Cloud 9 Blue Qualifies for the Valorant Champions

North American side Cloud 9 defeated Rise in the finals to secure the spot for Valorant Champions.

Cloud 9 Blue turns all the odds wrong and qualified for their first major Valorant tournament. Cloud 9 defeats ‘The Dark Horses’ Rise in the NA LCQ finals by 3-0 to book their tickets for Valorant Champions which is to be held in December and is the biggest Valorant Tournament of the year.

Moreover, Cloud 9 looks eager for revenge in the final as they crushed Rise by 13-0 in one of the maps in the NA LCQ finals. Know all the details about the match here.

Cloud 9 Blue To Represent North America At Valorant Champions Along With Sentinels And Envy

Cloud 9 NA LCQ
Cloud 9 were underdogs of the tournament

The North American side was one of the 8 teams that were competing in the NA LCQ. Cloud 9 started the campaign well and defeated Version 1 to start their campaign. However, they were sent to the lower bracket as Rise defeated them in their second match by 2-1. Cloud 9 then successively won their further matches and defeated Geng, XSET, and 100 Thieves to compete in the final.

Both the team were unexpected entries in the final. Cloud 9 Blue and Rise both defeated 100 Thieves which were the favorites to win the NA LCQ and qualify for the Champions. Furthermore, there have been two major tournaments played so far named Masters. Cloud 9 never qualified for any of these major tournaments and they will be marking their presence directly in the biggest tournament of the year.

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The valorant team of C9 qualifies for Champions

The top 8 teams from the NA circuit points qualified for the NA LCQ. Additionally, Cloud 9 was the second last team to qualify, and Rise was the last team on the Circuit point list. This means both the bottom teams surprised all the other teams to qualify for the NA LCQ finals.

Cloud 9 Blue defeated Rise by 3-0 and in a very dominating fashion. In one of the maps, Cloud 9 defeated Rise by 13-0 which is not expected from any team on such a big level. Let’s have a look at the match report.

NA LCQ Finals Match Report

The final was a best of 5 where the winning team need to win three maps out of 5 in order to win the series.

Map-1 Breeze, Cloud 9 Blue Starts Bright

The map was selected by Cloud 9 which means it was an expected win for them. Cloud 9 defeated Rise comfortably and started the match with a win.

Score: 13-8 (Cloud 9)

Top fragger: C9 Leaf (23 Kills with Jett)

Match-2 Split, Cloud 9 Domination

Cloud 9 showed no mercy as they crushed Rise by 13-0 on Split. Surprisingly, the map was a selection made by Rise which means it was their strong map.

Score: 13-0 (Cloud 9)

Top fragger: C9 Xeppaa (21 Kills with Jett)

Match-3 Bind, Cloud 9 Seals The Deal

C9 Blue defeated Rise once again on the third map to secure the win. Rise gave a fight to C9 on the map but after the in of Split map, everything looked a formality for Cloud 9 blue to win the match.

Score: 13-11 (Cloud 9)

Top fragger: C9 Xeppaa (22 Kills with Raze)

Cloud 9 managed to secure the win and has qualified for thee Valorant Champions. The addition of players like Vanity from Version 1 who is the current IGL of the team helped a lot as he guided the team towards victory.

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Pritam Priyedarshi
Pritam is an esports enthusiast who pens down things happening in the world of gaming. He is currently writing for moroesports.
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