The All-Thai Female Valorant Team X10 Sapphire claimed the throne as the best team in Asia-Pacific. They beat out the best of the best the region has to offer at the VCT Game Changers APAC: Elite tournament. The top 8 teams of the region fought it out to claim the one spot available to qualify for VCT Game Changers Championship: Berlin. The battles were fierce and did not disappoint; everyone gave their all to continue their journey at the biggest stage of their careers.
Road To VCT Game Changers APAC: Elite
X10 Sapphire’s journey to the Elite Stage was a tough task to handle. They had a disappointing finish at the VCT Game Changers APAC: Open Overtime placing fifth overall, and they failed to qualify for Elite. They had to fight their way through the Last Chance Qualifiers with a total of 8 teams, and they did not disappoint. X10 Sapphire absolutely dominated the tournament crushing every enemy that stood in their way, and nobody stood a chance against them. They were on a mission as they claimed their ticket to Elite after going undefeated without a single loss to their name in the Last Chance Qualifiers and showed no sign of slowing down. Their dominance is a testament to their resolve to win no matter what.
Road to Berlin
The biggest and most prestigious female VALORANT tournament in the Asia-Pacific region, VCT Game Changers APAC: Elite, went underway on October 1, 2022. The Top 8 teams of the region will fight for the spot to represent APAC on the world stage in Berlin, Germany. The stakes are high, and X10 Sapphire rose to the occasion.
They dominated their way into the Upper Final, scoring sweep after sweep in the Quarterfinals and the Semifinals versus Bren Victress and Team SMG. They faced the perennial powerhouse Alter Ego Celeste in the Upper Final. X10 Sapphire received their first map loss in the tournament after finishing off with Alter Ego Celeste with a close 2-1 victory to be the first Grand Finalist of the Elite Stage.
VCT Game Changers APAC: Elite Grand Finals
One series away from the spot at the VCT Game Changers Championship: Berlin, X10 Sapphire had to win yet again versus Alter Ego Celeste. The winner takes all, and this is the biggest match of their lives. X10 Sapphire claimed first blood in Breeze, securing a dominating 13-4 victory on the first map. Alter Ego Celeste took their revenge in Ascent as they forced overtime by winning seven straight rounds and ultimately finishing the comeback 15-13. X10 Sapphire conceded their second loss at Fracture leading to Alter Ego Celeste mounting a 2-1 series lead. In danger of elimination, X10 Sapphire dominated Haven securing a 13-5 victory to force the elimination map.
The last game of the tournament, Game 5 on Icebox, was a show to behold. Two fierce teams went head-to-head, giving their all. After an exhilarating display of brilliance, X10 Sapphire ascended to their throne, finishing the series with a 13-11 victory against Alter Ego Celeste. Their fantastic journey to Berlin was a sight to behold, and they deserved the crown.