Crazy Raccoon sweep Absolute JUPITER 3-0 in the VCT 2021: Japan Stage 1 Masters

Ashraful Abedin
By Ashraful Abedin
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VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: Japan Stage 1 Masters is the main event after the three regional challengers series tournaments. It is a Double Elimination bracket tournament where each match is best-of-3 and the Grand finals are best-of-5.

Crazy Raccoon and Absolute JUPITER both qualified for the Masters from Challengers 2. Both teams had strong starts to the tournament winning both of their matches 2-0 against each. They first faced against each other in the upper bracket finals where Absolute JUPITER kept their perfect winning streak and beat Crazy Raccoon 2-0. Crazy Raccoon went on to the lower bracket finals to win it and now faces Absolute JUPITER in the grand finals for a rematch.

The first map was Bind picked by Absolute JUPITER. After a competitive half, Crazy Raccoon was slightly ahead. At the end of the second half, the score was 11-12 in favor of CR, with AJ intending to get it to 12-12 to try to win in overtime. But CR with their precision attacks got the last round they needed and secured victory. The next two maps; Ascent and Haven were absolutely one-sided. Crazy Raccoon showed their prowess and took revenge for the 0-2 defeat in the upper bracket finals with an astounding 3-0 sweep in the Grand final.

Mapwise scores:

Crazy Raccoon 13-11 Absolute JUPITER
Crazy Raccoon 13-4 Absolute JUPITER
Crazy Raccoon 13-5 Absolute JUPITER

So after this 3-0 sweep, Crazy Raccoon came back strong from the lower bracket and were crowned champions of VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: Japan Stage 1 masters.

Ashraful "Sparta" Abedin is a Esports writer at GameRiv. He has a rich background as a former professional CS:GO and Overwatch player. Transitioning from the competitive arena to the world of content creation, Sparta has become a pivotal source for gaming enthusiasts seeking the latest FPS news, comprehensive guides, and in-depth coverage of major tournaments, particularly focusing on Valorant and CS:GO. Not confined to FPS titles, Sparta delves into trending single-player AAA games, ensuring a well-rounded perspective on the gaming landscape. Join Ashraful "Sparta" Abedin on the exciting journey through gaming as he crafts informative and engaging content for GameRiv, connecting gamers to the heart of the industry.