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TSM win FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational: Results, final placements

Published: 10/Aug/2020 4:15 Updated: 10/Aug/2020 16:13

by Jacob Hale

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TSM have taken home their second Ignition Series event, defeating arch-nemesis Sentinels in the FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational and pocketing $25,000.

Valorant launched on June 2 to much excitement among esports fans, with the prospect of Riot Games launching a first-person shooter seemingly being a sure-fire recipe for success.

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With the Ignition Series, Riot Games wanted to kick off the early days of Valorant esports with a bang, and have so far seen the likes of T1 and G2 Esports host invitational tournaments as a result.

FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational recap

The FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational panned out in the early stages like most expected. The big names like Sentinels, TSM, T1, and Cloud9 made it through the group stage relatively unscathed.

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However, when playoffs kicked off, that’s when the upsets started rolling. Team Envy took down Cloud9 early, knocking them down to the lower bracket. T1 were taken out in straight sets by TSM and Gen.G too.

TSM cemented themselves, very briefly, as the number one team in North America after sweeping the Sentinels 2-0 in a rematch of the PAX Arena Invitational final in the upper bracket final. The Sentinels were able to book themselves a rematch though after taking down Immortals in the lower bracket.

With a one-map advantage, many thought TSM would have the upper edge. However, the Sentinels came out firing on Haven, taking down TSM 13-8. From there, the two god squads ended up trading maps, with TSM taking Split and Sentinels taking Ascent to force a map five.

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Bind was the battleground for the championship decider, and it was the nail biter everyone was hoping for. Taylor ‘drone’ Johnson kept TSM in the game despite a poor start, although Jay ‘sinatraa’ Won and Hunter ‘SicK’ Mims had other ideas.

Eventually, TSM came out on top with an incredible comeback on their attack half, taking out Bind in overtime 14-12, in what is probably the best series in Valorant’s short history so far.

Killjoy not available for use

Although FaZe initially decided they would be making Killjoy available for this tournament, they had to change their mind due to Riot insisting the Agent isn’t ready for competitive play just yet.

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In a tweet, they stated it’s on them and thanked the org for putting the competitive experience first. This leaves us wondering when will we get to see the Genius of Germany make her competitive debut.

When was the FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational?

The FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational kicked off on August 6, and saw teams compete right through to August 9. Group stage matches started on August 6, while playoffs set off on August 7.

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Which teams played?

FaZe, who recently announced the addition of Andrej ‘babybay’ Francisty to their Valorant roster, welcomed in some of the biggest names in esports to take part in their tournament.

As well as their fresh roster, they faced off against the likes of 100 Thieves, T1, Cloud9, TSM, and more. Here are the 16 teams that competed in their respective groups:

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Sentinels TSM T1 FaZe Clan
Lemonade Stand Bloom Mixup China Nguyen
Gen.G Esports Cloud9 Team Envy Immortals
Built By Gamers Renegades Complexity 100 Thieves

FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational: Results & schedule

Group Stage

Below are the standings for each group, filtered by position.

Group A

Position Team Match record (map count)
1 Sentinels (Qualified) Won: 2, Lost: 0 (4/0).
2 Gen.G Esports (Qualified) Won: 2, Lost: 1 (5/3).
3 Lemonade Stand Won: 1, Lost: 2 (3/4).
4 Built by Gamers Won: 0, Lost: 2 (0/4).

Group B

Position Team Match record (map count)
1 Cloud9 (Qualified) Won: 2, Lost: 0 (4/1).
2 TSM (Qualified) Won: 2, Lost: 1 (5/3).
3 Renegades Won: 1, Lost: 2 (2/4).
4 Bloom Won: 0, Lost: 2 (1/4).

Group C

Position Team Match record (map count)
1 T1 (Qualified) Won: 2, Lost: 0 (4/0).
2 Team Envy (Qualified) Won: 2, Lost: 1 (4/4).
3 Complexity Won 1, Lost: 2 (4/4).
4 Mixup Won: 0, Lost: 2 (0/4).

Group D

Position Team Match record (map count)
1 Immortals (Qualified) Won: 2, Lost: 0 (4/0).
2 FaZe Clan (Qualified) Won: 2, Lost 1 (4/4).
3 China Nguyen Won: 1, Lost: 2 (3/4).
4 100 Thieves Won: 0, Lost: 2 (1/4).

Playoffs

Below is the schedule and results for the double-elimination Playoff bracket.

Friday, August 7

Round (BO3) Match PST EST BST CEST
Upper Bracket Quarterfinals Sentinels 2-0 FaZe Clan 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM
Cloud9 1-2 Team Envy 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM
T1 1-2 TSM 4:30 PM 7:30 PM 12:30 AM 1:30 AM
Immortals 2-1 Gen.G Esports 4:30 PM 7:30 PM 12:30 AM 1:30 AM
Lower Bracket Round 1 FaZe Clan 1-2 Cloud9 6:30 PM 9:30 PM 2:30 AM 3:30 AM
T1 0-2 Gen.G Esports 6:30 PM 9:30 PM 2:30 AM 3:30 AM

Saturday, August 8

Round (BO3) Match PST EST BST CEST
Upper Bracket Semifinals Sentinels 2-1 Team Envy 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM
TSM 2-0 Immortals 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM
Lower Bracket Round 2 Immortals 2-1 Cloud9 4:30 PM 7:30 PM 12:30 AM 1:30 AM
Team Envy 0-2 Gen.G Esports 6:30 PM 9:30 PM 2:30 AM 3:30 AM
Upper Bracket Final Sentinels 0-2 TSM 4:30 PM 7:30 PM 12:30 AM 1:30 AM
Lower Bracket Round 3 Immortals 2-0 Gen.G Esports 9:00 PM 12:00 AM 5:00 AM 6:00 AM

Sunday, August 9

Round Match PST EST BST CEST
Lower Bracket Final (BO3) Sentinels 2 vs 0 Immortals 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM
Grand Final (BO5) TSM 3 – 2 Sentinels 4:30 PM 7:30 PM 12:30 AM 1:30 AM

FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational: Final placements

Below are the final placements of the FaZe Clan Invitational, with the prize money being share among the top four teams.

Final Placement Team Name Prize money (USD)
1st TSM $25,000
2nd Sentinels $15,000
 3rd Immortals $7,500
4th Gen.G Esports $2,500
 5th – 6th Team Envy  –
Cloud9  –
7th – 8th FaZe Clan  –
T1  –
 9th – 12th Complexity  –
China Nguyen  –
Lemonade Stand  –
Renegades  –
13th – 16th 100 Thieves
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Riot fix Sova and Phoenix ultimate bugs after Valorant Patch 1.09

Published: 1/Oct/2020 8:24 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 8:33

by Andrew Amos

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Missed Phoenix calling out the signature “jokes over, you’re dead” after Valorant Patch 1.09? How about Sova yelling “nowhere to run” at the top of his lungs? You weren’t alone, with both Agents having voice line bugs after the update. Thankfully, they’re now fixed.

Being able to hear ultimate voice lines in Valorant is more important than you think. They are a crucial indicator of understanding what is happening across the map. If you didn’t know Raze pulled out a Showstopper, you could just be destroyed.

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However, after Valorant Patch 1.09, certain Agents had their ultimate voice lines disabled ⁠— namely Sova and Phoenix. The bug made the duo even more infuriating to play against.

Phoenix using Run It Back in Valorant
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Every Agent has a global voiceline for their ultimates, but some like Phoenix were pretty quiet after Valorant Patch 1.09. Ironic for Phoenix, at least.

Without hearing either ultimate go off, you don’t know if you’re safe. The Phoenix you just killed could have been mid-ultimate. You won’t know to keep your eyes up for a Sova ultimate too until you see the big Hunter’s Fury charge coming right at you.

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This, obviously, led to player outrage. It made the two Agents even more sneaky than they should have been. With audio cues being so crucial, losing them was a massive disadvantage.

However, Riot has finally fixed the problem, just 24 hours after the release of the update. They have isolated the issue, and hopefully quashed the bug for good.

They have also fixed issues with the game crashing after the update. Players noted that if they alt-tabbed at the wrong time, or were holding down tab while the new round loaded in, they would be kicked from the game.

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It would be a hassle to try and rejoin, and by the time they did, players would have often conceded a lot of rounds or even defeat. Riot are hoping that issue is no longer a problem however.

The patch has been shipped out to all regions at the time of publishing, but it remains to be seen if the fix is working perfectly as intended. It’s also unclear if there are sound cue issues with other Agents.

Be sure to keep both an ear and an eye out for Phoenix and Sova, because if you don’t hear their ultimates going off, you’ll need to look just that bit harder.

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