Optic Gaming secures Valorant Champions Playoff

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On Day 3 of Valorant Champions 2022, bet The Korean Super Team DRX against Brazilian Furia, followed by 100 Thieves taking on Fnatic, followed by Group B playoffs between Optic Gaming and LOUD.

Day 3 (September 2) Valorant Champions 2022 Istanbul results:

Band Team 1 Team 2
D XRD 2 0 Fury
D fnatic 1 2 100 thieves
B optical game STRONG
Match 1 DRX against FURIA (Group D):

The first match of Group D saw Korean giants DRX take on South America’s LCQ winner Furia, with the series starting on Furia’s map pick on Ascent.

The map started with Furia taking full control of DRX reading the offense perfectly to win eight rounds in a row. DRX, with their games, managed to scratch three rounds in the half to end the half 3-9.

The second half began with Furia holding the gun and the follow-up for the first round shot victory reaching map point before DRX could win five rounds. With the score at 12-4, DRX showed its determination by winning eight rounds in a row to force overtime.

Overtime saw both teams win offensive and defensive halves to make it 14-14, but DRX, with their strategic offense, won the first round of third OT and held on to complete one of the best comebacks ever. in Valorant’s professional history, winning the first map. 16-14.

The second Haven map started with DRX completely dominating Furia, winning seven out of eight rounds. Furia scratched three rounds late in the half to end the half at 4-8.

The dominance continued on offense for DRX, and they closed the map without wasting another round to win the map 13-4.

With the win on the map, DRX made it 2-0 after a successful comeback over Ascent to wrap up the incredible series with a solid W. DRX now plays the winner for Fnatic/100t while Furia faces elimination.

Match 2 Fnatic v 100 Thieves (Group D):

The NA LCQ winners looked good in the tournament, but their first challenge was against EMEA giants Fnatic. The game was a trial by fire for the new and improved 100 Thieves as they made their international debut.

The three-card series began on Pearl, chosen by Fnatic. Still, it looked like 100 Thieves had everything under control, winning four of the first five rounds, but Fnatic’s resilience helped them finish the first half 6-6.

The second half started with Fnatic losing the first two rounds but winning the anti-bonus. But 100 Thieves’ offense overwhelmed the defense and limited Fnatic to just four rounds before winning the match 13-10.

With 0-1 down, Fnatic needed to win map two to force map three, and they started strong, winning eight of the first ten rounds, but a clutch from Bang to secure rounds three and four.

The second half started in favor of Fnatic, and they managed to convert the game, winning the required five rounds with relative ease to close the map 13-7 to force the third map.

Haven started with 100 Thieves winning five straight rounds, but Fnatic responded with six straight rounds to end the half 6-6.

100T on offense completely decimated the Fnatic defense, winning the required seven innings, only losing one to close the map 13-7 to win the series 2-1.

With this upset, 100T now plays DRX tomorrow for Valorant Champions playoff qualification while Fnatic plays Furia in an elimination match.

Match 3 Optic Gaming vs. LOUD (Group B):

The Group B top bracket qualifier was a rematch of the VCT Masters Reykjavik Finals, with the two teams, Optic Gaming and LOUD, playing each other for the fifth time.

This iteration had LOUD started in defense on their Breeze map pick and completely dominated Optic Gaming as they read their attacks like a book to close out the half 11-1.

Optic on defense showed why they are the best team in the game, winning six straight rounds, but the ten-round deficit was too much for Optic, and they lost the game 7-13, going down a card in the series.

The rift started with Optic Gaming winning the first two rounds, but LOUD, thanks to a strong performance from Sacy, got five straight rounds. Still, Optic Gaming and led by Yay, got four of the last five rounds to tie the half.

The second half looked to be going in LOUD’s favor, but a strong performance from Yay helped Optic get Optic back on winning ways to close the map 13-10 to force a third map.

Pearl started with LOUD winning the first two rounds, but Optic eventually found their groove and completely shut down LOUD’s entire attack to close out the first half 9-3.

The second half began with Optic winning the required four rounds without dropping a beat to close the map 13-3 and the series 2-1 to qualify for their first Valorant Champions playoffs.

Schedule for day 4 (September 3) for Valorant Champions 2022 Istanbul:

Band Time Team 1 Team 2
VS 15:00 TRT GMT +03:00 XSET XERXIA esports
VS 18:00 TRT GMT +03:00 FPX KRU esports
D 21:00 TRT GMT +03:00 XRD 100 thieves

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