Among the 8 teams participating in the Valorant EMEA Challengers Playoffs, two teams qualified for Masters Reykjavík were selected.
Among the 8 teams participating in the Valorant EMEA Challengers Playoffs, the two teams that qualified for the Masters Reykjavík were determined. Turkey succeeded in sending Team Liquid and Fnatic to Iceland and Europe from among the European and Commonwealth of Independent States regions. These teams will compete to prove that they are the best out of 10 teams from 7 different VCT regions in the offline Masters tournament, which will start on Monday, May 24th.
EMEA Challengers Playoff Group Stage
Representing our country in the EMEA Challengers Playoffs, the footballist, unfortunately, could not get what they wanted in their struggles at the group stage of Oxygen and BBL. All three of our representatives lost their first fight and matched up with the losing teams of their group. During the group stage, the BBL vs Gambit Footballer said goodbye early to the tournament with their defeats against Oxygen. While our representative Oxygen managed to rise to the semi-finals, Europe, which had 4 teams in the EMEA Challengers Playoffs, was able to take 2 teams to the semi-finals. FunPlus Phoenix was eliminated from the tournament with a defeat against CIS representative Gambit, and Guild Esports defeat against our representative Oxygen Esports. The two teams that continued to represent Europe were Team Liquid and Fnatic, who finished their group first and reached the semi-finals.
EMEA Challengers Playoff Semi Finals
The first series of the Semi-Finals was between Liquid and our representative Oxygen. Having performed well on both maps played, Liquid beat our representative with a score of 2-0. As a result of the defeat of our representative Oxygen in the semi-finals, Turkey had no chance to be represented in Iceland.
The second and final semi-final series took place between Fnatic, another representative of Europe, and Gambit Esports, the only representative of the CIS. Beating Gambit Esports with a score of 2-0, Fnatic became the second team to match Team Liquid in the final and qualify for Iceland from the EMEA Challengers Playoffs.
Two European Teams in the Grand Final
Guaranteed to go to Masters Reykjavík, the two European representatives faced off for the title of champion of the EMEA Challengers Playoffs and the first prize. After a 2-2 draw in the final matches, where the pleasure of watching is high and the competition was fierce, the match extended to a series of 5 maps. Team Liquid, who rose to the final stage by defeating our representative Oxygen in the semi-finals, closed the series with a score of 3-2 against Fnatic and became the champion of the EMEA Challengers Playoffs and the winner of the first prize. Fnatic, who came in second in the match, was satisfied with the second prize, but both teams received Masters Reykjavík, which will be played in Iceland, which is the main goal. made sure to go.
Next Stop Iceland!
Although the end of the road seems to be for Turkey, the excitement of the VCT Phase 2 continues. Next stop is Iceland. 10 teams from 7 different VCT regions will fight to prove they are the best in the offline Masters tournament, which will start on Monday, May 24th.
Although the tournaments in Latin America and Brazil have not been finalized yet, the teams we will see in Iceland for sure; Sentinels and Version1 from North America, Team Liquid and Fnatic from Europe, Nuturn Gaming from Korea, Crazy Raccoon from Japan and X10 Esports from Southeast Asia.