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How to watch Valorant First Strike Europe Qualifier #2: Stream, schedule

Published: 16/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 21/Nov/2020 23:33

by Lauren Bergin

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With half of the teams moving on to Valorant’s First Strike: Europe’s Global Finals already decided, Qualifier #2 will be a do-or-die for the rest of the teams. Here’s everything you need to know.

The first qualifiers for the European rendition of the First Strike tournament certainly stirred up a storm. With G2 Esports, FunPlusPhoenix, Team Liquid and SUMN FC all advancing into the main event. But for those still looking to qualify, there’s a second chance.

With a shared prize pool of $100, 000 (€85, 000) on the line at the Global Finals, it’s safe to say that a lot of teams are going to give it their all.

Plus, the title of First Strike: Europe champion certainly has a nice ring to it. So, here’s everything you need to know to stay in the loop with Europe’s second qualifier!

Valorant First Strike Europe Qualifier #2: Stream

The European leg of the First Strike tournament is being shown on Valorant’s official European Twitch channel, Valorant_Esports_EU (embedded below).

Missed some of the action? Catch up with all of the VODs here.

Valorant First Strike Europe Qualifier #2: Format

The second qualifier is structured in a similar way to the first. Split into two groups, Qualifier C and Qualifier D, the 128 teams will battle through a competitive, best-of-one bracket in a bid to make it to the Play-ins.

Here the top 32 teams will be whittled down to just eight. During the eight-team Playoffs, teams will go toe-to-toe in a best-of-three format to determine the final four squads at the Global Finals.

They’ll join G2 Esports, FunPlusPhoenix, Team Liquid, and SUMN FC to face-off for the title of First Strike: Europe Champions.

Valorant First Strike Europe Qualifier #2: Schedule

While the main leg of the tournament is yet to be scheduled, you can keep up with the results here. We’ll keep this page updated as soon as the main body of the qualifiers begin. In the meantime, these are all the important dates that you need to know:

  • Qualifier C: November 16 – November 17 – event begins 8AM PST/ 11AM EST/ 4PM GMT/ 5PM CET
  • Qualifier D: November 18 – November 19 – event begins 8AM PST/ 11AM EST/ 4PM GMT/ 5PM CET
  • Play-ins: November 20
  • Play-offs: November 21 – November 22

Friday, November 20

Round Match PST EST GMT CET
Play-Ins (Top 32) Guild Esports 13 – 5 Warthox Esport 8AM 11AM 4PM 5PM
Mik0nsDisciple 9 – 13 nolpenki 8AM 11AM 4PM 5PM
Entropiq 4 – 13 Enterprise Esports 8AM 11AM 4PM 5PM
eXiLe eSports 13 – 6 iPon Team Horizon Reapers 8AM 11AM 4PM 5PM
Prodigy 13 – 11 FeaFeaFea 8AM 11AM 4PM 5PM
B7 Warriors 13 – 7 Rix.GG 8AM 11AM 4PM 5PM
BIG 9 – 13 L’institut 8AM 11AM 4PM 5PM
HSDIRR 13 – 6 UCAM Esports 8AM 11AM 4PM 5PM
Ninjas in Pyjamas 13 – 6 GGmate 8AM 11AM 4PM 5PM
Granit Gaming 12 – 14 Purple Cobras 8AM 11AM 4PM 5PM
Wygers 9 – 13 Wave Esports 8AM 11AM 4PM 5PM
need more dm 13 – 3 ROG esport 8AM 11AM 4PM 5PM
Team Heretics 13 – 8 -sheesh- 8AM 11AM 4PM 5PM
VASTA Gaming 13 – 9 Opportunists 8AM 11AM 4PM 5PM
Inside Games 7 – 13 Team Finest 8AM 11AM 4PM 5PM
Giants Gaming 8 – 13 Cream Real Betis 8AM 11AM 4PM 5PM

 

Round Match PST EST GMT CET
Play-Ins (Top 16) Guild Esports 11 – 13 nolpenki 9AM 12PM 5PM 6PM
Enterprise Esports 13 – 5 eXiLe eSports 9AM 12PM 5PM 6PM
Prodigy 14 – 12 B7 Warriors 9AM 12PM 5PM 6PM
L’institut 13 – 7 HSDIRR 9AM 12PM 5PM 6PM
Ninjas in Pyjamas 8 – 13 Purple Cobras 9AM 12PM 5PM 6PM
Wave Esports 9 – 13 need more DM 9AM 12PM 5PM 6PM
Team Heretics 13 – 5 VASTA Gaming 9AM 12PM 5PM 6PM
Team Finest 13 – 9 Cream Real Betis 9AM 12PM 5PM 6PM


Saturday, November 21 –
Sunday, November 22

Round Date Match PST EST GMT CET
Play-ins (Top 8) November 21 nolpenki 2 – 1 Enterprise Esports 8AM 11AM 4PM 5PM
November 21 Prodigy 2-1 L’institut 11AM 2PM 7PM 8PM
November 22 Purple Cobras – need more DM 8AM 11AM 4PM 5PM
November 22 Team Heretics – Team Finest 11AM 2PM 7PM 8PM

Valorant First Strike Europe Open Qualifier #2: Final Placements

The final four teams moving on to compete in the First Strike: Europe Global Finals are:

  • nolpenki
  • Prodigy
  • TBD
  • TBD
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Logic & Pusha T’s esports team Choas EC reportedly leaving CSGO

Published: 21/Nov/2020 20:34

by Marco Rizzo

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The esports organization owned by The GG Group, which includes Logic and Pusha T, is reportedly looking to depart from the Counter-Strike:Global Offensive scene.

North American Counter-Strike could suffers another blow as the Chaos Esports Club is rumored to be preparing an exit from CSGO.

According to DBLTAP, the organization is looking pull out from the competitive scene centered around Valve’s famous FPS as investors are looking at a change in direction.

“Chaos Esports Club are exploring potential transfers for all of their professional CS:GO players in an effort to exit the game,” DBLTAP’s Jarek ‘DeKay’ Lewis said.

MarKE joins Chaos EC
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While Chaos EC a team with hopeful prospects, there is now talks of the org leaving CS:GO entirely.

Chaos is just one of a few NA organizations that have recently decided to abandon CS:GO, with most switching to focus on Valorant or Call of Duty.

NA orgs, among others, have been vocal about the unsustainability of the CS:GO open circuit in the online era. We’re seeing more teams invest in other titles, while slowly distancing themselves from CS.

Chaos EC was founded in 2015 and was formerly known as Digital Chaos. They entered the CS:GO scene in late 2018 with a Swedish lineup which included famous players Markus ‘pronax’ Wallsten, Mikail  ‘Maikelele’ Bill, and coach Jonatan ‘Devilwalk’ Lundberg.

After acquiring a North American lineup in September 2019, the team led by Josh ‘steel’ Nissan found some modest success and even managed to briefly break into the top 20 of the HLTV rankings.

 


None of the players from 2019 remain in the lineup, with the team failing to replicate the height reached during steel’s captaincy.

It is not clear whether the players will remain together and be collectively released from the organization or individually transferred to other teams.

The current Chaos EC lineup consists of:

  •  Erick “‘Xeppaa⁠’ Bach
  • Jonathan ‘⁠Jonji⁠’ Carey
  • Edgar ‘⁠MarKE⁠’ Maldonado
  • Anthony ‘⁠vanity⁠’ Malaspina
  • Nathan ‘⁠leaf⁠’ Orf
  • Matthew ‘mCe⁠’ Elmore [coach]