American esports organization, TSM FTX win Valorant Champions Tour 2021: North America Stage 3 Challengers 2 defeating FaZE Clan in the final. This is the first huge title that TSM’s Valorant roster has picked up this year.
TSM FTX Valorant Roster
- James “hazed” Cobb (IGL)
- Matthew “Wardell” Yu
- Yassine “Subroza” Taoufik
- Sean “bang” Bezerra
Valorant Champions Tour
The VCT (Valorant Champions Tour) is the first official Valorant tournament organized by Riot Games. Riot Games announced it last year November and it has been a huge success ever since.
All the regions from around the world compete in Challengers across three Stages over the course of the year. Each of those Stages has 2 Challengers Main Events. Teams can qualify for them through Open Qualifiers. In the Main Events, esports teams fight for a spot at Challengers Playoffs. Finally, teams who win those Challengers Playoffs move on to the Masters event where only the bests around the world attend.
TSM’s run at VCT 2021: NA3.2
So, how did TSM FTX win the NA3.2 of the Valorant Champions Tour 2021?
TSM FTX was one of the eight teams taking part in this particular Challenger. They finished 2nd only to FaZe Clan at the Qualifiers. Following the double-elimination bracket format of the tournament, TSM first faced Gen.G at the Upper Bracket Quarterfinals. They lost the first round but came back winning two in a row and progressed to the next round. T1 then fell prey losing 2-1 to the soon-to-be champions. Maybe T1 should consider bolstering their Valorant squad as they did for their Rainbow Six roster. In the Upper Bracket Final, TSM faced off against Luminosity Gaming. The match failed to deliver much hype as TSM battered their competition 2-0. Then it was time for the Grand Finals as TSM and FaZe Clan met yet again. In the best-of-five Finals, TSM conceded to FaZe in the first round at Ascent. But then they regained their composure and won three rounds in a row picking up the championship.
What do you make of TSM’s run at the Challengers 2?