Ghost Gaming announce 2022 VALORANT roster
Ghost Gaming’s 2022 VALORANT lineup has been revealed on the team’s social media channels. Johnqt and Brawk will join NiSMO, ryann, and koalanoob, who are already on the roster.
The North American esports organisation hasn’t been able to attend any main events or major tournaments so far. The aim of this year will be to reform and maintain success in the region. Ghost Gaming will stick with their core players and hire two new faces to reach their goals in the upcoming season.
NiSMO, ryann, and koalanoob have been playing for the organisation for some time now. Despite their performances as a team in the previous tournaments, with Johnqt and Brawk joining, the trio may also improve in the upcoming days.
Brawk holds a 1.13 rating and 220.8 ACS for the past three months to help his team to glory. On the other hand, Johnqt has played 6 maps in the last three months and he holds an insane 1.53 rating and 287.2 ACS.
Ghost Gaming’s roster will be formed by:
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Ghost Gaming release VALORANT roster
Ghost Gaming has decided to part ways with their VALORANT roster. The North American organization stated that they had failed to make it into Riot’s partnership program for the upcoming franchise league in 2023. They also did not state if they’d return into the tier-2 scene next year.
An update on Ghost Gaming’s future in VALORANT pic.twitter.com/meU3fN40Aq — Ghost Gaming (@GhostGaming) September 2, 2022
Ghost Gaming drop roster
Ghost Gaming went on a run during the second stage of the VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) in 2022. They even made it into the playoffs of the VCT S2: North America . However, the team failed to qualify for the Masters event in Copenhagen and even failed to gain enough points for the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ). The roster suffered losses to Evil Geniuses and NRG Esports during their run. The roster then went on to compete in smaller third-party events such as NSG Summer Championship where they took home a title in the process.
It is also worth mentioning that the organization not only dropped their players but their management as well. Ghost Gaming has joined the list of NA-based organizations who have dropped their rosters in the second half of 2022. The list includes organizations such as NYFU (NYXL), Luminosity, Knights and many others. However, Ghost is the first notable org to drop out after Riot’s announcement for the tier-2 system next year.
Following Ghost Gaming’s decision to release its starting squad, players and coaches are now free to join any other organization in pursuit of new opportunities. Going forward, the team will now compete under the name Ghostbusters.
The roster consisted of:
- Mohamed “ johnqt ” Amine Ouarid
- Gianfranco “ koalanoob ” Potestio
- Marc-Andre “ NiSMO ” Tayar
- Alex “ aproto ” Protopapas
- Brock “ brawk ” Somerhalder
- Adam “ kaplan ” Kaplan (Coach)
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Ghost Gaming releases roster; confirms out of Valorant franchise race
The org will stay on via content creators and will host weekly scrims. It might also pivot to hosting events in the future says the announcement.
Ghost Gaming has confirmed on Twitter it is now out of contention for the Valorant International League. As a result, the organization will be releasing its full roster with immediate effect.
Riot Games has been reviewing applications from organizations looking to partner with the developer for a franchise-based future in Valorant. Ghost’s application did not move forward and the organization will no longer be in contention for a partnered spot.
The full Ghost Gaming Valorant roster has been released. The roster included the following players:
- Marc-Andre “NiSMO” Tayar
- GianFranco “koalanoob” Potestio
- Brock “brawk” Somerhalder
- Mouhamed Amine “johnqt” Ouarid
- Alex “aproto” Protopapas
- Adam Kaplan (Coach)
Ghost Gaming had an impressive performance in the NA VCT Stage 2 Challengers qualifiers, with its only loss coming to Evil Geniuses in the upper bracket. After qualifying for the VCT Challengers 2, Ghost went 4-1 in the group stage. With victories over teams such as The Guard, NRG, TSM and 100Thieves, Ghost looked extremely dominant.
However, the same results did not carry over to the playoffs, where they failed to win a single map losing to Evil Geniuses and then NRG in the lower bracket. Outside VCT, Ghost Gaming also won the NSG Summer Championship with a 2-0 victory over TSM in the grand finals.
Is Ghost leaving Valorant?
The announcement clarifies that Ghost will not be exiting Valorant for the foreseeable future. The organization will not field a competitive roster but instead focus on creating value via content creators, original content and weekly scrims. The organization will also explore hosting tournaments as part of its pivot.
There’s been a number of teams leaving Valorant following their failed applications to secure franchise partnership. This list includes names like Luminosity, Complexity, NYXL and more.
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Sources: Ghost Gaming exploring replacements for ryann on VALORANT roster
A change in leadership is on the horizon.
Ghost Gaming has recently practiced without Ryan “ryann” Welsh after the team failed to qualify for the VALORANT Champions Tour North America Stage One: Challengers event, multiple sources told Dot Esports on Feb. 22.
The team is in the midst of trialing various in-game leaders to replace ryann. Ghost has eyed Corbin “C0M” Lee, Brenden “stellar” McGrath, and Christopher “Rebo” Heindel as potential replacements, multiple sources told Dot Esports.
Ghost competed in the first and second VCT NA Stage One: Challengers open qualifiers, which spanned from late January into early February. In the first open qualifier, Ghost suffered two consecutive losses to Andbox and Cosmic Divide, leading to their elimination.
But in the second open qualifier, Ghost came back with a vengeance. Ghost upset both FaZe and TSM. Despite their amazing upper bracket run, they fell to the lower bracket at the hands of Evil Geniuses in a narrow loss.
In the lower bracket, Ghost faced a Pioneers roster who were riding high off their victory against Cosmic Divide. Ghost were unable to overcome Pioneers, losing the series 2-1 to end their chances at qualifying for the VCT NA Stage One: Challengers group stage.
During the first and second open qualifier, ryann had a 148.8 ACS and a 0.74 K/D, ranking second to last among all players (minimum 200 rounds), according to VLR.gg .
Ghost will look to bolster their fragging abilities with the addition of a new in-game leader. Ghost will likely compete in various tournaments, such as Knights and Nerd Street Gamers events, until the next open qualifiers take place in May.
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The Ghost is a Sidearm in VALORANT .
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The Ghost is a low-cost semi-automatic pistol. Equipped with a large magazine and a silencer, it can be used to spam through vision blockers without much risk to the player's ammo count or positioning.
Whilst proficient at all ranges, it is especially good for picking off long-range enemies, though at shorter ranges it does not offer much more power than a Classic outside of pistol rounds. Compared to the costlier Sheriff , the Ghost is less powerful in pistol rounds but isn't too far behind in power when used against fully- shielded enemies unless you can hit your headshots. The Ghost's higher fire rate, larger magazine capacity, and lower max spread also make it more forgiving if the player misses some of their shots.
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- Headshot multiplier: x3.5
- Leg shot multiplier: x0.85
- 30+ m falloff multiplier: x0.833 ( 5 / 6 )
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- During the Beta, the weapon's full name was the LP-15 Ghost (Light Pistol).
- Like other silenced weapons, the Ghost is named after a type of supernatural entity.
- The Ghost has design similarities to both the Magnum Research Desert Eagle and the Hudson H9 , with the slide being modeled after that of the Desert Eagle, the the lower frame/trigger guard being modeled after that of the H9.
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The Ghost is very similar to the USP-S of CS:GO
The only sidearm with a silencer. Having a silencer not only quiets its shots but also visually conceals where you're firing from.
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Valorant Episode 7 Act 3 - release date and everything we know
Check out the details on Episode 7 Act 3 of Valorant
Fans of Riot’s team-based shooter have a lot to look forward to as Valorant Episode 7 Act 3 inches towards its release date. If you want to get in on what everyone is excited about, then look no further. We’ll be going over what the next update for Valorant has in store.
Aside from some gameplay tweaks here and there, each new Act in Valorant offers a bunch of shiny new features players can get their hands on. This typically includes a fresh battle pass with brand-new gun skins, but a new Agent does come along every once in a while. What new things can we expect from the Valorant Episode 7 Act 3 update? Let’s go ahead and find out.
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Valorant Episode 7 Act 3 is scheduled to launch on October 31, 2023 . This coincides with the countdown that’s currently being shown for the Episode 7 Act 2 battle pass.
You can expect the Valorant servers to go down for maintenance that lasts about an hour or two before the next Act goes live. The time and date of Episode 7 Act 3’s release may vary slightly depending on where you are in the world.
Yes, Episode 7 Act 3 will be accompanied by a new Agent called Iso. He is a Chinese fixer for hire who will fill the role of a Duelist with his unique gun and shield skills.
Iso has some interesting tools in his kit, but it’s his ultimate that has people buzzing. When hit by this ultimate, you will be teleported to a secluded arena along with Iso for a 1v1. The loser will be eliminated, while the winner will get to return to the map and continue to help their team.
Recent leaks on X show images of weapon skins that hint at a Christmas theme for the upcoming battle pass. The Libretto skins will be rocking red and green with a bit of gold for the following weapons:
The battle pass will also include another set of skins called Silhouette that features some animal artwork. These skins will be available for the following weapons:
Aside from these leaks, we can expect the typical assortment of sprays, gunbuddies, and player cards. The battle pass looks pretty solid but most of the attention for this update is going towards the new Agent.
That covers the info we have on Valorant Episode 7 Act 3. While waiting for the update to drop, feel free to check out who the best Agents are with our Valorant Agents tier list .
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In case you're wondering how weird Valorant has gotten, the newest agent creates a pocket dimension where enemies are forced to 1v1 you to the death
Iso is a Chinese fixer for hire with three normal abilities and one very weird ultimate.
Valorant, a competitive FPS that I've often criticized for being too conservative with character abilities, is cooking up something weird for its next agent. Iso, Valorant's eleventh post-launch agent, is a Chinese mercenary who "reconfigures ambient energy into bulletproof protection." Pretty useful skills for the aggressive pointman of the team, but pedestrian compared to his ultimate ability that is so strange it's unlike anything I've seen in an FPS before.
Called Kill Contract, Iso can literally kidnap the nearest enemy and transport both of them to an "interdimensional arena" where the two duke it out until someone dies. It's sorta like earning back a second life in Call of Duty: Warzone's Gulag, except if your normal round of Valorant could be suddenly interrupted by some guy who wants you to 1v1 him on Rust.
Iso's pocket dimension doesn't look like Rust, sadly; it actually looks like a Star Trek Holodeck that just sorta gave up on rendering textures. The arena seems to be a flat piece of ground no matter where on the map you trigger it. There are walls hiding both players when you first arrive, presumably so you can't just line up a headshot then shoot immediately, and they disappear once the fight starts. It sounds like a lot of steps for a single ability, but it all plays out over a few seconds , as you can see below.
Iso Ultimate: Kill Contract (X) | #VALORANT EQUIP an interdimensional arena. FIRE to hurl a column of energy through the battlefield, pulling you and the first enemy hit into the arena. You and your opponent duel to the death. pic.twitter.com/Sf7fzRUouy October 19, 2023
Here's Iso's full ability breakdown:
- Double Tap (E): Start a focus timer. Once completed, enter a flow state during which downed enemies you kill or damage generate an energy orb. Shooting this orb grants you a shield which absorbs one instance of damage from any source.
- Undercut (Q): Equip a molecular bolt. Fire to throw it forward, applying a brief FRAGILE to all players it touches. The bolt can pass through solid objects, including walls.
- Contingency (C): Equip to assemble prismatic energy. FIRE to push an indestructible wall of energy forward that blocks bullets.
- Kill Contract (X / ULT): Equip an interdimensional arena. FIRE to hurl a column of energy through the battlefield, pulling you and the first enemy hit into the arena. You and your opponent duel to the death.
Yeah yeah, moving wall of indestructibility, cool, I still have several questions about the pocket dimension. Did Riot designers intentionally make Kill Contract look a lot like Gojo's ultra-powerful Domain Expansion attack from the hit anime Jujutsu Kaisen, or is it a coincidence?
Does the client load the arena instantaneously upon use, or is it a graphical trick and there's actually an Iso arena sitting under the normal map the whole time?
Would that mean the graphical requirements of Valorant are ever so slightly higher when Iso's in the game? I bet super serious optimizer types could measure that.
And what does this whole episode look like for the rest of the players on the map? Can an enemy wait around where Iso disappeared from and easily kill him once he teleports back? Maybe there's an impenetrable dome of action that other players can spectate the fight from. And what's it like to be the chosen champion of your team? I don't think I could resist cracking up if a guy right next to me suddenly vanished, never to return.
My main curiosity is whether or not Iso's ultimate is actually a good deal for Iso. Most ultimates are designed to give the user a distinct advantage over the enemy, either by displacing, outmaneuvering, tricking, or outright killing them. Kill Contract, if I understand it correctly, only evens the playing field. Iso gets a small edge in that he can emerge from two walls and the enemy only gets one, but he can easily lose the 1v1 showdown. It'd be kinda embarrassing to let out your big ultimate voice line and get curbstomped by the guy you kidnapped.
Iso Ability: Double Tap (E) | #VALORANTSTART a focus timer. Once completed, enter a flow state during which downed enemies you kill or damage generate an energy orb. Shooting this orb grants you a shield which absorbs one instance of damage from any source. pic.twitter.com/uo1WF5jkX6 October 19, 2023
I imagine it'll be best used when Iso is already on the backfoot. Pushing a bombsite in a 1v2 scenario ain't great odds, but Iso can forcibly isolate (oh, I get it) one enemy, get the kill, and swing the momentum in his favor. Not to mention that if he wins the 1v1, his Double Tap ability sends him into the next fight with a temporary shield. He might just be the dream pick for clutch kings.
I gotta hand it to Riot; that's a very cool idea. I haven't played Valorant regularly for a few years, but I do check in to see what the newest agent does, and usually they don't seem exciting. Almost every new agent is packing one or two abilities that are basically the same thing that everyone else has: a way to create a smoke ball, block vision in a line, or concuss/blind enemies. I respect that smokes and flashes are essential tools of the trade in a Counter-Strike-like, but if the meta demands that most agents have similar abilities, I'd almost rather they just buy grenades. That said, I'm pleasantly surprised that recent agents aren't just gussied-up grenade tossers. Gekko can deploy a gooey little creature that can literally plant the Spike in his stead, and Deadlock lays a trap that forces enemies to crouch.
Maybe I'll give Valorant a reinstall when Iso comes out later this month. I'll have some fun with domain expansion, get discouraged when it sinks in that the only way to excel in Valorant is to cast aside all other hobbies and loved ones, then go play an easier game instead.
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