A Sunday Best-of-Five series would see Team Heretics conquering the First Strike: Europe title on a 3-1 scoreline, with the Riot sponsored event handing them the official title of best team in the European region.
After overcoming the likes of G2 and FPX on the Semi-Finals, Team Heretics would be going up against the orgless roster of SUMN FC in an unexpected match-up for the official title of best European team in VALORANT.
Team Heretics took the lead on their map pick of Ascent, with SUMN FC gathering a single round on their defensive side. Heretics wouldn’t lose any more time on the first map, starting the finals with a monolithic 13-1 victory.
SUMN FC would answer back on Icebox, finishing the first half on a two round lead before seizing the map 13-7 on the back of a stellar defensive performance that gave little to no room for Heretics.
The roster composed by a British core wouldn’t have the same luck on Haven, as the team would fizzle out after a balanced start into the map, allowing Heretics to close out the first half on a 9-3 score. The distance would prove too big for SUMN FC, with Haven concluding on a 13-5 for the side of Žygimantas ‘nukkye’ Chmieliauskas.
We would see more of nukkye in the fourth map, taking over the Operator on Bind to stop the SUMN FC comeback dead in its tracks. An 8-4 half wouldn’t deter the side lead by Jake ‘Boaster’ Howlett from tying it all up 11-11.
Heretics would threaten with the match-point, and latency issues would pause the game in the final round. Coming back from the technical break, Team Heretics would close the series with an A execute, finishing the series 3-1 and grabbing the official title of best VALORANT team in Europe with a critical First Strike: Europe win.