Valorant Champions Tour Stage 1 EU is almost coming to an end. G2 Esports has always been one of the big favorites when entering any competition with FPS titles. With round 8 matches being played-out, Ninjas in Pyjamas advanced into the next round, defeating G2 Esports. It is no different in Valorant. Coming into stage 1 of this round, G2 Esports was the favorite. G2 Esports has been on fire since ending last month with a Red Bull Home Ground victory over Team Liquid. Valorant players throughout the world were expecting a 2-0 from G2 against NIP. G2 Esports leave Valorant Champions Tour Stage 1
G2 Esports leaves Valorant Challengers
The teams went up against each other in the best-of-three format. Getting into the round 8 matches, G2 Zeek looked confident and was ready to hand a loss to NIP. However, the tables tuned in a nail-biting third game between G2 Esports and Ninjas in Pyjamas.
The maps picked by the teams for the three matches were
- Game 1: Icebox
- The Game 2: Bind
- Game 3: Split
Despite the efforts of G2 Esports, NIP took game one of the Valorant series with a score of 7-13 in its favor. G2 Zeek, considered the powerhouse of G2, did not perform to his potential on this map. Looking to keep the momentum going, G2 moved on to Split.
NIP did not give up an inch of space to G2. G2 then bounced back and secured game two in Bind with a score of 13-5. The game was tied at 4-4 before G2 gained momentum to get the score to 8-4. NIP was now inches away from qualifying for the next round. NIP was also close to another achievement, knocking G2 out of the tournament. The score was 10-12 in NIP’s favor. NIP followed this up with a masterful play. G2 Esports was out of the Valorant Champions Tour Stage 1.