Karmine Corp, DRX and Cloud9 snatch the moments on Day 2
The Day 2 of the Alpha Bracket from Valorant Champions Tour 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo came to a close yesterday. A total of 3 matches were up on Day 2 where Karmine Corp, DRX and Cloud9 won their respective matches. The main highlight of the day was when the North American powerhouse Cloud9 faced Southeast Asia’s, Paper Rex. The match was enthralling and fascinated everyone when Paper Rex decided to pick the Lotus map. Later, the match ended up as a 2-0 victory for Cloud9 while Paper Rex packed their bags to be en route towards home. Karmine Corp and DRX eliminated FunPlus Phoenix and BBL Esports as they made it to the Round of 16.
Let’s head in towards the match recaps in a detailed view
The Valorant Champions Tour 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo underwent Day 2 actions yesterday. The Alpha Bracket clashes were FunPlus Phoenix vs Karmine Corp, BBL Esports vs DRX and Cloud9 vs Paper Rex. The matches consisted of the Best of 3 game series among the teams. The detailed match reports are provided below.
Match 1: FunPlus Phoenix vs Karmine Corp
(Bo3 score: 1-2)
- Map 1: Lotus map commenced the game as both teams headed for it. Agent lineup of FunPlus Phoenix included Skye, Fade, Omen, Viper and Killjoy. Karmine Corp picked Sova, Omen, Skye, Viper and Killjoy. The first-half score remained 4-8 and a second-half score of 2-5 led Karmine Corp to a victory by 6-13.
- Map 2: Second game was on Haven Map. FunPlus Phoenix went ahead with Skye, Fade, Omen, Viper and Chamber. Karmine Corp had Breach, Omen, KAY/O, Fade and Cypher. After a tough fight in first-half led it to a score of 6-6, FunPlus Phoenix made it 7-2 and won the game by 13-8.
- Map 3: Pearl was the decider map of the game. Skye, Fade, Astra, Viper and Jett remained in FunPlus Phoenix’s agent lineup. Karmine Corp picked Harbor, Omen, KAY/O, Fade and Cypher. The first-half score remained 5-7 and later a 1-6 second-half score secured Karmine Corp a win by 6-13.
Match 2: BBL Esports vs DRX
(Bo3 score: 1-2)
- Map 1: The game began on Pearl map. BBL Esports went ahead with Killjoy, Astra, Yoru, Sova and Breach. DRX picked Jett, Viper, Astra, KAY/O and Sova. The first half remained 3-9 and 0-4 the second half led them to a victory by 3-13.
- Map 2: Ascent map was up for the second game. Killjoy, Omen, Jett, Sova and KAY/O were picked by BBL Esports. DRX picked Jett, Astra, KAY/O, Fade and Sova. DRX led the first half by 4-8 but a quick comeback by BBL Esports in the second half with a 9-3 score led them to a victory by 13-11. This levelled the series.
- Map 3: Both teams went up to the Haven map to decide the winner. BBL Esports picked Killjoy, Astra, Jett, Sova and Breach. DRX had Jett, Omen, Killjoy, Breach and Sova in their lineup. DRX had full control of the game in the first half and made it 1-11. BBL Esports gave a good fight with a 6-2 performance but failed as DRX won the game by 7-13.
Match 3: Cloud9 vs Paper Rex
(Bo3 score: 2-0)
- Map 1: Lotus was the first map, Cloud9 picked Cypher, Omen, Skye, Chamber and Neon. Paper Rex picked Sage, Skye, Chamber, Raze and Omen. The first-half score remained 7-5 and a 6-3 second-half finish from Cloud9 led them to a victory by 13-8.
- Map 2: Pearl was the second map. Cloud9 picked Killjoy, Astra, Skye, Sage and Phoenix. Paper Rex went ahead with Killjoy, Fade, Jett, Sage and Astra. The first-half score remained 10-2 and a second-half score led them to a win by 13-4.
These three teams made it to the Round of 16. Karmine Corp might have to wait for their opponent for the next round while DRX will face Cloud9 in the next round. Check out the previous article on Valorant Champions Tour 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo Day 1.