On a G2 Esports roster completely stacked with among the largest stars in North American VALORANT, it was their youngest and most comparatively unknown participant that stood out within the first match of the area’s thrilling Challengers league.
FaZe got here out firing on Fracture, hours after saying the signing of young rising star Daniel “Rossy” Abedrabbo, previously of TSM. He had a quiet opening map, however the remainder of the FaZe core from final 12 months dominated either side of Fracture, with the confirmed duo of POISED and babybay main the way in which and taking G2’s choose decisively, 13-5.
However, even after dropping their very own map choose so lopsidedly, G2 discovered rescue within the type of their very own younger rising star in Francis “OXY” Hoang, who had a standout exhibiting on Raze on Icebox.
He produce 27 kills in opposition to solely 13 deaths, received all 5 of his opening duels, and piled injury onto FaZe, who struggled to carry off executes and retakes with their Harbor choose. OXY’s huge recreation on Raze propelled G2 to a giant 13-4 win on FaZe’s choose.
After an exceptionally quiet first two maps, former Sentinels star ShahZaM lastly had an incredible exhibiting on Haven, and whereas OXY didn’t put up the identical nice numbers as he did on Icebox, he had some pivotal multi-kill rounds close to the tip of the map, together with a victory clinching triple within the ultimate spherical together with his Jett knives.
OXY completed the collection with a dominant maintain over all the main stats. He had 55 whole kills (the subsequent highest on the server was POISED with 41), he had the best ACS with 313, the best Ok/D differential, and highest opening duel differential.
G2 kicks off the NA VALORANT Challengers League season with a win.