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Here Is What We Learned From The First Day Of VCT Masters Reykjavík



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Riot Games released their first-ever FPS game Valorant last year, and the esports scene started to build up since the beginning. The tournaments have been arranged from all around the world.

The European scene had its own champions, such as Team Liquid, Fnatic, G2 Esports, and more. North American scene also had their best teams such as Sentinels, 100 Thieves, Sentinels, and many more.

However, we couldn’t see these teams face each other until now because of the coronavirus outbreak. Before that, we could only compare the teams by looking at the agent picks, strategies, and playstyles. The most common thought was how aggressive playstyle the North American scene has.

On the other hand, European scene was playing around the utily side of the game while the North American teams were picking the two-duelist agent compositions, which was the biggest difference between those teams.

These types of differences made people think that North American teams were lacking in team play, and most of the European players claimed that their gameplay is so predictable and easy to play against.

However, the North American teams Version1 and Sentinels managed to beat Fnatic and Team Liquid during the first day of VCT Masters Reykjavík and showed that nobody should have underestimated them.

Team Liquid decided not to play the most overpowered agent in the game for most of the professional scene, Astra, against Version1. Even though they won the first map Split went in the favor of Liquid, they lost the last two maps and the series against Version1.

Fnatic, on the other hand, couldn’t manage to win a single map during the series against Sentinels and pursue to the lower bracket in the tournament as well as Team Liquid. Also, we should mention that players such as ScreaM, Jamppi, Zellsis, penny, TenZ, and Shahzam were the shining members of these series.

“1-2 into the lower bracket, gg’s they played really well and we played very poorly. Still a chance, do or die. The current meta is really tough,” Team Liquid player ScreaM said. “Sentinels looking strong aswell, this tournament is definitely going to be interesting until the end. It’s a NA day, GG’s we lose the battle but not the war.”

TenZ also shared his reaction after having such a game against Fnatic as he mentioned the differences between LAN and online games. “Won against Fnatic 2-0 GG’s to them, gotta get used to actually being able to hold angles. So happy LAN’s are back!”

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