Optic Gaming and LOUD won their upper bracket semi-finals and are now in the upper bracket finals. DRX will face Pap ZETA whereas Paper Rex will play against G2 Esports in lower bracket elimination series. Optic and LOUD have secured a top 3 finish in VCT 2022 Stage 1 Masters: Iceland.
Optic and Loud in upper final: VCT Stage 1 Masters results -
Optic Gaming and LOUD have secured a top 3 finish in VCT 2022 Stage 1 Masters. Optic defeat DRX whereas LOUD won against G2 esports in upper bracket semi-finals.
First semi-finals series was in between Optic and DRX and was insanely close. DRX took the first map Ascent 13-8 after dominating in first half. Second and third map of the series were as close as they can get, second map was Icebox and went in favour of Optic 13-11, decider map was Split and both teams were neck to neck in this map as well. After regulation the score was tied and went to overtime, Optic win the final map 15-13 in second OT and took the series 2-1.
Second semi-final was in between LOUD and G2 Esports. This series was the exact opposite of first semi-finals, LOUD dominated G2 in this entire series and won 2-0. LOUD took the first map Ascent 13-5 and Breeze 13-11 to win the series 2-0 and join Optic in upper bracket finals.
Optic and LOUD will face each other in upper bracket finals on April 22, Friday. G2 and DRX are now dropped down to lower bracket where they will play Paper Rex and ZETA respectively on April 18th, Monday. After this lower bracket series, there will be a four days break and VCT Masters will continue from April 22nd.