Fnatic claims VCT LOCK//IN Title in an epic showdown against LOUD
Fnatic finally secured their first international Valorant title, after a nail-biting match against LOUD in the VCT LOCK//IN finals held in Brazil. The much-awaited event featured 30 top teams from around the world and marked the beginning of the 2023 Valorant Champions Tour.
The finals were nothing short of a thrilling spectacle, with Fnatic dominating the first two rounds, and LOUD coming back with a vengeance to level the series. The crowd was on the edge of their seats, as the Brazilian team took the lead in the final map, only for Fnatic to make an incredible comeback, taking the game into overtime and eventually winning the match.
Timofey ‘Chronicle’ Khromov, the Russian player, earned his second VCT trophy, having been a part of the Gambit squad that won VCT Stage 3 Masters in Berlin in 2021. Fnatic’s victory earned them a $100,000 cash prize, while LOUD took home $60,000.
The tournament was a crucial opportunity for teams to showcase their strengths and tactics, giving fans a glimpse of what to expect in the esport’s new era. DRX and Natus Vincere claimed joint third and fourth place, with each team receiving $40,000. Meanwhile, the teams that finished fifth to eighth received $25,000, and those in ninth to sixteenth received $10,000.
The VCT LOCK//IN tournament was Riot Games’ biggest Valorant event yet, with two Chinese invited teams, as well as the 30 partner teams from the EMEA, Pacific, and Americas international leagues. The event not only gave fans a chance to witness incredible gameplay, but it also provided a platform for players to showcase their talent and skills to a global audience.
In conclusion, the VCT LOCK//IN tournament was an unforgettable event that showcased the best of the Valorant community. Fans from around the world tuned in to witness the incredible gameplay and cheer on their favorite teams. Fnatic emerged victorious, but all teams deserve recognition for their hard work and dedication to the game. The tournament set the stage for an exciting year of Valorant esports and left fans eagerly anticipating the next event.