The Valorant team LOUD, including our clients Saadhak and bzkA, beat team Optic in the grand final of the Valorant Champions 2022 in Istanbul. With this achievement they are the Valorant World Champions.
Despite the final score of 3-1, it was not an easy final. Brazilian team LOUD managed to beat the North American team OpTic Gaming, including our client yay, with concentration, sweat and a lot of effort. Two of the four games that have been played have been resolved in the overtime, a clear example that both teams were matched in skill and wits. It was a hard-fought final to round off three intense weeks of the Valorant Champions 2022 World Championship held in Istanbul, which has been followed by more than 1.5 million people through streaming services, such as Twitch.
The top squads of their region, LOUD and OpTic Gaming formed a rivalry that grew more heated throughout the year. They have already faced each another five times in 2022. OpTic Gaming has been one of the consistent teams of Valorant Esports, as one of the only stalwart teams from North America who have been giving great performances on global LAN events. As they were considered as one of the favorites to win the tournament, their roster is powered by the one and only Jacob “yay” Whiteaker or El Diablo, who is widely considered the best player in the Valorant world.
In the final, Saadhak and bzkA maintained the level shown during these weeks. They beat their main rival playing a practically perfect game! This allowed the Brazilian team to take revenge for the defeat in the last tournament held in Reykjavik, where Optic won.
With their first place in Valorant Champions 2022, LOUD will defend the title, when the 2023 VCT season kicks off at next year's first international event in São Paulo, Brazil. With this win, the South American country can now boast that it became the only region in the world to win 3 major titles in CS: GO, R6 and Valorant.
Valorant is a 5-v-5 first-person shooter in which teams compete to be the first to win 13 rounds. The game has developed a huge following: In April, the game’s developer Riot Games, announced that “Valorant” had attained 15 million monthly players. On the live-streaming platform Twitch “Valorant” is one of the most watched games.