100 Thieves secured the win over GenG in the lower bracket of Valorant Champions Tour after going down 10-2 on Ascent.
GenG and 100 Thieves both qualified for the VCT Masters event later this month with their wins over NRG Esports and TSM yesterday. They are now playing against one another for a chance to face off against Luminosity in the lower bracket final. Whoever loses this match will be out of the tournament and must wait until Masters to play again.
100 Thieves dominated TSM yesterday in their match to secure their spot at Masters, but looked lost in the first half of their match versus GenG. Ascent is a map that 100 Thieves is known for, but it was GenG’s map pick to start the best of three. GenG came out swinging, absolutely destroying 100 Thieves at every turn and going up 10-2 at the half on defense. But, the Thieves were not about to take Ascent lying down and soon began to bounce back.
Ethan “Ethan” Arnold came in clutch during the opening pistol round, securing two on the round for 100 Thieves. They continued their momentum into the second round of the second half and moving the scoreline to 10-4. GenG answered back in the first buy round, bringing them within two rounds to secure the win over the Thieves. Now with a scoreline of 11-5, it was do or die time for the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive veterans on 100 Thieves.
100 Thieves outplay GenG, force quadruple overtime
Both young guns on 100 Thieves, Ethan and Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk, were able to keep GenG at bay, bringing the scoreline to 11-8. GenG, having played together as a core five for longer, weren’t about to let the comeback happen. They defeated 100 Thieves in round 20 of the match and brought themselves within one round of the win. It looked dire for the First Strike Champions, but they managed to pull off the unthinkable. With amazing plays from Josh “Steel” Nissan, Nick “Nitr0” Cannella, and Spencer “Hiko Martin, 100 Thieves brought things into overtime.
GenG had already allowed their opponents to come back from a 10-2 deficit but were still confident in their ability to win. They responded with the first defensive win of the first overtime, bringing them again on match point. 100 Thieves traded them back, taking back-to-back matches for the lead. The two teams fought tooth and nail to bring the series to a close, but the overtime continued. Finally, after quadruple overtime, 100 Thieves pulled out the win 17-15 against GenG.
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