There are just four series left to play in Reykjavik, with Valorant Champions Tour title on the line.
Four teams have battled it out to be in a position to win the title but which squads have made it this far?
Winners Final: OpTic Gaming vs LOUD
The two teams who have made it through to the final of the Upper Bracket are OpTic Gaming and LOUD. The two teams will fight it out in the all-green derby on Friday (April 22).
OpTic have been taken to map three in each of their two matches in bracket play so far in Reykjavik. Their second round match ended up being a classic.
They managed to fend off DRX by the skin of their teeth. Map three went to triple overtime on Split but it was OpTic who managed to clutch up and secure the comeback.
They were 1-0 down after map one but the second map was emphatically taken in their favour. Split was, ironically, split, all the way down to the wire when OpTic just squeezed through into the VCT Masters Winners Final.
Zest did everything they could to try and force DRX through but their +20 on their +/- stat wasn’t enough and OpTic went through.
On the flipside of this matchup. LOUD have dropped just a single map since the bracket started.
That was in their first matchup of the bracket against Team Liquid. They then went on to beat G2 in the second round of the upper bracket by a comfortable 26-16 aggregate scoreline across two maps.
The Winners Final between OpTic and LOUD will take place on Friday, April 22 at 18:00 BST.
Losers Semi-Final: ZETA Division vs Paper Rex
In a twist of events that many will see as a shock, both teams that dropped down from the semi-finals of the upper bracket were eliminated in their follow-up lower bracket matches.
Paper Rex (PRX) managed to come through a really interesting matchup against G2. They took both of their maps against G2 swiftly. Polish player f0rsakeN really put the team on their back though, managing to finish with a 54/28 K/D over the course of just two maps.
PRX have made it this far in the VCT Masters with some really impressive teamwork and they’ll need to be on their game against ZETA to secure a result.
ZETA Division, alongside OpTic in the winners final, had to come through the Group Stage in order to make it as far as the playoffs at the VCT Masters.
After losing to DRX in their opening match, they had to play perfectly in order to see themselves progress into the bracket stage of the tournament.
They then got shifted down to the lower bracket by G2 in the opening round of bracket play.
After seeing off Team Liquid, they were faced up with the daunting task of a rematch against DRX. It’s never easy playing against a team that has already beaten you in a tournament but momentum carried them through.
A real team performance from the Japanese team saw the series level at 1-1 heading into Split as the third and final map. They then blew DRX out of the water with a resounding 13-4 win.
The lower bracket final will be played at 21:00 BST on Friday, April 22.
Who’s going to win?
Who knows? Form really goes out of the window when it comes to big tournaments like this and the shocks that have already been on show in the bracket play have demonstrated just that.
If the tournament was continuing on from last weekend’s action immediately then you’d have to say OpTic. The Green Wall will be riding the momentum of their triple-overtime win against DRX.
But with LOUD’s impeccable form so far this season. They have not lost a single series in the VCT as of yet. They have to be going into this weekend’s action confident.
Both lower bracket teams can’t be written out either both Zeta and Paper Rex will have their tails up. They’ll carry through momentum of beating teams on their way to the semi-finals.
All of the action will unfold this weekend on twitch.tv/valorant. Stick with us for all the coverage from Reykjavik.
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