Power couple: Chamber and Fade were the most popular agents of the VCT Champions 2022 group stage

Chamber’s international pick rate has taken a bit of a strike at VALORANT Champions 2022 subsequent the Patch 4.09 nerfs, but he’s however the most picked agent of the tournament. He and Fade, who’s found a slight raise as effectively, are the only agents to be picked in over 50 percent of maps all through the group stage, according to VLR.gg.

Throughout 49 team stage maps, Chamber and Fade experienced respective choose prices of 67 and 54 per cent. Chamber was a preferred select on Haven, Breeze, Icebox, and Pearl, and was picked on just about every single Fracture match. Fade saw prominent use on Haven, Ascent, Bind, and Pearl but was largely dismissed on Fracture, Icebox, and in particular Breeze.

Chamber is still an extremely viable agent inspite of nerfs to Trademark and Rendezvous, additionally an elevated charge to Headhunter bullets. He is the go-to agent for having opening kills, Trademark is nevertheless a useful resource for catching rotators even following nerfs, and the Tour De Drive is even now a single the most impactful ultimates in the activity. On maps where by his pick fee is reduced like Ascent and Bind, it is not even for the reason that he’s not practical, but just mainly because brokers like KAY/O and Jett on Ascent, and Raze and Brimstone on Bind, are far more important.

There’s a quite balanced split among initiator utilization, at the very least when compared to seriously divided groups like duelist and sentinel. But Fade is rapidly getting a top most loved. The Prowler and Haunt qualities are great recon qualities and Seize is wonderful for defuse denial and setting up Molotov abilites or Raze utility.

It proceeds to be a battle for duelists not named Jett or Raze to get any screen time. Neon, at the extremely least, is the next most picked agent on Fracture but is mostly dismissed across the rest of the map pool. Yoru, Reyna, and Phoenix are the very first, 2nd, and 3rd the very least-picked agents of the team stage, with only a handful of one-off appearances in between the three of them.

With the event shifting to its playoffs, we can anticipate the top rated decide charges to get even larger and the lessen ones to get even decreased, with teams considerably less most likely to experiment and get threats with agent comps. Really don’t be astonished to see Chamber’s playoff select price climb about 70 per cent, or for a single of the down-in-the-dumps duelists to be entirely ignored.

The VCT Champions 2022 playoffs bought underway currently and conclude with the grand last on Sunday, Sept. 18.

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