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A sniper is a player sent out on a particular map in order to beat a player he anticipates to face; depending on the format of play, the victim might not even know what’s coming. Due to his preparation for this very occasion, or some other genuine advantage, like experience at playing the map, he might defeat a player his team usually struggles against. “Sniping” can happen at three different occasions:

  • During seeding in Proleague, if you can expect a specific player to be seeded on a specific map (target will know).
  • When determining the next to play in the All-Kill Format (target won’t know).
  • When choosing a player for an Ace Game, if the opposing team is very predictable in their choice of Ace (target won’t know).