Sentinels defeat XSET 3-1 and are the Champions of VCT NA Stage 3 Challengers 1

Ashraful Abedin
By Ashraful Abedin
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As the first big event of VCT Stage 3 draws to a close, Sentinels face XSET in the Grand finals.

VCT is back at it again with the third and final stage and from 8 teams, the top 4 will advance to the Challengers playoffs and the rest will proceed to Challengers 2.

Sentinels have stayed strong and held a dominating position in the NA Valorant scene. They were the Champions of VCT Stage 2 Masters Iceland proving themselves the best team in the world. Now they return to VCT for Stage 3 as they fight to retain their throne.

XSET were the Quarterfinalists of VCT NA Stage 2 Challengers Finals. In Stage 3, the defeated sentinels once already in the upper bracket semifinals. Sentinels worked their way through the lower brackets and now are back for revenge in the finals. Can XSET defeat them again or has Sentinels learned from their previous game and now fully prepared for their rematch.

XSET had an early lead but Sentinel caught up to them and went ahead after an Overtime match on Icebox. Finally, with Ascent, they win 3 maps in a row and take the series.

Mapwise scores:

Sentinels 9-13 XSET
Sentinels 13-7 XSET
Sentinels 14-12 XSET
Sentinels 13-10 XSET

Thus, after losing to XSET in the Upper brackets Sentinel win through the lower brackets and beat XSET in a revenge match in the Grand finals. They are now the Champions of VCT NA Stage 3 Challengers 1.

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.