The Nerd Street Gamers First Strike Qualifier quarterfinals are over and we now know the top four seeds for the actual Nerd Street Gamers First Strike tournament.
Here’s how it all played out:
Gen.G 2 – 0 Sentinels
Gen.G shocked two-time Ignition Series champions Sentinels in a quarterfinals match that resulted in a 2-0. Both games were convincing wins for Gen.G, and their newly signed player, Shawn “Shawn12590” O’Riley helped the team elevate their level of play during Game 1 on Ascent. He finished with a 22/10/5 KDA scoreline, where he also clutched the last round on Ascent, giving Gen.G the 1-0 lead over Sentinels.
Team Envy 2 – 1 T1
Meanwhile, in the following series, Victor “Food” Wong and Austin “crashies” Roberts got their revenge on their former team, T1. After losing Game 1 on Ascent, Food managed to clutch the round of the series that propelled Team Envy to a 13-11 win on Bind. And, in the final game of the match, Team Envy destroyed T1 with a 13-1 round score on Split.
TSM 2 – 0 100 Thieves
TSM was one step closer to reclaiming their Valorant NA crown, when they outplayed 100 Thieves stacked roster. Yassine “Subroza” Taoufik also showed he’s now a completely different player, after picking up Omen for TSM. Combined with Matthew “Wardell” Yu’s insane Jett expertise, that makes TSM a very dangerous team moving forward.
Cloud9 Blue 2 – 1 The Slimy Boogermen
In the final quarterfinal match of the day, Cloud9 Blue avenged their Cloud9 White sister squad by defeating The Slimy Boogermen in a convincing 2-1 victory. Despite losing to the unsigned Valorant stack in Game 2 on Haven, Cloud9 dominated the first and final map of the series by winning 13-1 on Ascent, and then 13-3 on Split.
The final four teams will continue to play their semifinal seeding matches tomorrow. Gen.G Esports will go up against Team Envy at 5:00 a.m GMT+8, after which TSM will face Cloud 9 Blue at 8:00 a.m. GMT+8.