Sentinels have successfully pulled off a flawless run in the Valorant Champions Tour: Stage 2 Masters Reykjavik as they breezed past Fnatic in the grand finale after staying undefeated throughout the tournament’s upper bracket.
Sentinels vs Fnatic Match Recap
Valorant Champions Tour Stage 2 Masters: Reykjavik
- Location : Reykjavík, Iceland.
- Grand Finals: Sentinels Vs Fnatic
- The winner gets 400 VCT Circuit points while the runner-up team bags 350 points.
Sentinels vs Fnatic Map Veto
- Sentinels pick Split, Fnatic to start on defense.
- Fnatic pick Bind, Sentinels to start on defense
- Sentinels pick Haven, Fnatic to start on defense
- Fnatic pick Icebox, Sentinels to start on defense
- Ascent was leftover
Sentinels vs Fnatic Map Summary:
- Map 1: Sentinels won 14-12
- Map 2: Sentinels won 16-14
- Map 3: Sentinels won 13-12
Map 1: Split
Split was the first map that kicked off the series, with Sentinels on the attacking side, and the North American side ran all over the Fnatic defence as they stormed to a 5-1 lead, with Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan leading the charge for his team including a plethora of key plays.
Fnatic then finally adjusted to Sentinels’ system and strung four rounds together to build up an economy and halt their opponent’s momentum. Jake “Boaster” Howlett came out on top for Fnatic with a ridiculous 3K to further dent Sentinels’ plans as the European team notched five rounds in their first half.
Coming from the break, Sentinels eventually extended their lead to 10-6 but weren’t able to follow it up, however, as they were constantly getting caught off-guard by Fnatic’s troops, which gave the Europeans a sizeable lead to work with thanks to Nikita “Derke” Sirmitev’s heroics. Things eventually came down to an overtime with Sentinels claiming both the rounds in the latter, going 1-0 up in the five-match series.
Map 2: Bind
Carrying their momentum into Bind, Fnatic strolled to a 6-2 lead on their attack which featured Domagoj “Doma” Fancev’s 3K in an attempt to slip into the Bomb-site. A couple of back and forth rounds saw Sentinels bag just four rounds in their first half.
The North American side then picked up the pace and overcame the deficit after giving their opponents very little space to operate, with the European side struggling to find openers. ShahZaM and co seemed to be much more livelier of the two sides as they quickly hit five rounds despite losing the pistol after Fnatic had got away with a successful ninja defuse.
The European squad would not let that setback get to them as a combined effort from James “Mistic” Orfila and Derke in the 24th round saw Fnatic force overtime on Sentinels. We further witnessed the game enter into a triple-overtime, though the first two couldn’t determine the winners. The third overtime saw Sentinels restore parity as they exercised demolition over Fnatic , eventually extending their lead to 2-0.
Map 3: Haven
Sentinels had a remarkable start on their map pick as they went on to add nine rounds in their first half after constantly changing their setups and going for aggressive plays. They conceded only three rounds throughout the entire half and seemed to be in a comfortable position heading into the second half.
The North American side, however, was dismantled by Fnatic’s combative play style as the latter bounced back with straight six rounds in the bag following a blunder from the first half.
Things did start to look scary for SicK and co as Derke on his Jett role pierced through Sentinels’ defence as Fnatic were on the verge of forcing yet another time over their opponents.
It was ShahZaM who fought off the Europeans on a close but successful retake, helping his side take away the Stage 2 Masters trophy along with $200,000.
VALORANT Champions Tour Stage 2: Masters Reykjavik Standings: