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Laz

From Liquipedia VALORANT Wiki
For the Thai player, see Laz (Thai player).
[e][h]ZETA DIVISIONZETA DIVISION Laz
Player Information
Name:
牛田 浩二
Romanized Name:
Koji Ushida
Nationality:
Born:
November 26, 1995 (age 28)
Status:
Alternate IDs:
Lazvell, Chester
Approx. Total Winnings:
$68,079
Signature Agent:
Cypher Killjoy
Links
History
2020-04-07 — 2021-07-08Absolute JUPITER
2021-07-08 — PresentZETA DIVISION
Upcoming Matches
ZETA ZETA DIVISIONZETA DIVISION
vs
(Bo3)
DetonatioN FocusMeDetonatioN FocusMe DFM
June 23, 2024 - 20:00 KST  
ZETA ZETA DIVISIONZETA DIVISION
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(Bo3)
Rex Regum QeonRex Regum Qeon RRQ
June 29, 2024 - 20:00 KST  
ZETA ZETA DIVISIONZETA DIVISION
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(Bo3)
Talon EsportsTalon Esports TLN
July 6, 2024 - 20:00 KST  
Recent Matches
ZETA ZETA DIVISIONZETA DIVISION
1:2
(Bo3)
DRXDRX DRX
June 15, 2024 - 17:00 KST  
ZETA ZETA DIVISIONZETA DIVISION
1:2
(Bo3)
T1T1 T1
April 28, 2024 - 17:00 KST  
ZETA ZETA DIVISIONZETA DIVISION
0:2
(Bo3)
Gen.G EsportsGen.G Esports GEN
April 22, 2024 - 19:20 KST  
Upcoming Tournaments
VCT 2024: Pacific Stage 2
ONGOING!
Jun 15 - Jul 21

Koji "Laz" Ushida (born November 26, 1995) is a Japanese player who is currently playing as an in-game leader for ZETA DIVISION.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Koji "Laz" Ushida was born in Yokohama, Japan and grew up in Tokyo. He got into playing first person shooting games when he was in junior high school, after his friends has invited him to play. Eventually the Counter-Strike series including Counter-Strike: Global Offensive drew his attention, where he found his confidence in his skills, before he started receiving invitation to teams and started to play in tournaments.

Professional Counter Strike Career (2015-2020)[edit]

Laz spent most of his time during his CS:GO career with Absolute. He joined the team in the early days of the team and played under multiple names and organizations such as Rascal Jester Absolute and SCARZ Absolute. One of his notable achievements in CS:GO was the top 8 finish at WESG 2018. Absolute was dominating Japan at the time, however the competitive CS:GO has been declining rapidly in his region and he suffered the disparity in the quality of their practice environment compare to the top teams in Asia and the rest of the world. [1]

Professional VALORANT Career (2020-Present)[edit]

Laz and Absolute announced their transition to VALORANT on March 2, 2020, the same day VALORANT was announced. On April, 2020, Absolute announced their contract with JUPITER and their new team name: Absolute JUPITER. Since the early days of VALORANT he has achieved excellence and proved himself as one of the best Japanese players. Although they have lost their throne during the 2021 season, right after the rebranding of JUPITER to ZETA DIVISION Laz reclaimed his title as the Japanese champion at the Stage 3 Challengers. However, after a poor showing at the Masters Berlin, ZETA decided to reorganize. Following the roster change Laz has parted ways with his old teammates from Absolute, but he continues to lead the renewed ZETA DIVISION as the team captain.

Gear and Settings[edit]

Mouse Settings [2] (list of)
Advanced
MouseeDPIDPIPolling RateSensitivityZoom
VAXEE
ZYGEN NP-01
2728001000 Hz0.340.75
Last updated on 2023-12-09 (193 days ago).
Mouse Settings [2] (list of)
Simple
MouseCurvatureCircumferenceMouse SetupSensitivityZoom
VAXEE
ZYGEN NP-01
1142 MPI
0.75 deg/mm
18.9 in/rev
48 cm/rev
800 DPI
@ 1000 Hz
0.340.75
Last updated on 2023-12-09 (193 days ago).
Hardware[3] (list of)
Mouse Mousepad
VAXEE ZYGEN NP-01S Wireless (White full matte) ARTISAN RAIDEN (XL Mid)
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution
ZOWIE XL2566K 360 Hz 1920×1080
Keyboard Headset
ZENAIM ZENAIM KEYBOARD Shure SE215
Last updated on 2023-10-16 (247 days ago).

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Crosshair Settings [3] (list of)
Color Outlines Center Dot MoveErr FiringErr Fade
White Yes (1 / 1) No No No No
Inner Lines Outer Lines
1 / 3 / 1 / 3 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Last updated on 2021-09-17 (1006 days ago).

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2022-09-079th - 12thS-TierVALORANT Champions 2022VALORANT Champions 2022
ZETA DIVISIONZETA DIVISION
0 : 2
LOUDLOUD
$25,000
2022-04-233rdS-TierVCT 2022: Stage 1 Masters - ReykjavíkVCT 2022: Stage 1 Masters - Reykjavík
ZETA DIVISIONZETA DIVISION
0 : 3
OpTic GamingOpTic Gaming
$85,000
2022-03-271stB-TierVCT 2022: Japan Stage 1 Challengers PlayoffsVCT 2022: Japan Stage 1 Challengers Playoffs
ZETA DIVISIONZETA DIVISION
3 : 1
Crazy RaccoonCrazy Raccoon
$8,178.25
2021-12-191stShowmatchLIMITZ VALORANT ALL-STAR 2021LIMITZ VALORANT ALL-STAR 2021
Team LazTeam Laz
(Laz)
2 : 1
Team DepTeam Dep
(Dep)
$26,424.15
2021-08-151stB-TierVCT 2021: Japan Stage 3 Challengers PlayoffsVCT 2021: Japan Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs
ZETA DIVISIONZETA DIVISION
3 : 2
Crazy RaccoonCrazy Raccoon
$9,120.67
2021-06-061stShowmatchCrazy Raccoon Cup #1Crazy Raccoon Cup #1
※人を食べます※人を食べます
2 : 1
ヒロントヒロント
$18,264
2020-12-061stA-TierFirst Strike JapanFirst Strike JapanFirst Strike Japan
Absolute JUPITERAbsolute JUPITER
3 : 0
BlackBird IgnisBlackBird Ignis
$28,795.49
2020-10-151stB-TierMildom MastersMildom Masters
Absolute JUPITERAbsolute JUPITER
2 : 0
Sengoku GamingSengoku Gaming
$9,489.36
2020-08-161stB-TierGALLERIA GLOBAL CHALLENGE 2020GALLERIA GLOBAL CHALLENGE 2020
Absolute JUPITERAbsolute JUPITER
2 : 1
REJECTREJECT
$9,380.86
2020-08-021stA-TierRAGE Japan TournamentRAGE Japan Tournament
Absolute JUPITERAbsolute JUPITER
2 : 0
SCARZSCARZ
$28,358.51
Extended list of results

Awards[edit]

DateTierTournamentAwardTeamPrize
2023
2023-07-23QualifierVCT 2023: Pacific Last Chance QualifierVCT 2023: Pacific Last Chance QualifierGrand Finals MVP
ZETA DIVISIONZETA DIVISION
-

Trivia[edit]

Personal[edit]

  • Named himself "Laz" after his dog's name. [4]
  • Is one of the "VCT First Class" players and was introduced as "LAZ THE TACTICIAN".[5]
  • Runs his own website. He often answers a variety of questions in detail there.
  • Has a player profile of his background and career in CS:GO presented by Logitech.[6]

Awards[edit]

  • Was named the 8th best Asian player of 2022 by VALO2ASIA. [7]
  • Was named the Best Shooting Game Player Award powered by Intel of the 1st JAPAN eSports AWARDS. [8]

Interviews[edit]

Media[edit]

Highlights[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]