The first playoff match of VCT Masters Shanghai is 100 Thieves vs FUT Esports, as we enter the double elimination portion of the tournament.

The VCT Masters Shanghai Playoffs are here. The first contest is 100 Thieves vs FUT Esports, in which the former selected their opponent following the Swiss Stage. And if the following post on X from Boostio is any indication, this should be a good one.

Read on for scores updated at each map's half and clips to highlight the action.

100 Thieves vs FUT Esports
Icebox 13:2
Bind 13:5

100 Thieves vs FUT Esports - Who will gain early momentum?

100 Thieves had a nice long break heading into this one. As the number one seed in Americas, they skipped the Swiss Stage, waiting for its conclusion before finally getting on the stage with the playoff bracket underway.

FUT Esports, however, battled through one of the toughest runs of the Swiss Stage. They took on both Chinese teams in FPX and Dragon Ranger Gaming, losing their first match to FPX. Then they won an absolute war against LEV to secure their playoff spot.

This one is really about who wants it more. Will the rest that 100T were rewarded help them take the win? Or will the momentum from the Swiss Stage carry over into this series for FUT Esports? Both teams definitely hope the answer is yes to their respective question.

100 Thieves VALORANT roster

(Photo by Christian Betancourt/Riot Games)
(Photo by Christian Betancourt/Riot Games)
  • Kelden "Boostio" Pupello
  • Sean "bang" Bezerra
  • Matthew "Cryocells" Panganiban
  • Daniel "eeiu" Vucenovic
  • Peter "Asuna" Mazuryk

FUT Esports VALORANT roster

(Photo by David Lee/Riot Games)
(Photo by David Lee/Riot Games)
  • Furkan "MrFaliN" Yeğen
  • Doğukan "qRaxs" Balaban
  • Ata "ATA KAPTAN" Tan
  • Eray "yetujey" Budak
  • Mehmet "cNed" İpek

How to watch 100 Thieves vs FUT Esports at VCT Masters Shanghai

Catch the series on the official VALORANT YouTube or Twitch channels. As well, you can find many content creators and streamers co-streaming the event. Otherwise, stay right here, as we have a stream embedded below for you.

100 Thieves vs FUT Esports - VCT Masters Shanghai recap

Below, you'll find the recap of each map of the series.

Map 1: Icebox

A quick strike by 100 Thieves got them the pistol round. This was followed by an easy 4K from Asuna to get their second. From there, 100T were rolling through FUT Esports. There was nothing the EMEA team could do, as 100 Thieves reached seven rounds in a row without breaking a sweat.

Soon, it was eight in a row without a single plant going down for the attacking FUT squad. It took a Viper's Pit and Killjoy Lockdown for FUT to finally get on the board. No momentum was found, however, as 100T immediately got revenge. A big play from eeiu sent the game to halftime.

FUT dominated the second half pistol round, but 100T responded immediately. The Thieves stole away FUT's weaponry, got the Spike down, and delayed long enough for it to detonate. FUT looked to rebound with an Operator in the hands of cNed.

It wouldn't come to fruition, unfortunately. 100 Thieves attacked A Site and FUT practically gave it to them for free. Boostio held the flank perfectly while the rest of his team locked down the site. And that was it, a quick win on Icebox.

Map 2: Bind

The opening pistol round was calculated from both teams, but 100 Thieves took it. The next was theirs, then FUT took away their bonus to get on the board much earlier in this one. An incredible display of utility followed by 100 Thieves to keep their lead and give Cryo a 3K.

100 Thieves, once again, started to string rounds together. Another multikill came to Cryo as FUT lined up for a double. FUT managed to gain some momentum, forcing a 100T eco round. It didn't last long, however, as Cryo took out multiple players yet again with his rifle and Ultimate. That helped 100T to a halftime lead.

The Thieves took the second half pistol round and looked poised to end the match against FUT early. A couple of well-placed Sheriff shots by cNed looked good for FUT, but it was too late to defuse the Spike and 100T reached double digits.

At this point, you should have expected it. Another 3K round from Cryo brought 100 Thieves closer to the finish line. A wild push onto A Site and through the FUT spawn is what got 100T to map and series point. A quick B Site execute put an end to things, and sent FUT to the Lower Bracket.

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