After having to say goodbye to 2 more names, the 4 strongest teams in the world were officially revealed at VCT Stage 2 Master Copenhagen.
The two pairs of the quarter-finals of the VCT Stage 2 Master Copenhagen quarter-finals took place without surprise when the victories belonged to the stronger rated teams. Thus, the top 4 of this year’s tournament has been determined after two more names had to say goodbye.
The Fire Phoenixes had an overwhelming victory over their opponent from Korea. In a day of ardiis playing unbelievable with his terrible Op reflexes and entries, the entire DRX squad was almost unable to play the game.
If in the first map, Ascent, it seems that DRX has made it difficult for the 2nd seed in EMEA region to pull up to 9 winning rounds before receiving 9-13 defeats on FPX’s map pick, then go to his map pick. As Fracture, the defending champion Korea could do nothing but endure the match with a 5-13 defeat.
Contrary to the match of FPX and DRX, the match that seemed to be one-way for Fnatic was suffocating when all 3 maps were intense chases until the final round.
In the first map, Fracture, FNC’s map pick, Leviatán was even the team that had the match point first but couldn’t take advantage of it. In overtime, it was thanks to the individual brilliance of Enzo and Derke, respectively, that FNC could win with a score of 14-12.
Coming to Ascent, with the advantage of the map pick and the brilliance of Melser, Leviatán easily defeated the defending champion EMEA with a score of 13 – 10 to equalize the total result 1 evenly, dragging the match into the decisive 3 Bind map. .
In the final map, true to the nature of a decisive map, both teams fought each other round and gave the audience all kinds of emotions when it took 4 series of overtime to decide. won by the team. In the last round, it was thanks to Enzo’s brilliance in the 1v1 situation that could not be more dramatic, FNC could finish the opponent with the final score of 17 – 15.
Thus, DRX and Leviatán are the next 2 teams to say goodbye to VCT Stage 2 Master Copenhagen this time, which means that the top 4 strongest names in the world at the moment have been revealed, that is:
OpTic Gaming (NA)
Paper Rex (APAC)
FunPlus Phoenix (EMEA)
After a few days off, the tournament will return on July 22 and officially enter the stage where the matches will be played in a Bo5 format instead of Bo3 as before. The first match after the break will be the Bracket Final between Paper Rex, the No. 1 representative of the APAC region, and OpTic Gaming, the defending champion of the tournament. This will definitely be the biggest challenge ever for the Paper Dragons.
Can the APAC champions, the hope of Southeast Asia, prove their journey at this tournament is not a fairy tale, but something that is evident in their abilities? Please continue to watch the tournament and cheer for the teams on the YouTube channels of Valorant Champions Tour Vietnam and Facebook Valorant Vietnam.