Rex Regum Qeon eliminates Indian Global Esports from CT APAC Stage 2 Challengers
Rex Regum Qeon’s (RRQ) Philippino Valorant roster eliminated Indian team Global Esports from the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Asia Pacific (APAC) Stage 2 Group Stage Challengers today, June 17. The Group Stage began on June 15, with all the 16 teams having played the opening matches, sending the losers and winners to the Eliminators and Winners’ matches, respectively.
The winners of the VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers were just one win away from reaching the playoffs when RRQ defeated Global Esports 2-1 with a total score of 13-9 in Group B of the Losers’ series. Meanwhile, Griffin E-Sports defeated Made In Thailand 2-0 in the first Eliminator of Group A, eliminating the Thai representatives from the tournament. RRQ’s win over Global Esports was the second Eliminator match of the day.
Global Esports had to face Rex Regum Qeon in the lower bracket after conceding a defeat from Alter Ego. The Indonesian team won their series 2-0, securing a spot in the winner’s bracket of Group B. The teams decided to ban Breeze, Icebox, Haven, and Split. Alter Ego chose Bind, while Global Esports picked Fracture. Ascent was chosen as the decider map. Alter Ego won on both Bind and Fracture.
Defeating Global Esports
RRQ fought against Global Esports in a best-of-three format on the maps Split, Ascent, and Haven. The teams displayed their best performance for a spot at the Decider match, with both of them showing well-coordinated kills.
Rex Regum Qeon was the fan-favorite to win the series and advance to the Decider match. RRQ lived up to fans’ expectations by defeating the last South Asian representative 2-1.
Winning on Split
RRQ gained the early kills as the team humiliated Global Esports with four waves of continuous attacks. Global Esports did manage to record occasional good rounds with Lightningfast and HellrangeR popping off, but RRQ overcame the Indian team, leading them for as many as 10 rounds. Global Esports retaliated late in rounds 11 through to 14. That being said, RRQ came out victorious with a final score of 13-4.
Global Esports forces overtime win on Ascent
Global Esports performed well early on Ascent. The match had to undergo a technical pause, after which the Indian team managed to record a lead of 7-3 over RRQ. RRQ then made a comeback, equaling the score to 8-8, but Global Esports continued their way to force overtime. Global Esports then won Match 2, prompting the teams to enter Match 3.
RRQ becomes winner on Haven
Haven became the decider of the best-of-three elimination match. The Filipinos started well, bringing the score to an absolute lead of 9-4. Global Esports retaliated after being down for multiple rounds, but they managed to win only tw rounds. Rex Regum Qeon then ended Global esports attempt to comeback, ending the series with a score of 13-9.
“Very long match today!” Rex Regum Qeon wrote on Social media.
“Team RRQ managed to beat Global Esports with a score of 2-1. We will be competing again in the Decider match against Xerxia / Alter Ego on June 20th, 2022.
“Good luck on the next match! VIVA RRQ.”