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FaZe Starts with an Overtime Win Against Evil Geniuses at North American LCQ

In a long marathon series, FaZe Clan came victorious over Evil Geniuses after an almost multiple hour long, three map with extra overtimes VALORANT series at the North American Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ).

In Stage Two, FaZe almost made it to the Masters Copenhagen tournament, barely a step short after the internet went out in the facility where they were playing at the time, sadly finishing third and missing out on a trip to the competition in Denmark. Coming into Last Chance Qualifier, many consider FaZe a favorite to take the last spot from the NA region. And remember you can bet on all esport betting for the upcoming games!

FaZe Starts with an Overtime Win Against Evil Geniuses at North American LCQ
8 teams fight it out at the LCQ for the last NA spot at VALORANT Champions

As for Evil Geniuses, most of their achievements in Stage Two came from their cinderella run around groups, where they even won a match over Masters Reykjavík reigning champions OpTic. Outside of not making it as far into the playoffs as they would have expected, they still finished around the 5th/6th place tier with a more adaptive approach to their gameplay. Evil Geniuses fans hope for even more rapid improvement for the roster to show into this Last Chance Qualifier.

Both of these teams are desperate for the last North American spot after impressive comeback performances during Stage Two series.
The teams began the match on Icebox, a map where Evil Geniuses have definitely come to fruition in the last couple of matches. FaZe switched up their composition, putting babybay on Raze in hopes of helping him have more damage impact in the game. And though he may not have made big or flashy plays as he is accustomed to, the first half was still a one sided result.

Small but constant mistakes put a halt on Evil Geniuses in their defensive half, things like C0M accidentally nailing Reformed with a shock dart to kill his own teammate and Boostio being caught multiple times with his melee weapon out before attempting to peek at an angle. The half ended with FaZe on top with a 8 to 4 score line.

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After this first half history repeated itself, it wasn’t the duelist mains making a direct impact via flashy or aggressive plays. In the next half, Reformed and Boostio came back from their underwhelming performance and became the stars for Evil Geniuses. But FaZe decided it was time to finish things out, as they fired back and didn’t let the map get away from their hands this time, and were able to take Breeze after an incredible four rounds of overtime, 15 to 13.

Similar to what we saw before, Ascent continued to be absolutely nail to the bone close with a back and forth battle. The score was dead even after the first half finished, and both sides continued to trade kill for kill in the second half, taking us to overtime one more time. After splitting the results of all the five overtime periods, with consecutive successful attack rounds, FaZe at last won a round on defense thanks to dicey’s incredible safe play, taking Ascent 19 to 17.

With this win, FaZe moves on in the upper bracket while Evil Geniuses drops down to the lower bracket. The VALORANT Champions Tour 2022: North America Last Chance Qualifier is running from August 5 through August 14, which means that there are quite a few matches left to be played so stay tuned in as we’ll be covering the event and sharing our esports odds and esports bets!

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