Evil Geniuses proceed to enhance, as they took down OpTic Gaming and moved to 3-1 general through the group stage of the NA VALORANT Champions Tour Stage Two on Friday.
Evil Geniuses have shocked followers in Stage Two, steamrolling via groups in Group B. Beating the once-undefeated OpTic was the right means for EG to safe their playoff spot, because the defending Masters Reykjavik champs had solely dropped one map beforehand within the group stage.
OpTic chosen Bind as the primary map of the sequence, however was unable to transform it to a map win as Evil Geniuses took map one. EG took a slim lead into halftime after the 2 groups traded streaks of spherical wins all through the primary half. OpTic stayed on the again foot for a majority of the second half, nonetheless, whereas EG earned spherical after spherical to shut the map out 13-8. Jawgemo was EG’s star participant on Bind, dropping 23 kills for a 1.53 Ok/D.
Cut up was the second map of the sequence and was chosen by EG, nevertheless it went the best way of OpTic in an intense recreation that nearly went to additional time. The groups entered haltime tied 6-6, which means that both one might stroll away with the sequence off of a few good rounds. EG received the primary two rounds of the second half, earlier than OpTic answered with 5 rounds in a row to deliver the spherical rely of their favor. Even with EG attempting to deliver the half again, they had been solely in a position to get 11 rounds earlier than OpTic closed out the map.
With the sequence tied, Ascent would decide which staff would stroll away with the win. Similar to Cut up, Ascent went the gap, with each groups buying and selling rounds backwards and forwards, refusing to offer an inch. OpTic appeared to have the match within the bag, going up 8-4 to finish the primary half, after which answering EG’s sturdy second-half opening with two rounds of their very own to deliver the rating to 10-6. However in the long run, EG’s protection proved to be too sturdy for OpTic, with the underdogs successful seven of the ultimate eight rounds for a stunning 13-11 victory.
Each groups will seem within the NA Stage Two playoffs, however first place within the group is now up for grabs, with EG and OpTic each sitting at 3-1. OpTic will subsequent play Luminosity’s former roster on June 12, whereas Evil Geniuses tackle FaZe Clan on June 11 within the remaining spherical of group play.