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G2 win LVL Clash 2 Valorant event: Final placements, results, more

Published: 29/Aug/2020 22:40 Updated: 29/Aug/2020 22:46

by Andrew Amos

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The LVL Clash 2 Valorant Ignition Series event marks the final event in the tournament series for Europe. 16 of the region’s best teams battled it out for €15,000 and regional glory, with G2 Esports coming out on top.

European Valorant has been dominated by one force ⁠— G2 Esports. They’ve hardly been challenged, having only lost one best of three across all the previous Ignition Series events.

Many wondered if the balance of power shift just as the Ignition chapter ends. And the answer is no, as G2 comfortably (for the most part) overtook all opponents in LVL Clash 2. Following on from the successful first clash in beta, this event had more on the line and bigger bragging rights up for grabs.

With almost double the prize pool on offer ⁠— €15,000 ⁠— and plenty of bragging rights, this was arguably the most important event in European Valorant so far. While FPX proved a tough test and Bonk made an incredible run, G2 ultimately cemented themselves as the best team in Europe (at the very least). And they didn’t think it was surprising at all.

Who played in LVL Clash 2?

16 of the best Valorant teams in Europe took battle in LVL Clash 2, split into four groups. 13 of the teams, including Liquid, G2 Esports, BIG, Ninjas in Pyjamas, FPX, Giants Gaming, and BBL Esports were invited.

Valorando ⁠— a German squad ⁠— were invited after taking home the beta tournament. Angry Titans and Wave Esports qualified through the Contenders Cup on August 23. But it was G2 who separated themselves from the pack, not losing a map, and deciding that they’re tired of Europe and want to beat TSM on LAN next.

LVL Clash 2: Final standings and placements

Group Stage Standings

Each match was played in a best-of-one format for the group stage, with the top two teams from each group advancing to Playoffs, with the first teams to secure two wins through to the Quarterfinals of the Playoffs. Below are the final standings from each group.

Group A

Position Team Map count Round count
1 Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-0 27-23
2 Rix.GG 2-1 38-29
3 Giants Gaming 1-2 28-35
4 Inferno 0-2 20-26

Group B

Position Team Map count Round count
1 Bonk 2-0 26-13
2 SKADE 2-1 36-26
3 Team Liquid 1-2 31-36
4 Prodigy 0-2 8-26

Group C

Position Team Map count Round count
1 G2 Esports 2-0 26-16
2 BIG 2-1 37-31
3 need more DM 1-2 30-37
4 VALORANDO 0-2 17-26

Group D

Position Team Map count Round count
1 FunPlus Phoenix 2-0 26-5
2 Angry Titans 2-1 28-21
3 BBL Esports 1-2 19-28
4 Wave Esports 0-2 7-26

Final Playoff Scores

Each match was played in a best-of-three format. Eight teams made it from the Group Stage and locked horns in the single-elimination Playoff bracket. Below is the final schedule and results for each respective stage.

Friday, August 28

Round Match PT ET BST CEST
Quarterfinals Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-0 BIG 11:30 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM 8:30 PM
Bonk 2-0 Angry Titans 11:30 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM 8:30 PM
G2 Esports 2-0 Rix.GG 11:30 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM 8:30 PM
FunPlus Phoenix 2-0 SKADE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM 8:30 PM

Saturday, August 29

Round Match PT ET BST CEST
Semifinals Ninjas in Pyjamas 1-2 Bonk 7:15 AM 10:15 AM 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
G2 Esports 2-0 FunPlus Phoenix 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
Grand Final Bonk 0-2 G2 Esports 12:30 PM 3:30 PM 8:30 PM 9:30 PM

LVL Clash 2: Final placements

After two days of action, here’s how each team finished.

Placing Team Prize money (EUR)
1st G2 Esports €7,500
2nd Bonk €3,500
3rd – 4th Ninjas in Pyjamas  €1,500
Angry Titans
5th – 8th BIG €250
Angry Titans
Rix.GG
SKADE
9th – 12th Giants Gaming
Team Liquid
need more DM
BBL Esports
13th – 16th Inferno
Prodigy
VALORANDO
Wave Esports
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Dating app Bumble join Gen.G in search for all-female Valorant roster

Published: 28/Oct/2020 16:36

by Adam Fitch

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Gen.G Esports are looking to recruit an all-female team in Valorant and have brought in Bumble to help with the search.

They originally came together in 2019 to launch Team Bumble, an initiative that housed the first all-female team in Fortnite.

Expanding their partnership, Team Bumble will continue to “create and champion a safer environment for women online” in esports by recruiting a roster in Riot Games’ new FPS title.

The search for an all-women team in Valorant has already begun, with Gen.G requesting clips, ranks, and competitive experience to be sent to them via email by hopeful recruits.

GenG and Bumble take to Valorant
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Maddiesuun is assisting in the construction of the Valorant roster.

Gen.G’s partnership with Bumble is buzzing

To help with the recruitment process, Gen.G Fortnite player Madison “Maddiesuun” Man will serve as a mentor and talent scout in Valorant.

“As we discover new talent, we’re pushing towards an environment where women gamers are not treated as separate, but are given the full opportunity to scrim and develop their skills,” she said. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to mentor and create with the next wave of Team Bumble pros.”

The partnership between the organization and the dating app has been well-received since its inception, so there’s little doubt that this latest move will land well with the community. As well as Maddiesuun, Team Bumble houses Tina “TINARAES” Perez, Carlee Gress, and Hannah Reyes.

“By expanding Team Bumble with an all-women Valorant team, we are laser focused on finding the best untapped female talent on the planet,” said Gen.G’s general manager Nate Stanz.

“We will be integrated into the North American scene quickly, including scrims with and against our current roster. We commit to providing the correct competitive tools for the quickest path to success for all our players.”

On October 25, Cloud9 announced that they had signed the first all-female Valorant esports roster. Named Cloud9 White, the goal is to eventually combine the organization’s two rosters made up of “the best players” regardless of gender.