The premiere of Giants in the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) was one of the events expected by lovers of the world of video games. And he didn’t do it anyway. The Malaga club faced tonight this Monday March 27 in their first match of the competition nothing more and nothing less than the current world champion, Fnatic. They knew that it would be a difficult start, but that it would mark the steps of what this league could be for the team from Malaga. The duel, which started at 9:00 p.m., ended in defeat. But with a good taste in the mouth because the Giants team demonstrated much more than that: they stood up to a colossus and made them suffer on the second map, in which they almost managed to reach overtime.
“It is a test to see the level we are at and see what we are capable of doing.” This is how the club’s sports director, David Alonso ‘Lozark’, defended it just a few days ago when he spoke to SUR. And that’s how the team defended it against a rival with great players like Booster or Derke in the Berlin Coliseum. There were Hoody, Cloud, Nukkye, Fitinho, Rhyme and Milan led by Pipson and with the confidence to face the world champion. Although it was not possible and from the beginning it fell on the Icebox map: «Fnatic confirmed its ability to dominate on the first map of the series with a resounding 13-3 that neutralized the attempts of a Giants that sought to surprise with an atypical composition without the sentinel Sage, who was the axis on which Fnatic pivoted to take the victory, “they value from the Malaga club.
The second map, Split, made the difference in this match. That was the moment when Giants got their act together and stood up to them, putting Fnatic in trouble, who did not expect this reaction from the Malaga team. Although they managed to overcome the Giants, who offered great resistance and finally fell 13-11. But there was a great possibility of reaching overtime.
In this way, the premiere of Giants in the VCT ended and the next game will come this Wednesday against NaVi at 6:00 p.m. A bittersweet start that hopes to have a happy second half in this second game. Although that illusion and emotion was not lost at any time at the Giants headquarters in Malaga, where there was a very nice atmosphere and the club’s premiere was enjoyed with the stands full to see the team’s performance live in Berlin. “The fans responded in this historic event, there was a real party in a packed Home of Giants,” they celebrate from the club.