Two Southeast Asian teams advance to the Playoffs
The group stage of the Valorant Champions event ended with two Southeast Asian teams making it to the knockout stages. In addition to X10 Esports and Team Secret representing Southeast Asia, we have four teams from EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), one from LATAM (Latin America) and one from NA (North America). After seven days of action, some of the competition’s biggest names like the Sentinels and Team Envy were out and we could see one of the underdogs lift the Valorant world championship for the first time.
X10 Esports vs Team Envy Recap (X10 Esports won 2-1)
X10 Esports surprised everyone by knocking Team Envy out of the competition with a tense 2-1 victory. The third and final match between the two teams lasted 26 innings and X10’s Panyawat “Sushiboys” Subsiriroj gave his team the edge it needed to beat the NA heavyweights.
Team Secret vs Team Vikings (Team Secret won 2-0)
While the match between X10 and Envy was almost unbelievable, the match between Team Secret and Team Vikings was more of a one-way affair. Team Secret’s new roster featuring Bren Esports players has had an unstable phase 3. The team had qualified for the Masters Berlin but was unable to compete due to travel problems.
Cloud9 Blue vs Vision Strikers (Cloud9 Blue won 2-1)
Cloud9 (C9) Blue is the only North American seed still playing. C9 beat Korea’s sole seed Vision Strikers to make it into the top 8. It was a tough mark until the last minute with the final match on Breeze going 13-11 in favor of C9.
With only eight teams left in the competition, there will be no second chances and losing any of the upcoming matches will mean the participating teams are disqualified.
Valorant Champions: Where to watch
Valorant Champions is being streamed on Trovo for the first time, alongside the official YouTube and Twitch channels. These are the official links for English streams.
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