Gen.G’s Valorant team were crowned victors in the T1 Invitational.
T1, a prominent entertainment and sports organization, recently held its own Valorant tournament during the game’s closed beta. A prize pool of $25,000 was met with a highly-skilled showing of the potential Riot Games’ new FPS title has in the wake of global esports domination.
— T1 (@T1) May 5, 2020
Pitted against a fiery squad in Team Brax, GenG was able to hold on in a nail-biting grand final that acted as a rematch from the tournament’s upper bracket final. GenG’s Valorant squad is composed of players Loic ‘effys’ Sauvageau, Keven ‘PLAYER1’ Champagne, Michael ‘MkaeL’ De Luca, Danny ‘huynh’ Huynh, and Anthony ‘gMd’ Guimond, as well as coach Andrew ‘Blank’ Leverette.
The hotly-contested best-of-three grand final was casted by Chris Puckett and Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez.
Carrying a one map lead into the finals against a formidable, Counter:Strike-infused roster, Gen.G would drop Bind to them before finally winning the T1 Invitational on Haven.
Here’s a look at the $20,000 dollar winning moment:
GGWP Team Brax!??
The @T1 Valorant Invitational Grand Finals was a nail-biter with each match being so close, but here’s the final play that made us champions!???#GenGWIN #WeAreGenG #TigerNation pic.twitter.com/P3HSFc6Ink
— Gen.G Esports (@GenG) May 5, 2020
As for the future of Valorant’s esports scene, Riot Games already uncovered plans to allow its newly-established FPS title to organically develop a competitive community before fully committing to something grander down the road. Nevertheless, the support for these third-party tournaments has been nothing but exceptional.