Valorant Challengers League Northern Europe summarization
VALORANT Challengers 2023 Northern Europe: Polaris Split 1 is a part of the VCL series which is organised by Riot Games and Promod Esports. It is an online type event which commenced on the 16th of January with a total of 8 teams from the North European regions. The tournament is based in three different locations mainly the United Kingdom, Nordic Countries and Ireland. It holds a prize pool of 20,000 Euro which will be among the participants. As it is a part of the VCL Series, it will include a circuit point of 375. The Regular season is currently going on and reached Playday 3 from where two matches were played yesterday i.e., 23rd January. HSDIRR and Apeks won their respective games.
Playday 3 winners of Day 1
The VALORANT Challengers 2023 Northern Europe: Polaris Split 1 is split into two stages mainly the Regular Stage and Playoffs. Currently, the Regular stage is going on which has a total of 8 teams drawn into a round-robin table where they are competing against each other in a best-of-3 game series. The Regular Season is divided into a total of 7 playdays, and yesterday fans witnessed Playday 3. For updates visit VALORANT Challengers Northern Europe: Polaris Twitter account.
The day began with the matches between Les Petits Bouffons vs HSDIRR and who cars? vs Apeks. Let’s have a look at the detailed match recaps
Game 1: Les Petits Bouffons vs HSDIRR
(Bo3 score: 0-2)
Map Veto – Breeze and Icebox were picked by the teams and Haven was the decider map.
- Breeze map – Les Petits Bouffons began with Viper, Cypher, Jett, Skye and Sova. HSDIRR began with Skye, Cypher, Jett, Sova and Viper. Both teams took the match for overtime as scores remained the same. HSDIRR secured the win with a score of 12-14.
- Icebox map – Les Petits Bouffons’ agent lineup was Viper, Raze, Jett, Sage and Sova while HSDIRR picked Sage, Killjoy, Jett, Viper and Sova. This also went for extra time and HSDIRR won with a final score of 13-15.
Game 2: who cars? vs Apeks
(Bo3 score: 0-2)
Map Veto – Ascent and Pearl were picked by the teams and Fracture was the decider map.
- Ascent map – Agent lineup for who cars? were Omen, KAY/O, Sova, Jett and Killjoy. Apeks picked Sova, Jett, Killjoy, Omen and KAY/O. Apeks dominated the game and made it 1-11 in the first half. Later an easy finish of 0-2 in the second half, led them to a victory by 1-13.
- Pearl map – Agent lineup for who cars were Astra, KAY/O, Fade, Phoenix and Killjoy.
Apeks picked Fade, Phoenix, Cypher, Astra and KAY/O. Both teams made it a tie in both halves and took the match to overtime. After a good clash, Apeks won the game by 17-19.
VALORANT Challengers 2023 Northern Europe: Polaris Split 1’s Regular Season will go on till the 28th of February. According to the current standings, Apeks leads the table with a 6-0 record followed by HSDIRR, Les Petits Bouffons and Bonk in 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions respectively.