Gambit Esports defeated Team Envy to win the second international Valorous Masters. With a 3-0 victory, the all-star Russian squad captured the championship. Many Valorant analysts predicted a closer matchup between the two teams after their semi-final victories over 100Thievies and G2 Esports, respectively. The Finals, on the other hand, were decidedly one-sided, with Gambit Esports sweeping all three maps in a Bo5 format.
Team Envy and Gambit Esports squared off in the first game on Bind. Both teams played well in the first half, with Envy losing a few points at the end but still holding a two-point lead and a 7-5 final score. Gambit Esports played outstanding defence in the second half, denying the Envy players any open space. They slowly suffocated Envy and won in extra time.
In the second game, Haven entered the fray. When it came to attacking in the first half, Team Envy was unrelenting, scoring eight points in the second. Gambit Esports, on the other hand, had other plans. They slowly suffocated Team Envy in their attacking half and rallied from a 4-8 map deficit to win the map out of nowhere. Gambit Esports countered FNS’s poor choice of Killjoy in the second half. Using recon and sentinel abilities, they were able to thwart Yay’s operator as they rotated intelligently.
The third and final game took place on Split, and it ended up being very similar to the other two. Despite starting the game on the map that favoured defence, Team Envy was unable to take advantage of their position and the first half ended in a tie at 6-6. In the attacking half, Gambit Esports simply outplayed Envy Gaming, as the latter were only able to enter and plant three times as they watched as Gambit took control of the map, series, and championship with ease.
Gambit Esports not only won the $225,800 grand prize, but they also qualified for the Valorant Championship 2021, which will be held at the end of the year.