The playoffs match of Valorant Champions between XSET and FunPlus Phoenix ended initially with a 2-1 win to the defending Masters champions, however Riot has pressured a reset of the ultimate spherical after a Killjoy bug impacted the NA aspect. XSET ended up successful the replayed spherical, however in the end misplaced the sport in additional time.
XSET and FunPlus Phoenix performed out a nail-biter on September 13 with the loser going house from Valorant Champions 2022.
Nonetheless, the ultimate spherical on Ascent introduced controversy after a Killjoy bug misled XSET throughout a spike protection, with FPX’s Kyrylo ‘ANGE1’ Karasov and Andrey ‘Shao’ Kiprsky clutching up in a 2v3 to win the spherical and in the end the map 13-11. This additionally marked the top of the sequence with FPX transferring on.
If XSET had gained the spherical, the NA hopefuls would have pressured additional time towards the defending Masters champions.
Nonetheless whereas there was jubilation on stage for FunPlus Phoenix and despair for XSET, there was pandemonium because the bug circulated round. Professional gamers like Sentinels’ Shahzeb ‘ShahZaM’ Khan made note of it on Twitter, and there was talks of doubtless replaying the ultimate spherical.
The replay was first reported by Dexerto’s Declan McLaughlin: “One [production member] got here as much as press and stated the spherical was going to be replayed. One other relayed they have been trying into it after.”
This was confirmed minutes after by Riot with an announcement on the Valorant Esports Twitter account.
“Within the remaining spherical of the match, a bug prompted the Killjoy turret to fireside within the flawed course. This resulted in false data that instantly led to an XSET participant trying within the flawed course and had a excessive stage of potential affect on XSET dropping the spherical and match,” Riot stated.
The match can be restarted at 12-11 in FPX’s favor with the identical weaponry because the bugged spherical. By the point the spherical was replayed, greater than an hour had elapsed because the finish of the match.
XSET employed a special technique with a quick B hit on Ascent, overwhelming FPX and really forcing additional time. The sport was then struck by a technical pause straight after.
Whereas additional time introduced a couple of extra rounds to the sport, together with an insane Zachary ‘zekken’ Patrone clutch, FPX did find yourself successful Ascent for a second time 16-14.
XSET gained the primary map of the best-of-three sequence, beating out FPX 13-11 on their map choose of Pearl. The Europeans then traded again on Bind with one other tight 13-10 rating line. Ascent was the primary map pushed past 25 rounds.