Pokimane thinks VALORANT Twitch Rivals teams were imbalanced
Twitch streamer Imane “Pokimane” Anys cares deeply about gaming and its future. With her experience in the gaming industry, it’s no surprise that she’s more than prepared to call out something wrong she sees one. This is exactly what’s happening with the teams in Twitch Rivals Valorant Series 2 tournament, according to Pokimane.
Twitch Rivals Valorant Series 2 will have eight teams go head to head for a chance to win the $50,000 prize pool. Pokimane is competing in the tournament along with other streamers, including Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, Hannah ‘Bnans’ Kennedy, Yvonne ‘Yvonnie’ Ng, and immortal ranked players like Lucas ‘Mendokusaii’ Håkansson and Timmy ‘iiTzTimmy’ An.
In a recent clip from Pokimane’s twitch page, she expressed how disappointed she was with how the teams’ rosters were handled.
“This Twitch Rivals tournament is really, really messed up and unfair and not balanced,” she said. “Every team is supposed to have two immortal players. But some teams… have three [and even] four.”
“I don’t understand how this got past the Twitch Rivals team and the Riot Games team. It feels like the teams are so imbalanced that it will make for a bad streamer experience and a bad viewer experience. It makes me sad because this was pitched as a fun, casual tournament.”
Pokimane explained that this imbalance in the teams won’t make for a “very fun or fair” tournament. She even went on to point out that Team Bnans, Team itsHafu, and Team Ploo are all “stacked,” while her team and Team Yvonnie are “properly balanced.”
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