VCT Americas Recap: 100 Thieves Clinch Title by Defeating G2 Esports in Grand Finals

VCT Americas Recap: 100 Thieves Clinch Title by Defeating G2 Esports in Grand Finals

13. May 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

The VCT Americas kicked off with excitement following America’s triumph at the Masters of Madrid, the first international tournament of the VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) in 2024.

The inaugural phase of VCT Americas began on April 8 to determine the American representatives for the Masters in Shanghai, China. Each victory holds significance, not only for securing spots in the next international tournament but also for accumulating points in the VALORANT Champions Tour.

Grand Final: 100 Thieves vs. G2 Esports

In a thrilling showdown, 100 Thieves claimed the championship title of the first phase of VCT Americas with a commanding 3-0 victory over G2 Esports in the grand finals. The decisive breakthrough for the North American team came in the third map of the series.

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  • Bind (Map 1): The match started with G2 leading 8-4, but 100 Thieves turned the tables as defenders, securing a 13-9 victory and a 1-0 lead in the series.
  • Breeze (Map 2): Both teams were evenly matched at halftime (6-6), but a dominant 7-1 performance by 100 Thieves in the second half secured them a 13-7 win and a 2-0 lead.
  • Sunset (Map 3): 100 Thieves continued their dominance, shutting down G2 Esports with a convincing 13-8 victory to seal the series 3-0 and claim the VCT Americas title.

MVP Performance: Sean “bang” Bezerra emerged as the MVP of the finals, showcasing exceptional gameplay with a rating of 1.29, an ACS of 233, and a K:D ratio of 56/36/15.

Playoffs Highlights

  • G2 Esports vs. Leviatán: G2 Esports defeated Leviatán to secure their spot in the upper bracket.
  • 100 Thieves vs. Leviatán: 100 Thieves overcame Leviatán in a closely contested match, advancing to the grand finals.
  • Grand Finals (100 Thieves vs. G2 Esports): 100 Thieves delivered a dominant performance, sweeping G2 Esports 3-0 to claim the championship.

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Standings and Qualifications

The VCT Americas featured teams split into Group Alpha and Group Omega. The top three teams from each group advanced to the playoffs, with only the top three securing spots in the next VALORANT international tournament.

Group Alpha Standings:

  • KRÜ Esports: 5-1
  • Cloud9: 5-1
  • G2 Esports: 3-3
  • NRG Esports: 3-3
  • Sentinels: 3-3

Group Omega Standings:

  • Leviatán: 4-1
  • 100 Thieves: 3-2
  • LOUD: 2-3
  • Evil Geniuses: 2-3
  • FURIA Esports: 0-5
  • MIBR: 0-5

Final Toughts

Congratulations to 100 Thieves for their outstanding performance in the VCT Americas, securing the title and advancing to represent America in the upcoming VALORANT Masters!

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