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Yinsu Collins

Tyler Erzberger

Adrian Sandrovcan

Adam Fitzsimmons

Spencer Pascoe

Colin McNeil


KAY/O’s ult is the best ability in the Game? That is a bold statement coming from someone who knows VALORANT like Version1’s Anthony “vanity” Malaspina.

Stage 3 of the VALORANT Champions Tour for North America officially kicks off on July 1, and all of the participating teams will once again be fighting for a spot at Masters in Berlin. One man who’s all too familiar with the process is vanity. He led Version1 all the way through the qualification phase at Stage 2. Despite having to play with a stand-in during Masters 2 in Reykjavík, Version1 left a great impression and managed a respectable fifth-sixth place finish.

This week, the popular IGL joined Upcomer hosts Yinsu Collins and Tyler “Fionn” Erzberger on the latest Showstopper. In this episode, they preview Stage 3 as well as look at some of the new changes in the game. Vanity gave us a detailed breakdown on what he thinks of the new agent and why he believes KAY/O’s ult is the best ability in the game. He also revealed that he believes Sentinels’ Hunter “SicK” Mims has the potential to be the best KAY/O player in professional VALORANT.

And that’s not all. vanity also made his own tier list of the current VALORANT map pool, giving us some insight on why Breeze is one of the best maps in the game and why Bind is in desperate need of a rework.

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Showstopper is Upcomer’s weekly VALORANT show, featuring a variety of guests in the VALORANT community. From players, coaches, analysts and on-air talent to Riot developers. Make sure to tune in every Wednesday on YouTube so you don’t miss anything!

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