Team Liquid's ScreaM explains why the Phantom is better than Vandal in VALORANT.
In an FPS game that requires preposterous accuracy at the highest level of competition, choosing the right weapon is crucial to succeeding. VALORANT offers a range of guns that can be used within the game to complement a variety of playstyles, with the most popular being those in the Assault Rifle category. Allowing for meticulous precision at both long and short ranges, many choose to purchase either the Vandal or the Phantom to be able to pick multiple players off and give their team the winning advantage.
With players opting for either of the two, the debate of which gun is best has ridiculed the community and has yet to be settled.
Team Liquid's Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom is a specialist FPS gamer, having previously peaked as the 7th best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) player in the world in 2016, according to HLTV's rankings. ScreaM also re-entered the top 10 in 2019, making ninth in the list before switching his trade to Riot Games' new and flashy VALORANT. After dominating the beta stage with Prodigy, ScreaM now operated as the only non-British player in Team Liquids roster and excels using sage.
The 26-year-old Belgian has now weighed in on the debate, swinging punches from the Phantom corner.
Speaking in a Q&A session on YouTube, ScreaM stated: "It's a hard question because it depends on your mood, but seriously Phantom, I think it’s a better weapon."
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He continued to explain that the Phantom is more efficient and forgiving, but conceded to admit that at really long-range, the Vandal causes a better blow. He concluded by saying "Overall, I think Phantom is better, the only thing Vandal is better at is long-range".
Coming from one of the best players in the game, does this swing the pendulum in favour of the deadly Phantom?
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