After the controversial claims of Ninja’s Time In against Built By Gamers (BBG), everybody had their eyes on the Valorant Knights Before Christmas tournament, organized by Pittsburg Knights.
After the initial disqualification of BBG without substantial evidence, everyone was upset with the organizers. However, they soon went back on their decision and allowed BBG to continue.
BBG clarified on Twitter that even though they were happy for the quick resolution, the team would not continue in the Valorant tournament and instead forfeit their match against Gen.G Esports.
Valorant Knights Before Christmas quarterfinals
Quarterfinal 1 (Gen.G vs. Built By Gamers)
BBG forfeited the match, and Gen.G won the match by default, qualifying for Semifinal 1.
Quarterfinal 2 (Pittsburgh Knights vs. XSET)
XSET took the first match on Split 6-13. PK made a comeback, taking the second match on Haven 13-7. XSET then wasted no time and won the third match on Icebox 7-13, securing the best of three 2-1 and qualifying for Semifinal 1.
Quarterfinal 3 (Equinox Esports vs. ex-Serenity)
NOX won the first two matches on Haven and Split 13-2 and 13-6, respectively. The third map was not needed, as NOX won the best of three 2-0 to qualify for Semifinal 2.
Quarterfinal 4 (Rise vs. Dignitas)
The first match on Bind went to overtime, with DIG securing it at a close score of 13-15, barely beating out Rise. DIG then won the second match on Bind 3-13 to win the best of three 0-2, thus qualifying for Semifinal 2.
Valorant Knights before Christmas semifinals
(Gen.G vs. XSET)
Even though XSET won the first match on Haven 9-13, Gen.G won the other two games. The second one on Bind was claimed 13-11, while the third game on Split was sewn up 13-8. Gen.G secured the best of three 2-1 and qualified for the Finals.
Semifinal 2 (Equinox Esports vs. Dignitas)
DIG dominated Semifinal 2 by winning back to back games in Ascent (7-13) and Haven (5-13). The third map on Bind was forgone as DIG qualified for finals.
Third-place match (Equinox Esports vs XSET)
XSET won consecutive matches on Haven and Bind 13-4 and 13-8, respectively, securing third place in the Valorant tournament.
Valorant Knights before Christmas Finals (Gen.G vs. Dignitas)
Dignitas won the first match on Haven after it went to overtime 12-14. Gen.G then made a comeback with a dominant display to claim the second game 13-4 on Ascent. Ultimately, Gen.G clinched the third match on Bind 13-10 to win the best of three 2-1.
Thus, the team secured its place as the Champion of the Valorant Knights Before Christmas tournament. Gen.G also took to Twitter to show some of its brilliant winning moments.
Gen.G went home with a lovely Christmas gift of $6,000, while Dignitas got $3,000, and XSET won $1,000.Published 21 Dec 2020, 16:21 IST