Envy in the finals. With Sentinels clearly heartbroken by these big round losses overtime was over in a flash. Unlike PopFlash or Knights Gauntlet Invitational, this match between the two Valorant teams was extremely different. To start with the major announcements, both Sentinels and 100 Thieves lost in the Quarterfinals on Day 3. This put TSM on match point and Sentinels needed to answer, and they did just that on Ascent. The Valorant First Strike North America - NSG Tournament Semi-Final was hosted on Day 4. Also read - Valorant First Strike North America - NSG Tournament: Semi-Finals results. The action can be watched live over at nerdstgame on Twitch. 100 Thieves played out some thrifty rounds, and that got everyone's hopes up. But this match was a 2-0 beatdown where it never really looked like Immortals stood a chance. They started by winning the first four rounds with ease. In the end, the match finished 13-1, with Ten Z wrapping up 25 kills, while the opposing team didn't even manage 10. After the conclusion of the UMG tournament on November 22, the final eight teams will duke it out in December (03.12.-06.12) to crown the first First Strike champion. The commentators emphasized the safer play option that teams have been focusing on for economic reasons. Reviving Rivalries Team SoloMid and 100Thieves are among the best Valorant squads in the world, hands down. In the biggest win between the two teams, this tournament Sentinels took a convincing 13-7 win and looked to have the momentum going into the final map. Fans, and several experts, were quite confident about the outcome, especially the Sentinels match. The first time the two teams faced off was in the upper bracket final, where the winner would guarantee themselves a spot in the grand final. We got revenge for C9 White Smiling face with sunglassesSemi's tomorrow vs TSM, let's keep it up #c9win. The Valorant First Strike North America - NSG Tournament Day 3 Quarterfinals was an absolute showcase of talent, which also provided viewers with some unexpected twists. With a rematch in the grand finals between TSM and Sentinels the fans were hyped, and it did not disappoint. From 128 down to 8 teams! After the the tight contest between the teams during Valorant First Strike Day 2, the tables looked like it favored the highest-ranking teams. Valorant First Strike North America - NSG Tournament commentators Tombizz and Ryancentral mentioned how TSM were ruthless in their approach. With TSM coming from the upper bracket they started with a 1-0 lead in the best of five competition, meaning Sentinels would have to win three of the four maps played to take home the win. The action is now set for the semi finals, with Gen.G Esports vs. Credit: Riot Games. But somehow, with their backs against the wall, TSM managed to win all four remaining rounds and force overtime. However, as soon as the score became 4-4 on Ascent, TSM decided to go on a rampage. However, from the third round, Gen.G started picking up the pace and tried their best to shift the momentum. Day 5 had two matches scheduled, which saw TSM facing Gen.G Esports for the 3rd spot, and Cloud9 Blue vs. This made the score 7-5 in favor of TSM before the swap in Valorant First Strike North America - NSG 3rd place match. Sentinels were one round away from the big tournament win, but they just couldn’t close it out. Thus, the Valorant First Strike North America - NSG 3rd place match went to TSM. The top four teams from the qualifiers will advance straight to the main event on Dec. 3. In the very first round, Ten Z displayed his instinctive genius by picking up 4 kills. Before the swap, TSM led 10-2, and the pressure was on Gen.G. Regardless, TSM won this Valorant First Strike Quarterfinal with a dominant all-round performance. I am an experienced journalist in the esports and influencer space, and always on the lookout for interesting stories. Make sure to follow all the data and statistics here https://t.co/KYokUnodYL pic.twitter.com/ZCt2aB8PG2. Forcing the match to go into a third-round did not go to plan for Gen.G, as the third map was Split. Also read - Valorant: Riot Games enforces new Sentinel dynamics in Patch 1.11. In the top 4 now! While it was all about bragging rights between the first four teams, it will still be crucial for the North American rankings. The Valorant First Strike NSG Tournament Quarterfinals saw Gen.G Esports, C9 Blue, Envy and TSM progress to semis. Wardell and Subroza put up excellent performances, giving TSM a clean 2-0 victory over 100 Thieves. This was the start Cloud9 needed to cruise through the match, and that is precisely what they did. The loss clearly got TSM angry, as they bounced straight back and took a very close win on Split 13-11, in a map that featured even more amazing plays. TSM went on to seal the first two rounds as Defenders. Also read - Valorant: Players will need to be more decisive with their credits as Riot introduces new Economic Ruleset. Valorant First Strike North America - NSG Tournament Day 5 concluded the first round of qualifiers. Both Gen.G Esports and Envy have shown remarkable resilience throughout the earlier rounds in the Valorant First Strike North America - NSG Tournament. Won against Slimy Boogermen 2-1 GG's. With three consecutive round victories, TSM took Split man with a score of 13-4. Sentinels came out swinging in the final. TSM win big as Sentinels just miss out on glory. TSM win big as Sentinels just miss out on glory. The first half ended 7-5 to TSM, but a big win on the pistol round brought Sentinels back into the game, they then went on a bit of a run to earn match point with four rounds left to spare. Subroza and Wardell started the match with Omen and Jett respectively, while Asuna played Reyna, Steel played Kiljoy and Hiko played Sova. For 100 Thieves, only Dicey managed to get to the 25 kill mark, while Hiko could get only 17 on all maps. TSM took the match 2-1 and placed 3rd in the Valorant First Strike North America - NSG Tournament. The win sees TSM beat Sentinels for the second time in the tournament, with both matches likely to go on to become classic matches in the history of Valorant. In fact, Cloud 9 were 11-1 up before switching sides. GGs to TheSlimyBoogermen, we win 2-1 to advance to the top 4 of the first open qualifier. Envy and Cloud9 Blue vs.TSM, set to face off. Bind was the last map to be played in the grand final, and once again the teams looked incredibly even. GGWP TSM we lost 0-2 and move on to play the closed qualifier next week.Good learning experience for us, going to spend the rest of the weekend bootcamping and we’ll be ready for the closed qualifier! The top four teams will compete for a shot at the Valorant First Strike Finals. I have previously been a finalist for Reporter of the Year at the GMBL Awards, and have written a book, Esports: The Ultimate Gamer's Guide, covering all of the major esports. I have previously been a finalist for Reporter of. © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. Team SoloMid has won the $50,000 FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational tournament after beating Sentinels 3-2 in the grand final. While it looked good in the first two Defenders rounds for Gen.G, TSM soon took over. You may opt-out by. This match was going to be the headliner, simply because of the talent on display on either side. We have the third-place match ahead of us, with the Grand Final happening shortly after that. Today we will get top tier action in the Quarter Finals of the @nerdstgamers First Strike Open Qualifier.Make sure to follow all the data and statistics here https://t.co/LsHVUNdLg7 pic.twitter.com/YMFTTqgrc5. EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change. There were several instances where it became impossible for TSM to get on site post plant. The last day of the @nerdstgamers First Strike Open Qualifier is about to start! The Slimy Boogermen gave it their best shot, but Cloud9 were simply a class apart in terms of coordination. Overview Team SoloMid has won the $50,000 FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational tournament after … While the performance from 100 Thieves and Sentinels were heavily criticized, Cloud9 Blue, Gen.G Esports, and The Slimy Boogermen were praised for their efforts. Drone and Wardell took charge for TSM, as the first round came down to a 3 vs. 2 situation for Gen.G. That was payback for #Worlds2020 @GenG https://t.co/ItJPTkaNZD. Valorant First Strike North America - NSG Tournament Day 5 concluded the first round of qualifiers. As it is known that Split is a Defenders map in Valorant, TSM took that opportunity. The first map was Haven, and TSM went in with two Duelists, Jett and Phoenix.