G2 Esports continues to dominate the Valorant European scene, as they took the Allied Esports Odyssey event under the harshest of circumstances as one of their players suffered the tragic loss of a relative mid-tournament.
David "Davidp" Prins received the news of his father's passing as he was streaming his POV during the group stages against FunPlus Phoenix, the team they would eventually beat in the grand finals 2-0 after Team Liquid in the previous round.
In an impressive feat of mental fortitude, Davidp not only continued playing the tournament but did so outstandingly. He ended the event with a 1.20 K/D/A ratio and one of the highest first blood per rounds in the entire tournament.
Ardis "Ardiis" Svarenieks, the Latvian superstar that's yet to lose a best-of-three finals in his Valorant career, came in clutch once again, netting 21 kills, 10 assists, and only 11 deaths in Ascent to establish dominance over FPP. However, Oscar “Mixwell” Cañellas performed at a beastly level throughout the entire event, topping the stats charts almost across the board.
👀 @Mixwell was the highest performing player of the @AlliedEsports Odyssey Playoffs, boasting the highest K:D, K/R, ACS, Avg. Econ score of any player in the bracket!— VLR.gg (@vlrdotgg) August 16, 2020
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While FunPlus Phoenix was finding success with their rotations on the attack, not allowing for consistent G2 site retakes (finishing 5-7 and 7-5 in both maps), the inability to defend it themselves was noteworthy, as G2 completely ran over them, only securing two rounds while defending.
With this win, G2 has now secured four tournaments in a row as the Allied Oddysey victory came after they would achieve number one placements at the Mandatory Cup, WePlay! Invitational, and the Vitality European Open, all part of the Valorant Ignition Series.
Valorant Allied Esports Odyssey Prize Pool
As of right now, there are no more Valorant Ignition Series events scheduled for the EU region, however, that might all change in the near future. We'll be sure to keep you updated, in the meantime, check out everything you need to know about the Pop Flash Invitational, the last NA Ignition Series tournament in 2020.