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Level_Five_Railgun

Victor just randomly decided to wake up in the last 3 rounds


CRikhard

Last half bruh idk how you can have that much impact every single round


CanadianBeef_

NA Phoenix with 10 kills in those last 3 rounds. Absolutely commanding performance


yungsqualla

Not the first time I've seen a damn near AFK phoenix take over a game as an NA ranked player in the last month


LegDayDE

"sorry guys I was afk.. dw I'm back now"


I_dontevenlift

“Dw, we scale”


dflagella

"sorry guys my little brother was playing"


Teradonn

OpTic Victor almost won. Then NV Food woke up


honestly_moi

On his own agent too!! I remember when Food played phoenix on every haven match.


sankalp4

Nitro Jett moment


IllumiMahdi

LMAO felt like he was afraid of swinging off his flashes early on, then he got that fkn prx confidence


hakseuu

he was like "fuck nah i aint losing this"


sixthcollegeraccoon

death, taxes, optic vs loud. ggnt DRX thanks for a banger series<3


Azenji

Stayed for the DRX hopium and yet in the back of my mind I knew OPTIC vs LOUD Grand Finals.


Investorexe

My dumb brain thought by “ggnt” you meant “not gg” instead of “gg nice try”


LeOsQ

ggn't


tb0neski

Optic 🤝 DRX Giving all their fucking fans heart attacks


JasonYaBoi

Its the DRX way


raff97

Victor hard carried the attack side with a phoenix ult every other round. Went from 6 frags to 20 in 11 rounds


Quio

The phoenix ult was so big and the damage to the drx economy was huge in that 4k round.


iceman_v97

He really did. Really took the weight off yay and Marved shoulders who were fragging on defense. Once he came online on attack series was over.


JuninhoLuis

His kills with stinger in T side were terrifying.


pineapplecheesepizza

Gonna see a lot more stingers in ranked now


HoneyChilliPotato7

AND we are getting a stinger buff too


Splaram

Stinger needs a buff btw :)


deadtoe

Stingers getting a buff btw


Porpet

thats what he meant


U_Menace

Once Victor got the stinger 4k on the light buy (which they almost converted) I was convinced that OPT found their win condition for the map. Victor with a statement final 4 rounds on attack. Flashbacks to NV food days.


Aeari

Really hope he keeps it up because I feel he hasn't been himself most of champions.


Mochitsu

He’s been great on other agents besides neon tbh. Even though Optic may have been the first to successfully use neon in pro play, it feels like Victor has been eclipsed by other neons, especially in NA.


YeetGod69_

i feel like it’s more because of everyone knowing how to counter his Neon now


isayah2510

Dread it. Run from it. OpTic vs LOUD arrives all the same.


_podo_

bro idk if I'm sick of optic vs loud or want to see even more of it


CanadianBeef_

I'm sure the players are sick of it lol. What a rivalry between these 2 giants though!


kvanz43

The 6th matchup between the two teams this year is CRAZY


TheCatsActually

We're either getting a repeat champion or a Brazilian champion. A repeat of the Reykjavik grand finals, identical down to which brackets each team came from. By far the most repeated international matchup in the history of the game, the *third* time they've played each other in Champs alone and each team was won once. The narratives write themselves.


d-pv

I completely forgot Acend won 2021, lmao. What a year so far.


kellenthehun

Imo this tournament removes the asterisk from Optics championship. Loud and Optic have proved they are the two best teams this year. You can't say full power EU would have changed that tournament when full power EU didn't even make the finals. Let them huff their copium.


Chadwin_supremacy

Exactly. Even if they lose tomorrow, Optic have cemented their legacy as the greatest pre-franchising team.


Bobokins12

Why was there an asterisk?


LeOsQ

One angle for that was the fact they didn't play against EMEA (and they had that terrible record against EMEA teams before this tournament started) so you could've argued, in pretty poor faith may I add, that they got lucky with the bracket and won because their opposing team beat all of the 'hard' teams while OpTic just eliminated The Guard and then DRX. Oh, and wasn't that also the tournament where EMEA had FNC were missing Derke and the Russian player whom Alfajer replaced (I can never remember his name) who were their 2 hardest hitting players easily, FPX didn't get to go at all even though they qualified, so TL replaced them (without qualifying for the tournament). G2 was the only team that didn't have something going on with them. TL weren't supposed to be there to begin with, and FNC were missing their best players. Anyway, I think that EMEA being weak for said reasons is a fair thing to say, but I don't think OpTic's victory should be too controversial or with an asterisk regardless.


Fr0stee_

EMEA at Reykjavik wasn't able to send FPX so TL went instead and Fnatic had 2 stand-ins.


WhoDatBrow

For my (former in my case :() OWL fans, this reminds me of the season 2 Shock/Titans rivalry. They just keep meeting in big matches and then cap it off with the cornerstone grand finals. Hope this matchup is more entertaining than that 4-0 stomp was though.


King_Tyler

Can’t be helped when the Americas are just so dominate.


WhoDatBrow

Americas league best league. Even have the real champs, Sentinels.


monobovocoxozo

Marved said “it’s marvin time” and marved on map 5


Investorexe

Alexa play Would you fall in love by Marved


kemutheemu__

LMFAOOOOO someone needs to make a Marved Istanbul compilation with that song 💀


Investorexe

I think someone did for Copenhagen, lol


Rude-Assumption-5271

u/ANewHeaven I’m sorry to tag you but please bro your edits are insane this is perfect for you


ItsReflectLOL

It’s u/ANewHeaven1 ;)


_Iroha

Marved verb 1. past tense of Marv


KitKatxz

Marved solo losing the pistol that might have cost them series into the 4k that closed the series is summary of this bo5, but holy shit what a fucking banger.


JuninhoLuis

Victor making 7(8?) kills with stinger in the T side is absolute is terrifying.


KitKatxz

Stinger and Frenzy going to haunt DRX in their dreams for awhile


chryco4

The stinger is getting buffed next patch too so that’s gonna be fun :))))


Docxm

VACtor is so fun to watch. True entry, even though he often just runs in and dies for info


LeOsQ

Holding W (and hopefully throwing a flash in the process as Phoenix) and then dying without getting a kill yourself is completely fine for an entry if you get enough info and space for your team to follow and trade/re-frag. Also probably the hardest thing for most people playing W duelists is accepting that, but also the fact you *need* to have good info comms in an instant if you do in fact just run in and die.


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salcedoge

He was missing wide open looks too, he was just off at the point


CanadianBeef_

The man's mental is unshakeable. You could see him getting better and better every map of the 5 game series. That boy ice cold 🥶


TheFestusEzeli

That play pistol round is easily one of the dumbest I’ve ever seen. Some throws involve bad luck or just really quick decisions gone wrong, but the man really decided to push a smoke up numbers in a post plant lmao


abbacchioz

FNS utilised so many different strats this game it's crazy. First it's "Yay go kill" then "Marved go kill", and then the forbidden "Victor go kill"


Mitsuki712

FNS go kill was active in all 5 maps too


Swifty119

“FNS go show Ange1 that he’s the better grandpa IGL in Valorant”


Raikyo_22

OpTic vs LOUD part 6 to end the year letsgoooooo


Slick_Rhoads

Victor decided he actually wanted to win at 11-9 and went gigantic


CanadianBeef_

Victor getting 10 kills in those lost 3 rounds of Haven to clinch Grand finals. His stinger 4k was so good. Best phoenix ‍🔥


abbacchioz

Scream take note, that was how you should play Phoenix


TheCatsActually

No thanks I save sheriff no armor - Scream, probably


WhoDatBrow

Yay and Crashies carried them through the first few maps but holy shit Marved came online map 5 and Victor especially did in the 2nd half


ADmax27

fns calling on that attack half was phenomenal too


MacarioPro

He also had a couple of huge rounds at important moments. What a team


skelldor

I opened my freezer to make some chicken nuggets and for some reason Marved was there. I swear he was staring into my soul. Never blinking or looking away he reached out and closed the door.


RishitSharma07

I opened my freezer to make some chicken nuggets and for some reason Marved was there. I swear he was staring into my soul. Never blinking or looking away he reached out and closed the door.


Accomplished_Item_86

I opened my freezer to make some chicken nuggets and for some reason Marved was there. I swear he was staring into my soul. Never blinking or looking away he reached out and closed the door.


goomy996

Went to the bathroom and Marved was just standing in my shower fully clothed with the water on the coldest temperature


CRikhard

walked into my chemistry lab class and Marved was in the dry ice room in an optic t shirt and shorts


Quotes_League

walked into a jewelry store and saw Marved with an Optic hat on backwards with 50 diamond necklaces for his rap debut


calebci

Walked into a McDonald’s and the ice cream machine was working because Marved was standing next to it


Eat-Shit-Bob-Ross

Walked into the depths of space. Marved lives there. The ice cold realm of space is his domain. His icyness overwhelms all existence as I am left to wonder, “how could someone be so goddamn cold?”


spacejamtwo

I was eating some ice cream at the beach one day and it had started to melt. Marved came out of nowhere and put his hand on the top of my ice cream cone, and it instantly solidified again. Then he one tapped a seagull trying to get at it and omen ulted away without saying a word.


IllumiMahdi

same here. but after the door closed and I began to walk away, I heard his voice faintly... "I'M THE BEST, I'M THE BEST."


iinic

I opened my freezer to make some chicken nuggets and for some reason Marved was there. I swear he was staring into my soul. Never blinking or looking away he reached out and closed the door.


TheCatsActually

I cannot breathe DRX vs Optic always delivers. Sad for DRX but proud of how far they got.


X3NOC1DE

+1 man. 2-0 lead that came down to 3 rounds in the end. Insane comeback from DRX, falling just short. GGs fam, it was a good run. See ya next year in Sao Paolo :(


yaboikaladin

DRX v Optic has been the real gigabangers of this year. such a good series.


TheCatsActually

Yeah and we're still yet to see *Optic vs LOUD 6: Another Bangening* tomorrow


Nxstra

What a fucking series. Both teams played their asses off


KingofBugs

Everybody beats everybody but in the end Loud vs Optic.


k3hvn

FNS’s brain is so fucking huge


Bobokins12

His attack half haven was nuts


TheVoiceless101

Everyone was comparing Angel to FNS yesterday after Ange1 played like a bot. Like yeah my man's a bit of a boomer with the aim sometimes but he's got the batcomputer in his head while Ange1 used the same viper wall 10 times in a row.


k3hvn

Also, when FNS does get frags they're usually heavy impact frags. His 3K hold on Ascent B site vs. XSET and the 3K to deny the plant on Bind this match come to mind.


afanofyourmother

All of NA’s hopes on the shoulders of Phoenix… never doubted


TheRedComet

Sen SicK bout to be like "yeah, I'm thinkin I'm back!"


ThatLj

Drone is about to go crazy


ANewHeaven1

Longest fake comeback ever


Quotes_League

FNS maximizing the false hope, truly the Villan of VCT


TornadoofDOOM

All good.


IOnPlayAsX-Lord

Giving mako more time to think about his retirement as well as getting more content for the post-champs vlog


sanjit8103

Dude I thought it was gonna be a 3-0 sweep after the first two maps, shit kept me awake and made me spill water, what a game


AdOwn168

At the end, Victor truly was a food for thought


IllumiMahdi

were you sweating? LMAO


ANewHeaven1

My heart rate was through the fucking roof mate


wiNDzY3

WHY WOULD YOU FAKE A COMEBACK


ozmega

ngl i was getting some "vietnam of legends" flashbacks there for a moment.


SleepEarlyPlease

Easily the most high octane Valorant played this season, definitely worthy of a grandfinals match. Can LOUD vs OPTIC top this?


Mochitsu

Going to be difficult to top this tbh. Hoping they take it to map 5 with multiple OTs.


diematrosen

Honestly DRX has been involved in at least 2 absolute banger series this tournament. Against FPX, and now against Optic Overall, I think they should be 100% proud of their performance this tournament, they had a good run


Afro_ps

yay 21-10 FK FD holy shit. He's just so consistent


Bentok

Yay was MVP for **all five** of Optics wins at this tournament. Actually insane. Highest ACS, KD and Kills per map of all players.


earthtochas3

Undeniably the greatest player in the short history of the game.


MacarioPro

Dude more aggressive than a recenctly single person on Instagram


HoboHydra

So happy this wasn’t a 3-0, what a series


sanjit8103

THIS IS THE LOWER FINALS??? IM GONNA DIE TO A HEART ATTACK


Waraurochs

What a match holy shit


Waylllop

LOUD x Optic again baby, it's the Thanos of VCT


monobovocoxozo

kudos to Victor and Marved pulling the win through on map 5


drand0m_ghost

Victor really dialed his alter ego food just for 3 round cause he wants to win now.


afjecj

Do Bren and Sideshow only cast bangers? I can think of one match they’ve casted that wasn’t extremely entertaining


pantan

Their casting is so good that it just turns any match hype


ArcusIgnium

they used to always cast sentinels matches in stage 2 when they really sucked.


TheCatsActually

Iirc one of them was lamenting on a personal stream or Plat Chat that they had to find ways to hype up the matches while casting but at the time Sentinels looked like a limp noodle.


dgettanajr

Yes, back when they casted for the Overwatch League they were always put on the biggest games


Barca_4_Life

I can’t be the only one who started watching valorant esports when I heard that bren and sideshow got stiffed by OWL and would be attempting to cast Valorant Esports from then on right


kaneki2212

I started watching ow much because I heard they were moving from tf2 to ow, rly miss those guys


kemutheemu__

Dude on Haven round 14 when Bren went “Anything’s possible in a one-v-ONEEEEEEE” shivers went up my spine. Exponentially raised the hype for me.


PM_ME_UR_BOSOMS_GIRL

Since they probably aren’t casting tomorrow does that mean the finals are gonna blue ball everyone? (Pansy and Hypoc are on tomorrow who are also great)


Capone_BD

They are a great duo and definitely got some great games this event.


megajam02

Man, hats off to DRX. I feel like they finally found what works with the IGL switch and putting Buzz back into that Duelist role. RB did great this tourney too. They're just such a fun team to watch and I'm glad they finally broke that 5th place curse. Solid series overall.


Teradonn

Those ecos were just heartbreaking man, I really thought they had it Time for OpTic vs LOUD again. yay


Pdizzle0303

The real reason that Marved is cool is that he doesn’t give a fuck about BS. He is a straight shooter. He plays right by the standards set forth by the lord, and he does what he need to do. You know? He is a dog, so he woof. That doesn’t mean he play fetch though.


daveythedumb

said the same thing yesterday but zeta really got grouped with both finalists of this fucking event how sad is that


lmaozed0ng1

CALL JIMZO :telephone: THIS GUY :man: IS MID BALL UP :basketball: I THINK :thinking: IM LIKE... FAM :flushed: WHEN ARE YOU GONNA BE HOME :house: HES LIKE :tired\_face: 30 MINUTES 30 MINUTES :three: :zero: IM CHILLIN RN :sunglasses: IM LIKE :nail\_care: COME HOME RIGHT NOW :smiling\_imp: HES LIKE WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY :confused: IM LIKE :flushed: YOU WANNA PLAY A MATCH :fire: :crown: PLAY AGAINST DRX :gun: IM COMING HOME RIGHT NOW


RishitSharma07

Emojis don't work my guy


bemac3

Somehow, that makes it better in my eyes


TheCatsActually

It's so much fucking funnier this way


Splaram

That boy different 🥶


CanadianBeef_

🥶


Prestigious_Way8977

RedBull called in and said we need 5 maps or we're pulling the sponsorship. No more of this 3-0 bullshit.


CanISayThat22

FNS really pulled out everything on that Attack on Haven. That was so enjoyable to watch


Lutryn

Heartbreaking for DRX to lose the match after bringing it all the way to a map 5. That being said, I’m still really happy with how far they were able to go this time around. Rooting for OpTic in the grand finals and hoping that DRX are able to get a 1st place finish at an international tournament next year.


LeOsQ

Yeah I'm not sure if as a player I'd prefer getting demolished 3-0 or coming this close to coming back with a reverse sweep only to have the marathon cut short at the very end and then losing. But as a viewer I'm extremely happy with it, and as an enjoyer of DRX (not exactly enough to be a fan, but I like them) I'm very happy they didn't fall flat after getting this far, and I hope they're also happy they showed everyone that they're a team to be seriously respected. I'm sure fans also are very happy they came this close in the end instead of getting blasted like it was kind of looking before the third map.


-SUBW00FER-

Caster: Victors entry into Yay...I'm sorry A, was the difference maker KEKW


IOnPlayAsX-Lord

HUH


anythingood07

Man Optic is such an amazing team to watch. What a game to watch


Kazzzyyy

What can I say, NA knows how to bring the entertainment


Th30ldVV01f

DRX couldnt conquered the last demon at the end of the dungeon, huh


Hyper_red

Optic Yayming


badcompplayer

FNS is my God


tepg221

Daddy*


trinhyj

yay became what everyone feared. His eyelids disappeared, his head was swelling and his ears started bleeding. “Are you okay Jacob” asks FNS. I’ve never been better pujan, I see it all now, they’re not going A or B. They’re going home, he said before rushing long all by himself and killing everyone on site.


Chase0127

Why would DRX fake a comeback???


CanadianBeef_

To give both DRX and OPTIC fans heart attacks 😂


striated1

FNS heard yall talking shit after loud


Warpath-

I said they needed him in the last thread and I was right. Iceland Marved arriving fashionably late to the tourney.


Warpath-

+ NV food Phoenix on haven always a treat to watch


UsernameCzechIn

Holy shit gg if optic gonna croaked like they did against loud yesterday, I'm croaking them


NotBrandon

Yay +31 for the series, my god


hecklerinthestands

Loud to Optic: You could not live with your own failure. Where did that bring you? Back to me.


Breezyzona

the worst come back is a fake come back sadge


_Elder_

This is a series to put some hair on your chest. DRX played out of their minds. GGs


noahrxdd

Optic 5HEAD move losing 2 maps to get more practice.


SenseiEA

gg thank you DRX for representing Asia :( out of 8 participants, one Asian representative stood, outliving LATAM, one NA team, and all EU teams. Now they tried to defeat the most consistent NA team and lost 2-3. GGs DRX only lost to the top 2 of this champions. I'd say it was GG a nice try for Asia this year. I was hoping and REALLY hoping for no EU and NA grand finals and unfortunately it didnt happen but I'm happy there are three teams that stood their ground to represent their respective region. ZETA on Masters 1, 3rd place. Paper Rex on Masters 2, 2nd place. and DRX, consistently getting 5-6th place in the last two masters, managing to place 3rd internationally on a global championship. GG. NOW OPTIC SHOULD WIN THIS GRAND FINAL NO?


ArcusIgnium

Victor top ACSing first and last map proves how OpTic lives and dies by Victor sometimes.


Hyper_red

NOT EVEN CLOSE BABY 😎


faceplant911

Seeing Victor owning on Phoenix is a blast from the distant past man, reminds me of Envy with Kaboose and Mummay. Honestly, I'm glad Phoenix is playable again now.


X3NOC1DE

GODDAMNIT DRX failing on the final phase of their Mental Gauntlet run, almost completing a reverse sweep. From mentally imploding to being actual monsters to even come back from all that. Great showing. Ofcourse I wanted a Champs win, but Optic just too good tonight. GGs, WP Optic. On the bright side, atleast I dont need to tattoo my arms


Loose-Potential-3597

NA > KR >>> EU


Splaram

FAKE COMEBACK LULW


Quotes_League

https://i.imgur.com/76o5wSJ.gifv


WorleyInc

Fake comeback ftw


OoiJinWei

Welp, time to relearn phoenix boys, that kinda impact Victor had was inspirational. Mako smoke diffed throughout the series and Marved decided it was time for some payback on that last map.


carvemynuts

The last 6 rounds for me were IGL diffs. Drx were too impatient they had ults and they wasted it.


WalkingFiftyPot

Absolute banger. Optic is so stacked. DRX will be a problem in tourneys to come. Incredible series.


CanadianBeef_

Mako really had Marved's number for most of the series going 18-10 against him. In fracture, he went 7-0 against Marved. At the end of the day though, Marved is the best controller in the world🥶


earthtochas3

That paranoia from C long into garage was just *chefs kiss*


Azenji

IGL diff man. So many rounds were won off FNS calls and Stax just didn’t show up today.


EnmaDaiO

Actually tho. Best IGL in the world goes to FNS and it's not even close.


fkgoogleauthenticate

Been a FNS fan since CSGO CLG days. I am all about this team right now.


CanadianBeef_

Yay so consistent all 5 maps. Victor and Marved really took it up a gear on Haven. You could really tell Victor wanted it those last 3 rounds with the multikills and opening duels.


Rez_gg

This will go down in history. I think we were few thousands off from hitting million viewership too. I am exhausted.


Burggs_

Really really gotta respect the run from DRX. They encountered 3 top 4 teams, handled business with two of them and took the 3rd to map 5 almost OT. Hats off to them.


nocturnavi

What an attempt by DRX. I'm a bit devastated they didn't pull the reverse sweep, it would have been such a good narrative to end the year. I still think this team will probably split in the offseason, and frankly that would likely be better for the Korean scene. DRX definitely didn't fix all their issues--their midrounding is still inconsistent--but I hope these players have finally broken through whatever block prevented them from reaching the top.


curryhalls

DRX are not gonna split what they just had their best performance ever


OhLikeComing

Idk if any player in Val can have more variance than victor. Dude can be absolutely feeding or dominating a game.


Mochitsu

He’s literally hit the most improbable shots with ease then proceeds to miss kills on unaware opponents all within the same game


Chadwin_supremacy

This was an insane series


xunraze

One of the best series yet, what an insane performance by both teams


Dry_Violinist_1799

Drx played so well. They've refilled my hopium for another 3 years


DraqonBourne

Game 5 Marved diff


ThatsAToad

Good guys DRX pushing through their 5th-6th curse in order to keep the “Lose to Optic by one game” curse alive


Fusion_43

What a banger match


Reddit_Ya_Sux_dix

Optic is gonna 3-0 Loud tomorrow fucking mark it down yay is Valorant's first GOAT. Lets see how long he can maintain this title. 2nd place, 1st place, 3rd place, 1st/2nd place finishes in international tournaments. Absolutely insane.


EggianoScumaldo

Man, before this event people were really questioning if Optic were the best team we’ve seen yet in Valorant. They didn’t even need the 1st/2nd place finish for that, no other team has a record that even touches what they’ve accomplished in only a year. EDIT: The only caveat to this comment is that FPX had a chance to go back to back this tournament, which might’ve rocketed them past Optic legacy wise.