North American VALORANT didn’t exit with a bang at VCT LOCK//IN however with a whimper when the final remaining workforce from the area in 100 Thieves bought dismantled by the superpowered Fnatic roster as we speak.
The collection began as poorly as potential on 100T’s personal choose of Fracture. Fnatic punished the final stalwart of NA on the assault facet, with Leo Jannesson (on Fade) thriving in his official on-stage debut after an prolonged time in quarantine. They had a dominant 11-1 half on the assault, then gained the pistol and anti-eco to shortly finish map one 13-1, conserving all 5 100T gamers below 9 kills every.
On Fnatic’s choose of Icebox, Nikita “Derke” Sirmitev confirmed why he’s among the finest gamers on the earth on Icebox (or any map to be honest), and decimated the 100T assault facet with aggressive Jett play that went unanswered. 100T trailed 10-2 on the half however began to crawl again with a scorching begin to their defensive facet. They rallied to solely a 12-10 deficit however then misplaced a brutal thirteenth spherical to a late low-health rotate and Fnatic Shortys.
The comeback try on Icebox was successfully the one optimistic for 100T, who have been dominated for many of the collection. Overall, it was a troublesome exhibiting for each Cryocells and stellar, who went a mixed four-for-21 in opening duels. 100T are the second NA workforce to be knocked out in convincing trend by Fnatic after Sentinels have been soundly defeated in spherical one.
With each NAVI and Fnatic making it to the Omega bracket remaining, an EMEA workforce is assured to seem within the grand remaining. The two stacked European rosters will face off on Friday, March 3 at 11am CT.