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Ninjas in Pajamas make an exciting comeback to emerge victorious from the Red Bull Home Ground Open Qualifying Final and seal a spot at the VALORANT pro invite in London on November 4the-7e.
Fighting against a field of 64 teams over three days of intense competition, the open qualifiers culminated in an epic showdown on Thursday night between London United and Ninjas in Pajamas, with the Stockholm-based team scoring a hard-won victory that seals a place in the Red Bull Home Ground Finals with many stars.
Aired on The Goose House’s Twitch channel and aired by Ryan “RyanCentral” Horton and Vincent “Zescht” Talmon-Gros, the finale turned out to be a grueling series. London United won the opener, before a resurgent PIN returned the favor to set up a decisive third round.
Going over to the best of three clashes, fans also got to see the new Fracture map in competitive action for one of the very first times. With high stakes and higher tensions, it was nearly impossible to separate the two teams in the opening clashes of the third round, before Ninjas in Pajamas eventually pulled out to claim an incredible comeback victory and secure a place at Red Bull. Home Ground against top VALORANT teams in November.
Consolidating last place at Red Bull Home Ground, Ninjas in Pajamas completes the sixteen-team roster that includes many of VALORANT’s biggest teams, including G2, Team Liquid, Gambit and Na’Vi.
The complete program of the Red Bull Home Ground is as follows:
- G2 Esports
- Team liquid
- Vodafone GIANTS
- BIG CLAN
- Ninjas in pajamas
Speaking of the team’s victory, VALORANT Ninjas pajama head coach Emil “eMIL” Sandgren said: “Qualifying was more difficult than expected, with a lot of underrated teams deserving a lot of credit. . That being said, we’re happy to drop by and will have to bring our A-game for the main event. “
The Red Bull Home Ground presents the teams in an engrossing best-of-five battle, with the first two opening games on the ‘field’ chosen by each team. Additional pressure is put on those first laps at home and away, rewarding teams that can make the most of their home advantage and turn the tide on their opponent’s chosen card. If a team wins these first two rounds, it automatically wins the tie, while a stalemate will default to the best of five.
The competition pioneers a unique Home & Away structure that offers an exciting twist to the normal VALORANT format, placing even more emphasis on card knowledge and strategy and a new layer of unpredictability for card choices. .
Making the competition even more showy, renowned VALORANT host Yinsu Collins will lead a team of talented broadcast professionals bringing the Red Bull Home Ground experience to life throughout the London Finals.
Yinsu will be joined by two pairs of iconic casters, with Lauren “Pansy” Scott and Michael “hypoc” Robins teaming up again to rekindle their relationship after the VALORING Champions Tour Stage 3 Masters in September, while Mitch “MitchMan” McBride and Tom “Tombizz” Bissmire will join forces and bring his charismatic expertise.