The second week of VCT Stage 1 Challengers EMEA was equally as exciting as the first. With current Champions Acend finally getting knocked down and the new agent Neon making her EMEA Challengers debut, Stage 1 is taking a new turn.
Let’s make a quick recap of what happened just in case you've missed out on the action and then look at the current standings, schedule, predictions and bet odds.
Highlights from week 2
Group A:FPX reigns supreme, Team Liquid unleashes Neon
As previously stated, FPX battled their way to the pinnacle of Group A against some of VALORANT's greatest opponents - but the path to the crown was far from simple. Gambit, one of the most distinguished squads in the CIS, stood in their way. After a back-and-forth series in which FPX struggled on Bind, the squad ultimately won on Icebox.
Team Liquid had spectators on the edge of their seats on Haven. Liquid left NAVI in the dust by selecting new Agent and the Filipina, Neon and won the series with a score of 2 to 1.
Group B: Acend's first loss
All eyes were on the Group B encounter between Guild Esports and Acend, the defending Champions who had maintained their dominance since then. While the squad reminded Guild who they are on Split, Acend was swept in a series of dominating wins on Breeze and Fracture.
Fnatic also got off to a fast start this week, annihilating Turkish representatives BBL Esports on Icebox. While Ali Osman 'AsLanM4shadoW' Balta's amazing individual performances kept the game alive, BBL couldn't survive the storm.
G2 Esports followed in the footsteps of their competitors, deploying the Cypher throughout Split and Haven, leaving Turkey's SuperMassive Blaze at the bottom of the rankings.
Current standings as of February 23, 2022:
Week 3 match schedule and betting odds
Teams in bold have the odds in their favour. Click on the dates to see the detailed match breakdown and livestream the matches as they are played
- Guild Esports vs. SuperMassive Blaze (February 25, 2022 - 18:00 UTC+3) 1.28 vs. 3.40
- Acend vs. Fnatic (February 25, 2022 - 21:00 UTC+3) 1.52 vs. 2.60
- LDN UTD vs. FunPlus Phoenix (February 26, 2022 - 18:00 UTC+3) 2.10 vs. 1.65
- G2 Esports vs. BBL Esports (February 26, 2022 - 21:00 UTC+3) 1.20 vs. 4.20
- Natus Vincere vs. Gambit Esports (February 27, 2022 - 18:00 UTC+3) 4.00 vs. 1.20
- BIG vs. Team Liquid (February 27, 2022 - 21:00 UTC+3) 3.20 vs. 1.30
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