Red Bull Home Ground #2: Group B matches

VALORANT / News / 4 November 2021 — 10:00

Can NAVI make it to the playoffs?

Today, our VALORANT roster will begin to play in the Red Bull Home Ground #2 online tournament. Sixteen teams will be competing for approximately $ 63,000 prize pool. The teams will play in groups and the winner will be decided in the playoffs.

What makes this championship interesting is the unusual rules. At the start of every best-of-5 match, the teams have to choose one "home" map, which will be played first. If either team loses both starting games, they will lose the series immediately.

NAVI were seeded in Group B with TENSTAR, Team BDS and Acend. Only the top two teams will advance to the playoffs.

Group B
Teams Games Rounds
Acend 2–0 26–12
TENSTAR 2–0 26–19
NAVI 1–2 30–33
Team BDS 0–3 21–39

All group matches will be played in one day and best of 1 series. Unfortunately, due to a large number of games played simultaneously, only one game that is against gb TENSTAR (16:00 CET) will be featured on the official stream. You can read the results of the other matches in this news, and we'll update it as soon as we can.

NAVI matches in group B (November 4)
Teams Time (CET) Match page

NAVI matches on the first day of Red Bull Home Ground #2

13:00 CET — vs eu Acend

In the first round, NAVI will face the main favorite of the group. The European team is considered to be one of the best in the world: the guys confidently hold second place in the EMEA ranking and are already guaranteed to play at the VALORANT Champions 2021 in December. 

The last and only time the Born to Win met Acend was in the VCT 2021: EMEA Stage 3 playoffs, where they got defeated 0 : 2. While the first map was relatively easy to score, the second map Icebox proved to be difficult and required overtime to determine the winner. 

 NAVI is perfectly capable of taking rematch. And we trust that they will succeed.

ACEND roster:
fi Santeri «BONECOLD» Sassi
tr Mehmet «cNed» Yağız İpek
ua Vladyslav «Kiles» Shvets
pl Patryk «starxo» Kopczyński
pl Aleksander «zeek» Zygmunt

16:00 CET — vs gb TENSTAR

A young team from Great Britain, which should not be underestimated. They have wins over fr Team BDS, eu Fnatic and eu Movistar Riders, but gb TENSTAR has no major achievements so far. 

This will be the first match between ua NAVI and gb TENSTAR: Come and cheer for the Born to Win on the official stream.

TENSTAR roster:
gb Jack «Br0die» Emmott
gb Russel «Russ» Mendes
gb Calum «KRAY» Knight
gb Tramaine «stanley» Stanley
fi Niko «polvi» Polvinen







Kirill Nehozhin Denis Tkachov Vladyslav Svistov Mikhail Fokin Artur Kyurshin

19:00 CET — vs fr Team BDS

fr Team BDS consists of five French players, including fr logaN, who used to play professionally in CS:GO for fr Team LDLC and fr Team Heretics. The team had a strong showing in the second stage of VCT 2021: Europe Challengers 2, where they took 3rd-4th places, losing to eu Team Liquid 1 : 2.

This match will also be the first between zz NAVI and fr Team BDS. Alas, the match will most likely take place off-stream.

TEAM BDS roster:
fr Rodolphe «rodeN» Bianco
fr Logan «logaN» Corti
fr Jonathan «TakaS» Paupard
fr Alex «AKUMAAAAA» Lo Bello
fr Dylan «hoppY» Aube