VCT Americas 2024: Cloud9 and LOUD Bowed Out in Playoffs

VCT Americas 2024: Cloud9 and LOUD Bowed Out in Playoffs

9. May 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

The Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Americas 2024 playoffs kicked off with high stakes as Cloud9 and LOUD faced formidable opponents, ultimately falling short in their matches against G2 Esports and 100 Thieves, respectively.

Cloud9 vs. G2 Esports

The clash between Cloud9 and G2 Esports promised excitement from the start. Cloud9, a strong contender, entered the series with high hopes, but G2 Esports proved to be a tough adversary. The first map, played on an intense Split, saw Cloud9 taking an early lead, showing promise with a 7-5 score.

However, G2 Esports quickly turned the tide with exceptional defensive plays, conceding only one more round to Cloud9 throughout the map, securing a decisive 13-6 victory.

Moving on to Ascent, Cloud9 aimed to bounce back and extend the series. G2 Esports, starting on the attacking side, secured an early lead once again, ending the half at 7-5.

In the latter half, Cloud9 rallied, pushing the game into overtime with a resilient performance. However, G2 Esports maintained their composure, closing out the map with a narrow 15-13 win, clinching a 2-0 series victory over Cloud9.

LOUD vs. 100 Thieves

LOUD faced off against 100 Thieves in another thrilling series. The matchup began on Bind, where LOUD started strong by winning the initial rounds.

Despite LOUD’s early lead, 100 Thieves seized control in the latter part of the first half, securing an 8-4 advantage by halftime. In the second half, LOUD fought back, but 100 Thieves‘ dominance prevailed, ultimately closing out Bind with a 13-6 victory.

Heading into Icebox for the second map, LOUD sought redemption but faced formidable resistance from 100 Thieves‘ defense. Despite LOUD’s efforts to gain ground in the second half, 100 Thieves maintained their composure, shutting down any comeback attempts.

The map concluded with 100 Thieves securing a convincing 13-4 victory, sealing a 2-0 series win over LOUD.


The defeats suffered by Cloud9 and LOUD mark the end of their journey in the VCT Americas 2024 playoffs. G2 Esports and 100 Thieves move forward in the tournament, demonstrating their skill and determination on the Valorant stage.

As the playoffs progress, the competition intensifies, setting the stage for thrilling matches and memorable moments in the world of competitive Valorant.

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