Team Shroud dominated the 100 Thieves Valorant Invitational, with a 13-5 final Game 2 score.
AZK, shroud, Skadoodle, Brax and Hiko met fan expectation and proved why they are to be watched out for in the Valorant gaming scene.
On April 14, 100 Thieves organized Valorant’s biggest tournament yet — the 100 Thieves Invitational.
Some of the gaming industry’s prominent stars competed in the event versus fellow icons. Big shot participants included Ninja, shroud, summit1g, and TimTheTatman among others.
The tournament consisted of a group phase, with four teams in each group, before the playoffs.
Through Heat 1-3, each of the teams played with the other once. The first two seeds of each group are deemed qualified for the playoffs.
Timothy “TimTheTatman” Betar
Lucas “Mend” Håkansson
Jake “POACH” Brumleve
Erik “fl0m” Flom
Brandon “Ace” Winn
Michael “shroud” Grzesiek
Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham
Keven “AZK” Larivière
Braxton “Brax” Piece
Spencer “Hiko” Martin
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins
Brian “Kephrii” St.Pierre
Patrik “Lefaa” Mike
Jack “CouRage” Dunlop
Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert
Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan
Hunter “SicK” Mims
Austin “crashies” Roberts
Hammodi “Yassuo” Abdalrhman
Felix “xQc” Lengyel
MacKenzie “Albralelie” Beckwith
Timothy “iiTzTimmy” An
Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag
Justin “jks” Savage
Joakim “jkaem” Myrbostad
Sean “Gratisfaction” Kaiwai
Aaron “AZR” Ward
Jaryd “summit1g” Lazar
Tyson “TenZ” Ngo
Jonathan “ELiGE” Jablonowski
Jacky “Stewie2k” Yip
Joshua “steel” Nissan
DrDisrespect’s team was supposedly the missing piece to complete the all star cast under Group B. However, he forfeited the tournament without any notice.
His decision earned the first diss of the tournament by fl0m, who made the assumption that the Two-Time got scared to be wrecked upon realizing he had no Counter Strike pro on his team (unlike the others).
“They said all the CS players are gonna be super washed out on Valorant like ‘all these CS players are gonna come in thinking they’re hot sh*t and get whacked.’ Now all of a sudden nobody wants to play tournaments unless they have Counter-Strike players.”
Team Shroud GG
There has yet to be an announcement whether the champions would win a prize pool or merely bragging rights. Nonetheless, 100 Thieves congratulated the winning team on their official Twitter handle:
“Congratulations to the 100 Thieves Invitational: VALORANT CHAMPIONS, Team
Many fans admitted they saw it coming in the replies:
“Can’t say I’m surprised lol. Should’ve just handed them the trophy before it even started”
“Welp, I called that. Was a great tournament to see though!”
Still in its beta stage
Riot Games’ Valorant is currently in its closed beta stage, but it is taking the gaming industry by storm.
The game got the majority of the competitive shooter scene hyped and in a frenzy with its unique mechanics and abilities.
Suffice to say, the 100 Thieves Valorant Tournament was a success and only fueled the excitement of thousands of players across the globe itching to give the game a try!