Connect with us
[crypto-donation-box]

Sentinels sweeps Fnatic to take VCT Masters Reykjavik title

NA rise up!

Avatar

Published

on

At long last, Valorant has crowned its first world champion.

Sentinels defeated Fnatic in the grand finals of VCT Masters Reykjavik to win the first international event in Valorant history. The team did so in 3-0 fashion, completing an undefeated run in the tournament where the North American squad won every single map it played.

Not only that, but the team established North America as arguably the top region in the world after questions about how its best teams would hold up against the top squads from Europe. Sentinels is one of just a few teams from the region to win an international championship in a major team-based esport.

How Sentinels won VCT Masters Reykjavik

Sentinels drew first blood in the series on Split, taking the pistol round and keeping Fnatic poor enough to build a 5-1 lead. Fnatic scored a critical eco round win to stifle Sentinels’ momentum and catch up on the scoreboard, but the momentum swung back in Sentinels’ favor after halftime. 

Sentinels was threatening to take the opening map after taking the first three rounds of the second half with the score standing at 10-5 but a series of excellent strategic plays from Fnatic allowed the European team to rally back and take an 11-10 lead. Fnatic threatened to steal the map in regulatio, but Sentinels managed to pull things together enough to force overtime.

Though Fnatic was seemingly unstoppable in the second half, Sentinels slammed the door shut on a rally. The team got the better of almost every duel and took the opening win 14-12.

Fnatic got off to a strong start on Bind, running away to an early lead. The team was positioned to start wrapping things up after winning the second pistol round, but Sentinels denied the conversion and racked up five in a row to tie the game up at 9-9. 

Just like the first game Sentinels got into a map point situation but Fnatic settled down and forced overtime. Overtime on Bind wasn’t a squash but ended after several round trades with Sentinels taking the 16-14 victory to advance to match point.

Sentinels crushed the first half of map three, Haven, getting off to a 9-3 start on the map. Fnatic rallied back by taking the pistol round and the next four but Sentinels pushed to map point. Fnatic got back into position to force overtime for the third map in a row. Instead, a team flash at the worst possible time saw Fnatic’s post-plant defense crumble. 

With that, Sentinels locked up the 13-11 victory to secure the sweep and become the first-ever Valorant world champions. Not only that but the team did so without dropping a single map at the event.

VCT Masters Reykjavik a strong debut for Valorant esports

Though Valorant esports has been around since the game’s launch, VCT Masters Reykjavik was the game’s coming out party in many ways. The first interregional Valorant event contested in a LAN setting was meant to cement the game as a serious rival to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on the viewership front, and it most certainly did that.

The finals drew in very strong viewership, peaking at over 1 million between the official broadcast and partnered streamers. Michael “shroud” Grzesiek in particular peaked at over 300,000 viewers, far exceeding the main broadcast. 

Things weren’t perfect and there is still room to grow. There were a multitude of issues on Riot Games’ end, including frequent technical pauses throughout the event and messy spectating at times.

All in all, this was still a home run for Valorant. VCT Masters Reykjavik looked the part of a premier esports event and drew a fitting viewership. It could grow even larger as live events become the norm once again.

Who is on Sentinels’ Valorant team?

Sentinels’ Valorant team is primarily made up of former Counter-Strike pro players, including veterans that got a second life in Valorant and prospects that decided to make the jump early. The lineup that competed at VCT Masters Reykjavik includes:

  • Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan
  • Hunter “SicK” Mims
  • Michael “dapr” Gulino
  • Jared “zombs” Gitlin
  • Tyson “TenZ” Ngo

Notably, TenZ competed in the event on loan from Cloud9 to replace Jay “sinatraa” Won who is currently suspended from professional play due to sexual assault allegations. TenZ’s long-term future is unclear but he is guaranteed to either rake in money once he reaches free agency or command a high transfer fee if Sentinels looks to take him in from Cloud9 on a full-time basis.

Source: https://win.gg/news/8277/sentinels-sweeps-fnatic-to-take-vct-masters-reykjavik-title

‘And This Treasure Goes To’ Quest Guide in Genshin Impact

“And This Treasure Goes To..” is a world quest which will lead you to a hidden treasure in Lingju Pass. The quest can be unlocked by saving a woman from a cage.

Avatar

Published

on

By


Top Games

courtesy of miHoYo

“And This Treasure Goes To…” is a world quest in Genshin Impact which will lead you to a hidden treasure in Lingju Pass.

Liyue is a mysterious region in Teyvat where various puzzles and hidden chests await for players to discover them such as the Nine Pillars of Peace.

“And This Treasure Goes To…” is also a special quest which only triggers under special interactions.

Exploring the Teyvat region has become more important since the region reputation system has been added to the game. Complete “And This Treasure Goes To…” to increase the exploration percentage of Liyue as well as to earn juicy rewards.

courtesy of Gamer Heroes YouTube

To start the quest, you must go to Lingju Pass and investigate the strange camp. Location is circled in red above. Interact with the following three items:

The diary will suggest you to search the mountain. The area will be highlighted by the quest navigation. Defeat the Treasure hoarders and obtain a key from the reward chest.

With the key, you will be able to open a cage and free Alrani, the trapped scholar. She will tell you the location of the hidden chest.

courtesy of Gamer Heroes YouTube

Go to the location and you will find a large, golden tree. Walk under the tree and a “mine” interaction will appear. Dig up to find a Luxurious chest.

Source: https://www.dbltap.com/posts/and-this-treasure-goes-to-quest-guide-in-genshin-impact-01f8htet1mjd?utm_source=RSS

Continue Reading

Poetry Exchange Walkthrough Genshin Impact: How to Unlock Achievement

Poetry Exchange is a daily commission in Genshin Impact that unlocks an achievement when the correct dialogues are chosen.

Avatar

Published

on

By


Top Games

courtesy of miHoYo

Poetry Exchange is a daily commission in Genshin Impact that unlocks an achievement when the correct dialogues are chosen.

Hilichurls are the most iconic mobs in Genshin Impact. This is not only because they are commonly seen and easy to defeat, but because they have shown humanistic characteristics. They love to dance, sleep, and stare at weird-looking items.

Although we hunt down most Hilichurls we run into, Ella Musk has been attempting to restore the relationship between Hilichurls and humans.

“Poetry Exchange” is also one of her efforts. In this daily commission, you are asked to communicate with Hilichurls.

This article will walk you step by step on how to complete Poetry Exchange, as well as the three dialogues you must choose in order to receive the achievement.

You can only receive this daily commission by luck. One prerequisite is completing the Language Exchange.

courtesy of taka gg YouTube

Once you have Poetry Exchange as one of your daily commissions, you can easily track her down in at Starfell Valley, Mondstadt. Talk to her and she will give you the Draft Lines of Hilichurlian Poetry.

Ella Musk will lead you to a group of Hilichurls. Approach and recite the poetry. They will talk to you in Hilichurlian and you will have to answer them three times.

You must select these answers carefully, or else they will become angry and attack you. Select three out of the four options to successfully complete the commission.

Upon success, you will be granted the “Yo dala?” acheivement as well.

Source: https://www.dbltap.com/posts/poetry-exchange-walkthrough-genshin-impact-how-to-unlock-achievement-01f8fv8zxs5p?utm_source=RSS

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

TFT Set 5 Nightbringer Cup: Standings, scores, and schedule

Sweating for that top four.

The post TFT Set 5 Nightbringer Cup: Standings, scores, and schedule appeared first on Dot Esports.

Avatar

Published

on

By

A healthy mix of veteran and upcoming Teamfight Tactics stars are competing in the North American qualifier Nightbringer Cup with a goal of advancing to the Reckoning Midset Finale. 

A total of 128 players were invited to compete at the Set Five Nightbringer Cup from June 18 to 20. An official broadcast was scheduled for the day three finals, with players streaming days one and two. North American tacticians seeking to compete in the Midset Finale for a chance to play at Reckoning Worlds needed to qualify via the Challenger Series, Dawnbringer Cup, or Nightbringer Cup. 

Related: TFT Set 5 and 5.5 NA competitive roadmap: Full schedule and standings

Tacticians split into 16 lobbies during the first day of the competition at the Nightbringer Cup, with the top four in each lobby advancing to day two. Dividing up into eight lobbies on the second day, the top four in each lobby advanced to the Nightbringer Cup finals to compete for 16 seats at the Reckoning Midset Finale on July 15 to 18.

June 18 Nightbringer Cup standings

Day one of the TFT Nightbringer Cup was intense, with a number of veterans not making the cut for day two. From Team Liquid’s and North America’s Set Four champion Kurumx to Peeba and Souless, a number of well-known tacticians did not advance. 

Here were the top 64 TFT players advancing to the second day of competition at the Reckoning Nightbringer Cup:

Player NA Ladder rank Lobby Total score
Devlus 97 A 32
Shabriel 96 A 31
Buzzyboo 1 A 28
Xthefarmerx 32 A 27
Jirachy 2 B 36
mOOjo 95 B 28
Stategies 63 B 28
Simony 98 B 27
SimonMoon 99 C 37
Kings 35 C 34
Volc4884 3 C 32
e9ns 30 C 31
FECross 61 D 32
Nexthy 4 D 30
iiLucky 29 D 29
invecTiv 93 D 25
JiveNThrive 37 E 38
Robinsongz 5 E 34
RamKev 28 E 32
Kranos 60 E 30
Benva 59 F 36
Rokuyo 70 F 32
kci 27 F 29
Nitsuaa 38 F 29
Saibur 90 G 33
Auqaa 71 G 31
Soobydooo 58 G 31
Peeled Papaya 122 G 27
Gyalubaby 57 H 39
Noobowl 8 H 32
Azarin 40 H 30
Horsa 104 H 25
Ramblinnn 9 I 41
ChungMoney12 41 I 34
Jonich 73 I 27
PPHURA 88 I 25
Alex Guo 247 42 J 40
Cradin 87 J 29
Level1Raft 119 J 29
Sphinx 10 J 28
Casparwu 86 K 39
Live for the Day 22 K 36
ThisJX 118 K 28
Darth Nub 43 K 27
Kevyzhou 117 L 41
Chickenburrito1 44 L 28
aerOstOrm 108 L 28
Prine 21 L 27
Velayy 20 M 33
Father of Shalom 45 M 31
Takengirlsonly 116 M 31
Zugrug 84 M 30
Kyivix 19 N 40
Trll 83 N 30
IMissVoidSins 14 N 28
Dowsie Protector 46 N 28
Justnice 18 O 35
dohmoh 47 O 30
intc 82 O 30
Nixxy Kong 79 O 25
Staxl 81 P 37
Prose 113 P 33
TFT Ren 80 P 29
LuckyMan 49 P 27

This article will be updated following each day of TFT competition at the Nightbringer Cup.

Source: https://dotesports.com/tft/news/tft-set-5-nightbringer-cup-standings-scores-and-schedule

Continue Reading
5 days ago

Valorant Ep. 2 FORMATION Player Card: How to Claim

News5 days ago

The World Economic Forum’s Cryptocurrency Guide Lists Its Choice Of “Winning” Projects

Blockchain2 days ago

GSA To Add Litecoin For The First Time In Upcoming Cryptocurrency Auction

Uncategorized2 days ago

The World Bank wants no part in El Salvador’s Bitcoin revolution

Blockchain3 days ago

Survey: Hedge Funds Intend To Hold $300 Billion In Crypto Within 5 Years

Uncategorized4 days ago

Banks Should be Scared of DeFi Warns Mark Cuban

Uncategorized2 days ago

Healthcare: A trillion dollar opportunity for blockchain?

Blockchain5 days ago

Grayscale to Unlock 16,000 Bitcoin Shares on July 19

Blockchain4 days ago

Coinbase Pro to List Dogecoin Rival Shiba Inu, Token Gains 33% in Price

Blockchain5 days ago

Edgewater Markets Taps Michael Cleary as Its New Director of Sales

Blockchain5 days ago

Deadpool Soundtrack Composer Tom Holkenborg To Auction ‘Soundtrack Of Your Life’ NFT

Blockchain5 days ago

Bitcoin derivatives data shows pro traders ignored today’s $41K pump

Blockchain2 days ago

Maiar, The Money App Powered By The Elrond Blockchain, Adds Bitcoin

Blockchain4 days ago

PARSIQ Raises $3M in Strategic Venture Round Joined by Solana, and Others

Blockchain5 days ago

All About Solana And Why It’s The Game-Changer Crypto Of The Year

Blockchain2 days ago

Decentral Games: Next gen blockchain entertainment platform

Blockchain1 day ago

Paraguayan Official Confirms: In July We Legislate Bitcoin

Blockchain5 days ago

Ethereum Follows BTC And Rallies Above $2500: Price Analysis

Blockchain3 days ago

Cardano’s buyers have this role to play in the near term

Blockchain1 day ago

Global Financial Indexes Provider MSCI Plans to Launch Crypto Indexes

Trending