The VCT Champions 2023 has been nothing short of intense, with teams battling it out in Los Angeles for the ultimate victory.
In a highly anticipated match, FNATIC and LOUD faced off in the Lower Semi Final Elimination, with only one team able to move forward.
Impressive Turnout for Lower Semi Final Elimination
Both FNATIC and LOUD attracted a strong following for the Lower Semi Final Elimination. LOUD, the reigning champion from 2022, aimed to defend their title
On the other hand, FNATIC sought to build on their previous success at Masters Tokyo.
The stage was set for an epic showdown between the EMEA and Americas teams.
Match 1: LOUD Dominates on Split
The first match took place on Split, a map chosen by FNATIC. However, LOUD quickly took control and maintained the lead until Round 4 when FNATIC managed to score their first point.
Despite their efforts, FNATIC struggled to break through LOUD’s aggressive gameplay. Saadhak proved to be a formidable opponent, leading LOUD to a resounding 13-4 victory.
Match 2: FNATIC Fights Back on Ascent
The teams moved on to Ascent for the second match, where FNATIC faced the threat of elimination. Ascent favored LOUD, who secured an early lead.
However, FNATIC rallied and managed to level the score at 3-3 by Round 6. The competition remained fierce, with both teams hungry for victory. In a nail-biting finish, FNATIC secured a dramatic win with a score of 13-9.
LOUD Takes the Lead in Match 3 Against FNATIC
The decider match, Haven, showcased an intense battle between LOUD and FNATIC. After a strong comeback from FNATIC in Match 2, LOUD started the game with a fire in their bellies.
However, FNATIC quickly retaliated and brought the score to 2-1 in Round 3. The teams were neck and neck until Round 8, with LOUD still in the lead at 4-3, but FNATIC fought back fiercely.
In an attempt to widen the gap, LOUD gained four more points consecutively, securing a more comfortable lead. By Round 17, the score stood at 9-6, with LOUD still dominating. Both teams were aware that everything was at stake and gave it their all.
Despite improvements from their previous performance in Match 1, FNATIC was unable to match LOUD’s aggression in this game.
LOUD’s relentless determination pushed them further, resulting in an overall victory with a final score of 2-1.