The Luminosity Gaming VALORANT roster has secured their playoffs spot in NA VCT Stage Two, lower than per week after their group sadly introduced they had been departing the brand new staple sport. Their win over Cloud9 additionally ended C9’s likelihood of reaching the playoffs.
C9 determined not too long ago to change Curry and Vainness’s roles, placing the In Sport Chief again on the controller (often Brimstone) and delegating Curry over to be a heavy initiator (usually Breach) on map one Fracture.
Sadly for Cloud 9 the change didn’t do a lot to keep away from LG’s heavy assault although, with Moose making enormous clutch performs throughout important full purchase rounds, and C9 dropping away some rounds late within the half to go down 8-4 on the scoreline. C9 nonetheless managed to start out a comeback on their assault aspect, tying the map at 11-11.
However Luminosity Gaming was capable of maintain off two straight A executes to lastly shut out their map 13-11, after a struggling sport for each groups.
The momentum Cloud 9 gained from their comeback try fortunately carried over to the subsequent map Icebox, with a powerful begin on the assault aspect. C9 centered all assets at taking map management through early pushes and getting fixed entry kills, however Luminosity was capable of bounce again due to some severe playmaking and retaking prowess led by TiGG (on Sova) and Mada (on Jett), ending with a 7-5 lead for LG at half time.
C9, just like the earlier sport, rallied again with some enormous rounds to take a quick lead, nevertheless LG went on a streak of profitable assault rounds due to properly used utility, to shut out the collection with a 13-9 win on Icebox.
Simply days earlier than the beginning of the group stage’s fourth week of matches, the Luminosity Gaming group introduced their resolution to depart VALORANT for the “foreseeable future” forward of the beginning of the Riot run partnered Valorant Champions Tour system set to start out in 2023. The group stated the roster would proceed to play underneath Luminosity Gaming’s model for the remainder of the stage and that they’re actively working to seek out the gamers a brand new residence as quickly as doable. With a 3-1 file, the Luminosity Gaming gamers have secured a spot in playoffs, and will even take the Group B first seed if they’re able to beat OpTic subsequent week paired with an Evil Geniuses loss. Hopefully this final couple of sturdy performances will probably be sufficient to draw the eye of different organizations, so the LG gamers are capable of proceed engaged on what they love, Valorant.
For Cloud 9, they’re again residence till the Final Probability Qualifier comes round, due to dropping their final three matches since sending Xeta to T1 in a VALORANT commerce that netted them Curry in return. It hasn’t been a lot time for the reason that commerce, so Curry nonetheless has time to show that the transfer was value it for Cloud 9.