The Red Bull Home Ground tournament featured a clash between two top-tier Valorant teams. They were both on the road to redemption from last year’s Valorant First Strike series in Europe.
G2 Esports and Team Liquid went head-to-head in one of the most intense, action-packed battles in the Valorant European scene. As the match progressed, it became clear that G2’s Óscar Cañellas “mixwell” Colocho and Liquid’s Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom were both trying to outdo one another.
In the end, G2 walked away victorious and earned themselves US$13,700, but Team Liquid showed vast improvement themselves, and both teams look ready to compete in the first Challengers open qualifiers tournament in Europe on February 4.
As the grand final series went the distance and all five games were played, the two Jett mains tallied nearly 100 kills each. Based on the stats, Mixwell had the better KDA average; however, ScreaM had a higher headshot percentage and did more damage overall.
For Valorant fans, it only made sense that these two players had the highest scores by the end of the game. For those who studied the match as well as how Mixwell and ScreaM played though, it was clear that their approach was somewhat different. Let us explain.
Mixwell and ScreaM are two of the best players in Valorant right now, but much of Mixwell’s success stems from his team’s superior coordination. G2’s utilization of their agent abilities provides Mixwell the information he needs before he can jump into enemy lines. This also gives him a slight advantage against opponents, which he often capitalizes on.
In the rounds that Mixwell popped off, G2 spent their utility or even used their own agents to give Mixwell the best chance of creating openings for the team.
If you look into ScreaM’s highlights, on the other hand, he’s just picking up where he left off in CS:GO as a complete headshot machine. Since ScreaM made the switch to Jett, Team Liquid hasn’t been afraid to put him in one-and-done spots during matches, because he’d still have a chance to escape with his dash.
ScreaM is also able to create openings for himself, as he is always looking for high impact frags. He isn’t afraid to take continuous one-on-one gun fights against opponents, because he will always believe he has the superior aim.
While Team Liquid’s squad has improved in their synergy and strategies, G2 is still operating on an advanced level, with players like “Patryk “paTiTek” Fabrowski and Charlie “ardiis” Svarenieks being agent specialists themselves.
Team Liquid continues to heavily rely on ScreaM to open up the map and give them the agent number avantage. But this also means there’s still plenty of room for them to grow as a team. Knowing this, their squad is always looking to improve after each tournament.
With the outcome of the match being so close, and Mixwell’s and ScreaM’s average combat scores only three points apart, it’s difficult to pinpoint which Jett main played better. But we’re going to do it anyway.
So who’s the better Jett?
Mixwell is a cool, calm, and calculated player, who can win G2 those crucial rounds by getting the most out of his allies’ agent abilities. But, if we’re talking about who the better individual Jett main is, our vote goes to ScreaM.
Whether he’s on attack or defense, ScreaM always finds a way to give his team the upper hand. While Team Liquid do try to put him in some similar situations as Mixwell, ScreaM has shown that he is still capable of being the difference maker on his own.
What makes this even more surprising, is that ScreaM just started playing Jett during First Strike in November last year. Now, here we are, debating whether or not he’s the best Jett in Europe.