Valorant: our interview with the Mixers, Italian champions of 2022

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Shuffle the cards on the table until the end: here is our interview with the Mixers team, the reigning Italian champions of Valorant

The play on words was inevitable when speaking of those who have made their passion for gaming a job and who play without joking: the tough start playing, and the Italian final of the Red Bull Campus Clutch demonstrated how much the Mixersprotagonists of our latest interviewdeserve the crown of Valuing. The competition, and in general the world of eSports, is in a transitory phase on our soil. And perhaps this is what makes this milestone even more special, which saw the team get the better of them Yes, 4, real revelation of the tournament. We’ll see how things play out in Brazil next month.

It’s not the same old story

We broke the ice by asking the Mixers to to show up and to do the same with the subject of their competition – the opener for our interview with the champions of Valorant did not disappoint.

everything: “Thank you for spending time with us. Since is accelerating a lot on the eSports sector, how would you present yourself to our audience?”

Mixers: “In general, the mentality we see tends to conceive of “computer gaming” as something unrelated to sport. The passion can be seen by visiting LAN events like this one. There’s a lot of training behind it, and just as much study. Each of us works individually on aiming, movements and mechanics. Not only that, we observe other players and their strategies. But our work on stage is not seen, and perhaps it is also for this reason that we jump to certain conclusions with respect to the physical effort of a traditional sport. Not that the latter consists only of the movement of the body, of course.”

Valorant: our interview with the Mixers, Italian champions of 2022

I see, I foresee, I see – interview with the Mixers, Italian champions 2022 of Valorant

A great player feels it when he’s about to triumph, and if there’s one thing the Mixers have been able to do, it’s keep the cold blood despite the prowess of Immo 4. Here’s what they told us about it.

everything: “We have seen you play, and it is natural for us to ask you a question. At what moment do you tend to guess the outcome of the game, when and if you can predict it?”

Mixers: “On the first map, after the initial flow (progress, ed.) I had a good feeling also based on trust in my teammates, with the complicity of how much training we did on Haven. If I had to estimate the exact timing, I think around the sixth round I had an idea of ​​the outcome. I haven’t felt the pressure since. On the second map things went differently, but after we bounced back with a draw I was very confident of our success.”

Valorant: our interview with the Mixers, Italian champions of 2022

Why exactly him – interview with the Mixers, 2022 Italian champions of Valorant

Why choose Valorant? We asked this question suspecting a backstory and game design analysis, but the answer amazed us in its innocent simplicity.

everything: “Valorant is known for its development team’s pedigree, which has brought together several industry veterans. But what aspect of the game made you excel in this metagame?”

Mixers [dando la parola a Z3ro]: “The reason may vary from player to player, but our background sees us as Counter-Strike veterans. The mechanics are very similar, but the Italian game scene has never developed properly, while Valorant represented a new opportunity. And the growth of the metagame has led us to work three times as much. Seeing real results helped. A properly rewarded commitment is a self-perpetuating cycle.”

Valorant: our interview with the Mixers, Italian champions of 2022

“We’re here in the future, now / and I don’t know whether to believe it”

Aware of the running out of time available to the Mixers, we skipped the farewell formulas and asked them what expectations they had in future. Fans of Valorant and the associated competitive scene can rest easy: the champions are here to stay.

everything: “What prospects do you have for the future? Will you broaden your horizons with more competitive scenes, or do you intend to mostly excel in Valorant?”

Mixers: “There are no absolute certainties about the future, but we certainly cannot deny the abysmal difference between the competition in the context mentioned above and the competitive spirit of Valorant. We still have to work on it and grow competitively. We will try to distinguish ourselves as best we can in Brazil, without a shadow of a doubt. We’ll see about the future.”

We thank the Mixers for their availability; now it’s up to you to tell us yours. Did you expect a different ending? Let us know below, and as always, don’t forget to stay on for all the most important news for gamers and more. For your purely gaming needs, you can instead find the best discounts in digital format on Instant Gaming.