Valorant Berlin: G2 Esports vs Sentinels banter was too hot to miss, so we compiled it: Sentinels and G2 Esports went head-to-head in the VCT Masters 3: Berlin. The rivalry between these teams was not limited to just in-game!
The VCT Masters 3: Berlin had the best teams of each region go head-to-head against each other where the winner would score a direct spot to the Valorant Champions tournament. The NA vs. EU rivalry is been going on for ages in almost every competitive esport game. When it comes to FPS games like mainly Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the EU region has always had the upper hand when it came to proving it on the global stage. In CSGO, NA has won only one major, the Eleague Boston 2018 major where NA's Cloud9 CSGO team were crowned champions after defeating the EU super team, FaZe Clan.
In Valorant, NA proved to be the better region as they quickly swept through the competition in VCT Masters 2: Rekjavik where Version1 defeated Team Liquid and Sentinels won the entire tournament without even dropping a single map! NA showed the entire world that it was a region capable to dominate globally in Valorant. Since then, all eyes all on Sentinels as they are once again expected to win the entire tournament without dropping a single map according to the majority of Valorant fanbase.
Days before the tournament, the fixtures were out. G2 Esports was supposed to face Na's giants, Sentinels. Now, G2's founding member, Carlos "ocelote" Rodríguez Santiago has a reputation of spicing up his organisation's matches by just disrespecting the enemy organisation's history, players, playstyle or anything he could find which can be made fun of.
CarlosR rented a plane with a "F*CK SENTINELS" banner behind it and flew it over Berlin just to get inside the team's head.
G2 Esports also changed their Twitter handle banner to mock Sentinels to an extra extent.
This "one-sided rivalry" as SEN zombs calls it, just absorbed the attention of almost every Valorant Esports fan and hyped up the entire matchup! The first map of Sentinels vs. G2 Esports got 798K peak viewership!
These stats tell one story- G2 Esports achieved what they ultimately wanted. They were able to hype up the matchup so much that each and every Valorant Esports fan tuned in to watch it.