After Sentinels, FaZe, and Gen.G lost in the open qualifier of VCT Stage 2: Challengers 1, it looked like 100 Thieves, Envy, and Immortals were the favourites to take the tournament. Now, one week later, 100T are the last team standing.
It almost seemed easy for 100T throughout the tournament as they won 2-0 over Andbox and Cloud9 Blue. Followed by a convincing 2-1 victory over Envy. And finally, in the grand finals, they defeated XSET 3-1 in no small part by Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk’s exceptional entry fragging and Ethan “Ethan” Arnold mesmerizing Sage gameplay.
It looks like 100T’s switch from Quan “Dicey” Tran to Ethan was the right move. The veteran CS:GO professional performed incredibly well throughout the tournament, especially in the Grand Finals, where he showed off his crispy aim and cheeky utility usage. Like the Sage wall he used in this clip.
The rest of 100T also performed well. Nick “nitr0” Cannella’s clutch Omen Paranoias, Joshua “steel” Nissan’s intelligent lurks, and Spencer “Hiko” Martin’s oppressive Sova utility all played a part in the team’s second tournament win.
Along with XSET, Envy, and Version1, 100T will move on to the VCT Stage 2: Challengers Finals to be held on 29th April - 2nd May 2021. The other four teams that made the Main Event will still have to play in VCT Stage 2: Challengers 2 in order to punch their ticket. Those teams are Cloud9 Blue, Immortals, Andbox, and Built By Gamers.
Here’s the full breakdown of the results:
- 1st - 100 Thieves - $20,000 - Move on to Challengers Finals
- 2nd - XSET - $10,000 - To Challengers Finals
- 3rd - Envy - $7,000 - To Challengers Finals
- 4th - Version1 - $5,000 - To Challengers Finals
- 5th-6th - Cloud9 Blue, Immortals - $3,000 - Move on to Challengers 2 Main Event
- 7th-8th - Build By Gamers, Andbox - $1,000 - To Challengers 2 Main Event