100 Thieves win Valorant First Strike NA: Final placements & recap

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100 Thieves are your Valorant First Strike North America champions after beating TSM 3-1 in the Grand Final and scoring a sweet $40,000. Here’s how the event’s action unfolded.

  • 100 Thieves 3-1 TSM — 100T lost Ascent, but were dominant on Haven to close
  • 100 Thieves demolish T1 & Sentinels en route to Grand Final
  • Spencer ‘Hiko’ Martin incredible Grand Final performance tipped the scales in 100T’s favor

Valorant First Strike NA: Final Placements

Below is the prize money distribution for First Strike NA. $100,000 was split between the top eight teams. While the top four were largely expected, 100 Thieves weren’t the favorites to take the lion’s share considering their path to glory meant beating T1 and Sentinels.

  Team Players
1st 100 Thieves $40,000
2nd TSM $20,000
3rd-4th Sentinels $10,000
5th-8th T1 $5,000
FaZe Clan

Valorant First Strike NA: Results & recap

Day 1 — Thursday, December 3

Quarter-finals Envy 2-0 Immortals 12PM 3PM 8PM 9PM
Renegades 0-2 TSM 3PM 6PM 11PM 12AM

Envy & TSM stride into semis

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Victor ‘Food’ Wong’s Reyna and Jake ‘kaboose’ McDonald’s Raze proved too hot to handle for Immortals on their surprise pick of Icebox. Ascent was a tighter affair, but Envy secured the series 13-5 (Icebox), 13-11 (Ascent).

TSM stormed through Renegades in convincing fashion. Both Matthew ‘Wardell’ Yu and Taylor ‘Drone’ Johnson ran rampant as they booked their place in the semi-final with a 13-1 (Ascent), 13-5 (Bind) win.

Day 2 — Friday, December 4

Quarter-finals Sentinels 2-0 FaZe 12PM 3PM 8PM 9PM
100 Thieves 2-0 T1 3PM 6PM 11PM 12AM

Sentinels & 100 Thieves advance convincingly

Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won’s Sentinels beat up on fellow former Overwatch pros Shane ‘RawkusFlaherty and Andrej ‘babybay’ Francisty of FaZe Clan to breeze through the quarters 2-0.

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To finish Day 2, 100 Thieves put on a show against T1 — who put up a fight, but weren’t able to overcome Spencer ‘Hiko’ Martin and gang.

Day 3 — Saturday, December 5

Semi-finals Envy 0-2 TSM 12PM 3PM 8PM 9PM
Sentinels 1-2 100 Thieves 3PM 6PM 11PM 12AM

100 Thieves set to play TSM in final

TSM and 100 Thieves are your Valorant First Strike NA Grand Finalists after two intense semi-finals. TSM swept aside Envy in a convincing 2-0 to kick off the day.

100 Thieves, however, 2-1. The veterans pulled through, with numerous clutches from Josh ‘Steel’ Nissan and Nick ‘nitr0’ Cannella giving them the edge.

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Day 4 — Sunday, December 6

Grand Final TSM 1-3 100 Thieves 12PM 3PM 8PM 9PM

100 Thieves win first major title

The underdogs have reigned supreme. The veterans set the tone on the opening map of Split, edging past TSM 15-13 in overtime.

Despite Taylor ‘Drone’ Johnson’s best efforts for TSM, Spencer ‘Hiko’ Martin’s series K/D/A of 73/53/28 led the Thieves to a 3-1 win.

Valorant First Strike NA: Teams & players

Despite our predictions landing 100 Thieves in fourth place and TSM in third, both teams proved that they had the mettle to stand up against the behemoths of Team Envy and Sentinels and emerge victorious. Below are the teams that took part in First Strike NA

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Team Players
Team Envy food, crashies, FNS, mummAy, kaboose
100 Thieves Hiko, nitr0, steel, Asuna, dicey
Sentinels ShahZaM, SicK, sinatraa, zombs, dapr
Renegades retrQ, CP2, Winsum, randyySavage, Berghy
TSM reltuC, hazed, Wardell, Subroza, drone
FaZe Clan corey, ZachaREEE, Marved, babybay, Rawkus
T1 brax, AZK, Skadoodle, DaZeD, Spyder
Immortals Genghsta, jcStani, Jmoh, neptune, ShoT_UP

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