Leviathan only lost one match in qualifying for the Danish Valorant Masters. Photo: riot games.
Esports in Argentina once again experienced a face-to-face event, this time for the first time with the video game valiant: a shooter tactical that combines elements of Counter-Strike and Overwatch. In a final between Argentine teams, Leviathan Esports defeated Krü Esports 3-0 and qualified for the international tournament VALORANTE Masterswhich will be played from 10 to 24 July in Copenhagen, Denmark.
about a thousand people They made themselves heard with football-related songs, banners and cheering balloons to encourage the Dragon during the victory against Krü Esports, who on this occasion did not have the presence of Sergio Agüero in the standson the final day of the Valorant Challengers Tour Stage 02 tournament which was played in Costa Salguero.
After securing a pass on Saturday against FUSION Mexicans, Leviatán Esports reached confrontation with Krü Esports determined to keep the place for the Masters. To do this, he had to win a best-of-five series.
Leviatán Esports fans have not stopped cheering during the four hours of the Costa Salguero final. Photo: riot games.
In the first map, Haven, the game was tight until finally the “Levianeta” won 13-10 with a good performance from Chilean Shy who joined the team in early June.
Although Ascent was the map Kun Agüero’s team chose to play on, Leviathan dominated the match from start to finish with a resounding 13-05.
Finally, on the map of Split, the team led by Rodrigo Dalmagro “Onur” and Martín Bourre “Betony” broke Krü’s expectations, who needed to win to stay alive. The MVP of the tournament, Shy, once again defended the role of Leviathan will crown with a devastating 13-03 and decorate the 3-0 overall.
At the end of the series, coach Betony said of the victory: “We feel incredible support from the Leviathan, they are an incredible team. It is an honor to be part of this team. Probably, the most sacrificed in my 20 years of career. They had only one goal in mind, which was to make this dream come true and they knew that to defeat these monsters they had to make this sacrificeand they did.
Leviathan Esports: the triumphs of the young organization he is treading on in LATAM
Valorant is a tactical team shooter that combines elements of Counter-Strike and Overwatch. Photo: riot games.
Known in the esports scene as the Dragons or the “Levianette”, the founder and CEO of the team is Ferdinand Ten. This young Argentine businessman embarked on the esports adventure just two years ago, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In its first year, the sports project was supported by the performance of its sports teams. CS: GO, which has in its ranks the young Ignacio “Meyern” Meyer and the reversive expert and 1962; and the version of League of Legends for mobile, wild riftwhere they fell in the final against eBro Gaming who gave them a ticket to the Singapore Horizon Cup.
“Without a doubt, this victory is on the podium. The truth is that we are a very young organization and that this victory breaks KRÜ’s hegemony a little bit is extremely importantmore than we have felt for a long time, “the CEO of Leviatán confessed to the daily Clarín.
He added, “But I also want to highlight the triumphs the organization has in reaching a Wild Rift World Cup, from going to a Counter-Strike Minor and finishing first with a record of LVP League of Legends victories. I think there are a lot of accomplishments that we have and enjoybut the next day we are already thinking about what will happen more “.
The Leviathan fans have taken control of the stands of Costa Salguero. Photo: riot games.
After the consecration, the “Levianeta” began to enjoy the triumph in a dinner that brought together the players, their families and part of the team staff at the Sheraton Hotel. Then, the celebration extended to a particular limo tour of the city. “After the celebrations we are already organizing all the logistics and preparations for traveling to Denmark,” Diez acknowledged.
Preparations for the Valorant Masters are on the horizon for Leviathan which will include a health bubble starting July 5th. The Argentine organization wants a psychologist to travel with the team.
“It’s a huge challenge running an esports organization, especially when you have so many teams, roster and staff, “Fernando Diez was honest.
“It ranges from spending nights sleeping little to watching more screens than I should, without sharing time with family. But luckily they support me in everything and that’s part of them too. The family accompanies me and if they don’t, they do. they would do “it’s not possible, you can’t enjoy it. But there are many hours, many sacrifices. Joys come and everything comes when you work with humility and desire“, he highlighted.
Tears and disappointment in Kun Agüero’s team
The disappointment of Krü Esports players who lost the final of the Valorant Challengers Tour 2022. Photo: Riot Games.
Krü Esports instead greeted the Valorant Challengers Tour Stage 02 with a performance that went from top to bottom, mainly in the final, where it was a far cry from that fourth place at the Berlin Masters 2021.
On the first day of Thursday he defeated Xolo laser of Mexico to 2-1, the next day he left with no chance MERGER – who had beaten Leviathan – with a convincing 2-0 and arrived with the nickname of candidate for the final on Sunday.
The crushing defeat in the last two maps has produced scenes of frustration among the players of the Kun Agüero and organization to tears in the Chilean Mazinoone of its emblems.
The pink team now has one more chance to reach the Denmark Masters, for the second seed in Latin America. This Thursday 30 June will be measured against Ninja in pajamas from Brazil in the Last Chance Qualifier, also in Costa Salguero.