After waiting almost three months since the VALORANT Champion Tour Stage 3 Masters: Berlin, the true VALORANT Champions have Acend(ed).
The maps were fun to watch, starting with Gambit winning Bind and Acend coming back in decisive fashion to win Ascent. The next map went to Gambit, and while Icebox looked close, Acend pulled through, taking it to map 5. Split stood at 7-5 by halftime, but rounds started going back and forth. Every round, a different player made a massive play to help them win the round. But in the end, with both teams giving it their all, Acend came out victorious.
The team worked through a lot to get to this point. Acend started after a former roster disbanded after a Riot sponsorship. After many ups and downs, they managed to win the Europe Masters 1.
After that, the team faced a low period. Players moved around, they missed their chance to make it to Reykjavik and fell short in Berlin, losing to 100 Thieves. They had, however, garnered enough points to make it to VALORANT Champions without going through the EMEA LCQ.
The rest is history. Acend made it out of groups, beat Team Liquid, Team Secret and, now, Gambit Esports to become the VALORANT Champions. In doing so, they garnered plenty of good vibes from the community:
What a run. You guys are nuts @AcendClub. GGs! #VALORANTChampions
— Doug (@EsportsDoug) December 12, 2021
— Liquid ScreaM 🇲🇦 (@ScreaM_) December 12, 2021
Absolutely amazing to have all 5 games. A gift to be able to cover something so special.
So much heart from both @AcendClub and @GambitEsports!
Congratulations to your first #VALORANTChampions
— RivingtonBisland III (@RivingtonThe3rd) December 12, 2021
GG! Congratulations to @AcendClub ! Both teams delivered a great series and Acend is back!#VALORANTChampions
— Vansilli (@Vansilli) December 12, 2021
Thank you @AcendClub for saving my #1 earnings 🙏
— zombs (@zombs) December 12, 2021
BEST IN THE WORLD!
Congratulations to @AcendClub, winners of the first-ever #VALORANTChampions pic.twitter.com/oE2YqPmC1m
— VALORANT Champions Tour (@ValorantEsports) December 12, 2021
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