TSM Takes Home A Win At The FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational

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TSM Takes Home A Win At The FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational

The Faze Clan Invitational was one of the greatest professional Valorant competitions to date. In the end, TSM took down Sentinels in a double-overtime play on Bind.

The FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational was a major tournament in the Ignition Series. It offered one of the largest cash prizes to date and featured a lengthy double-elimination bracket. The matches became tense at the end of the lower bracket. Here, the Sentinels clawed their way back after TSM sent them there. The final map on Bind went 26 rounds with double-overtime only to be closed out off the back of two clean kills from James “hazed” Cobb and a final snipe from Matthew “WARDELL” Yu. By the time OT hit, the playbooks were thrown out the window and all of the stream strats came out to play.

TSM went on a rampage, starting in the Upper Quarterfinals with T1 and running through Immortals and Sentinels along the way. This roster has proven time and time again to be one of the deadliest forces in professional Valorant right now. They took home second at the 30Bomb Summer Cup, 1st at the T1 x Nerd Street Gamers Valorant tournament, and defeated the Sentinels twice during the weekend. The Sentinels are not to be doubted and proved their versatility beyond Sinatraa’s aggressive Odin play.

FaZe Clan Makes History

Throughout the multiple series over the weekend, records were shattered, the Sentinels were pushed to their limits, and FaZe Clan made Valorant history. The tournament was packed with back-to-back matches over four days. But it opened up opportunities for teams to come back in the face of defeat. When the Sentinels dropped down into the Lower Finals, all the pressure was on them to make a comeback. They had to secure a rematch against TSM.

The Ignition Series event was a huge success for Valorant esports. Plus, we saw teams compete at a level unseen previously. The pressure of 30,000 people watching with $50,000 on the line was an adequate motivator for most teams to over-perform.

Malik Shelp
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