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May 3rd, 2021

Team Liquid are the VCT EMEA Challengers Playoffs champions

Team Liquid won the VCT EMEA Challengers Playoffs, beating Fnatic 3:2 in the final.

Liquid chose Haven as their first map. After winning the pistol and economy rounds, they lost eight rounds in a row, leading to an eventual 3:9 loss in the first half. Fnatic won the first map by 3:13 and it seemed like an easy final for them. Fnatic's choice fell to Icebox, where there was never a problem for them. First half was won 5:7, but in the second half Liquid took eight straight rounds without too much trouble, thus winning 13:7. Team Liquid opted for Ascent, game that was evenly matched. First half ended 6:6, but in the second half Liquid took control of the game and won 13:9. Bind was the expected choice from Fnatic. First half started with a score of 0:6, followed by a small comeback from Liquid. In the end, Fnatic still won with a score of 7:13. Last map of the final was Split, where Liquid immediately started to gain momentum and at one point led 8:0. After losing game a bit, Team Liquid finished the first half with a 9:3 victory. In the second half, Fnatic had their attempts at a runaway, but in the end they lost map 13:7.

VCT EMEA CHALLENGERS PLAYOFFS RESULTS - GRAND FINAL:

Team Liquid [3:13] Fnatic @ Haven

Team Liquid [13:7] Fnatic @ Icebox

Team Liquid [13:9] Fnatic @ Ascent

Team Liquid [7:13] Fnatic @ Bind

Team Liquid [13:7] Fnatic @ Split

PRIZE FUND DISTRIBUTION AT THE VCT EMEA CHALLENGERS PLAYOFFS:

1st place: Team Liquid - $42,070 + слот на Masters Reykjavik

2nd place : Fnatic - $18,030 + слот на Masters Reykjavik

3-4th place: Oxygen Esports / Gambit Esports - $10,818

5-6th place: FunPlus Phoenix / Guild Esports - $7,212

7th-8th place: BBL Esports / Futbolist - $4,808