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Valorant Masters Reykjavik 2022: OpTic Gaming Reign Supreme

Abhimannu Das
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OpTic Gaming sweeped LOUD 3-0 to take home the VCT 2022 Stage One championship.
The North American team will take home 750 circuit points and $200,000 in prize money.
Both LOUD and OpTic will get a direct entry to Stage Two Masters.

OpTic Gaming defeated LOUD 3-0 to take home the Stage One Masters titles. The North American team that was formed in February 2022 with former Team Envy players being signed to the team. The team had a successful run throughout Stage One and despite being knocked to the lower bracket by LOUD earlier this event, it made a comeback and sweeped the Brazilian team to take home the Stage One championship.

LOUD vs OpTic recap

In the first map, OpTic took home a 13-9 victory with Jimmy "Marved" Nguyen being on the top of his game on Omen and dismantling the opposition. LOUD had the upper hand in the first half with a 7-3 lead but OpTic took home the win after a comeback on the back of solid solid performances from Marved and Austin "Crashies" Roberts.

Bind saw LOUD take an early lead once again with things staying at 8-4 in LOUD's favor. OpTic made a comeback once again by pushing things to overtime and this time it was Jacob "yay" Whitetaker who was able to keep up with LOUD's unrelenting pressure with Brazilian star player Erick "aspas" Santos giving OpTic no breathing room.

In the third and final map of the night LOUD had the lead once again in the first-half. OpTic was able to respond to LOUD's 8-4 lead with a 8-4 performance of its own in the second half and take home the title.

After being formed in February, OpTic has been able to overcome all adds and cement itself as the strongest team in not just North America but also at the international stage. We will see the Stage One champions compete once again in the next LAN in a bid to defend its title.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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