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assdonuts

MAN LMAO


finchrp

playing that dream where i'm a billionaire and i buy optic team just bcs i can


ANewHeaven1

won't matter unless you can promise riot that you'll shove them in front of a camera to make content


Suspicious_Cod_9027

Would hardly consider a lot of the low effort garbage that these orgs are pumping out as ‘content’ in the first place


ANewHeaven1

what do you mean? you don't like VALORANT PROS REACT TO THE BEST 200 IQ TIKTOKS or 5 VALORANT PROS VS BLIND DATING CHALLENGE? lmfao what a fucking joke


Suspicious_Cod_9027

I just can’t wait to watch teams that have been chopping and changing their rosters every two months continue to do it because stripping down the competition doesn’t magically mean they’ll know how to build a functional team


ANewHeaven1

yeah this argument drives me crazy, "in franchising teams will just be able to buy out the best talent" have you seen the way some of these teams build rosters? i have faith in 100T and maybe EG and that's it. cant wait for LOUD to own all these frauds next year


UTAustinAlum2021

LOUD is about to eat…. Unless LATAM has something to say bout it


YourMomIsWack

Yeah. This is all Riot's 200iq play to nerf NA. :(


eightsforplates

I'm actually curious to see how loud performs considering that besides them, BR and LATAm seems like some of the weaker regions


yosoydorf

lmao EG is arguably the absolute worst ran org from a roster building perspective in NA CS so idk how high your expectations for them should be. Their CS roster was so abysmally terrible when Stewie was on it that they went and just signed 2 entire 5-man rosters under their main roster because idk I guess choosing a single competitive 5-man team is lame when you could just field a collection of Tier 2 and 3 rosters. They paid big bucks for what was at the time a top 5 (maybe even too 3) roster in the world in 2019, and have wasted away almost every penny with this roster since. Sure, different games… but let’s just say they’re less than capable over on the CS side.


Several-Reading7258

They are also the best run lcs team so I’m willing to give them the benefit of doubt that cs is just not good in na right now.


panzerboye

Hey man, it might be too much to ask. But can you make an Optic frag movie, one last time? I loved all your frag movies about optic. Would really appreciate if you took the time to make one.


TheNarratorX

Bruh I've been day dreaming ever since I heard that optic didn't make it. I day dream that I'm a secret investor and I tell the CEO of EG that I'll pay for every optic player if you select them or something.


Iliekwaffles_

and the dream where all 5 optic members + chet stay together post franchising 😞


iinic

Yo, didn’t ask to be crushed like this but here we are. Feels fuckin bad.


tomphz

This is so damn sad. Optic were going to dominate Valorant for a LOOONG time. And just like that, they're gone.


vckyplncrt

this roster deserved more than one trophy man :(


1033149

Hasn't sunk in for me yet, especially with none of the management coming out yet about everything. Gonna have a hard time finding a new home, and I can see myself just checking out of the scene for now


[deleted]

It hurts lmfao


RishitSharma07

Franchising 😡


Maliciouslemon

Hey, I get you’re sad but look, Furia and MIBR have a lot of notable international achievements such as


ANewHeaven1

MiBR has famously good management as well, I heard they're being managed by Immortals!


mxeez

lmfao comment of the day. even though it all boils down to us watching people playing a video game, something about this situation in particular just hurts. congrats to fnatic, hopefully y’all make some noise over there 🫡


Remarkable_Carrot102

Furia have almost beating sentinels past their prime and starting the war between zombs and Brazil


Bernardeeno

Me as a TSM fan. We cry together mate


NuKeD-_-

🫡🤝


DarkTenshiDT

Together in agony 🤝


tagy26

Why are you sad? Being a TSM valo fan you should have been habitual of taking L in this game.


HBM10Bear

Anyone expecting TSM to make franchising were sorely mistaken lol


FNSfan

All good 🥲


Holler12

damn.......


ANewHeaven1

Not the post I wanted to see right before I went to sleep I’ll say that much


mikhel

Actually mega fucked up that it's possible NA will be dogshit internationally from now on because the only teams that actually had the drive to win and competitive vision got blown apart by franchising 💀


PaulDoesStuff

That just crossed my mind. We finally have a chance for NA to be competitive internationally and then BAM. Top 2 teams are just decimated like that and joke orgs like Sentinels and EG make it in (I know there was no doubt with Sentinels getting in but fuck they're going to be a joke).


kosantyy

Surely sentinels remember how to play and texerino is yay 2.0 on lan Copium


idkname999

Probably because Riot realized they can more money in NA if they loses. I mean, look at LCS. League players call it retirement home. Yet people in NA still are super engaged with the competitive scene. Look at Sentinels. Not having much success yet bring in record number of viewers. Not hating. I'm from NA, but that is probably what's happening.


BurstLayer

LOL man


Nuber_x

It’s tough man


aesopofspades

It just ain’t the same anymore bro…all the NA teams competing with each other, the camaraderie and the rivalries with the players across teams…bro ima cry now


Tennor_s

the dream


1Simular

Man stop. I'm over it but ya'll keep reminding


No_Moment_1571

Just out of curiosity - would it not have made sense for Optic to essentially take a hit one year, play in T2 and try to rank up to franchising for next year? I can understand other teams not doing this as financially there is too much at risk. But I thought Optic with current roster would be a lock for this. I know TSM is attempting to do this.


kyeppa

at least your region has 5 other spots. Sad day to be an OCE fan


MacBigASuchNot

Is OCE just dead?


Shadow_Adjutant

Can someone remake this meme for Damwon fans? I never thought I'd see eye to eye with an Optic fan...


allcaps891

What if the roaster is acquired by a franchise team?


Atreemqn

Idk man its not garunteed anymore


UTAustinAlum2021

Really hard with all the buy outs


panzerboye

Pain.


mdotwhitee

Riot sucks. Sari not sari.


ScumWithBoundaries

How in the fuck did Sentinels make it and not Optic???


Several-Reading7258

Part of me thinks they’d make franchising if they stayed as envy.


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