Version1 vs Luminosity
VALORANT Stage 1 Playoffs Day 1
Map 1 – Bind
Luminosity starts strong in the first round of the first map with a 2-0 lead over Version1. Version1 takes the lead in 3 rounds to let Luminosity and the fans at home know they are not messing around. Version1 took the lead 6-3 and asserted their dominance in map one and into the second half up by 2 rounds. A shift and break occurred with Version1 on the attacking side and Luminosity jumped ahead in the round count. Version1 was unable to repair the wounds inflicted by Luminosity and they take map 1.
Map 2 – Ascent
Luminosity won the pistols rounds but Version1 had the man advantage at the end of round 3. Version1 managed to win the third round as well as the fourth round. Version1 was more comfortable on Ascent and began to play like the Version1 we know and love. Luminosity took a brief lead, but Version1 was hanging on with all their might, they were not going to go down without a fight. Version1 played close to perfect defense and Luminosity simply could not keep up. Version1 ended up taking the second map, 13-8
Map 3 – Fracture
The series decider map was Fracture, which players either love or hate, there is no in-between. Version1 won the pistol rounds and carried their momentum from map 2 into the third and final game. V1 Zander found himself in a 1v1 situation against LG Moose and he was able to clutch the first-round win for Luminosity. That round was a turning point for Luminosity as they began to make the climb back into this game. It was a marathon, not a sprint because Version1 was taking this game the distance. Version1 led 8-4 at the half and as the offense and defense sides switched, so did the pace of the game. LG bdog opens pistol round with a crazy ace. The ace from Luminosity did not seem to knock Version1 off course because they win a solid 12 rounds, but here’s the catch… Luminosity also won 12 rounds. The game went to double overtime and as badly as I wish this was a fairy tale ending for Version1, Luminosity secured the series victory.