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- Shroud and his team beat 7 other teams captained by streamers to win the 100 Thieves Valorant Invitational.
- Other teams were captained by Ninja, Yassuo, Courage, Nadeshot, Summit1g and TimtheTatman.
100 Thieves hosted a Valorant Invitational tournament last night, with 8 top streamers and their teams taking part in the competition. The 8 teams were captained by Shroud, Summit1g, Timthetatman, Ninja, Nadeshot, Courage, Dr.Disrespect and Yassuo. Unsurprisingly, Shroud and his team consisting of ex-CS:GO pros came out ahead with flying colors, crushing the competition. To be fair, Shroud's team was incredibly well stacked, with two players Brax and AZK already having been signed to the T1 roster as professional Valorant players. Former C9 teammate, Skadoodle and another former CS pro, Hiko who is also trying to go pro in Valorant completed Shroud's roster.
Shroud and TimtheTatman face off in the Finals
The opening rounds consisted of the group stages, where the Doc, Ninja, Yassuo and Courage's teams were eliminated. In the playoffs, Nadeshot and his team consisting of players from the 100T CS:GO roster lost a close encounter against Timthetatman's team. Given that the mechanics are largely created to reward players who are good at Counter-Strike, the loss was surprising as Tim's team included former Fortnite players such as Poach and names such as Mendo and Acesu. On the other side of the bracket, the two most stacked teams went up against each other as Shroud's side took on Summit1g. Team Shroud had a much better grasp of the economy and the map, as Skadoodle, AZK, Brax and Hiko all went berserk to claim the win.
The grand finals was a tad bit one-sided, and even though TimtheTatman had beaten Shroud's team in the group stages, it meant little. The first game on Haven saw Shroud's team take a 13-5 victory, on the back of AZK and Brax. Map number 2 on Split saw a similar result as AZK pulled off an incredible 1v4 clutch to seal the win.
While the tournament is and was meant for entertainment and fun, there is no doubt that it was extremely competitive with some of the most recognizable faces in the FPS genre. It also showed that players have begun to utilize more of their skills and powers and were relying lesser on their aim.