Upper bracket final time at VCT 2022: NA Stage 2 Challengers

The fierce competition of North American teams for VALORANT Champions Tour 2022: Stage 2 Masters - Copenhagen continues. On June 24, XSET will face OpTic Gaming in the upper bracket finals. On June 25, lower bracket semifinals will be played between NRG and FaZe Clan.

The meeting of the two group leaders aroused excitement in VALORANT fans

Both XSET and OpTic Gaming finished the group stage as the leaders with 4 wins and 1 loss.

XSET had only lost to 100 Thieves in the group stage. When they met again in the upper bracket semifinals, XSET defeated 100 Thieves 2-0. Interestingly, OpTic Gaming also failed to win against Evil Geniuses in the group stage. However, they advanced to the upper bracket final by beating Evil Geniuses 2-0.

When we look at their recent performances, OpTic Gaming is the shining star of North America. They are expected to be victorious against XSET. However, XSET, the leader of group A, will not give up easily.

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NRG and FaZe Clan are booming from lower bracket semifinals

We just talked about the two teams that were able to beat XSET and OpTic Gaming in the group stage; 100 Thieves and Evil Geniuses. Here, NRG and FaZe Clan were victorious against these two teams and advanced to the lower bracket semifinals. Moreover, both teams won with a comeback.

NRG was defeated by Evil Geniuses with a 3-13 score in the first game. Afterwards, they eliminated Evil Geniuses from the tournament with two consecutive wins, 13-8 and 13-11.

FaZe Clan's opponent was 100 Thieves. The first game went into overtime and 100 Thieves won 12-14. Afterwards, FaZe Clan eliminated 100 Thieves with close scores of 13-10 and 13-11, and qualified to the lower bracket semifinals.

As you can see, the two teams that were able to defeat XSET and OpTic Gaming, who are currently in the upper bracket finals, were eliminated from the tournament by NRG and FaZe Clan.

It is hard to predict the outcome of a match between two teams that made it to the lower bracket semifinals so spectacularly. One thing is for sure, XSET and OpTic Gaming need to watch out for NRG and FaZe Clan.

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