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OpTic Gaming, XSET Qualify for VCT Stage 2: Masters Copenhagen

VCT Stage 2: Masters Copenhagen will run from July 10 to July 24, featuring twelve teams from around the world.
VCT Stage 2: Masters Copenhagen will run from July 10 to July 24, featuring twelve teams from around the world. / Image courtesy of Riot Games

After nearly 10 weeks of action, OpTic Gaming and XSET have locked in their spots as the North American representatives for Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Stage 2: Masters Copenhagen.

VCT Stage 2: Masters Copenhagen will run from July 10 to July 24, featuring 12 teams from around the world competing for Circuit Points and the international title. North America will once again be sending two representatives to the Masters event.

The top spot in North America continues to go through OpTic Gaming as with its dominant Stage 2 Challengers NA showing, the Green Wall secured its fourth straight international LAN appearance dating back to its Team Envy days.

The reigning Stage 1: Masters Reykjavík champions did not miss a beat over the last few weeks, going 4-1 in Group B before taking down Evil Geniuses 2-0 and XSET 3-1 to book its trip to Denmark.

By virtue of VCT NA Circuit Points, OpTic also recently already became the first team to lock in its berth at Valorant Champions, the VCT's end-of-year final taking place in September.

In a somewhat anticlimactic fashion because of a power outage delay issue, XSET was the second team to qualify for Copenhagen, finally overcoming its notorious history of finishing fourth in domestic events with a 3-1 series win over FaZe Clan.

Like OpTic, XSET had a bye through the Open Qualifiers before finishing first in Group A with a 4-1 record. XSET defeated 100 Thieves 2-0 in the Upper Semifinals before falling to OpTic Friday and recovering against FaZe Saturday.

OpTic Gaming and XSET will face off in the Stage 2: Challengers NA Playoffs Grand Finals on Sunday, June 26, at 4 p.m. ET.


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