Luminosity Gaming reverse sweep Immortals to knock them out of Valorant Masters North America.
Immortals had a rough first day against 100 Thieves in the upper bracket of Masters, but were confident coming into day three. In previous matchups, Immortals had beaten Luminosity and assumed they could repeat their past performances. It was looking good going into map one on Split, Luminosity’s pick, which Immortals was able to secure in a close match 13-11. After losing its map pick, Luminosity would have to reverse sweep Immortals to stay in the tournament.
Luminosity was able to bounce back on Haven, a map that they had not played in the previous closed qualifier. Diondre “YaBoiDre” Bond made his first appearance on Jett for Luminosity. Both Brady “thief” Dever and Alex “aproto” Protopapas spoke with Daily Esports about the agent switch.
“He said that he had been wanting to transition into that character a bit more.” Said aproto “Having lost yesterday with him on another duelist, we were just down for it. He [YaBoiDre] is incredible on any duelist he plays and he wanted to try Jett so we allowed it.”
Immortals were unable to close out their elimination match against Luminosity
After the 13-9 victory on Haven, Luminosity had to face off against Immortals on Bind to see who would be eliminated from the tournament. It too went the distance, going into round 23 before Luminosity pulled off the reverse sweep, winning 13-10. Luminosity was able to avoid another loss to Immortals after falling to that squad at First Strike North America in November. Thief attributed the win to the different set of maps they played this time around.
“The main difference from this match to the other ones was that we played completely different maps,” he said. “Then we had obviously really good individual plays from our support players which makes the game so much easier.”
Luminosity will now face either Envy or FaZe Clan in the lower bracket on March 19. Immortals will bow out of Masters early and wait for another opportunity to play.