The meeting between the two North American teams ended in favor of OpTic Gaming with a score of 2:1. After this defeat, XSET will have to continue the fight in the lower bracket, where FuPlus Phoenix will become their closest rival. OpTic Gaming's next opponent will be LOUD, they will fight for a place in the grand final.
The first map of the confrontation was Haven, where XSET showed a good attack in the first half, winning it with a score of 8:4. But the way OpTic Gaming played for the attacking side was very close to ideal, XSET found the strength only for 1 round for the defense.OpTic Gaming 13:9 XSET.
Ascent had a very close game that was decided in one round. Both teams showed perfect defense, but XSET were a little more lucky.XSET 13:11 OpTic Gaming.
The decisive map of Pearl took a long time, firstly because of an equal game, and secondly because of a long technical pause. OpTic Gaming started on the offensive side, which they won 8-4. After switching sides, XSET found the strength to equalize the score, but immediately after 8:8 they were in for a terrible streak to the opponent's match point, and the last round ended with the clearing of the spike when the XSET players were still alive. OpTic Gaming 13:8 XSET.
VALORANT Champions 2022 takes place from August 31 to September 18 in Istanbul at the Volkswagen Arena. As part of the championship, sixteen teams from Europe, North and South America, Brazil, South Korea, Japan, China and Southeast Asia are fighting for a total prize pool of $1,000,000.
VALORANT Champions 2022 Interim Results
- 1st place: TBD
- 2nd place: TBD
- 3rd place: TBD
- 4th place: TBD
- 5th-6th place: TBD
- 7th-8th place: Leviatán, Team Liquid — $40,000
- 9th-12th place: Paper Rex, KRÜ Esports, 100 Thieves ZETA DIVISION — $25,000
- 13th-16th place: BOOM Esports, XERXIA, FURIA Esports and EDward Gaming — $15,000