The first major NA Valorant tournament drew to a close today. With 100Thieves taking home the championship after a 3-1 victory over TSM.
The Valorant North America First Strike finals were concluded today. It was the first of its kind tournament announced by Riot Games. The tournament had quite a few Esports organizations competing for some big prize money. Both TSM and 100Thieves are having some of the game’s biggest talents in their line ups.
Valorant First Strike format, prize money and team rosters –
8 total teams were involved in the tournament. Many former CS:GO and Overwatch pros had recently made the switch to Valorant and were involved today. Apart from TSM and 100Thieves the other teams in the finals were Envy, Immortals, Renegades, T1, Sentinels and FaZe Clan.
The format of the competition also featured two rounds of open qualifiers. 100 Thieves earned the $40,000 first place prize. TSM will receive $20,000. Sentinels and Envy will each get $10,000. All in all the total prize pool was $100,000. The team rosters of TSM and 100Thieves are –
100 Thieves –
Spencer “Hiko” Martin
Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella
Joshua “steel” Nissan
Quan “dicey” Tran
Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk
Stephen “reltuC” Cutler
James “hazed” Cobb
Matthew “Wardell” Yu
Yassine “Subroza” Taoufik
Taylor “drone” Johnson
First Strike final match full results –
The first map was Split and TSM were comfortably leading 7-5 till the swap. 100Thieves eventually fought back and equaled the score 12-12 before winning it 15-13 in overtime. Bind was the second map and it is considered to be the best map of 100Thieves team. Here too they clinched victory 13-11.
TSM finally cut down 100Thieves lead as they finished the Ascent map round with a resounding 13-7 win. The total score was now 2-1 in favor of 100Thieves. It was all down to Haven as it was the make or break round for both the teams. 100Thieves soon became the Champions with a big 13-7 win in the Haven round and clinched the tournament 3-1.
VALORANT FIRST STRIKE
🏆 CHAMPIONS 🏆
— 100 Thieves (@100Thieves) December 7, 2020