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G2 win Valorant’s Vitality European Open: final placements & results

Published: 7/Jul/2020 12:26 Updated: 1/Aug/2020 15:54

by Andy Williams

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The Vitality European Open marks the first European Valorant tournament where teams can showcase their talents as a collective. Here’s everything you need to know.

After battling through the 256-team single elimination Open Bracket, just eight teams have progressed through to the Group Stages — with some familiar faces joining the ranks.

Vitality European Open: Stream

The Vitality European Open will be streamed on either Team Vitality’s Twitch channel or will be aired on the official Valorant Ignition Series broadcast.

The Group Stage action is scheduled to get underway on July 10 at 6:00 AM (PT) / 9:00 AM (ET) / 2:00 PM (BST), with Group A up first, followed by Group B on July 11.

Vitality European Open: Format

As previously mentioned, Group A will be decided on July 10, while Group B will be settled on the following day. Each Group Stage match will be a best-of-three series, as a progression from the Open Bracket’s best-of-one matches.

The top two teams from each group will qualify to the best-of-three, double elimination playoffs — taking place on Sunday, July 12.

Teams will battle it out to earn their spot in the best-of-five Grand Final, which will determine the winners and who will get the lion’s share of the €15,000 prize pool.

Vitality European Open: Groups & teams

Group A

  • Apexis (Turkey) — RAZORCONEE, Maxic, TARDUU, Flash, bacyx.
  • FABRIKEN (Sweden) — LATEKS, Meddo, Zyppan, Leodeddz, ShadoW, eMIL (C), d00mbr0s (C).
  • G2 Esports (Europe) — Mixwell, paTiTek, pyth, ardiis, davidp.
  • need more DM (Hungary) — Tigene, FoDa, bzt, Crazyd33r, Barcode.

Group B

  • Bonk (Sweden & Turkey) — bonkar, Yacine, sayf, melonhead, ziz, Salah (C).
  • breadHUNTERS (Turkey) — m1tez, Toronto, AsLanM4shadoW, aimDLL, qRaxs.
  • PartyParrots (CIS) — ANGE1, Shao, Art1st, dinkzj, 7ssk7.
  • Prodigy (Europe) — HyP, rhyme, luckeRRR, pAura, Turko.

Vitality European Open: Schedule

Friday, July 10 (Group A)

Round Match PT ET BST
GS R1 Apexis 0-2 nmDM 6:00 AM 9:00 AM 2:00 PM
FABRIKEN 1-2 G2 Esports 7:00 AM 10:00 AM 3:00 PM
GS R2 Apexis 0-2 G2 Esports 8:00 AM 11:00 AM 4:00 PM
nmDM 0-2 FABRIKEN 9:00 AM 12:00 PM 5:00 PM
GS R3 Apexis 0-2 FABRIKEN 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 6:00 PM
G2 Esports 2-0 nmDM 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM

Saturday, July 11 (Group B)

Round Match PT ET BST
GS R1 breadHUNTERS 0-2 PartyParrots 6:00 AM 9:00 AM 2:00 PM
Prodigy 2-0 Bonk 7:00 AM 10:00 AM 3:00 PM
GS R2 breadHUNTERS 1-2 Bonk 8:00 AM 11:00 AM 4:00 PM
PartyParrots 1-2 Prodigy 9:00 AM 12:00 PM 5:00 PM
GS R3 breadHUNTERS 2-0 Prodigy 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 6:00 PM
Bonk 1-2 PartyParrots 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM

Sunday, July 12

Round Match PT ET BST
Upper Bracket R1 G2 Esports 2 vs 1 PartyParrots 6:00 AM 9:00 AM 2:00 PM
Prodigy 2 vs 0 FABRIKEN 6:00 AM 9:00 AM 2:00 PM
Lower Bracket R1 PartyParrots 1 vs 2 FABRIKEN 8:00 AM 11:00 AM 4:00 PM
Upper Bracket Final G2 Esports 2 vs 0 Prodigy 8:00 AM 11:00 AM 4:00 PM
Lower Bracket Final Prodigy 2 vs 1 FABRIKEN 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 6:00 PM
Grand Final G2 Esports 3 vs 1 Prodigy 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
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Valorant devs confirm new Sage buff on the way in patch 1.13

Published: 2/Dec/2020 5:12

by Brad Norton

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While Sage was an insta-lock in the early phases of Valorant, the Sentinel Agent dipped drastically due to a series of hefty nerfs. However, Riot Games has confirmed she’ll be getting some love in the next major update.

When Valorant launched, Sage was the only Agent in the game capable of healing allies. Others were capable of healing themselves, but her kit provided something entirely unique. Combined with an extremely chunky Barrier Orb that could block off a certain path, and you had an “out of control” Agent that was picked in almost every match.

It took multiple balance updates and various ability reworks to bring her back down a notch. Since then, along with the introduction of new characters, Sage has seen her pick-rate drop tremendously. The Agent has only seen play in two professional matches over the past 60 days, according to VLR.

In attempt to find a middle ground and get Sage back on track, Riot has confirmed a new buff is on the way. Here’s what we can expect in Valorant’s 1.13 update coming soon.

While it was a critical Killjoy bug that stole the spotlight on November 30, Sage was also in focus due to an issue with her wall. Thanks to the Barrier Orb being placed pre-round, she could help a friendly Omen teleport across the map and quite literally break the game.

As a result, the Agent will no longer be able to place a wall down before a round gets going. This may have seemed like a temporary fix, though Riot soon clarified it “will be sticking around in the next patch.”

“Don’t worry,” they stressed. Sage isn’t being properly nerfed again. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Despite this adjustment, a “small balance change” is in the works to “put a little power back into her barrier.”

There’s no telling exactly what that looks like just yet. Whether it’s more health, added size, or something new altogether, we’re yet to find out. Though it’s only a matter of time until Sage’s wall is stronger than it’s been for the past few weeks.

It’s clear Riot doesn’t want a repeat of Sage’s dominance. So they’re playing things safe for the time being. Instead of buffing the Agent in a number of ways, Riot confirmed a singular buff to her Barrier Orb and her Barrier Orb alone.

There’s no date announced for patch 1.13 just yet. Though we do already know something else on the way. The incoming update looks to address the smurfing issue once again, cracking down on those making secondary accounts.