VALORANT’s first-ever international offline event. VALORANT Champions Tour Masters 2: Reykjavik showcased a taste of what each region is capable of. Despite some regions having better success than others, Brazilian team Sharks Esports, and Winicius “light” César, impressed in their match against NUTURN.
The Korean powerhouse reverse-swept the Brazilians after losing the first map on Haven in decisive fashion. While Sharks were unable to close the match out in their debut match, they were still able to showcase what their region is capable of by taking a map from NUTURN. Sharks’ smoke-main light expressed the team’s surprise at how the Koreans played against them.
“The second and third map was a big surprise,” light said. “They impressed us with their gameplay and Astra pick. We just couldn’t play at all [against them] and that was it.”
After defeating NUTURN 13-5 on Haven the Brazilian team was unable to get things going again during the first and second map. They lost back-to-back matches on Bind and Ascent 5-13 to lose the series 1-2. Sharks Esports now move down to the lower bracket to face off against KRÜ Esports to keep their Masters dreams alive. NUTURN moves on to the upper bracket semifinal and awaits the winner of Team Liquid vs. Version1 which takes place on May 25.