORANT Champions 2022. » Learn more about Valorant competitive mode Final Thoughts Robert's title of the highest-earning Valorant player of 2022 is well-deserved, and we're excited to see where he goes in 2023. If you’d like to be as good at Valorant as Robert, you'll need a lot of practice. While practicing, consider using Buff to get some free rewards that will definitely motivate you to keep playing.
Asked 2 months ago
How to Get the Golden Gun in Valorant
Imagine having a sidearm that lets you move faster than you would if you were holding a knife, with no spread like Jett knives, while being a one-hit kill no matter where you land the bullet on your enemies. Similar to Jett's Ult mechanic, you gain extra ammo upon getting a successful kill with the gun. It's no wonder the Golden Gun has been such a popular addition to Valorant. The gun alone has inspired players who normally don't play the Spike Rush mode to give it a try. Play Spike Rush But how do you actually get the gun? First off, the Golden Gun is only available during the Spike Rush game mode. Inside the game mode, Ultimate Orbs are replaced with Spike Rush Orbs, one of which is the Golden Gun orb that equips your agent with the Golden Gun. For those unfamiliar with the game mode, it is a condensed version of the standard Valorant gameplay. While the objective is the same, it is significantly faster-paced: Pre-round time reduced (20 seconds down from 30)Game time reduced (80 seconds down from 100)Fewer rounds needed to win the match (First to 4 down from 13)The same loadouts are automatically given to all players (No more econ)Ultimate Orbs are replaced with Spike Rush Orbs (giving ultimate points like Ultimate Orbs but also including power-ups, one of which is the Golden Gun) Another thing to note about obtaining the Golden Gun is that if you kill an enemy agent wielding the Golden Gun, you will automatically receive it. The Golden Gun takes everything you'd want in a loadout and throws it into one weapon to grant you incredible power. We highly recommend that you jump into a game of Spike Rush if you haven't tried it yet. To make it even more fun, run Buff in the background while playing. This will allow you to earn points that can be redeemed for in-game items, which will then make playing even more fun. » Read about the newest Valorant agent, Harbor
Asked 2 months ago
Who Is the Newest Valorant Agent in Episode 5?
Since Valorant's release, there have been many new additions to the roster. The latest is an agent with ancient technology allowing him to be a water-bending controller, and he's the 21st agent you can play, Harbor. »Discover how you can get free Valorant points Introducing Harbor Harbor is a charismatic agent that comes from the coast of India and is equipped with technology that allows him to wield the power of water in unnatural ways. Harbor uses his hydro-powered abilities to shape the battlefield, protect allies, and disrupt and damage any opponents he comes across. While his kit seems to let him play quite aggressively, his abilities are made to compete with Viper's. This makes him fall under the Controller category of the agents, and he is the 5th controller to be added to the roster. If you're unfamiliar with the 4 roles in Valorant that make up a well-rounded team, here's a quick breakdown: Controllers These agents are all about obstructing vision and shaping the battlefield, creating smoke fields and walls that opponents either have to walk around or risk walking through. If played correctly, controllers can stop rushes and make massively strategic plays for the team. Harbor's one of these.Duelists These agents are designed to be really good at 1v1 combat, whittling down an enemy's defense and making them vulnerable for team fights. Jett has been a player-favorite duelist since the launch of the game.Initiators These agents are equipped with abilities that are extremely good at starting fights—usually with disruptive capabilities or ones that give visual information. These agents are often perceived as support characters but are essential during team fights.Sentinels Sentinels have abilities and skills that allow them to keep opponents back. This includes slowing down or halting opponents that are pushing forward or sneaking around the back of the map. Cypher is a great example of a sentinel. » Learn more about Valorant Harbor's Abilities Now that you're familiar with the agent roles, let's take a look at Harbor's abilities to see what makes him such a strong new controller: (E) HIGH TIDE Harbor can send out a long, tall wall of water that can bend in the direction you look. The walls briefly slow opponents who cross through the watery screen, which can't be seen through but can be shot through. Harbor can create shorter walls by stopping his ability early. (Q) COVE Harbor can toss a projectile that expands into a large sphere of water that blocks bullets. Players and certain abilities can still pass through seamlessly. With enough bullets, the sphere can be destroyed by teammates or enemies. (C) CASCADE Harbor can send forward a wave that acts as a smaller wall-smoke but is extremely tall. The wave can pass through map terrain and walls, and slows any enemies that pass through it or get hit by it. Harbor can cast his ability again to make his wave stop and stay in place. (X) RECKONING Harbor's ultimate ability creates water geysers under the feet of every enemy within a selected area. Enemies who get caught by the geyser are stunned and revealed, though they can escape the geyser in time if they are fast enough. » Learn how to improve your Fracture map strategy in Valorant In a Nutshell Harbor is an incredible controller with stronger versions of almost every type of walling and smoking ability. His cooldowns are a little steep as a result, but he's still undoubtedly overpowered if played correctly. Harbor is opening up and reshaping the meta, and it'll be interesting to see how different counters come into play in the competitive eSports scene. While you're trying out Harbor in your Valorant matches, why not have Buff in the background so you can earn free rewards?
Asked 2 months ago
How to Track Your Playtime Hours in Apex Legends
Apex Legends lets you see many different stats in-game, including the details of all the characters, however, what it doesn't show is how long you've actually spent playing the game. Sure, your account level can act as an indicator as to how long you've been playing, but this is not really accurate. Luckily though, there are some simple ways of tracking your time spent in Respawns FPS title. » Playing Apex? Earn free rewards at the same time Check the Platform You Play the Game On Whether you're on Steam, Origin, PS, or Xbox, each platform has a menu option to display how many hours you've spent in any game on each platform. Here's how to find your time played on each platform. Via Steam Open Steam and go to your libraryClick on Apex LegendsNext to the 'Play' button, you can see your total time played Via Origin Open 'My Game Library' in Origin and select Apex LegendsOn the menu that opens, you can see your time played under the play button Via PS5 Select your profile icon and select 'Profile'Open the 'Games tab'Under the game title, you can see when you last played Apex Legends along with your total playtime Via Xbox Click the home button and open 'Game Activity'Select 'All Achievements'Choose Apex Legends achievements and statsSelect stats to see the total playtime If you play Apex Legends on multiple platforms, or you've switched from one to the other, don't forget to check each platform's time spent and add them together to get the correct info. » Interested in tournaments? Read more about the Apex Global Series
Asked 2 months ago
Here's Why Fortnite's 50v50 Mode Is So Popular
Fortnite's 50v50 is a game mode where the devs turned up the dials on nearly everything: bigger teams, more loot, extra materials, and faster matches. It was a limited-time game mode that had added something new every time it featured—but we haven't seen the mode since 2019. However, by popular demand, it's back. And it looks like it's here to stay. » Play the new season with Buff in the background to get some sweet free rewards. Fortnite's new mode 'Big Battle' is a 40v40 and is rumored to be returning permanently, but with some major changes. This time round, you'll be jumping out of your ship without the ability to build structures. Zero-building was originally a limited game mode that turned into a permanent one through its popularity, and players expect the same thing to happen with Big Battle. Along with the zero-building condition, the storm closes way faster, and you'll have access to loot and weapons that aren't available in other game modes. Big Battle has unique balancing changes and features SBMM (Skill-Based Match Making), so you'll be fighting massive teams who are around your skill level. Fortnite's new version of the 50v50 will be delightfully chaotic—and even if extra guns, bigger teams, and faster game-play don't excite you, it's worth booting up Fortnite for update 21.50 just for the massive boom in players that will come with the start of the new season. Don't forget, the new season hype is also a fantastic opportunity to make some money with Fortnite. » Need some V-Bucks for the new season? Learn more about earning free V-Bucks.
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