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Team Vitality vs M8: Vitality qualify for playoffs

Elimination time!

The final day of the VCT EMEA Kickoff Group stage will decide the teams for the Play In stage. The second-placed team in the group stage of every group will battle it out in the Play-In stage. Only one team from the Play-In will advance to the playoffs. From Group C, we have Team Vitality vs M8, a match that will decide who stays on and which teams faces elimination. 

Team Vitality vs M8 Live score 

Team 1
Team 2
Map 1
Map 2
Map 3
Score
Vitality
M8
Breeze (4-13)
Lotus (15-13)
Sunset (13-3)
2-1

Team Vitality vs M8 Preview

Team Vitality is in Group C along with Fnatic and Gentle Mates. The team’s first match was against Gentle Mates, a series that they won quite comfortably with a 2-0 score. Vitality has had a few changes to its roster, most notably the addition of Destrian earlier this year. The new addition brings more firepower, but also raises some doubts about the team’s preparation for this event. So far, they have not disappointed limiting M8 to 17 rounds total in their first series. 

The initial series had runneR shine with 39 kills to his name. But despite his heroics, there were two more players with more than 30 frags, highlighting the dominance of the Vitality attack side. While Vitality are the superior team when it comes to raw firepower, they also have a strategic advantage over Gentle Mates. This series will be a rematch and VALORANT fans can expect a similar outcome to this one too. 

Team Rosters

Here are the two teams’ VALORANT rosters:

Vitality VALORANT roster

  • Jokūbas "ceNder" Labutis 
  • Emil "runneR" Trajkovski
  • Kimmie "Kicks" Laasner
  • Saif "Sayf" Jibraeel
  • Tomas "Destrian" Linikas

M8 VALORANT roster

  • Beyazıt "beyAz" Körpe 
  • Nathan "nataNk" Bocqueho
  • Logan "logaN" Corti
  • Jonathan "TakaS" Paupard
  • Wailers "Wailers" Locart

Meanwhile, after defeating Vitality in their only Group stage match of the Kickoff, Fnatic have already secured their playoff slot. The other two teams that have secured their playoff spot from the other groups are Natus Vincere and Team Heretics.


VALORANT fans can catch all the action live on Twitch. We have also embedded the stream below for your convenience. 

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