Secret gives Gambit a challenge
After qualifying for Masters 2, Secret weren't able to attend due to visa issues, so this was the first time we saw them on an international stage.
This, combined with the fact that Gambit are the reigning Masters champs, led a lot of people to believe this was going to be a blowout.
It turned out to be much closer than most people thought. Secret even took Icebox from Gambit before a dominant 13-0 loss on Breeze.
Gambit eventually stood strong in an awesome back-and-forth battle on Bind. You can take a look at our post-game interview with Gambit's nAts if you want to see more.
Sentinels stave off upset
Today's matchups are a lot more competitive than some of what we saw yesterday, with Sentinels being the second heavy favorite to drop a round to a lower-ranked region.
Sentinels started slow on Ascent but brought it back after dropping the first four rounds.
On Breeze, they couldn't repeat the same success despite TenZ sporting the best ADR in the lobby.
Thankfully for NA's best team, they were able to win Haven 13-9, but FURIA played them tough.
SHEEEEESH @TenZOfficial@Sentinels | #VALORANTChampions pic.twitter.com/cqsJqqbLGB— VALORANT Champions Tour NA (@valesports_na) December 2, 2021
Liquid roll over KRÜ
The Liquid vs KRÜ matchup took place remotely due to positive COVID tests, but that didn't stop Team Liquid from rolling over KRÜ in the most dominant matchup of the day.
Liquid won 13-5 on Haven and 13-8 on Ascent. Brothers Nivera and ScreaM took turns top-fragging as they put KRÜ away with relative ease.
L1NK WITH THE ACE pic.twitter.com/JLvVUBSU20— Team Liquid Valorant (@LiquidValorant) December 2, 2021