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Andbox wins NSG x Renegades Valorant Invitational: final results

Published: 19/Oct/2020 1:40 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 1:45

by Andrew Amos

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Nerd Street Gamers partnered up with Renegades to put on a Valorant Invitational tournament that featured 16 of the best North American teams. With $10,000 up for grabs, there was more than just pride on the line.

Waiting for First Strike and need a healthy dose of competitive Valorant action? The NSG x Renegades Valorant Invitational was full of insane highlights and crazy results. It should be plenty to hold you over until the next Riot-backed event.

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It was the first time fans of North American Valorant were able to see the new-look rosters after the Ignition Series shuffle.

The all-new T1 squad with DaZeD and Spyder made its debut, as well as Immortals after some of their stars took off to NRG and 100 Thieves.

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For everything you need to know about the NSG x Renegades Valorant Invitational, from who won, to where you can rewatch specific maps, we’ve got you covered.

NSG x Renegades Valorant Invitational recap

Ahead of Riot’s First Strike event, this 10K Invitational gave us our first look at a number of overhauled rosters. Perhaps the most intriguing of all, was T1’s recently finalized lineup boasting Counter-Strike Veterans and one of the best aimers in Overwatch history. Their run could not have started any better.

They closed out both of their matchups in Group D without dropping a map. From here, it was straight onto the quarterfinals, though they couldn’t quite keep the momentum up on day two of the competition. Immortals came through with a swift 2-0 before advancing all the way through to the grand finals.

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Ultimately, the final showdown in the Invitational put the Immortals roster against Andbox. Bind was the map in the series and it was over in a flash as Andbox cruised through to a  13-7 victory. Up next came Split as things were a little closer this time around.

While Immortals put up more rounds in this map, even taking things to overtime, it was still Andbox that secured the win and therefore, took home the trophy.

NSG x Renegades Valorant Invitational results

Saturday, October 17

Group A

Round Match PT ET BST
Opening Round Gen.G 1 – 0 beastcoast 10am 1pm 6pm
Opening Round Immortals 1 – 0 Rise 10am 1pm 6pm
Winners’ Match Gen.G 2 – 1 Immortals 11am 2pm 7pm
Elimination Match beastcoast 1 – 0 Rise 11am 2pm 7pm
Decider Match Immortals 2 – 1 beastcoast 1:30pm 4:30pm 9:30pm

Group B

Round Match PT ET BST
Opening Round Cloud9 0 – 1 Andbox 10am 1pm 6pm
Opening Round Equinox 0 – 1 Complexity 10am 1pm 6pm
Winners’ Match Andbox 2 – 0 Complexity 11am 2pm 7pm
Elimination Match Cloud9 1 – 0 Equinox 11am 2pm 7pm
Decider Match Complexity 0 – 2 Cloud9 1:30pm 4:30pm 9:30pm

Group C

Round Match PT ET BST
Opening Round FaZe 1 – 0 Mamba Mode 10am 1pm 6pm
Opening Round Luminosity 0 – 1 Spacestation 10am 1pm 6pm
Winners’ Match FaZe 2 – 1 Spacestation 11am 2pm 7pm
Elimination Match Mamba Mode 1 – 0 Luminosity 11am 2pm 7pm
Decider Match Spacestation 0 – 2 Mamba Mode 1:30pm 4:30pm 9:30pm

Group D

Round Match PT ET BST
Opening Round T1 1 – 0 Time In 10am 1pm 6pm
Opening Round Renegades 0 – 1 Moon Racoons 10am 1pm 6pm
Winners’ Match T1 2 – 0 Moon Racoons 11am 2pm 7pm
Elimination Match Time In 1 – 0 Renegades 11am 2pm 7pm
Decider Match Moon Raccons 2 – 0 Time In 1:30pm 4:30pm 9:30pm

Sunday, October 18

Round Match PT ET BST
Quarter Final Gen.G 0 – 2 Moon Racoons 10am 1pm 6pm
Quarter Final Andbox 2 – 0 Mamba Mode 10am 1pm 6pm
Quarter Final FaZe 0 – 2 Cloud9 10am 1pm 6pm
Quarter Final T1 0 – 2 Immortals 10am 1pm 6pm
Semi Final Moon Racoons 1 – 2 Andbox 12:30pm 3:30pm 8:30pm
Semi Final Cloud 9 1 – 2 Immortals 12:30pm 3:30pm 8:30pm
Grand Final Andbox 2 – 0 Immortals 3pm 6pm 11pm

NSG x Renegades Valorant Invitational final placements

Placing Team Prize Money (USD)
1 Andbox $6,000
2 Immortals $3,000
3-4 Cloud 9 $1,000
3-4 Moon Racoons
5-8 Gen.G Esports
5-8 Mamba Mode Gaming
5-8 FaZe Clan
5-8 T1
9-12 beastcoast
9-12 Complexity
9-12 Spacestation
9-12 Time In
13-16 Rise
13-16 Equinox
13-16 Luminosity
13-16 Renegades

NSG x Renegades Valorant Invitational stream

The NSG x Renegades Valorant Invitational was streamed on the Nerd Street Gamers Twitch account. The action kicked off at 10am PT / 1pm ET on both October 17 and 18. We’ve embedded the stream below for your convenience.

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NSG x Renegades Valorant Invitational teams

The NSG x Renegades Valorant Invitational featured some of North America’s best talent. The stacked T1 roster, Cloud9, Gen.G, FaZe Clan, and Immortals were the definite headliners. Renegades, of course, sent their own squad as well.

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There was also some rising stars that looked to disrupt the power rankings. Andbox and Spacestation Gaming made it through the open qualifiers, while Luminosity looked to build on a solid run against the best of the best.

Team Players
Renegades retrQ, Cp2, Winsum, randyySavage, Berghy
Immortals Genghsta, jcStani, Jmoh, neptune, ShoT_UP
Cloud9 TenZ, Relyks, mitch, shinobi, vice
FaZe Clan corey, ZachaREEE, Marved, babybay, Rawkus
Luminosity Gaming thief, aproto, Venerated, Ksiaze, stellar
Rise riku, Spirit, ChurmZ, anger, Ange
Gen.G effys, gMd, huynh, MkaeL, PLAYER1
Equinox Esports DXN, Dcop, Paincakes, cute fat boy, mina
Complexity ohai, agm, Xp3, sharky, JonahP
Mamba Mode Gaming chase, zecK, Critical, Osias, TBD
T1 brax, AZK, Skadoodle, DaZeD, Spyder
Spacestation Gaming kaplan, roca, sSef, insky, Boostio
beastcoast Elevate, jammyz, TiGG, bdog, YaBoiDre
Moon Racoons Rebo, Temperature, Fiend, aleksandar, Shawn12590
Andbox ANDROID, yay, b0i, seb, POACH
Time In Ninja, Kurt, Morg, Grego, Dani

While this tournament may be over, be on the lookout for plenty of top-level Valorant action coming up soon. Riot’s First Strike event is right around the corner.

CS:GO

Nadeshot frustrated as ESL shut down his restream of CSGO finals

Published: 19/Oct/2020 0:49

by Theo Salaun

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Ahead of 100 Thieves’ announced departure from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Mathew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag came under a bit of fire for disinterest in his org’s finals match at IEM New York and, subsequently, admonished by ESL for streaming the event.

Nadeshot came home to Los Angeles after 12 hours of travel and was excited to stream some of the Black Ops Cold War open beta for the first time, but, as the stream started, he also mentioned that he wouldn’t be responding to chat as much as usual because 100T was facing Furia in the IEM New York Grand Finals.

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Unfortunately, some found it disappointing that the organization’s founder would multitask and play another game during his team’s final CS:GO match ever, with former pro Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill even calling him out.

With people like SPUNJ discrediting Nade’s loyalty to his team and Black Ops Cold War coincidentally crashing, the 100T CEO attempted to switch over to the big match. But, in another string of disappointments, that idea wasn’t meant to be either.

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After trying to watch the Grand Finals with about 13,000 viewers, Nade received word that this re-stream was against ESL guidelines and that he was not allowed to do so.

Frustratedly, he returned to his initial Black Ops Cold War plans and expressed some understanding, as well as disappointment with the tournament organizers’ decision.

“At the end of the day, I get it from a business perspective on ESL’s standpoint,” Nadeshot said. “I mean, they pay for broadcast rights and they’re putting on this tournament and all these things.

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But, from my perspective, I have all of their sponsors and broadcast assets on my stream … I’m essentially just on a soapbox right now, blasting the stream but with just 12-13,000 more viewers.”

As he explained on stream, by putting the stream on full screen without any of his brandings, he felt that he was just giving the official broadcast more exposure. But, ultimately, he understands why the decision was made.

In a later clip, following his return to streaming BOCW, the 100T head honcho added further clarification.

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While affirming that he fully understands why he wasn’t allowed to re-stream the event and that he respects ESL’s business decisions, he felt that this situation was unique and could have been handled differently: “Well, I got your logos up here, I’ve got none of my sponsors up here. Can’t we just make an exception?”

First criticized for not giving his team’s play enough attention and then reprimanded for giving it too much attention, this wasn’t one of Nadeshot’s more fortunate streams. Still, he understands why ESL came down on him and, perhaps more importantly, he did eventually get to play BOCW without his PC crashing.

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