After securing wins in their first set of matches yesterday, Team SMG and NongWaen secured their spots in the knockout stages today. Both teams will be heading to the quarterfinals of the SEA Fire Championship 2020 Valorant tournament. Team nxl and Meloner will be unable to qualify for the knockout stages after suffering two defeats each.
Team SMG vs. NongWaen (2-1)
Team SMG and NongWaen competed for the top spot in Group B, and SMG came out on top with a dominant performance. They secured a 13-4 win against NW on Ascent and followed up with a 13-1 assault on Bind. Killjoy proved to be a crucial pick in both matches, and NW failed to answer SMG’s aggressive plays. The team of ZesBeeW, falfalfal, Kama, LEXY, Divine, and Aeozora will be heading to the quarterfinals of the SEA Fire Championship 2020 with a clean 9 points in the group stage.
Meloner vs Team nxl (1-0 FF)
Team nxl forfeited yet another match today, with the team departing the tournament with a disappointing winless run at the Valorant tournament. The match outcome did not matter for the group rankings as both SMG and NongWaen had secured their spots in the next stage. Both teams will be looking to improve their performances in the upcoming Valorant Champions Tour, which will commence in January.
The upper bracket quarterfinals will begin on January 7th. Group A’s matches have concluded, with Bren Esports and X10 securing spots in the next round. Group B’s NongWaen and Team SMG will be heading to the quarterfinals, with SMG securing all 9 points. The quarterfinals will have two brackets for a qualification, which will conclude on January 11th. Group C’s matches begin tomorrow, with some of the best teams in SEA competing in the group.
The SEA Fire Championship 2020 is a Valorant tournament hosted by eFire League in partnership with Zack Solutions as the main sponsor. The Group Stage is ongoing and will last until December 28th, after which we will see two teams from each group of four qualify. All matches in the group stage are BO3, and the qualifying teams will head to the playoffs, which take place between January 7th and 14th next year. The SEA Fire Championship 2020 Grand Finals will be a BO5 match with a one-map advantage being given to the upper bracket team.