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Valorant Game Changers Championship 2022: G2 Gozen pulls off reverse sweep to be crowned first-ever champions at the inaugural esports event

Riot Games created the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Game Changers competition so that women and other marginalized genders can get opportunities in the Valorant esports ecosystem.

The first-ever Valorant Game Changers Championship saw G2 Gozen crowned as champions. G2 Gozen (G2) defeated Shopify Rebellion (SR) in the grand final to be named the first-ever VCT Game Changers Champion. VCT Game Changers Championship finals had the best teams from across the world competing for the coveted title. Teams from Brazil, Europe, North America, Asia Pacific (APAC),  Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), East Asia and Latin America (LATAM) reached the stage in Berlin, Germany for Valorant Game Changers Championship 2022.

G2 Gozen are first-ever Valorant Game Changers Champions 

Riot Games created the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Game Changers competition so that women and other marginalized genders can get opportunities in the Valorant esports ecosystem. It’s a step in the right direction and the first-ever Game Changers world championship took place from November 15-20. 

G2 Gozen came up clutch on the grand stage and executed an impressive reverse sweep with a 3-2 win. Maryam “Mary” Maher of G2 said in the post-match interview, “I am so happy to represent the Middle East. Especially my country and all the Middle Eastern girls. You can make it! If you put something in your head: a vision, a goal, or whatever it is, you can always do it. Just believe in yourself because I made it today and I can’t believe it.”

ACT Game Changers Championship: Final overview

G2 lost on Pearl which was the first map and was chosen by them. Shopify Rebellion was breezing past G2 but saw some late resistance from G2 but it wasn’t enough to slow them down as they took the lead early on to make it 1-0. 

Shopify Rebellion won 13-9 on Bind, the second map. G2 got started in the third map, Ascent, and kickstarted their reverse sweep. G2 Gozen dominated the proceedings with a 13-3 display. It was more of the same in match 4 at Icebox where G2 put on a 13-2 score to level things up at 2-2. 

The final match was played on Breeze and G2 didn’t fumble. They continued with the momentum and won comfortably in the end with a 13-5 score. G2 became the first ACT Game Changers champion, and in some fashion.