The first day of the ESPN Esports Valorant Invitational group stage concluded today with ex-CS:GO pros squad, Team Mirage, reigning supreme over Group A.
First, the experienced CS:GO pros squad defeated Rainbow Six’s Team Six, 13-6. Spencer “Hiko” Martin and Keven “AZK” Lariviere were able to clutch out key rounds that stopped Team Six from gaining any momentum.
Hiko showcased his superior aim against the Rainbow Six squad by getting four quick kills, which helped his team win a round in just eight seconds.
AZK then further demoralized their opponents by clutching a crucial round with four kills of his own, including an insane flick shot with his Phantom.
Team Mirage continued to dominate Group A by destroying Overwatch’s Team Heroes lineup with a 13-2 final score on Haven. AZK also displayed his amazing spray control on the Vandal that stopped Team Heroes’ aggressive push on the C Site.
Team Heroes was later able to bounce back from their devastating loss to Team Mirage by defeating Team Six, 13-9. Gale “GaleAdelade” Adelade and Brian “Kephrii” St. Pierre won the final round with a clutch Spike defuse after both players landed key Operator sniper rifle shots.
With their first and second-place finishes in Group A, Team Mirage and Team Heroes advance to the Semifinal of the Playoffs.
The ESPN Esports Valorant Invitational will continue with its Group B matches, which features the Valorant dev team, Team PUBG, Team Apex Legends, and Team Fortnite.
Day 2 of the ESPN Esports Valorant Invitational starts on April 22, 7:30 p.m. (GMT+8). Fans can watch the matches live on ESPN Esports Twitch channel.