As Stage 3 Challengers 1 came to a close, the teams of NA finally received the fruits of their labor. Rankings could be made by their performance in said event.
North America is the home to many of the known faces of the VALORANT competitive scene. However, it has been proven that some lesser-known faces can step up and conjure miracles in this game. Now, let us look at the top 10 teams of NA.
Sentinels remain as the undefeated Champions of NA. Known as the strongest in the world, Sentinels dominated the scene. Their win streak eventually came to a halt with their loss against XSET. However, they came back strong and defeated XSET with a 3-1 scoreline in the Grand Finals of Stage 3 Challengers 1.
XSET is definitely not a new face in the NA community but it is apparent that they have improved a lot over the span of a year. They stopped Sentinels’ winning spree in the Upper Bracket Semifinals and defeated 100 Thieves in Upper Bracket Finals. However, they suffered a loss in the Grand Finals in their rematch against Sentinels. They put up a phenomenal performance with a lot of promise.
Looking for redemption, 100T showed up prepared for the tournament and clearly made their impact in the event. They were successful in reminding everyone of their prowess and capability.
Never to be taken lightly, Envy packs a heavy punch in the NA VALORANT scene. Although the expectations were high, ultimately they could not meet them. They failed to perform to their fullest.
Coming into the VCT Stage 3 Challengers 1, everyone expected the second-best team of NA from the Masters to get a good placement or at least secure a top spot in the event. Sadly, they failed to project their full potential.
Gen.G is a team full of underrated players. However, they haven’t been very stable with their results. Though they had enough time to prepare themselves for this event, the early exit was quite disappointing. Nonetheless, the team still has a chance to make it to Berlin.
After some roster changes, C9 was looking like a pretty solid contestant before the Stage 2 Masters. However, an upset in the open qualifiers stopped their advancement of going into the main event. The team still has everything they need, so it’s evident that they will come back stronger.
Luminosity Gaming is a powerhouse in terms of its roster. However, they struggled to show their skills in the event. Nonetheless, they cannot be underestimated as they too can earn their way to Masters Berlin with consistency.
A team that won the hearts and minds of the fans after coming into the scene, Soniqs pose a serious threat to any NA teams that are looking for a free ticket to Berlin. However, they lost to Sentinels in the Open Qualifiers by a scoreline of 2-1. Even though they lost, they proved that they are a force to be reckoned with.
Prior to the event, everyone considered Faze as a formidable foe. Unfortunately, they failed to step up and dominate the scene. They lost to DarkZero in the Open Qualifiers and failed to secure a spot in the main event.
The rankings are based on the team’s previous performance thus they are subjected to change. It seems like Berlin will be the start of a new chapter of the VALORANT competitive scene as numerous younger teams start to dethrone the previous overlords. Surely, it will be interesting to see all these leviathans perform on the international stage.