Summit1G has long since carved a name for himself in the gaming and eSports industry, having a history of playing competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive under professional esports teams like A51, and Mythic.
As accomplished as he is, he has vowed one thing though— and that is to never use the Stinger SMG in Valorant ever again after having a rough time using it.
Will you trust a pro’s verdict on the notorious SMG weapon?
Riot Games’ first attempt into the first-person shooter genre has been proven successful, given many streamers and competitive players from other eSports titles immediately making the switch to Valorant.
Though the game is fun as it is, it doesn’t guarantee it’s perfect. Any Valorant player can attest to the frequent imbalance in Agents’ abilities, in-game bugs, or weapon glitches.
Summit in particular has had enough with one particular gun in the game: the Stinger SMG. He even went as far as vowing to never pick up the weapon again.
Worst weapon in the game?
Summit was playing as Omen on Haven when his team was taking a beating, down 11-3. At that point, he decided to buy the Stinger to see if it can help the team.
Fortunately, his team managed to actually win the round— but it wasn’t because of Summit using the Stinger. Not even close!
His chat started to make fun of the streamer as he missed some of his shots, to which Summit replied in his recent livestream:
“That’s not my aim, that gun sucks d**k… You shoot that gun for three bullets before it just does what it wants. I will never buy that gun again, dude. I don’t know how people play like this.”
Arguably, the Stinger is one of the worst guns in Valorant as of writing.
When it comes to SMGs, the Spectre is a far more viable weapon so there’s a chance for Summit to pick it up if he feels like rushing into the action head-on with a submachine gun as a weapon.
However, unless the Stinger gets a good buff to make it viable into play, fans may never see Summit trying out the Stinger ever again.
Other players seem to agree with Summit’s verdict on the infamous SMG, calling it unplayable given the game’s current meta.
“The stinger is fine at anything close range, but so are any of the shotguns. I also find myself running out of ammo while not landing as many hits as I would like, where I can take a spectre and achieve a comparable ttk with headshots and still have a bit of range.”
“I always end up running out of bullets. maybe better players can do better with the gun.”
“A big down point would be that you have to be in a really close battle or in a favorable and unexpected position [with a stinger] to win the gunfight in high elo.”
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