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FunPlus Phoenix and Team Heretics secure stage 1 masters in Valorant Champions Tour 2021 Europe Challengers 2 day 2

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Modified 23 Feb 2021
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FunPlus Phoenix and Team Heretics have defeated Fnatic and OG Esports on day 2 of Valorant Champions Tour 2021 Europe stage 1 Challengers 2.

Challengers 2 of stage 1 Valorant Champions Tour 2021 Europe ended with four teams qualifying for the stage 1 masters and the four others moving to Challengers 3.

Alliance defeated Wave Esports, and Ninjas in Pyjamas defeated G2 on day 1 of Challengers 2. On day 2, FunPlus Phoenix defeated Fnatic, and Team Heretics defeated OG Esports.

The qualified teams will be facing the qualifiers from challengers 3 in the stage 1 masters of Valorant Champions Tour 2021 Europe.


Valorant Champions Tour 2021 Europe Stage 1 Challengers 2

After a strong open qualifier, the top four teams faced off against the teams qualifying from Challengers 1 of Valorant Champions Tour 2021 Europe stage 1. The qualifying teams and their matches for the round of eight are as follows:

  • Wave Esports vs Alliance
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas vs G2 Esports
  • FunPlus Phoenix vs Fnatic
  • OG esports vs Team Heretics

The winning four teams will be qualifying for the masters. The losing four teams will be moving to the Valorant Champions Tour 2021 Europe Stage 1 Challengers 3.

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Alliance won against Wave Esports, and Ninjas in Pyjamas won against G2 and qualified for Valorant Champions Tour 2021 Europe Stage 1 Masters.

FunPlus Phoenix vs Fnatic

The first match of Day 2 was between FunPlus Phoenix and Fnatic. The selected maps were Bind, Split, and Haven.

The roster of FunPlus Phoenix:

  • Kirill “ANGE1” Karasiow
  • Andrey “Shao” Kiprsky
  • Tobias “ShadoW” Flodström
  • Pontus “Zyppan” Eek
  • Dmitriy “dimasick” Matvienko
  • Ivan “Johnta” Shevtsov (coach)

The roster of Fnatic:

  • Jake “Boaster” Howlett
  • Domagoj “Doma” Fancev
  • James “Mistic” Orfila
  • Muhammad “Moe40” Hariff
  • Kostas “tsack” Theodoropoulos
  • Jacob “mini” Harris (coach)
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FunPlus Phoenix played the attackers in the first match at Bind. The first half was a close one, with both teams scoring six matches. Fnatic dominated the second half by winning seven matches consecutively. The final match saw Fnatic winning with a score of 6-13 in its favor.

The second match kicked off with Fnatic defending the sites. FunPlus Esports dominated the first half by taking 10 rounds. They won the match with a final score of 13-3.

The score was 1-1. The third match decided who will go to the masters and who will move to Challengers 3. The match kicked off with FunPlus Phoenix defending the site once again. They dominated the first half by winning eight rounds. The match came to a close with a final score of 13-7 in favor of FunPlus Esports.

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FunPlus Phoenix moved to stage 1 masters of Valorant Champions Tour 2021 Europe, and Fnatic moved to challengers 3. The final scoreline was 2-1 in favor of FunPlus Phoenix.

OG esports vs Team Heretics

The fourth and final match of Valorant Champions Tour 2021 was between OG Esports and Team Heretics. Ascent, Bind, and Split were selected.

The roster for OG Esports:

  • Dylan “aKm” Bignet
  • Dragan “elliement” Milanović
  • Théo “OniBy” Tarlier
  • Kevin “TviQ” Lindström
  • Benjamin “uKNOE” Chevasson
  • Julien “daemoN” Ducros (coach)

The roster for Team Heretics:

  • Christian “lowel” Garcia Antoran
  • Melih “pAura” Karaduran
  • Žygimantas “nukkye” Chmieliauskas
  • Dustyn “niesoW” Durnas
  • Auni “AvovA” Chahade
  • Ruben “RUBINO” Villarroel Brødreskift
  • Tanishq “Tanizhq” Sabharwal (coach)
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Team Heretics started the first match as attackers on Ascent. It dominated the first match by winning eight rounds and carried it over to the next one. Team Heretics took the first match with a final score of 6-13 in its favor.

The second match was in Bind with OG Esports as the defenders. Team Heretics dominated the first half by winning 10 rounds and continued that into the second half. The match ended with a final score of 13-7.

Team Alliance, Ninjas in Pyjamas, FunPlus Phoenix, and Team Heretics will be facing off against the qualifying teams from Valorant Champions Tour 2021 Europe stage 1 Challengers 3.

Published 23 Feb 2021, 17:32 IST
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