The first elimination game of the AfreecaTV Valorant league saw Paper Rex Paper Rex Asia-Pacific Rank #1 send FULL SENSE FULL SENSE Asia-Pacific Rank #4 home in a 2-0 sweep. One of only two teams to earn their spot in the tournament by qualifying, Full Sense opened with two games against PRX and DRX DRX Korea Rank #1 , the APAC giants.
The match once again featured more roster shuffling, as f0rsakeN sat out the first map, and d4v41 sat out the second. Despite being moved to the bench after Champions 2023, Jinggg has now played 4 out of 5 maps in the tournament so far.
After going to double overtime with Sentinels Sentinels North America Rank #5 in their previous match, PRX once again found themselves on Haven in their opening map today. PRX opened the match with four straight round wins, putting them ahead 4-0, but five straight round wins from FS saw them take the lead at 5-4.
Down 10-8, something used his Jett knives to find a quick three kills outside of the B site to cut their deficit to one. A couple more back-and-forth rounds saw the first half finish at 6-6. Another 6-6 half put both PRX and FS into an overtime match for the second straight match.
One overtime, however, would not be enough, as Haven would go to five overtimes, and span 34 rounds. It was the experience of PRX that won out in the end though, closing out the map with three straight round wins to take the victory 18-16.
PRX was once again led by something and jinggg producing 29 and 27 kills respectively. JohnOlsen also had 29 kills for FS, despite the heartbreaking loss.
The second map would not feature nearly as much drama as the first, and PRX started to show their championship form by jumping out to a 10-2 lead at the half. A pistol round win and bonus conversion put PRX on match point, and a few rounds later they would win the map 13-6. Monyet , the player who was brought in to replace jinggg, led the way for PRX with 41 kills and 23 assists. JohnOlsen had 44 kills for Full Sense in a strong showing despite the loss.
PRX advances to play familiar foes DRX in Group A's deciding match. The winner will receive the number two seed in the playoffs which begin on Friday. Full Sense was eliminated from the tournament in two matches despite strong showings against the two APAC heavyweights.