Previous Masters: Copenhagen champions FunPlus Phoenix have been despatched to the lower bracket of VALORANT Champions Istanbul by DRX.
DRX created a flawless run through the group phase to be the No. 1 seed coming out of Group D. Even with the slight benefit, DRX were being tasked with dealing with the former Masters champions all through the to start with round of the playoffs. No problem proved as well good for the South Korean workforce, however. They fought their way through FPX nowadays all through the longest map of the event.
Right after throwing a 12-8 direct, DRX went toe-to-toe with FPX in an additional time that showcased two remarkable clutches that experienced the two stax and ardiis on their toes. DRX shut out FPX’s map decide Ascent 19-17 to just take match level in the collection.
Whilst the first map experienced been an complete massacre on both sides, DRX’s decide on of Breeze was greatly a person-sided. FPX seemed lost immediately after failing to clutch up in additional time on Ascent and DRX were being seemingly in peak variety. Early rewards had been key to DRX’s success, such as winning four consecutive rounds at the start off and stop of the 50 %. Stax was hitting his stride on Breeze, working in unison with his crew for an MVP-worthy general performance.
Just after winning equally pistol rounds right after a 9-3 half to consider an 11-3 direct, DRX stayed robust to complete 13-5 and mail FPX to the decreased bracket. Zest concluded the collection as the in general MVP with a 1.42 in general K/D and an normal fight score of 248 though actively playing Sova.
DRX keep in the higher bracket of VCT Champions and will encounter Brazil’s LOUD on Sept. 12.