Team SoloMid wins $50K T1 Valorant Showdown

The first North American tournament IGNITION series brought the biggest pro start players in the three-day event of Valorant. This tournament is hosted by Nerd Street Gamers and T1, $50,000 USD was there for winning team, and here is the full story of unfolding the prize money, final results, recap, and more.

IGNITION Series of Valorant are starting all over the world in many regions and finally the North America tournament successfully took place. From the G2 Esports event, the biggest star names in NA got a chance to play and show their skill in this tournament.

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Total six number of teams are there, like 100 Thieves, FaZe Clan, Sentinels and many more are there and left a foot mark. If you missed any of the glimpses here are the total final results and recap for you.

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Groups

Multiple events are there to give every team and every player a fair chance to play and shine. The teams that made it then dropped into a double elimination, not only in the NA series but this feature a group stage.

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If rosters want to find a place in the game, also they had many chances to turn all the things. All the teams were divided into four groups. Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and his team were put in Group C after losing three maps, Cloud9 put into Group A. Other teams also played as expectation, team Sentinels, SoloMid, T1 are the only team that goes through the groups without losing a single map.

Playoffs

In upper bracket TSM win three matches and keep their impressive run on. Also, FaZe Clan, T1, and Terrific make their places secured on the third day of the tournament in the final round or Grand Finale.

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After winning the first T1 X Nerd Street Gamers Invitational in May, the rosters of Gen G could not keep quiet living the likes of TSM. They lost 0-2 against T1 and eliminated in the lower bracket by the Sentinels.

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New 100 Thieves squad, commandeered by CS veteran Spencer ‘Hiko’ Martin, make their place in Grand Finale after three rounds of playoff. Ultimately, Grand Finale did happen between TSM and T1.

Final placements

PLACETEAMPRIZE MONEY (USD)
1stTeam SoloMid$25,000
2ndT1$15,000
3rdImmortals$5,000
4thFaZe Clan$5,000
Top 6100 Thieves
Top 6Sentinels
Top 8Together We Are Terrific
Top 8Gen. G Esports
Top 12Cloud 9
Top 12Spot Up
Top 12Code 7
Top 12Mixup
Top 16Prospects
Top 16Charlotte Phoenix
Top 16Team Ninja
Top 16Echo 8

Timing of Valorant Showdown tournament

The first NA IGNITION Series took place from June 25 to June 28. The first day started at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 10 PM BST / 11 PM CEST. T1 hosted the mainstream.

Players and teams

Because of the first official tournament in NA, all organizations and marquee players took pat. From T1 to 100 Thieves to FaZe Clan all came into the tournament.

TEAMFULL ROSTER
FaZe ClanCorey, dephh, ZachaREEE, Marved, psalm
100 ThievesHiko, Valiate, Venerated, YaBoiDre, Pride
Cloud 9TenZ, Poach, shinobi, mitch, Relyks
Team SoloMidreltuC, hazed, Wardell, Subroza, drone
ImmortalsBjor, jcStani, KOLER, Genghsta, Asuna
SentinelsShahZaM, SicK, sinatraa, zombs, dapr
T1brax, Skadoodle, crashies, food, AZK
Gen.G Esportseffys, gMd, huynh, MKaeL, PLAYER1
Team NinjaNinja, Sonii, Morgausse, Grego, LeX
Code7Tork, Nicolas, rob-wiz, payen, pho
Mixupstellar, aproto, Fiziq, Hoppin, thi9f
Echo 8AYRIN,Brando, Reformed, Req, supamen
ProspectsJoshRT, vice, diceyzx, Skelly, BabyJ
Charlotte Phoenixanger, Ksiaze, ChurmZz, Sh0ts, Spirit
Spot Uptem, Bunny, Tucker, figment, Khai
Together We Are TerrificmummAy, aKis, FNS, c4Lypso, kaboose

Format and rules

All the teams have to grinded through the group stages. In playoffs, there is a double-elimination bracket but there is a key difference between upper and lower brackets. Upper brackets matches were all BO3 where lower brackets matches were in BO1. Ultimately, the tournament ends up with BO5.

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