Unsurprisingly, their response sparked intense debates among the commenters. Many players argued that it is far more beneficial to concentrate on improving one's own gameplay rather than fixating on the errors of teammates.

Others admitted that they would experience emotional reactions and attribute blame to their teammates for mistakes, albeit indirectly. Competitive games naturally evoke intense emotions since there is something at stake, but it is important to remember that in VALORANT, being a team-based game, no single player has complete control over the outcome.

“You can keep it to yourself. I trash talk a lot but I only do it in party/Discord or to myself, then I tell them nt,” read one of the top-voted comments.