FPX wins VCT 2022 Stage 2 Masters Copenhagen

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The second and final Valorant Masters event for 2022 is in the books: VCT Stage 2 Masters Copenhagen. It was each team’s last chance to earn points towards Valorant Champions qualification, and now we know who has to run through the regional gauntlets for a spot. Here’s how it all played out.


  • FunPlus Phoenix wins VCT Stage 2 Masters after marathon 3-2 series against Paper Rex
  • FPX takes down OpTic 3-1 in Lower Bracket Final
  • Paper Rex send OpTic to Lower Bracket with 2-1 win

Valorant esports is staying in Europe yet again as Riot brought the action to Copenhagen, Denmark for the second and final Valorant Masters event of 2022.

For 12 lucky teams, it was a chance to shore up their VCT Circuit Points ahead of the big Valorant Champions event in September. It was also a chance to size up, yet again, which regions are excelling and who the favorites are ahead of the world championship.

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OpTic Gaming were obvious favorites to return to try and defend their title — but they stumbled at the first roadblock after being swept by Guild in their opening match. They seemed to bounce back from that setback, but fell in the lower bracket finals vs eventual champs FunPlus Phoenix.

Here’s the full recap and results for VCT 2022 Stage 2 Masters Copenhagen.


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VCT 2022 Stage 2 Masters Copenhagen: Recap

Eventual champs FunPlus Phoenix started out of the playoffs of the VCT 2022 Stage 2 Masters in the lower bracket, while their opponents in the Grand Final, Paper Rex, cruised through the upper bracket.

FPX would survive challenges against Guild, DRX, and Fnatic, before taking on former champs OpTic in the Lower Bracket Final.

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Paper Rex also had to play Guild, Fnatic and OpTic to make the Grand Finals, so come July 24 there was no clear sign who the better team really was.

The Grand Final at Masters Copenhagen would end up being one of the most epic in Valorant esports to happen yet. FPX and Paper Rex went the distance, trading maps back and forth until it all came down to Breeze.

Like every other map in the series, things were tight all the way until the end. However, FPX would pull ahead and secure the 13-9 victory on Breeze to lock the Championship up.

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VCT 2022 Stage 2 Masters Copenhagen: Schedule & results

Playoffs

Day 1: July 14

Stage Match PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Round 1 Paper Rex 2-0 Guild Esports 8AM 11AM 4PM
Upper Bracket Round 1 Fnatic 2-0 FPX 11AM 2PM 7PM

Day 2: July 15

Stage Match PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Round 1 Leviátan 2-0 DRX 8AM 11AM 4PM
Upper Bracket Round 1 XSET 0-2 OpTic 11AM 2PM 7PM

Day 3: July 16

Stage Match PT ET BST
Lower Bracket Round 1 Guild 1-2 FPX 8AM 11AM 4PM
Lower Bracket Round 1 XSET 1-2 Leviátan 11AM 2PM 7PM

Day 4: July 17

Stage Match PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Semifinals Paper Rex 2-0 Fnatic 8AM 11AM 4PM
Upper Bracket Semifinals DRX 1-2 OpTic 11AM 2PM 7PM

Day 5: July 18

Stage Match PT ET BST
Lower Bracket Round 2 Leviátan 1-2 Fnatic 8AM 11AM 4PM
Lower Bracket Round 2 FPX 2-0 DRX 11AM 2PM 7PM

Day  6: July 22

Stage Match PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Final OpTic 1-2 Paper Rex 8AM 11AM 4PM
Lower Bracket Round 3 Fnatic 1-2 FPX 11AM 2PM 7PM

Day 7: July 23

Stage Match PT ET BST
Lower Bracket Final OpTic 1-3 FPX 8AM 11AM 4PM

Day 8: July 24

Stage Match PT ET BST
Grand Final Paper Rex 2-3 FPX 8AM 11AM 4PM

Group Stage

Day 1: July 10

Stage Match PT ET BST
Group B Opening Match DRX 2-0 Northeption 6AM 9AM 2PM
Group A Opening Match LOUD 1-2 KRU Esports 9AM 12PM 5PM
Group A Opening Match OpTic 0-2 Guild 12PM 3PM 8PM

Day 2: July 11

Stage Match PT ET BST
Group B Opening Match FunPlus Phoenix 2-1 XERXIA 8AM 11AM 4PM
Group A Winners Match KRU Esports 1-2 Guild 11AM 2PM 7PM

Day 3: July 12

Stage Match PT ET BST
Group B Winners Match DRX 2-0 FunPlus Phoenix 6AM 9AM 2PM
Group B Elimination Match Northeption 2-1 XERXIA 9AM 12PM 5PM
Group A Elimination Match LOUD 1-2 OpTic Gaming 12PM 3PM 8PM

Day 4: July 13

Stage Match PT ET BST
Group B Decider Match Northeption 0-2 FunPlusPhoenix 8AM 11AM 4PM
Group A Decider Match OpTic Gaming 2-0 KRU Esports 11AM 2PM 7PM

VCT 2022 Stage 2 Masters Copenhagen: Placements

Final placements

Place Team Winnings Points
1st FunPlus Phoenix $200,000 1000
2nd Paper Rex $120,000 750
3rd OpTic $85,000 500
4th Fnatic $65,000 400
5th-6th DRX $40,000 300
Leviatán
7th-8th Guild $25,000 250
XSET
9th-10th KRU Esports $15,000 200
Northeption
11th-12th LOUD $10,000 $10,000 150
XERXIA

Group Stage

Group A

Placement Team Record RD
1 Guild Esports 2-0 +11
2 OpTic Gaming 1-1 -2
3 KRU Esports 1-1 -3
4 LOUD 0-2 -6

Group B

Placement Team Record RD
1 DRX 2-0 +26
2 FunPlus Phoenix 1-1 -8
3 Northeption 1-1 -14
4 XERXIA 0-1 -4

VCT 2022 Stage 2 Masters Copenhagen: All qualified teams

12 teams qualified for VCT 2022 Stage 2 Masters Copenhagen from all around the world. Europe sent the most representatives with three, while APAC and NA sent two a piece.

Korea, Japan, Latin America, and Brazil sent one each ⁠— although the last two have a chance of sending an extra one depending on who wins the interregional playoffs before Masters.

Europe’s Guild and Fnatic locked their place after a dominant EMEA Challengers season — FunPlus Phoenix joined them after missing the first Masters of the year. NA’s OpTic Gaming also secured their spot as they attempted to defend their Reykjavik crown.

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You can find the full list of qualified teams below.

Team Region Players
Fnatic EMEA Boaster, Mistic, Derke, Enzo, Alfajer
FunPlus Phoenix EMEA ANGE1, Shao, Zyppan, ardiis, SEIDER
Guild Esports EMEA Leo, Sayf, koldamenta, Russ, trexx
OpTic Gaming NA FNS, Victor, crashies, yay, Marved
XSET NA AYRIN, BcJ, dephh, zekken, Cryocells
Paper Rex APAC mindfreak, f0rsakeN, Benkai, d4v41, Jinggg
XERXIA APAC foxz, sushiboys, sScary, Crws, Surf
Northeption Japan Derialy, Meteor, BlackWiz, xnfri, JoXJo
DRX Korea stax, Rb, Zest, BuZz, MaKo
LOUD Brazil pANcada, Sacy, Saadhak, aspas, Less
Leviatan LATAM Tacolilla, Melser, adverso, kiNgg, Shyy
KRU Esports LATAM keznit, Klaus, Mazino, NagZ, delz1k