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Valorant First Strike Finals LIVE: Reactions, highlights, breakdowns, more

Join us as we follow all the action from the European and North American Valorant First Strike Regional Finals.
Valorant First Strike Finals LIVE: Reactions, highlights, breakdowns, more
πŸ•’ 12/5/2020 - 20:07
ICYMI: Our EU and NA finals are set!
EU: Heretics vs SUMN will be played this Sunday at 7:30 am PST (3:30 pm GMT)
NA: TSM vs 100 Thieves will be played 13:00 pm PST (20:00 pm GMT)
πŸ•’ 12/4/2020 - 16:51
Blink and you miss it, Sentinels' defense was too much for FaZe as the team wins 13-5.
πŸ•’ 12/4/2020 - 16:28
Babybay woke up in Map 2 using the Op, 12-5 so far as FaZe are trailing 5-4 in rounds.
πŸ•’ 12/4/2020 - 16:16
Map 2 Agent selection is done, who's taking the win?
Imagen
πŸ•’ 12/4/2020 - 16:07
If you're curious about what happened during the EU quarters, these were the results for today:
SUMN FC 2-0 Purple Cobras
FunPlus Phoenix 2-0 nolpenki
πŸ•’ 12/4/2020 - 16:06
Taps microphone Hello? Apologies for stepping away, we are back with Day 2 of the North American regional finals!
As a reminder, this is the schedule:
FaZe vs Sentinels
T1 vs 100 Thieves
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 16:19
FNS DIFF in full display between Envy and Immortals

 

πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 16:01
Break time between G2 and Orgless, time to see what Envy and Immortals are up to!
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 15:51
So close! After going 10-2, Orgless manages to push G2 to the brink of OT, however Ardiis and the boys close out Map 1 with a 13-11 victory.
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 15:47
Over in North America, it's a blink and you miss it map win for Envy, completely dominating Immortals on Icebox 13-5.
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 15:46
G2 seemed poised to cruise in Map 1, but after losing eight rounds in a row, Orgless has this match 11-10 and it's going down to the wire!
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 15:14
Envy vs Immortals kicking off and we're seeing Icebox in pro play!
Na MAPS
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 15:08
North America is starting soon, as a reminder, here are the two matches scheduled for today:
Envy vs Immortals
Renegades vs TSM
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 15:01
While we wait for Orgless to get their latency issues solved, check out the latest from First Strike Brazil, as Vortex Fusion was disqualified after players contracted COVID-19.
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 14:50
Everything going as expected so far, with G2 playing a different composition and still maintaning control of the match.
Technical pause as we speak.
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 14:25
We are back! G2 vs Orgless next up. David vs Goliath tale right here folks. Here's the map pool for the series:
map selection
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 13:56
It's over! Paura clutches it in a 2v1 scenario and Heretics move to the semis!
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 13:44
WE GOT OVERTIME!! Team Liquid win five in a row and are close to completing the miracle.
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 13:37
Match point for Heretics! pAura is having the time of his life against a broken Team Liquid. 12-8. Do or die for Liquid!
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 13:26
Pistol rounds after switch go to Heretics. Truly a team effort with no particular weak points right now, three more rounds to secure a spot in the semifinals.
Can Team Liquid keep their dream alive?
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 13:09
Heretics has completely shut down Team Liquid after an initial back and forth. Perfect site rotations and utility usage. Four straight rounds in a row.
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 13:00
Unreal how impressive ScreaM continues to perform, yet Team Liquid can't shake off Heretic's pressure, as Map 3 starts with both squads trading rounds. 3-3 so far.
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 12:45
Map 3 Agents are locked, it all comes down to a final showdown on Bind between Heretics and Team Liquid
Bind Agents
 
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 12:30
There's a good reason we keep mentioning ScreaM, just take a look at the Map 2 stats:
Valorant stats first strike
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 12:26
It's a wrap for Map 2! Team Liquid bounces back 13-10 against Heretics and it all comes down to a final showdown on Bind.
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 12:21
Don't put an animal like ScreaM against the wall or this can happen.

 

πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 12:12
Hello? Just as we're praising Liquid, they forget to pick up Spike and plant before time runs out, giving a free win to Heretics when there was a 2v2 situation unfolding.
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 12:10
Holy moly! Speaking of ScreaM, he just pulled a massive 4K in a pistol round as Team Liquid's start their attack with a crucial win.
Can Heretics find an answer?
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 12:00
Team Liquid bounces back on the first half of the second map. 7-5 before the side switch with a much better performance by the in-game leaders ScreaM.
Much more in control of the game's tempo too.
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 11:32
ScreaM starts the second map with an 8-0 K/D. Team Liquid waking up and stepping up?
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 11:26
Map 2 Agent picks are up!
agent_select
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 11:06
Want some highlights? Check out niesoW's incredible clutch during a pistol round that proved to be crucial

 

πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 11:04
Nailbiter to end the first map! Team Liquid have surprisingly lost Split against Team Heretics and are on the brink of elimination.
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 10:47
Sorry for the delay guys, we're back at it again as teams switch sides with a surprising Heretics advantage against Team Liquid!
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 10:26
Heretics is keeping pace with Team Liquid's attack on Split. TL's methodical style might have found their match today.
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 10:07
And here are the team comps for the first map, Split:
Hero Comps
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 09:59
Map pool for Team Liquid vs Team Heretics is up!
team liquid vs heretics maps
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 09:54
Who's you favourite to advance to the semifinals in the EU region? Join the conversation and tweet us out at @Valorant_Source
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 09:44
In case you missed it, Riot fixed Killjoy's game-breaking bug just in time for First Strike!
Curious as to what we're talking about, have a quick look before the matches start.
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 09:34
Broadcast has kicked-off! Riot certainly has a flair for hyping things up with a nice intro video featuring some of the sickest plays we've seen during the First Strike qualifiers. 
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 09:20

Hello there! Andrés Aquino here taking over as my colleague Daniel mentioned. Less than 10 minutes to go before the official broadcast start.

Just as a reminder, festivities in the EU region will kick-off with two matches today: Team Liquid vs Team Heretics and G2 Esports vs Orgless!

πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 13:41
Riot certainly know how to leverage esports to sell stuff. They have dropped the Sensation skin collection today.
Valorant first strike live
What do you guys think? Fitting for the opening day of a tournament? 
Personally, I would have thought they would have gone for something more regal in style like the EGO by Onetap.
πŸ•’ 12/3/2020 - 13:38
Hey everyone! Daniel here kicking off proceedings before my esteemed colleague (in my eyes at least) Andrés Aquino takes over.
It is set to be quite a day. Eight teams, two regions, and frankly if we had the manpower it would be even more, but the focus for us today is Europe and North America. Will G2 prove, once again, to be the crème de la crème of Europe? Will the Sentinels sweep all before them in NA?
Let's find out.

 

You gotta hand it to Riot Games, 2020 has not been the year to launch a brand new game and esport, but they have done it with aplomb with Valorant well and truly living up to the hype on the gameplay front and creating an audience of eager players and fans invested in its competitive scene.

Esport organisations have too responded in kind with just about every major organisation the world over now fielding a team. In some cases, such as with Cloud9, two.

After the initial Ignition Series offering, where Riot Games took a hands-off approach to tournament organizing, we have had the First Strike series of tournaments. Regionally focused (damn pandemic) and entirely open qualifiers, Valorant First Strike, despite all the hurdles, has been a premier esport tournament by every measure.

 

Now in December, we have the Regional Finals and we here at Ginx.TV are going to be with you all the way.

Right here on this page, from Day 1 to the Finals on Sunday, we will be following all the action from the European and North American First Strike in real-time via our live feed, providing you with reactions from around the scene, clips, breakdowns and analysis from the best games and much more besides.

Valorant First Strike Live reactions
(Picture: Riot Games)

And you can get involved too, fire us a message on our dedicated Valorant Twitter, providing your two-cents, a prediction, or nutty Ace, and we will share it with everyone who is following along.

So grab some snacks, kick back, and let's get right into it.

Format

First_Strike_Valorant_Format

First Strike: Europe schedule

  • Day 1: Thu, 3rd December - 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 4 pm GMT
  • Day 2: Fri, 4th December - 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 4 pm GMT
  • Day 3: Sat, 5th December - 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 4 pm GMT
  • Day 4: Sun, 6th December - 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 4 pm GMT

Day 1 to 3 run over six hours, with Day 4 the Finals lasting five.

Qualified Teams

  • G2 Esports
  • Team Liquid
  • Funplus Phoenix
  • Sumn FC
  • Nolpenki
  • Orgless
  • Purple Cobras
  • Team Heretics

First Strike: North America schedule

  • Day 1: Thu, 3rd December - 1 pm PT / 4 pm ET / 9 pm GMT 
  • Day 2: Fri, 4th December - 1 pm PT / 4 pm ET / 9 pm GMT
  • Day 3: Sat, 5th December - 1 pm PT / 4 pm / 9 pm GMT
  • Day 4: Sun, 6th December - 1 pm PT / 4 pm ET / 9 pm GMT

Day 1 to 3 run over six hours, with Day 4 the Finals lasting five.

Qualified Teams

  • Team Envy
  • 100 Thieves
  • Sentinels
  • Renegades
  • TSM
  • FaZe Clan
  • T1
  • Immortals