The sixth day of VALORANT Champions Istanbul 2022 has concluded with two matches played today, and the tournament’s first finalist has been determined. LOUD – OpTic Gaming and FunPlus Phoenix – DRX teams competed against one another today based on yesterday’s results. While DRX eliminated FunPlus Phoenix from the competition, LOUD advanced to the tournament’s finals.
LOUD 2 – 0 OpTic Gaming
- Ascent: 13-3
The Latin American representative, LOUD, literally excelled in the competition between the North American and Brazilian teams. LOUD, who did not give OpTic Gaming, one of the tournament favorites, a chance, win the game with a clear score that mislead the majority of the supporters. With this win, LOUD became the first team to advance to the VALORANT Champions Istanbul 2022 finals.
FunPlus Phoenix 0 – 2 DRX
- Icebox: 11-13
- Haven: 9-13
FunPlus Phoenix, the lone survivor from the EMEA region, took on DRX in the most anticipated match of the day. Although the score appears to be 2-0, it was a fiercely contested game that was entertaining to watch. DRX won the match with a comeback after 10 heart-stopping rounds in Icebox, and the Haven map that has the 9-3 curse on it.
With this victory, DRX pleased its supporters and will face OpTic Gaming in the Losers Bracket Final.
- OpTic Gaming vs. DRX – September 17, 14:00 UTC