Local Malaysian team TODAK emerged champion in the recent Valorant First Strike MY/SG regional event after losing their first encounter with the feared Team SMG. First Strike began 21 November, 2020 with their opening qualifiers and concluded last night on 6 December. TODAK’s Valorant team emerges 9,000 MYR richer for their 5th-ever large scale event.
32 teams partook in Valorant First Strike MY/SG qualifiers, going after the First Strike Champion title. Prominent names such as Team SMG and Paper Rex also competed in the event. The top four teams would walk away with their share of a sizeable prize pool of 20,000 MYR.
Despite qualifying for the finals, Paper Rex did not partake due to suspicious actions by one of their members that “go against the meaning of fair competition“. Due to this, Singaporean team Reality Rift gained a BYE advantage and managed to capitalize by beating out Kingsmen. Unfortunately for them, they were soon knocked out of the cycle by Team SMG with a tense 2-1 score.
Screencap Source: Valorant Esports MY/SG on Facebook
Having being swept with a clean 2-0 score for their second Finals match by Team SMG, TODAK persistently climbed up the losers bracket by beating Running Dogs and Reality Rift. They then played a tense Grand Final against Team SMG and emerged victorious with a tight 3-2 score. You can watch it here.
Both Team SMG and TODAK may very well encounter each other again in the ongoing AOC Masters Tournament 2020. Both teams currently qualify for the quarterfinals and will have their matches on December 11th and 12th 2020.
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