The second day of VCT Americas action sees the 2022 World Champs LOUD vs MIBR and their former coach bzkA in a battle of Brazilian teams.

An exciting LOUD vs MIBR series kicks off the second day of Week 1 action, with two of Brazil's VCT Americas representatives. There's plenty of story to tell here, as LOUD's former coach Matheus "bzkA" Tarasconi now coaches MIBR. On top of that, former MIBR coach Jordan "stk" Nunes is now an assistant coach for LOUD.

MIBR didn't get to show off as much as LOUD did at VCT LOCK//IN, but just look at Sentinels' victory over 100 Thieves to know the results of LOCK//IN may not be as important as we think. Still, LOUD showed that their World Champion status remains intact by placing second after losing two of their superstar players.

Check out each team's roster and follow along for results of the first BR versus BR matchup during VCT Americas 2023:

LOUD VALORANT team

  • Erick "aspas" Santos
  • Felipe "Less" Basso
  • Matias "Saadhak" Delipetro 
  • Cauan "cauanzin" Pereira
  • Arthur "tuyz" Vieira

MIBR VALORANT team

  • João "jzz" Pedro
  • Leandro "frz" Gomes
  • Olavo "heat" Marcelo 
  • Murillo "murizzz" Tuchtenhagen
  • Matheus "RgLM" Rodigoli

VCT Americas Week 1: LOUD vs MIBR results

Match
Map Count
Map 1
Map 2
Map 3
LOUD vs MIBR
2:1
Split 13:5
Lotus 11:13
Haven 13:11

LOUD makes a statement in their first map of VCT Americas 2023

After a slight tech delay to start the festivities, there was no stopping the first map of LOUD vs MIBR. The 2022 VALORANT Champions played defense perfectly. MIBR showed some resiliency, though, preventing LOUD from running away with it early on. Massive frags from Felipe "Less" Basso and Erick "aspas" Santos ensured an 8:4 lead at the half.

Aspas' first-half stats against MIBR (Image via VALORANT Esports NA)
Aspas' first-half stats against MIBR (Image via VALORANT Esports NA)

The second half began with some Gekko shenanigans by Matias "Saadhak" Delipetro. The crowd went crazy at the sight of Wingman planting the Spike. An onslaught of Gekko utility by LOUD's in-game leader overwhelmed MIBR. MIBR only took a single round after halftime as LOUD quickly moved things to map two.

MIBR holds on to force a third map against LOUD

MIBR matched their round count from Split way sooner on Lotus. Their map pick was much more fruitful. Murillo "murizzz" Tuchtenhagen showed why he leads the charge for the team Made in Brazil. He ended the first half with the top stats on his squad, hoping to give them the push they needed to tie the series.

LOUD wouldn't stay down for long, though, easily tying the map at 7:7. MIBR answered back with two of their own, regaining the lead and forcing a timeout from LOUD. The timeout appeared to do the trick as LOUD stood their ground on defense and battled towards a potential overtime. MIBR's attacking strategy was too much for them, however, as the series went even.

LOUD prevents a comeback and takes the victory over MIBR

Haven was more like Lotus than Split. Instead of a beatdown, rounds remained even to start the opening half. LOUD found their groove and pulled away as the attacking team. As opposite as it was to Split, the halftime score was exactly the same with LOUD over MIBR 8:4.

A Flawless pistol round put LOUD in position to take Haven. They reached double digits fast, ready to notch their first win of VCT Americas. Nothing was going to stop the 2022 VALORANT Champions from doing just that. They halted a valiant comeback attempt by MIBR, preventing overtime and winning the third map to finish it off.

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