Gen.G and TSM break record for longest professional VALORANT game
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Gen.G versus TSM breaks the record for the longest professional VALORANT game to ever grace the North American VALORANT Champions Tour.

In the first round of the VCT Stage 3 Challengers 2 closed qualifier, Gen.G and TSM faced off to move on in the upper bracket. Both teams are fighting for a spot at Challengers Playoffs, the final step before VCT Masters 3 in Berlin. The first map of the series, on Bind, went the way of Gen.G in a matchup that played out like any other. TSM fought hard to come back but ultimately fell to Gen.G 13-10.

It wasn’t until the second map on Split that things began to get interesting. Gen.G started out hot in the first half and took the lead over TSM 9-3 before having the reverse happen to them. At 12-12, the game was sent into overtime as any game would go. As the rounds ticked on, both the casters and fans began to wonder when either team would concede. TSM had their backs against the wall and refused to lose 2-0 to Gen.G. When the game reached 20-20 in overtime, the tournament officials had to pull the players out of the lobby and make a new game to ensure nothing would break. VALORANT was not made to go over the typical number of rounds and the tournament officials didn’t want anything to crash.

Gen.G and TSM break longest professional game and kills record

The previous record for the longest game was held by God Squad and Velocity Gaming. God Squad fought Velocity through 40 rounds of VALORANT before eventually falling. The game took place in TEC Challenger Series #1 in India. With a 19-21 score line Velocity and God Squad set the record for the longest game in VALORANT history to date. A year later, that record has finally been broken.

In addition to the longest game, Gen.G’s Nicholas “NaturE” Garrison has broken the previous record set by 100 Thieves’ Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk for the most kills in a VCT match at 49 kills. This record was previously set against Version1 during Stage 3 Challengers 1 at the beginning of the tournament. That game ended 19-17 but Asuna still managed to walk away with almost 50 kills. After 44 rounds of VALORANT, NaturE walked away with the extra kill, 50, that was needed to break the record.

Danny Appleford is an esports journalist for Upcomer that started writing for Daily Esports in 2020. He now specializes in articles surrounding League of Legends, Call of Duty, VALORANT and Halo.