The competitive Valorant preseason continues to chug along as the NA Open Qualifiers 1 wrapped up last night.
After a marathon of competition and a fair big of drama, Version 1, XSET, Akrew, NRG advance to the Main Event.
XSET and Version1 both made it out of the upper bracket without losing a map.
NRG lost to XSET and Akrew lost to Version1 - both lost another map against still competition in lowers.
TSM and T1 were embroiled in some cheating allegations, as the former accused the latter's coach of speaking to them mid-game.
After that, we saw a warning, tech pause, and Twitter war that eventually led to T1's disqualification for unauthorized communication.
VCT Challengers Competitive Ruling: T1 pic.twitter.com/GTkHsSTB4I— VALORANT Champions Tour NA (@valesports_na) January 30, 2022
Although T1 will wonder what they would have done if they were allowed to beat TSM, the result didn't end up affecting much as Akrew handled TSM 2-0.
We may see a rematch between T1 and TSM in Open Qualifier 2. If we do, it will be one of the most hotly anticipated faceoffs of NA Challengers.