7th April 2021 – 2:10pm
The Valorant Challengers follow each other and start looking like each other. The qualified for the final phases of the Challenger 1 of the Phase 2 are (with one exception) the same as those who qualified for the Masters of Phase 1. This is where we can only see the counter-performance of the big European esports team, such as G2 Esports, Team Liquid or Fnatic.
While G2 Esports is opting for a change of organisation and a temporary substitute, Fnatic has also announced some changes. In the last few days, we have learned that the organisation is benching Tsack and Moe.
Before playing for Fnatic, the team played under the name of SUMN FC. The team had managed to surprise by beating the top teams in Europe and finishing second in the Valorant First Strike. These results probably convinced the Fnatic organisation to recruit them.
However, the team has not shone in recent months and it seems clear that things need to change. Obviously, Fnatic's managers have decided that it's Tsack and Moe who should suffer the consequences of these repeated failures. Both players are free to seek new teams, as they announced on Twitter.
It's another race against the clock. The break between Phase 1 and Phase 2 was very short (not to say non-existent) and the same is true between Challengers 1 and Challengers 2. The team has only a few days to find two players capable of adapting to the extremely singular style of Mistic, Boaster and Doma.
Fnatic's strength was the well-oiled strategies and coordination of its players. With so much new blood in an up-coming tournament, miracles are unfortunately not expected.