Cryocells and crashes freeze FaZe, XSET advance to VCT Masters Copenhagen

The fourth place curse is officially dead.

Cryocells and crashes freeze FaZe, XSET advance to VCT Masters Copenhagen

After an hours-long series, XSET emerged victorious in the lower bracket final over FaZe Clan, ensuring a top two finish in the NA VCT Stage Two playoffs. With the win, XSET qualified for their first ever international VALORANT event, and will represent NA at Masters Copenhagen.

Starting on Split, FaZe found early momentum off their favorite play in the second round force, and frequently tested XSET’s defense with fast executes. Some great first half performances from both dicey and BcJ led to a back and forth half, with XSET taking a 7-5 lead at half-time. FaZe, who’ve struggled in second halves this playoffs, came out firing on defense, as supamen stepped up with some huge rounds. XSET kept it close, but ended up falling 13-11 on one of their heavily favored maps.