Team Liquid lost 2-1 to Version 1 in the Valorant Champions Tour Masters, Reykjavik.
Team Liquid was the champion of the VCT 2021: EMEA Stage 2 Challengers Finals. They beat Fnatic in the finals and were crowned champions.
Version 1 won against Crazy Raccoon in the Upper Bracket Play-In tie on the inaugural day of the Valorant Champions Tour Masters, Reykjavik.
Team Liquid faced Version 1 in their first match of the tournament and they lost the tie against their North American opponent.
Team Liquid vs Version 1, Upper Bracket Round 1,
Valorant Champions Tour Masters Reykjavik:
Team Liquid takes on Version 1 in a best-of-three tie in the Upper Bracket Round 1 tie of the Valorant Champions Tour Masters Reykjavik.
The three maps selected for the match-up between Team Liquid and Version 1 following the map veto process were:
Map 1: Split
Team Liquid started the match as the defenders on Split and secured 7 rounds in their favor in the first half. After the side swap, Version 1 took 7 rounds for themselves. However, Team Liquid secured 5 more rounds and forced the match into overtime. Team Liquid won the tie by taking 4 more rounds in overtime while Version 1 secured 2.
Team Liquid 16-14 Version 1
Map 2: Ascent
Version 1 started the game as the defenders and secured 7 rounds in the first half. After the side swap, Team Liquid took 6 rounds in their favor. However, Version 1 took 6 more rounds for themselves and equalized the tie.
Team Liquid 11-13 Version 1
Map 3: Haven
Version 1 started the game as the aggressor in the first half and secured 10 rounds before the side swap. Team Liquid secured 2 rounds for themselves, but Version 1 took 3 more rounds and won the tie with a 2-1 scoreline.
Team Liquid 4-13 Version 1
Team Liquid has now dropped to the Lower-Bracket and will face the winner between Shark Esports and KRÜ Esports in the Lower Bracket Round 2 tie.
Meanwhile, Version 1 qualified for the Upper Bracket Semi-finals, where they will face Nuturn Gaming to cement their place in the Upper Bracket Final.