The Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Masters Reykjavik is now over, and North America’s Sentinels proved to be the kings of the competition after not losing any map and game in the entire tournament, sweeping Europe’s Fnatic to be crowned as the champions on Iceland.
Valorant superstar fragger Tyson “TenZ” Ngo led the Sentinels’ offense on all maps, especially in game 3 in Haven where they closed out the game 13-11. Games 1 and 2 both reached overtime after various trades of rounds, but it was still the Americans who notched the win on those.
3-0 Dominance by Sentinels
Game 1 was held in Split, and Sentinels quickly established a 5-1 lead. But things turned around when Fnatic’s Nikita “Derke” Sirmitev led the charge which eventually put their team on the lead, 10-11. Yet it was still not enough after the Americans finished strong and sent the game to overtime, eventually closing it out all the way, 14-12.
Game 2 was a close scenario to game 1, this time with the game being held on Bind. The map was Fnatic’s pick, but Sentinels was eager to exercise their in-game skills and ended the game in overtime, 16-14.
Their momentum continued to game 3 in Haven where TenZ and Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan displayed their full potential. They opened the scoring with a 9-3 run, although Fnatic caught up and tied it in 9-9. But it still did not stop Sentinels to remain undefeated, and they prevailed after closing the game 13-11, and the series 3-0, giving them the first LAN tournament championship for Valorant, and a massive $200,000 (£141,024) prize money.
Sentinels finished VCT with an overall 4-0 record, and a dominating 9-0 map score in which they did not lose any game in the first LAN tournament for Valorant. Fnatic will finish with 2nd place, NUTURN Gaming in 3rd, and Team Liquid in 4th.