VCT Masters Reykjavík – Sentinels Unstoppable; Lower Bracket Surprises

Posted on May 28, 2021

The Valorant Champions Tour Masters Reykjavík day three is over, and we were able to witness three exciting matches, two of those in the Lower Bracket this time.

In the Upper Bracket, Sentinels faced Team Vikings. They beat one region already, and the Brazilians were next on the list. Without any issues, Sentinels took a clean 2-0 win and became the first team to make it to the Upper Bracket Finals.

The Lower Bracket came with two surprises. The SEA Challengers X10 Esports beat Crazy Racoon in both maps, taking a convincing 2-0 win and essentially sending the Japanese back home. Sharks Esports fought against KRÜ Esports, and what they expected to be an easy match, turned into a nightmare. KRÜ Esports completely destroyed Sharks, claiming a 2-0 win and moving forward.

We now have two teams that have been eliminated, Crazy Racoon and Sharks Esports. Sadly, this is the end of the road for them, but the show must go on and we’re now looking at the remaining eight teams to see who’ll survive until the end.

Sentinels qualify for the Upper Bracket Final

Sentinels faced off against Team Vikings in the first match of Upper Bracket Semifinals, and both teams put up a great show.

The first map was played on Icebox, and the first half was relatively close. Going into the second half, Sentinels slowly started taking over, while Vikings struggled to come up with answers to Sentinels’ advance.

After taking the first map, Sentinels decided to finish the match for good and claim their second win on Haven. Without any issues, they immediately took control and it was evident that Vikings stood no chance. The final score was a 2-0 win for Sentinels. It really looks like the NA region really does reign supreme, after all.

X10 eliminates Crazy Racoon

Both of these teams put up quite a fight in their previous matches. X10 made Team Vikings work extra hard to pull off a win, while Crazy Racoon really tested Version1’s resolve to win.

This matchup, however, was completely one-sided. X10 Esports took control right off the bat, and they never let go until the very end. Crazy Racoon were fighting an uphill battle all along, and they must have been aware that their fate was sealed the moment they started the first map on Haven.

Many were expecting more from the Japanese crew, but the reality is that the SEA team proved to be just too good. X10 are facing Fnatic next in the Lower Bracket battle for survival. Fnatic is the favorite in this matchup, but after seeing X10’s performance we can say with confidence that all bets are off.

KRÜ Esports comeback

The LATAM challengers suffered a terrible defeat in their opening match against Fnatic, and they really didn’t show much there. Many had already written them off, but to everyone’s surprise, this team bounced back and came out guns blazing.

Sharks simply didn’t know what hit them. They opened up on Icebox with a 2-0 score and that’s where their story ended. KRÜ remained unfazed and immediately picked up the pace and started scoring round after round. At the end of the first half, the score was 10-2 in KRÜ’s favor. They quickly wrapped up the second half and took map 1.

After a devastating map 1, Sharks just couldn’t find a way to recover. They kept losing rounds to KRÜ and slowly started realising that the miracle they were hoping for wasn’t coming.

The final score was 2-0 for KRÜ, and they now move forward to face Team Liquid. Team Liquid let their guard down against Version1 and they suffered the consequence. Hopefully they’ll be more careful going into this next match against KRÜ, especially after seeing this incredible performance by the LATAM challengers.

Day three is over, but the event keeps going. The next round of matches will be huge, and we might see some potential upsets in the Lower Bracket. Follow us to stay up-to-date with all news, reviews, and Valorant betting tips.

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