VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: Europe Stage 2 Challengers 1 is the first event to kick off VCT Stage 2. Here 8 teams will fight for the €35,000 EUR prize pool.
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FunPlus Phoenix were the semifinalists of VCT EU Stage 1 Masters losing to Acend. They came back strong in Stage 2 winning two of their games 2-0 and one game 2-1 in the Challenger 1 qualifiers. In the main event, The beat Team Vitality 2-0 and Opportunists 2-1. Guild Esports beat Alliance 2-0 and Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-1 in the main event. Now they face FunPlus Phoenix in the Grand Finals.
The first map was Ascent which was picked by Guild. The first half ended in FPX inching ahead. The second half was close but FPX got the rounds they needed and won the map. The second map was Icebox picked by FPX. They gained a substantial lead in the first half which was converted into a swift victory. In the third map split, FPX showed utter dominance with a 10-2 score at half time and ended map and the series with a victory.
Zyppan from FunPlus Phoenix had a sensational performance with a whopping +36 K/D and 209.6 ADR.
FunPlus Phoenix 13-9 Guild Esports
FunPlus Phoenix 13-5 Guild Esports
FunPlus Phoenix 13-4 Guild Esports
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Thus FunPlux Phoenix are crowned champions of VCT 2021: Europe Stage 2 Challengers 1.