Excel and Tenstar amongst Valorant Regional League Stage 2 winners – UK talent and roundup of top teams

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The Valorant Regional League Stage 2 tournaments have concluded in various regions around the world, and a host of UK talent made their mark.

First up, in the UK/Ireland/Nordics tournament for Northern Europe, Polaris, UK-based organisation Excel Esports picked up a back-to-back win following their Stage 1 win back in March, when Excel reverse swept Tenstar to win Northern Europe’s first Valorant Regional League.

Excel’s Valorant roster features UK players Moe40 and Foxie, and they beat Team Finest 3-1 in the grand final, with Who Cars? and KOVA finishing in third and fourth place respectively.

Human Tripwires, in fifth place, feature UK player Dev0, while sixth-place Heet feature waddle, Monstrum and ec1s and coach Caelan. Seventh-placed H2O have Jaf playing on the team, and coach Nagi.

Then, looking to Stage 2 of the East Valorant Regional League (Surge), another UK esports organisation won that tournament: Tenstar.

Tenstar’s all-Polish roster beat Diamant Esports 3-2 in the grand final.

In terms of other UK talent in the East league, there’s UK player benzki on Anorthosis Famagusta Esports, who finished fourth.

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Looking to Stage 2 of the DACH Evolution Valorant Regional League, UK player Lime was victorious with his team Angry Titans.

Lime said on Twitter: “3-0 against Dsyre in the grand finals, my team is so fucking insane, I knew we were gonna be strong but this exceeded my expectations. Wouldn’t have done anything without them, all the long hours of prep and practice paid off and it feels so good. Much love.”

Other UK talent in the DACH region includes Maru on second-place Dsyre, then Luzuh, Kryptix and coach weber on Mouz (who finished fourth), ozzy on sixth-place Wave Esports, and Keodo on eighth-place Sparx Esports.

Looking to France’s Revolution league, and it was Vitality who picked up the W, who include UK coach Tanizhq.

They won the final 3-0, beating Mad Lions, who signed Tenstar’s former Valorant roster featuring UK players Br0die and Kray.

Other UK talent in the French league consists of Leare in 5th/6th placed BeGenius ESC and Keiko in Irish esports organisation Wylde.

Looking to Spain’s Rising VRL, Case Esports beat UCAM Esports Club 3-0 in the grand final. The only UK player in this league is Stanley of 5th/6th place Movistar Riders.

Turkey’s Birlik VRL was won by FUT Esports, who beat Fire Flux Esports 3-2 in the final. This league is dominated by Turkish esports talent.

And lastly, MENA’s Resilience league is still ongoing. This also doesn’t feature any UK talent.

The Valorant Regional Leagues 2022 Finals approach

Next up is the Valorant Regional Leagues 2022 finals. The winners of the various VRLs will do battle here from July 25th to August 7th 2022 for a €150,000 prize pool.

This tournament will include all the VRL winners listed above, so:

  • Case Esports (Spain, Rising)
  • Team Vitality (France, Revolution)
  • Excel Esports (Northern Europe, Polaris)
  • Tenstar (East, Surge)
  • FUT Esports (Turkey, Birlik)
  • Angry Titans (DACH, Evolution)
  • To be confirmed (MENA Resilience)

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