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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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How to get free Valorant ‘Pay Respects’ Gun Buddy with Prime Gaming

Published: 20/Oct/2020 11:10

by Jacob Hale

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Riot Games and Twitch have come together to offer Prime Gaming (formerly Twitch Prime) users and Valorant players free in-game cosmetics, with a new Gun Buddy able to pick up and attach to your weapons available now.

Valorant and Twitch have worked together in the past, with fans able to get beta keys from watching select Valorant Twitch streams when the game was in its beta phase.

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Now, they’re keeping fans interested with yet another Gun Buddy attachment after giving away the Netter Treter previously.

The charm attachment isn’t likely to make you better at the game, but the new Pay Respects Gun Buddy is a funny one and will at least make for something cool to show your friends (and your enemies).

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Valorant Act 3 brings a bunch of new content — but Prime Gaming offers even more on top of that.

Valorant ‘Pay Respects’ Gun Buddy

If you weren’t able to get the Netter Treter Gun Buddy when it was available, or wasn’t sure how, fret not, because we’ll be able to help you with the new Pay Respects cosmetic so you can adorn it on your weapons.

Here’s what you’ve got to do to get the new Gun Buddy, as well as any drops made available in the future:

  1. Head to your Twitch connections to make sure your Twitch and Riot Games accounts are linked.
  2. Head to the Valorant page on Prime Gaming.
  3. Make sure you’re logged in to Amazon Prime Gaming, or sign up for it (reminder: this costs $12.99 per month).
  4. Once logged in, click ‘Claim Now’ on the Pay Respects Gun Buddy and the item should be added to your in-game inventory next time you play!
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Some rewards have already been and gone, but more are on the way.

On the Valorant Prime Gaming page, it states that members can “Unlock Gun Buddies and a Spray in Valorant,” which suggests the next drop might be a new spray, but you should keep your eyes peeled to see what else pops up.

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The ‘Pay Respects’ Gun Buddy pays homage to the age-old “Press F to pay respects” meme, so maybe we’ll see something similar from Riot and Twitch in the future.