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Guild Esports make playoffs at Day 2 of Masters Copenhagen

A level of normalcy returns to Copenhagen after the upsets of Day 1

Day 2 of the VALORANT Champions Tour Masters Copenhagen was a breath of fresh air after yesterday’s chaos as Guild Esports became the first team to advance from the group stage to the playoffs after defeating KRÜ Esports.

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The two teams played an incredibly tight series, as neither could get an edge. Two maps went to overtime, with the decisive third map (Icebox) ending in triple overtime. Guild will now head to the playoffs, the first of two teams from Group A. Meanwhile, KRÜ still have a shot to battle their way out if they can beat the winner of OpTic Gaming vs. LOUD.

The first match of Masters Copenhagen Day 2 was an opening Group B bout between FunPlus Phoenix and XERXIA. Like KRÜ vs. Guild, it was a hard-fought series that went the distance. Ultimately FPX came up on top over the LAN veterans in XERXIA. Both teams still have a shot at playoffs.

Play of the day

There were plenty of clutches, multi-kills and wacky spray-downs during Day 2 of Masters Copenhagen, but the play of the day belongs to Thanachart “Surf” Rungapajaratkul’s precision head shot.

Masters Copenhagen Day 2 MVP

There were a few players who really stood out during Day 2 of Masters Copenhagen. XERXIA’s Surf was an absolute monster during his team’s loss to FPX, finding massive impact with the Operator on Chamber and prying open sites with Jett. Guild’s Nikita “trexx” Cherednichenko posted a whopping 195 Average Damage per Round across the series. Even Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks on FPX was extremely clutch and reliable the whole series. But the overall Day 2 MVP goes to Guild’s Leo “Leo” Jannesson.

Not only did Leo post 71 kills across the three maps while only playing initiators, he also had a +6 first kill to first death ratio with zero first deaths. He did everything his team needed him to do, and more; if trexx was the hammer, then Leo was the nail.

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Coby Zucker is Upcomer's resident CS:GO writer. He's also played League of Legends at the collegiate level and is a frequent visitor in TFT Challenger Elo. He's a firm believer that Toronto should be the next big esports hub city.