C9 White : Today saw the continuation of elimination rounds in Berlin’s VALORANT Game Changers championship competition, when fan favorites Cloud9 White squared off against GUILD X.
Cloud9 White, who were expected to win the competition, lost earlier this week. North America’s squad was raring to play after losing to G2 and falling to the losers’ bracket.
C9 defeated the number one seed in EMEA, GUILD X, 2-0, advancing them to a game against Shopify Rebellion in the next round of the regional playoffs.
The players of C9 are the embodiment of the team’s distinctive self-assurance. They all carry themselves with the kind of poise and confidence befitting the squad that everyone is counting on to set the standard for women’s VALORANT, from interviews to game-winning moments.
Fracture was chosen as the starting location by GUILD X, but C9 won the first pistol round and went on to win the next as well.
Alexis established C9’s tone early on. Among Fracture players, she had the greatest headshot percentage (34 percent). Though she is often cast as a helpful initiate, her clean hits proved she could step up when necessary. C9’s squad depth across all positions has allowed them to maintain their high standard of play even on bad days for individual players.
C9 went with a double initiator composition with alexis on Fade, and GUILD struggled to maintain site control with just Viper as a controller after alexis had warmed up the lobby with KAY/O. Ness didn’t play too poorly, but she was unable to find her rhythm and groove. Smurfette was conspicuously missing from her duelist duty and was not else occupying valuable real estate.
The fact that GUILD routinely got the first kill in rounds while being down by so many points on the first round was a crucial statistic. C9 overcame a 5–4 deficit after being put in that position by them.
The final score was 13-3, and C9 was victorious.
North America seemed like they could only improve on C9’s map selection, Haven. Bob, accompanied on stage by her stuffed frog, suddenly began performing at full throttle. Despite GUILD winning the first pistol round, she still managed to rack up 10 kills and not take any damage in the first five rounds of Haven.
The other contestants on stage couldn’t believe Bob continued winning rounds for her team. Overall, C9 won the match 2-0 and the map 13-5. Through two maps, Bob’s KDA was a stellar 42-12.
C9’s unwavering self-assurance, despite their early setback that knocked them down a bracket, is the tale of this game.
The squad has been drawn into a knockout match against its North American counterparts, Shopify. One North American team will be eliminated from the competition.
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Rescheduled games include those that were originally scheduled for Berlin but were postponed because of city ordinances. The next match featuring C9 will now start one hour earlier than planned. Tomorrow, November 19, at 9am CT, C9 will face off against Shopify.