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Team BcJ wins Valorant SMEAG Cup hosted by Babybay

Team BcJ claimed $5000 from the SMEAG Cup against Team Tarik (Image via BFC/Twitter)
Team BcJ claimed $5000 from the SMEAG Cup against Team Tarik (Image via BFC/Twitter)
Pratiti Dhang
SENIOR ANALYST

The SMEAG Cup, organized by Box Fight Champ (BFC) and the Valorant player Andrej "Babybay" Francisty, witnessed Team BcJ's victory against Team Tarik.

BcJ had popular Valorant players from the North American region, such as Brendan "BcJ" Jensen, Bryce "PureR" Lovell, Shawn "Shawn" O'Riley, Ian "Tex" Botsch, and Jaccob "Yay" Whiteaker. It was the second SMEAG Cup win for both BcJ and Tex.

Previously, in the first season of the SMEAG Cup, they won the tournament under Team Corey.

Thomas "Trippy" Schappy was the co-caster for the SMEAG Cup, along with Babybay. The event's second season had six teams participating: Team Corey, Team Zombs, Team Tarik, Team Shanks, Team BcJ, and Tower Esports.

There was a prize pool of $5000 to $3,500 for the winner and $1,500 for the runner-up.


Valorant SMEAG Cup schedule, result, and format

The SMEAG Cup schedule and results (Screengrab from Liquipedia)
The SMEAG Cup schedule and results (Screengrab from Liquipedia)

The quarterfinals and semifinals of this Valorant tournament were played in the Best of One (Bo1) format, with the following schedule:

Quarterfinals

  • Team Zombs vs Team BcJ - Team BcJ qualified for the Semifinals
  • Team Shanks vs Esports Tower - Team Shanks qualified for Semifinals

Semifinals

  • Team Corey (SMEAG Cup Season 1 champion) vs Team BcJ - Team BcJ qualified for the finals
  • Team Tarik (SMEAG Cup Season 1 runner up) vs Team Shanks - Team Tarik qualified for Finals

Grand Final: Team BcJ vs Team Tarik

Team BcJ won the final with a 13-2 score in Valorant’s Haven map.


Valorant SMEAG Cup Finals: Team BCJ vs Team Tarik

The final match between Team BcJ and Team Tarik was set at Haven. The former started the series as defenders and dominated their opponents by securing ten rounds in the first half, with Team Tarik securing two wins.

After switching sides, Team BcJ continued to dominate. They won three more games in the second half, with Team Tarik not getting a single win after the switch and losing the match. The match ended with a score of 13-2, with a big win for Team BcJ.

Edited by Ravi Iyer
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