Optic Gaming won its first Valorant Masters of the year. The USA team won the title by defeating the Brazilian Laud 3-0 in the final.
“It’s a good feeling,” said Victor Wong, a happy visual professional. “The win means a lot to us.”
In the end, it was not an easy victory – the final score 3-0 according to the charts (13:9; 14:12; 15:13) looks clearer than the match did. Two maps, Bind in the second half and Breeze in the third, were selected in overtime only.
Visual games: from brave newcomer to master winner
For the esports organization, it’s the pinnacle of a prime since it entered the Valorant Arena in early February. At the time, a day before the North American Challenger launched, Optic stuck with the roster that Team Envy had started up until that point. And the deal was not a sudden coup, but rather a partnership between the two organizations, which was decided at the end of 2021.
In terms of sports, the title is less surprising. The team was already active at the international level. Starting with Team Envy, the Pros finished second at Masters Berlin in September. This defeat, according to Victor, motivated the team: “At the Masters Berlin we were on the losing side. We know how you feel. That brings us here.”
VCT Masters: Not fans on the site, but in the stream
As with the first Masters Tournament a year ago, which was also played in Reykjavik, no spectators were allowed to be on the Icelandic site at the start of this year. Alternatively, fans around the world can watch the final via live broadcast.
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