FunPlus Phoenix ship Masters Reykjavik champions residence


FPX lock of their first worldwide grand remaining.

As soon as once more, there won’t be a back-to-back worldwide Valorant champion.

FunPlus Phoenix have defeated OpTic Gaming 3-1 within the decrease bracket remaining at Masters Copenhagen, sending the reigning Masters Reykjavik champions packing.

OpTic have to this point not managed to take down a single EMEA workforce on the worldwide stage, dropping to Gambit Esports, Acend, and now FPX prior to now three LANs.

Clutch demon Andrey “Shao” Kiprsky shone brightly for FPX, posting a 68/49/23 KDA and 238 Common Fight Rating (ACS). He additionally discovered a complete of 11 first kills, regardless of taking part in solely Omen, Sage, and Fade.

FunPlus Phoenix will face Paper Rex within the grand remaining

Valorant FunPlus Phoenix Masters Copenhagen 2022
Credit score: Riot Video games

The perfect-of-five sequence began off on OpTic’s map choose of Break up. Whereas the North American workforce would take the opening two rounds, FPX shortly rallied with 5 straight rounds. The primary half would finish 9-3 in FPX’s favor, setting the tempo for the remainder of the sequence.

On Break up, FPX pulled off a number of well-timed lurk performs and flanks, catching OpTic gamers off guard. Break up would go FPX’s means with a dominant 13-6 scoreline, powered by heroics from Shao.

Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks was the star on Icebox, locking down angles with the Operator on Chamber. Whereas OpTic initially ran forward to a 4-0 lead, a timeout by FPX noticed them shortly get again into the sport with 4 of their very own, finally ending the half 6-6.

OpTic would solely win two extra rounds on their defending half, with FPX taking the map 13-8.

Pujan “FNS” Mehta and his workforce confirmed indicators of life on Bind, a map they’ve but to lose within the match. Sadly, the 13-6 victory wouldn’t be sufficient to assist them regain a foothold within the sequence.

On Fracture, FPX ran away with the primary half as soon as extra, taking one more 9-3 lead at half time. In-game chief Kyrylo “ANGE1” Karasov can be the one to frag out on Omen, dropping a 19/12/5 KDA and 5 first kills.

Then again, Victor “Victor” Wong couldn’t discover a option to create openings for OpTic on Neon, with zero first kills towards seven first deaths.

FPX’s Dmitry “SUYGETSU” Ilyushin has performed a giant position in FPX’s resurgent type to this point. The Russian participant has discovered a number of high-impact kills in all of the maps he performed, significantly on Viper. Some analysts have even likened him to M3 Champions’ Ayaz “nAts” Akhmetshin, citing his potent mixture of uncooked purpose and recreation sense.

FPX now transfer on to face Paper Rex within the grand remaining on July 24 at 11:00 p.m. GMT+8 | 8:00 a.m. PT | 3:00 p.m. GMT. All matches might be broadcast dwell on the official Valorant Twitch and YouTube channels.

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