VCT LOCK//IN Day 2 Results: FPX, BBL, and Paper Rex Journeys have come to a halt in the tournament in Sao Paulo – Today marks the end of day 2 of VCT LOCK//IN Sao Paulo in Brazil with three intense matchups between titans. Karmine Corp, DRX, and Cloud9 made it through the first round of the single elimination bracket, while FunPlus Phoenix, BBL Esports, and Paper Rex had a disappointing Valentine’s Day as they were eliminated from the tournament. Here are the second-day highlights:
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VCT LOCK//IN Day 2 Results: FPX, BBL, and Paper Rex Journeys have come to a halt in the tournament in Sao Paulo
Karimane Corp vs Funplus Pheonix (2-1)
On the second day of the highly anticipated VALORANT Champions Tour 2023 LOCK//IN Brazil tournament, spectators witnessed an exciting match between Lotus and Karmine Corp. Despite FunPlus Phoenix putting up a valiant effort, Karmine Corp ultimately emerged victorious in a closely contested 2-1 battle. This series marked the first instance of a game going to three maps in the tournament thus far, and fans were thoroughly entertained. Sadly, FunPlus Phoenix was eliminated due to the single-elimination format of the competition, while Karmine Corp advanced to the quarterfinals with their impressive performance.
DRX vs BBL Esports (2-1)
The second match of the second day was a clash between Turkey and the Japanese sides. DRX rose to the challenge and showed impressive resilience against a determined BBL in their inaugural VCT match of the year. Although they lost one map, DRX held their ground and ultimately emerged victorious with a 2-1 win over their opponents. BBL, on the other hand, struggled with the attack and faced numerous difficulties in navigating the map, planting the spike, and securing key areas. Unfortunately, this resulted in their elimination from the competition, while DRX advanced to the quarterfinals thanks to their exceptional performance.
Cloud 9 vs Paper rex (2-0)
In what was anticipated to be a colossal showdown in the VCT LOCK//IN tournament, Cloud9 exhibited its dominance by delivering two swift victories over their APAC rivals, Paper Rex. Despite their fervent supporters, it was a disheartening defeat for Paper Rex as they were outmatched in every aspect of the game. With a newly-formed lineup, facing Paper Rex would undoubtedly strike fear into the hearts of any team. Their performance was nothing short of formidable. Regrettably, this marks the end of Paper Rex’s journey in Brazil. Cloud9, on the other hand, moves forward to face DRX in the next round.