Fight Night Arena #9: China Nguyen stay in the ring

Fight Night Arena #9: China Nguyen stay in the ring

Naim "EnKay" Rosinski

7/22/2020, 7:29:24 AM

The ninth iteration of Fight Night Arena saw China Nguyen beat Goomba Squad in the semifinals before becoming the champions of the event after a long fight with Team Underrated. Team Underrated have failed to defend their title after beating Way 2 French at Fight Night Arena #8.

Fight Night Arena is a weekly North America Valorant event that pits three teams against each other. The winner gets to stay on and fight in the finale of the event the following week. Two new teams get invited weekly to try and become the new Fight Night Arena champion. The matches take on a best-of-three format (BO3).

China Nguyen fight through

China Nguyen and Goomba Squad were the two challengers invited this week. Pitted against each other in the semifinal, China Nguyen dealt rather swiftly with Goomba Squad, beating the NA team 13:9 on both Ascent and Bind maps.

In the finale, China Nguyen had to take on the previous week’s champions, Team Underrated. The challengers kicked things off on the right foot with a confident win on Ascent at 13:7. However, the kings retaliated with a narrow win on Bind at 13:10. The decider map, Haven, showed China Nguyen’s true power as the challengers stomped the champions with a massive 13:4 scoreline. Team Underrated just could not find their rhythm on the triple bombsite map and have fallen to the challengers.

Scoreline Fight Night Arena.
Results of Fight Night Arena #9. Photo Credit: Liquipedia Valorant

And so, China Nguyen have become the new champions of the event. The team will return for the event’s 10th iteration next week to fight for what’s theirs. Stay tuned to find out whether China Nguyen can defend their championship title at the NA event.

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Naim "EnKay" Rosinski

An avid competitive FPS lover that started off with covering the Counter-Strike scene and now is starting to love Valorant. Covered IEM Katowice 2019 Major as press and is now conducting interviews on the regular at the Valorant Champions Tour online press room. If I'm not covering Valorant news, I'm trying to break into Diamond with Phoenix or Omen. Twitter: @NaimRosinski Email: naim.rosinski@gmail.com