The final Valorant Masters event of the year continues. This year we have seen some of the best Valorant gameplay of all time. We gave you a quick update on the event yesterday. Here are some more updates from this ongoing event.
After a hard-fought victory against Gambit Esports, 100 Thieves have become the first team of the event to qualify for the play-offs.
This wasn’t an easy win for the team and their gameplay in this match does not bode well for the rest of the event. They lost the first map to Gambit Esports. 100Thieves had scored all the points they made in the map by halftime. By that point they were trailing Gambit 7-5. By the end of the map, they had lost 13-5. Despite being almost completely shut out in the first map, they managed to claw their way back to a win.
No-one predicted the win after the first map, and many believed that Gambit were a shoo-in after the opening of the second map. Gambit had fantastic control of Icebox but after some fantastic work with Viper, they managed to take the win on the 2nd map 13-12.
It was only in the 3rd and final map of the match, Split, that 100 Thieves looked like they were regaining control. They won the final map and took home the win. While they are the first team to make it to the play-offs, they have a lot to improve on here.
Now that we are moving past the first few days of competition, the matches are getting longer and far more drawn out. Despite the intense matches, Team Envy still managed to beat Keyd 2-0.
Keyd didn’t make it easy, early in the first map, Icebox, Envy was trailing Keyd 7-1. Despite that huge chasm in point difference, Envy managed to snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat and ended up winning the map 15-13.
The second map was less contested, but Keyd still managed to put up a fight. They eventually lost to Envy, 13-9 but their star player, Olavo “Heat” Marcelo, was perhaps the star of the show. He really impressed in this match.
Another majorly contested match. KRÜ and ZETA are a pretty even match as far as teams go. It was a bit of a toss-up as to who would come out on top. After a long contest, KRÜ Esports managed to beat ZETA DIVISION.
While KRÜ reached an amazing milestone in the first half of the first map, being up 11-1, ZETA still fought hard to beat back the opposing team. This was followed by a huge ZETA victory in the second map. They only lost 5 rounds, ending the map with a lead of 13-5.
KRÜ managed to win the third and final map but not as decisively as ZETA had in the second. They move on to the winner’s bracket and ZETA will face Keyd tomorrow.