Team Secret will fight for dear life after suffering a harsh 2-0 beatdown at the hands of Singapore’s Paper Rex in the upper final of the Valorant Champions Tour Asia-Pacific Stage 2: Challengers Playoffs on Saturday evening.
The Filipinos will now need to win a series against either XERXIA Esports or ONIC G. The two are currently battling it out in the lower bracket for them to qualify for Stage 2 Masters at Denmark.
Secret won against both teams in the playoffs earlier this week.
On the other hand, Paper Rex punched a ticket – not only for Valorant Masters Stage 2 at Copenhagen, Denmark. They are now also locked in for the biggest stage in Valorant for the Champions Tour in Istanbul, Turkey.
Jason “f0rakeN” Susanto was out of his mind in PRX’s map pick, Bind in Game Two.
The youngster showcased his mastery of Yoru, tallying 24 kills on a monster 434 Average Combat Score.
After getting the opening canto, Team Secret went scoreless for nine straight rounds, unable to convert as PRX toyed with their defenses. They trailed, 2-9.
In Round 11, the Filipinos were able to steal a round thanks to Jeremy “Jremy” Cabrera’s Raze who knifed the enemy from behind before clutching the round to secure his triple kill.
Unfortunately for them, that was their last taste of a round win, as f0rsakeN shut Team Secret in the following rounds using his Judge.
Jim “BORKUM” Timbreza (Brimstone) was the only one who finished with double-digit kills for TS. He had 12.
Map One was a heartbreaker for Team Secret as they weren’t able to defend their map pick in Ascent, falling 7-13.