DRX claims 14 straight wins in VCT Korea Stage 2, proceeds to playoffs
South Korean team DRX presented a stellar performance in the 2022 VALORANT Champions Tour: Stage 2 Challengers. The team performed flawlessly in all games on the group stage without suffering a single defeat.
The outstanding display sent DRX straight to the tournament’s playoffs, joining five other best-performing teams to compete for a single ticket to VCT: Masters Stage in Copenhagen and a total share of the prize pool of ₩105,000,000 or roughly a little over $81,000.
DRX’s lineup comprises team captain Kim “Zest” Gi-seok, Kim “stax” Gu-taek, Goo “Rb” Sang-Min, Yu “BuZz” Byung-chul, and Kim “MaKo” Myeong-kwan.
DRX entered VCT: Stage 2 after the team failed to hit a higher standings position in VCT: Stage 1 Masters, which was held in April this year. The team was forced to a defeat by ZETA DIVISION and had to be eliminated from their first S-Tier tournament.
Despite the recent defeat, DRX was and still is a respected team in the South Korean VALORANT scene. Prior to Stage 1 Masters, the organization defeated country rival On Sla2ers 3-0 in the final round of Korea Stage 1 Challengers, which then seeded DRX to the grand international competition in Reykjavik to represent the country.
DRX is a new organization in South Korea. The team was previously known as KING-ZONE DragonX and DragonX, but in January this year, a complete top-to-bottom overhaul took place, marking the birth of a new team.
Regardless of their young age and recent tap into the VALORANT professional scene, DRX became famous in the country after winning Korea Stage 1 Challengers qualifier over Team GP.
Zest and co. are looking forward to winning the Masters in Copenhagen to redeem their disappointing end in Reykjavik. Seeing how the group stage of Stage 2 Challengers ended, DRX is on the right track.
DRX sets flawless record in group stage
Dominating is the one word that can be used to describe DRX this year. Posting a 7-0 win-loss record in the group stage was not a small feat. DRX defeated the likes of Sla2ers, DAMWON Gaming, and others.
From Week 1 to Week 4, DRX was consistent in their conquest. They never, for once, allowed their opponent to add in a single point. This is beyond impressive since not only did they manage to take significant game leads, but also stripped other teams away from their scoring ability.
The group stage finished with DRX on top of the standing, followed by Sla2ers (5-2), and DAMWON in third (5-2). The trio will be joined by World Game Star (3-4), Maru Gaming (3-4), and Spear Gaming (3-4) in the playoffs, which will run from June 18 to 26.
Both DRX and Sla2ers have been placed in the upper bracket semi-finals. The former will play either WGS or Maru, competing in the upper quarter-finals, while the latter will take on DAMWON or Spear.
If DRX is able to pull out a win in the playoffs, the team will be making its way to compete in Copenhagen in July.