After Guild, BIG Clan qualifies for the EMEA Challengers from the European region by defeating Team Vitality in the Lower Finals.
The European Stage 1: Challengers 1 ended yesterday after the lower finals in between LARGE and team vitality. Team Vitality reached the bottom tier after losing sports guild in the upper final. And BIG was dropped into the lower bracket after losing to Team Vitality in the upper semifinals.
However, BIG did not give up hope. They pushed through the lower bracket and advanced to the lower final. Where there was their rematch against Team Vitality. This was the last chance for either team to qualify through Challengers 1 for EMEA Challengers. That’s how the match went.
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BIG Clan Vs Team Vitality: Lower Final
Team Vitality had the higher seed, meaning they have the option to pick the first card. So VLT selected breeze first, with a large selection rise as second and Splits to be the third. This series was a best of 5, but it didn’t go past 3 maps.
Big showed absolute dominance on the first card, Breeze, where they won 13-3. The second match was a little closer as BIG defeated Vitality by a points win 13-11.
Now that’s what I call a high IQ game adapting right into a pro match.
– Valorant Updates (@ValorantUpdated) January 17, 2022
While the last game went into overtime. However, BIG held his ground and won the match and series on the score 16-14 and 3-0 or.
– VALORANT Champions Tour EMEA (@valesports_emea) January 16, 2022
With this win, BIG secured its place in the EMEA Challengers.
Also read: Guild Esports Qualifies for EMEA Challengers: Guild reserve their spot in the EMEA Challengers after defeating Vitality in the EU Challengers 1 Upper Final
Teams in EMEA Challengers
For the time being, 8 teams have been selected for the EMEA challengers. Where 4 prevailed through Challengers and 4 were invited to VCT 2021 based on their performance.
Teams in EMEA Challengers are: