All EMEA Teams Make It Into The VCT Champions Playoff Phase

It looks like the EMEA region is in great shape at Valorant Champions Istanbul. During the 8th day of the tournament, we could see triumphs by Fnatic and FunPlus Phoenix, which guaranteed them a spot in the Playoffs.

Champions Istanbul Day 8 Results
Let's recap what happened during day 8 of Valorant Champions! | © Riot Games

Yesterday was the last day of Valorant Champions Istanbul Group Stage, and everyone knew that it's going to be super intense. We could watch two exciting duels, from which the representatives of the EMEA region (Fnatic and FunPlus Phoenix) came out victorious, winning both matches 2:0.

Fnatic & FunPlus Phoenix Qualify For The Playoffs

The first match we could watch was FunPlus Phoenix against KRÜ Esports. If you've been following the Valorant eSports scene for any length of time, you know that KRÜ Esports is the kind of team that likes to take a win against the favorite of the entire tournament.

However, unfortunately for them, this is not something that happened at Champions Istanbul. In the entire Group Stage, they only played one game against XERXIA Esports and lost twice against FunPlus Phoenix, ending their run in the tournament with a score of 1-2 (2-5 in maps).

And then we could watch Fnatic beating 100 Thieves. However, if you have watched Boaster's entry, it was clear that Fnatic is going to easily take it. Like, not even close.

If 100 Thieves won this match, they would join OpTic Gaming and XSET, and all NA teams would make it into Playoffs. Still, 100 Thieves was one of this tournament's underdogs, although it's hard to say that they are a weak team.

Valorant Champions Istanbul Day 8: All Match Results



FunPlus Phoenix vs KRÜ Esports2:0Icebox (13:9), Ascent (13:4)

Fnatic vs 100 Thieves


Bind (13:5), Ascent (13:7)

Valorant Champions Istanbul Day 9: Upcoming Matches

On September 9, the Playoffs Stage of Valorant Champions Istanbul will start with the following matches:

09.09, 04:00 PM CESTLeviatán vs LOUD
09.09, 07:00 PM CEST

DRX vs FunPlus Phoenix