VALORANT: European Team Rankings following Stage 3 Challengers 1

Rifat Bin Yusuf
By Rifat Bin Yusuf
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VCT Stage 3 Challengers 1 just came to an end and with that Challengers 2 is drawing nearer and Masters Berlin soon after it. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the rankings of the VALORANT teams of EU.

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The VALORANT scene in EU has changed drastically over the last few months. The dramatic rise and fall of some teams and unpredictable outcomes of official matches reshaped the whole rankings just within a matter of weeks. According to, these are the top 10 teams from EU.

1. Acend

Acend climbed their way to the top by defeating other European giants such as FPX, Guild, and in the grand finals, G2. 

2. Team Liquid

After failing their attempt to secure a good position in the VCT Masters Iceland, the pressure was high on Team Liquid. However, they failed to deliver in VCT Stage 3 Challengers 1. While they retain a high rank, fans still believe that they couldn’t perform at their best. After losing their match against Fnatic, it is clear that Team Liquid is leaving a lot to be desired. 

3. G2 Esports

After huge changes to the roster, G2 has finally started going in the intended path. Even though they lost their first match against FPX, they dominated the Loser’s Brackets and went on to the Grand Finals. Though they suffered a loss at the hands of Acend, they successfully proved that they should not be underestimated.

4. Gambit Esports

Being a very obscure team in the EU scene, Gambit Esports showed the world that underdog stories do exist. They showed off their potential with great results and surprised the entirety of the EU scene.

5. FunPlus Phoenix

FPX is a team that needs no introduction. After a period of slumber, they have returned to the scene and continued to demonstrate their strength. 

6. Fnatic

Surprisingly, the VCT Masters runners-up team failed to deliver positive results in the VCT Stage 3 Challengers. Even though they got on the leaderboard, they failed to meet the expectations of the fans.

7. Guild Esports

Overall, Guild Esports had a good run in the series. They fell short to Acend and G2, but dominated other teams. Though they couldn’t make the Grand Finals, they won the hearts of their fans.

8. Team Heretics

Team Heretics has seen a lot of changes in their roster. While their previous roster was mighty and might have produced better results, the new squad also presented their potential. Hopefully, they will refine with time.

9. Team BDS

With expectations high as the sky, the team fell under the pressure. The early exit from VCT Stage 3 Challengers 1 disappointed fans across the globe.

10. Oxygen Esports

The Turkish team exhibited their potential in the Challengers 1 series. Hopefully, they will make it to Berlin if they perform consistently. 

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The rankings are made based on the previous performance of the teams. However, with a few changes in their playstyle and consistent performance, any of these teams can shoot for the top and go to Berlin as dominators.

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