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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 First Strike Europe qualifiers: Schedule, eligibility, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:06

by Jacob Hale

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Valorant developers Riot Games have announced First Strike: Europe, the first-ever Valorant tournament wholly produced by Riot, set to kick off in November with some of the region’s best talent.

Since Valorant launched in June, it has become one of the most exciting games in esports, with players from all different titles migrating to Riot’s first-ever FPS. Some of the biggest competitors from the likes of Overwatch, CSGO and more are looking to make a name for themselves in the new shooter.

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As a result, we’ve already seen some incredible talent, tense moments and top performances in a competitive setting, but now it’s becoming a little more official with the announcement of this highly-anticipated tournament.

So, with First Strike: Europe around the corner, here’s everything you need to know to tune in to the tournament, and even get involved yourself.

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First Strike is the first Valorant tournament organized entirely by developer Riot Games.

Valorant First Strike: Europe schedule

Open qualifiers for First Strike take place from November 9-22, giving teams around two weeks to stave off the best competition in the region and qualify for the main event.

The schedule for Open Qualifiers will be as follows:

  • Week 1
    • November 9-10: Qualifier A
    • November 11-12: Qualifier B
    • November 13: Play-In #1
    • November 14-15: Playoffs
  • Week 2
    • November 16-17: Qualifier C
    • November 18-19: Qualifier D
    • November 20: Play-In #2
    • November 21-22: Playoffs
Valorant First Strike: Europe qualifiers schedule
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Valorant First Strike: Europe qualifiers schedule.

After qualifiers have concluded, the main stage will be held from December 3-6. Here are the dates for each part of the main event:

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  • December 3-4: Quarterfinals
  • December 5: Semifinals
  • December 6: Final
Valorant First Strike: Europe main event schedule
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Valorant First Strike: Europe main event schedule.

Eligibility for Valorant First Strike: Europe

As the name suggests, the Open Qualifiers for the tournament are open to (almost) anybody. You don’t have to be a pro player to sign up, but you have to be over the age of 16 and you will need to reach the rank of Immortal 1 by the time you register.

Riot haven’t specified how people can apply and register for the tournament yet, but advise in their announcement that full rules for the event and how to apply will be available in the coming weeks — and we’ll be sure to update this page as soon as we know.

Valorant First Strike: Europe tournament format

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The tournament format is fairly simple to follow throughout, from the qualifiers right up to the main event. Here’s how the single-elimination tournament works:

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  • Qualifiers and Play-Ins: Best of 1
  • Playoffs: Best of 3
  • Quarterfinals and semifinals: Best of 3
  • Finals: Best of 5

With best of 1s in qualifiers and play-ins we might see some upsets, but finishing the tournament on a best of 5 means we really will see the two best teams in Europe fight it out and showcase their talent across all maps, proving how much they’ve mastered the game so far.

With G2 Esports undoubtedly the strongest team in the region since competition started, the main question now is whether they can prove it in Valorant’s biggest tournament yet.

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