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Alter Ego Celeste claim third-straight FSL VALORANT Circuit Open title

(Photo: FSL FPS Facebook)
(Photo: FSL FPS Facebook) 

Alter Ego Celeste continue to dominate the 2021 FSL VALORANT Circuit after they claimed their third-straight championship of the circuit by sweeping Galaxy Racer Female in the grand finals of the FSL VALORANT Open III on Sunday (6 June).

Alter Ego Celeste were once again the favourites coming into the circuit’s third open tournament after they dominated the FSL VALORANT Open I in March and Open II in April.

They cruised through Glitchpop Cult, The Impaler, and Centuria to reach the grand finals and come within reach of their third-straight title.

Meanwhile, Galaxy Racer Female had a rough start to the tournament after losing their opening match to Centuria and getting dropped to the lower bracket. Galaxy Racer Female then ran through Magnifique, The Impaler, and Kid Mai Ork before defeating Centuria in their rematch at the lower bracket finals to earn the right to challenge Alter Ego Celeste in the grand finals.

Despite their incredible run through the lower bracket, Galaxy Racer Female were absolutely outclassed by Alter Ego Celeste in the grand finals.

In the opening game of the finals in Bind, Alter Ego Celeste dominated the first half 9-3 then quickly won the four rounds after the side switch to easily take a 1-0 series lead.

The first half of game two at Split went down just like game one with Alter Ego Celeste in total control with a 9-3 lead. While Galaxy Racer Female were able to steal away three rounds after halftime, Alter Ego Celeste could not be denied from taking their third-straight FSL VALORANT Open title.

With their victory, Alter Ego Celeste claimed the lion’s share of SG$500 (or US$372) out of the event’s SG$1,000 (or US$725) prize pool. They also claimed another 10 FSL Circuit points to lock up their spot at the FSL Elite tournament in October.

Meanwhile, Galaxy Racer Female take home SG$300 (or US$223) and 9 points in consolation.

The 2021 FSL VALORANT Circuit will run for eight months from March to October and feature a total prize pool of SGD$12,000. It will be split into four stages: FSL Open, FSL Open Overtime, FSL Wildcard, and FSL Elite.

The first stage of the circuit, the FSL Open, will be held monthly from March to August, with each iteration featuring a maximum of 40 teams competing for a cut of the SG$1,000 prize pool.

Teams will earn points by participating in each FSL Open and will be placed on the FSL Open Leaderboard, with the two top-ranked teams qualifying for FSL Elite.

The third to 19th-placed teams on the leaderboard will then play in the circuit’s second stage, FSL Open: Overtime, in September. The winning team will take the third spot in FSL Elite.

FSL Wildcard will follow in early October, where teams that are either new to the circuit or have not yet qualified for FSL Elite will get one last shot at advancing into the final stage. FSL Wildcard will feature a SG$1,000 prize pool and a maximum of 40 participating teams, with the winners claiming the fourth and final spot in FSL Elite.

FSL Elite will be the final stage of the 2021 FSL VALORANT Circuit. The four qualified teams from the previous stages will compete in an offline tournament in Singapore from 23-24 October, with US$5,000 in prize money up for grabs.

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