Karmine Corp fights for a spot in playoffs, KOI is out of the discussion.

It's time for the duel between Karmine Corp and KOI for VCT EMEA Stage 1 2024. Two of the organizations with the largest following enter the server with different calculations to make in the competition.

A defeat for the French organization complicates matters in the Alpha group. On the other hand, KOI is out of the playoff picture. The Spanish organization has not yet won any match or any map in the league.

Karmine Corp
KOI
Score
2:1
Map 1
Sunset
(13-8)
Map 2
Icebox
(7-13)
Map 3
Bind
(15-13)

Karmine Corp vs KOI: what to expect

Two teams with different goals and moments of form at VCT EMEA Stage 1 2024. As mentioned, Karmine Corp is fighting for a place in the playoffs, while KOI is already out.

Karmine Corp was the big winner of the EMEA Kickoff. In the league there are victories against GIANTX and Gentle Mates and defeats against FUT Esports and Natus Vincere. In addition to the match against KOI, the French organization will also face Team Heretics in the last league game on May 1st.

KOI is one of the league's disappointments along with GIANTX. KOI has yet to win a map in losses to Team Liquid, BBL Esports, and Fnatic. The team has the game against Karmine Corp and then against Team Vitality on May 3rd to show something different.

Karmine Corp VALORANT roster

(Image via Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)
(Image via Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)
  • Ryad "Shin" Ensaad
  • Martin "marteen" Pátek
  • Martin "Magnum" Peňkov
  • Marshall "N4RRATE" Massey
  • Tomás "tomaszy" Machado

KOI VALORANT roster

(Image via Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)
(Image via Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)
  • Bogdan "Sheydos" Naumov
  • Grzegorz "GRUBINHO" Ryczko
  • Patryk "starxo" Kopczyński
  • Kamil "kamo" Frąckowiak
  • Tobias "ShadoW" Flodström

How to watch Karmine Corp vs KOI at VCT EMEA 2024

You can watch the match between Karmine Corp and KOI at VCT EMEA Stage 1 2024 on the official VALORANT EMEA channel. We left the stream embedded to make your life easier.

Karmine Corp vs KOI - VCT EMEA Stage 1 recap

Map 1: Sunset

On the first map of the match, Sunset started with balanced rounds. KOI started to lose its way on the map on the defensive side from the moment KC found the rhythm of the game.

Karmine Corp's tactical variations in executions to enter spikesites found no response from KOI in the final stretch of the first half. KOI's Clutch minimized damage and closed the first half at 8-4.

KOI started better in the second half, but Karmine Corp quickly took control of the match. The big highlight was N4RRATE with 23 kills and a lot of comfort with Gekko on the map. KC closed the match at 13-8.

Map 2: Icebox

KOI started the second considerably better by taking a 6-0 lead. To start this advantage, KOI had a clutch from Sheydos, a player who was one of the highlights of the first half. KC still made three rounds, but KOI showed clear dominance.

In the second half, KC still dreamed of a comeback, but the advantage in the first half gave KOI comfort to close the map. The team ended up winning 13-7 and winning the first map in the competition.

Decider - Map 3: Bind

Both teams went to Bind, the last and decisive map. Another balanced start with Karmine Corp escaping with the result in the last rounds of the first half. A Marteen inspired by the KC side contributed to this. An 8-4 closed the first half in favor of KC.

A pistol and subsequent rounds put KOI back in the discussion for the third map. A good sequence of rounds brought KOI to one point of closing the third map with a 12-11 result. In the decisive round, KC tied the map leading to overtime. After two overtimes, it was Karmine Corp who closed the match at 15-13.

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