Day 1 is off to a strong start!

The VALORANT Masters Shanghai kicks off on May 23 with a million dollars at stake and the world’s best teams in competition. FUT esports will face off against FPX on Day 1 and each team will be trying to get a heads-up in the tournament. Here’s all you need to know about the FUT vs FPX match at VALORANT Masters Shanghai.
FUT vs FPX Live score

Team 1
Team 2
Map 1
Map 2
Map 3
FPXFUTSunset (13-7)Lotus (12-14)Icebox (13-10)2-1
FUT vs FPX Live score

What happened during the match?

FPX had a solid start to Sunset. After FUT won the first couple of rounds, FPX had complete control over the map with eight consecutive round victories to end the first half. A 9-3 start was always going to be a tough comeback for any team but the fact that they failed to win any of the last eight rounds going into the second half was a hard pill to swallow.

The momentum was clearly in FPX's favor and they required just four rounds to win in the second half. However, FUT did not give up clearly trying to win each and every round in the second half as well.

But FPX ultimately managed to secure the first map with a 13-7 score. There were several moments of brilliant performance on both sides.

The second match was a much better performance by FUT who had to pull their act together. The team had a much better understanding on Lotus. They had a very strong T-side, securing eight rounds in the first half. Despite an even more impressive start by FPX in the second half, FUT managed to get their act together to win the map.

The third map was all about the teams' T-sides. Icebox has traditionally been a T-side map and both teams had a very impressive T-side. Ultimately, the Chinese squad came out ahead in this series with a very impressive performance. BerLiN and AAAAY had 19 frags apiece, but ultimately, it was a relatively even performance throughout the series.

Match Preview

The two teams come into this tournament with different expectations. FUT esports finished third in the VCT 2024: EMEA Stage 1 losing to Fnatic. The team’s performance through the Stage 1 was commendable. They topped their group stage and in the playoffs they took down Karmine Corp. However, they did lose to Team Heretics in the UB Semifinals before being eliminated by Fnatic. While FUT remains a top-tier EMEA team, on the global stage, they mostly still have to prove themselves. 

FunPlus Phoenix have been one of the best orgs in China for a long time. They finished second in the China Stage 1 losing 1-3 to EDG. The team’s performance relies mostly on pre-built strategies, although they have been known to bring forth the occasional flourish.

Team Rosters

Here are the VALORANT rosters for the two teams


  • Furkan "MrFaliN" Yeğen
  • Doğukan "qRaxs" Balaban
  • Ata "ATA KAPTAN" Tan
  • Eray "yetujey" Budak
  • Mehmet "cNed" İpek

FunPlus Phoenix

  • Zhang "AAAAY" Yang
  • Chang "BerLIN" Po-lin
  • Liang "Lysoar" Youhao
  • Kale "autumn" Dunne
  • Qu "Life" Donghao

Where can I watch FUT vs FPX?

The FUT vs FPX match will broadcast live on Twitch. VALORANT fans can catch all the action below as we have embedded the stream for your convenience.

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