After an incredibly close match between Paper Rex and EDward Gaming to start off the 2022 VCT Champions tournament, Group A continued with the second match of the day. Latin America’s Leviatán went head-to-head against EMEA’s Team Liquid.
Though Leviatán has struggled against Liquid in the past, they showed a new side of themselves today and took down the EMEA team 2-0.
This is a frightening start for Team Liquid after their tumultuous season that almost left them without a spot at Champions. For Leviatán, this win shows their development even since Masters Copenhagen just two months ago. The team is undoubtedly prepared for this tournament.
Team Liquid surprised fans by choosing Haven as the first map, as analysts were expecting Leviatán’s map pick of Ascent to come through in this game since it is a strong map for both teams.
Haven started off strong for Leviatán, with Melser getting a few multi-kill rounds and the team dominating the first half. Though Leviatán is known as a team with a more chaotic playstyle, they came into this map with a calculated strategy and held their composure.