Immortal Cheated – Trymacs has been playing Valorant for three months. But he is already playing in the second highest league. Anything is possible with the right friends.
Hamburg – Trymacs keeps entertaining its fans with crazy ideas and formats. It doesn’t matter whether he squanders tons of money in FIFA or records a VLOG for a moped tour, his videos are well received. Now the Twitch streamer produced a format called Road to Immortal. In Valorant, he wanted to cheat his way into the top league of the game as an iron player. He also received criticism for this.
Tryamcs cheats his way to the top in Valorant – Road to Immortal shows boosting
This is how the streamer attracts: About three months ago, on April 24, 2022, the Trymacs YouTube channel launched the Road to Immortal video series. In this, Trymacs in Valorant wanted to be promoted – i.e. boosted – to the highest league of the Valorant ranking list by some top-class players. For classification: apart from the Immortal rank, only around 0.5% of all players currently make it.
|iron 1||99.8||platinum 1||25.8|
|iron 2||99.5||platinum 2||20.2|
|iron 3||98.3||platinum 3||15.6|
|bronze 1||93.2||diamond 1||11.4|
|bronze 2||88.2||diamond 2||7.7|
|bronze 3||80||diamond 3||5.1|
|silver 1||72.3||ascendant 1||3.3|
|silver 2||61.8||ascendant 2||1.9|
|silver 3||53.7||ascendant 3||1|
|gold 1||46||immortal 1||0.5|
|gold 2||38.6||immortal 2||0.2|
|gold 3||31:9||immortal 3||0.1|
He himself is an iron player, so he plays in the worst league that Valorant has to offer. Around 89% of all players* are currently playing there in ranked mode. In the Valorant community, however, this format caused criticism. By the way, the streamer only wants to play football with the best. Trymacs had to buy his friends ransom for his crew.
What is boosting? Boosting usually refers to the process by which a player passes the account on to a better player so that they can rank higher. An account is therefore “artificially” promoted to a rank it does not belong in.
Trymacs conveys boosting as entertainment – criticism is loud
Why is that problematic? The format shows Trymacs being “boosted” by very good players. Normally, the ranking in games like Valorant should ensure that only players with the same skill can play against each other. However, boosting will mess up the system. For Trymacs now holds a rank that he is not entitled to. For the games shown, this is not a problem at first because all team members are involved and know what they are getting into.
Later, however, he becomes a problem for other players who unknowingly play with him. The high skill gap ensures that his team has to play a 4v5. For these reasons, according to the Riot Games Terms of Service, boosting is prohibited: “Playing on someone else’s account or engaging in other activities aimed at boosting” may result in penalties. The following Twitter thread summarizes the problem quite well:
The Twitch star didn’t really “cheat”, after all he didn’t cheat. But boosting is basically a form of distortion of competition because fair competition is no longer possible. The format of Trymacs in Valorant markets boosting as entertainment. The impact on the gaming fun of other players who then have to play with Trymacs on Immortal is sold as “It’s just fun”, according to the accusation. Conversely, the iron players who were mowed down by professionals may not have had much fun either.
How does Trymacs deal with the criticism? The streamer sees things calmly and is not above provoking after the successful conclusion. In the finale of Road to Immortal he asks at the end: “Chefstrobel, you have to tell me what kind of tweet I have to do to piss people off“.
It is unclear whether Trymacs will continue to play on the account. Just like the question of whether Riot Games will step in and possibly block the account for Valorant. With an average of around 200,000 clicks per episode, the format should have been a success for the streamer anyway.