Bren Esports goes on a best go to win very first Valorant Challengers competition
Bren Esports came through with a perfect run to rule the very first Philippine Challengers of the Valorant Champions Trip, topping it off with a 3-0 demolition of Empire Esports in the grand finals on Sunday night.
Bren drew first blood in the champion series with a 13-9 win in Climb, before taking the next maps Sanctuary and Bind with similar 13-8 triumphes for the very first of the three Oppositions titles.
The black and yellow squad bagged the P20,000 winner’s prize in addition to a direct seeding to the Oppositions 2 where the champion gets a spot in the Southeast Asia Masters.
Bren is composed of former Dota 2 professional Jessie “JessieVash” Cuyco, ex-CSGO standouts Jayvee “DubsteP” Paguirigan, Jim “BORKUM” Timbreza and Kevin “Dispenser” Te, and former Overwatch player Whome.
The regional Valorant powerhouse kicked off its campaign in the eight-team tournament by smothering SE Atlas, 2-0, then annihilated Dream Fyre, 2-0, in the semifinals.
Empire caught the P10,000 runner-up prize while Dream Fyre and Chimaera took P2,500 each for finishing in the 3rd-4th location.
The three likewise got seeded to the next Challengers, which will be held on February 19-21.
The open qualifiers for the second Oppositions is slated on February 13 to 14.