100 Thieves held off NRG in a nail-biting collection to maneuver on within the higher bracket of the VALORANT Champions Tour Final Likelihood Qualifier for North America. At the moment’s end result ensures a rematch with FaZe Clan for 100 Thieves, whereas NRG will drop to the decrease bracket.
NRG selected Icebox because the opening map for the best-of-three collection, a map each groups performed dozens of occasions all through the second stage. Regardless of NRG having the map choice benefit, 100 Thieves labored arduous to maintain them at bay. A 6-6 tie at half was damaged when 100 Thieves took the primary two rounds within the second half. However NRG shortly snuffed out that lead, and proceeded to string collectively 5 consecutive rounds. Whereas 100 Thieves briefly clawed their means again, they fell brief on the end line, shedding 11-13.
The collection moved to 100 Thieves’ decide, Bind the place the Thieves took a 7-5 lead into the half this time round. As soon as once more NRG faltered within the pistol rounds, giving 100 Thieves extra of a lead earlier than they ultimately closed the map out 13-7. Stellar turned in a standout efficiency as Viper with a 1.9 KD with 21 kills and solely 11 deaths.
Ascent could be the deciding map of the collection, with one staff shifting on to face FaZe Clan within the higher bracket and the opposite ready to face both Sentinels or Evil Geniuses. The map was one other closely-fought battle, leading to a tied recreation at halftime as soon as once more. NRG lastly received their pistol rounds in each halves, and regarded like they could run away with the sport within the second half. 100 Thieves reeled them again in, nonetheless, holding fantastically on protection and successful six of the final seven rounds to take a 13-11 win.
The victory meant 100 Thieves will transfer on to play FaZe within the higher bracket, who eradicated 100T within the Stage Two Challengers primary occasion. NRG, in the meantime, will struggle for his or her event lives within the decrease bracket.