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Published: 15/Aug/2020 10:46 Updated: 17/Aug/2020 0:27by Andy Williams
G2 have proved once again at the Allied Esports Odyssey that they’re one of the best Valorant teams in Europe, if not the world, after knocking out FunPlusPhoenix and taking home the lion’s share of €15,000.
G2 Esports are still undefeated in Grand Finals. After winning their third consecutive event with a convincing playoff run in the Mandatory.GG Cup Playoffs, Mixwell and co. continued their hot streak and made it four Ignition Series event wins in a row.
WE JUST KEEP STACKING THE TROPHIES
✨ ALLIED ESPORTS ODYSSEY CHAMPIONS ✨ pic.twitter.com/x4eFKPKeWU
— G2 Esports (@G2esports) August 16, 2020
The Allied Esports Odyssey panned out in the early stages as most expected. Big names like G2, FunPlusPhoenix, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and Team Liquid managed to make it through the group stage to the final knockout round.
G2 managed to get revenge on FunPlusPhoenix twice in the playoff round for a loss they were handed during the group stage. The first one sent Phoenix down to the losers bracket, where they would easily breeze past NiP to then beat Team Liquid in the loser’s bracket finals and move on to the main event.
On the other side of the playoffs, G2 played like the unstoppable force they’ve become known as, beating Liquid in the upper bracket finals to one again face off with FunPlusPhoenix in the Grand Finals.
Once there, it was definitely a one-sided affair, with G2 taking two matches in a row to wrap up the best of three in record time. With four first-place finishes in the biggest Valorant events so far, it’s safe to say G2 is riding high as one of the top teams in the game’s early competitive days.
BACK TO BACK TO BACK TO BACK TO BACK
I AM SO PROUD OF OUR MENTAL FORTITUDE! #G2ARMY
— G2 m1xwell (@Mixwell) August 16, 2020
Six teams competed across six days. The Regular Season was played between August 11 – 15; each match was a best-of-two series and teams collected points depending on the outcome of each match.
The top four teams from the Regular Season progressed to the Finals Bracket (FunPlus Phoenix, G2, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and Team Liquid). Each match in the Playoffs was played as a best-of-one series — aside from the Grand Final, which was played as a best-of-three matchup.
Tuesday, August 11
|Round 1||Vodafone Giants 1-1 Ninjas in Pyjamas||9:00 AM||12:00 PM||5:00 PM||6:00 PM|
|G2 Esports 2-0 BBL Esports||10:30 AM||1:30 PM||6:30 PM||7:30 PM|
|Team Liquid 1-1 FunPlus Phoenix||12:00 PM||3:00 PM||8:00 PM||9:00 PM|
Wednesday, August 12
|Round 2||BBL Esports 0-2 Ninjas in Pyjamas||9:00 AM||12:00 PM||5:00 PM||6:00 PM|
|G2 Esports 0-2 FunPlus Phoenix||11:00 AM||2:00 PM||7:00 PM||8:00 PM|
|Vodafone Giants 0-2 Team Liquid||1:00 PM||4:00 PM||9:00 PM||10:00 PM|
Thursday, August 13
|Round 3||Vodafone Giants 1-1 FunPlus Phoenix||9:00 AM||12:00 PM||5:00 PM||6:00 PM|
|BBL Esports 0-2 Team Liquid||11:00 AM||2:00 PM||7:00 PM||8:00 PM|
|G2 Esports 2-0 Ninjas in Pyjamas||1:00 PM||4:00 PM||9:00 PM||10:00 PM|
Friday, August 14
|Round 4||FunPlus Phoenix 2-0 BBL Esports||9:00 AM||12:00 PM||5:00 PM||6:00 PM|
|G2 Esports 1-1 Vodafone Giants||11:00 AM||2:00 PM||7:00 PM||8:00 PM|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas 0-2 Team Liquid||1:00 PM||4:00 PM||9:00 PM||10:00 PM|
Saturday, August 15
|Round 5||Vodafone Giants 0-2 BBL Esports||9:00 AM||12:00 PM||5:00 PM||6:00 PM|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas 1-1 FunPlus Phoenix||11:00 AM||2:00 PM||7:00 PM||8:00 PM|
|G2 Esports 1-1 Team Liquid||1:00 PM||4:00 PM||9:00 PM||10:00 PM|
|4||Ninjas in Pyjamas||5||1||2||2||-2|
Sunday, August 16
|Upper Bracket Round 1||Team Liquid 1-0 Ninjas in Pyjamas||9:00 AM||12:00 PM||5:00 PM||6:00 PM|
|FunPlus Phoenix 0-1 G2 Esports||10:00 AM||1:00 PM||6:00 PM||7:00 PM|
|Lower Bracket Round 1||Ninjas in Pyjamas 0-1 FunPlus Phoenix||11:00 AM||2:00 PM||7:00 PM||8:00 PM|
|Upper Bracket Final||Team Liquid 0-1 G2 Esports||12:00 PM||3:00 PM||8:00 PM||9:00 PM|
|Lower Bracket Final||FunPlusPhoenix 1-0 Team Liquid||1:00 PM||4:00 PM||9: 00 PM||10:00 PM|
|Grand Final (BO3)||G2 Esports 2-0 FunPlusPhoenix||2:00 PM||5:00 PM||10:00 PM||11:00 PM|
After six days of action, here’s how each team finished.
|Placing||Team||Prize money (EUR)|
|4||Ninjas in Pyjamas||€300|