The second day of Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Masters Reykjavik in Iceland did not disappoint after 3 action-packed matchups comprised of teams from North America, Europe, Brazil, and Thailand.
Team Vikings vs X10 Esports
In the first matchup, Team Vikings from Brazil bested X10 Esports from Thailand. After a trade of successful rounds in game 1, Team Vikings prevailed and ended with a 13-11 lead in Icebox.
In game 2, X10 began with a 4-1 lead in Ascent, and even an impressive 4 consecutive round comeback after a 12-8 lead by Team Vikings. Still, it wasn’t enough after the Brazilians came back and finished the game 14-12 in overtime, and the series scoring 2-0.
V1 vs Team Liquid
The second match-up was the first of the much-awaited North America vs. Europe matchups. It was NA’s Version1 who surprised everyone after executing a reverse weep against EU’s number one Valorant team, Team Liquid.
Team Liquid notched the first game in Split, scoring 16-14 in overtime. But the comeback began in game two, where V1 scored 13-11 in Ascent, and a dominant 13-4 game three in Haven. It was V1’S Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro alongside Erik “penny” Penn who led the charge on Haven, and they now secured their spot in the semifinals of the upper bracket, facing NUTURN Gaming from Korea.
Sentinels vs Fnatic
Day two closed out with the matchup of NA’S best team, Sentinels, who took on EU’s second-best team Fnatic. But it was a different story compared to the first NA vs EU matchup as the Sentinels beat Fnatic in only 2 games. Star player Tyson “Tenz” Ngo and Sentinels’ in-game captain Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan led the team on their way to outlast the Europeans.
ShahZaM scored a server-high 31 kills where he was responsible for most of the Sentinel’s key plays on Icebox, including a three-kill round using Jett’s ultimate. But it wasn’t easy for the Americans though, as Fnatic won five of the last seven rounds. Still, it was not enough to turn the tables, and Sentinels closed out game 1 with a 13-11 victory.
Game 2 was more of a different story. It was Tenz’s Jett who took charge of the Sentinels’ offense in Ascent, laying out a total of 24 frags. One of his most highlighted rounds was his four-player killing spree via headshot which was instrumental to secure their 13-10 win, closing out the series 2-0.
The Sentinels remain in the upper bracket and will face Team Vikings. Fnatic on the other hand would go down to the lower bracket and will go head-to-head with the winner of Crazy Racoon vs. X10 Esports on Thursday.
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