Sentinels are the first team to reach the Upper Finals of Masters: Reykjavík, taking down Team Vikings with a clear 2-0 sweep.
When it comes to maps, we got the exact same veto seen in the earlier Sentinels – Fnatic match-up: Icebox, Haven and Ascent.
We even got the exact same agent composition from Sentinels on Icebox. Earlier in the match, things were equally as balanced on the server, with the North American team running a small advantage at the end of the half.
As teams switched sides, the match became more one sided, with Sentinels grabbing the pistol and running all the way to match-point. At last, the Vikings managed to string two rounds together in their defensive side, but they were living on borrowed time, as Sentinels closed it out 13-7.
The feeling of deja-vu continued on Haven, with Sentinels fielding the exact same agent composition used against Fnatic.
With Sentinels starting the map on a six round streak, Team Vikings saw no option but to take a tactical pause.
Sure enough, after Tyson “TenZ” Ngo got a quad-kill on the A site, the Brazilians got on the board.
It would shortly celebrated though, as Hunter “SicK” Mims would be there to pick up from where TenZ left, tipping the scales back in Sentinels favour for a 10-2 half.
Once again, the North American team dashed to match-point on the back of their pistol round win. At 12-3, the odds of a comeback were too steep to overcome for the Vikings. Despite some great last-ditch efforts from Vikings, Sentinels would complete their 2-0 sweep with a 13-6 final score.
The Brazilians will have their last chance to reach the final stages of the tournament on Friday, going up against the winner of Team Liquid – KRÜ Esports.
For the Upper-Final of Masters: Reykjavík, Sentinels will face either Version1 or NUTURN. The North American Champions will now have one day to rest and prepare for this ever crucial step in their campaign to take the first International VALORANT LAN.