The very first Valorant Championship came to a conclusion this morning as the grand finals between Acend and Gambit Esports went all the way to five games, with the European squad coming out on top, 3-2. The team showed off their dominance at the event, only dropping a single map in the group stage before a flawless run in the playoffs. It was during the grand final where they met their toughest opponent at the last possible stage.
Gambit, one of the favourites of the tournament didn't have the cleanest of runs, going 2-1 all the way until the grand finals where they were the first to match point. However, Acend pulled off an epic comeback on map 4 (Icebox), taking it into overtime and equalizing the series. For the final map, it looked like it was Acend's to win, which they eventually did without much trouble. If you missed the action live, check out the replay.
Congratulations to BONECOLD, cNed, Kiles, starxo, zeek and their coach, Nbs - they are officially the best Valorant team in the world! Acend walk away with the grand prize of $350,000 and Gambit Esports with $150,000 for second place. In addition to the main prize pool, all the teams receive about an additional $500,000 each from the total sales of the Valorant Champions bundle.
Valorant esports will be taking a break for the rest of the year and will resume in February 2022, stay tuned to eGG Network for more news and updates!