In a thrilling display of skill and determination, Team RA’AD, an Egyptian esports organisation, has triumphed at the 2023 Valorant Challengers Middle East and North Africa (MENA): Resilience Split 2 – Levant and North Africa. Their outstanding performance throughout the tournament, which spanned from April 10 to May 16, has secured their qualification for the highly anticipated 2023 Valorant Challengers MENA: Resilience LAN Finals.
In an entirely virtual setting, the highly anticipated 2023 Valorant Challengers MENA: Resilience Split 2 – Levant and North Africa unfolded, showcasing the battle between Team RA’AD and the cream of the crop from the region’s Valorant teams. With a $7,500 grand prize up for grabs, the stakes were high, further amplified by the coveted 230 VCL MENA Points that carried the potential to secure qualification for either the much-anticipated Valorant Challengers MENA: Resilience LAN Finals or the less momentous, yet still significant, Valorant Challengers MENA: Resilience Levant and North Africa Tiebreaker.
The Team RA’AD roster, comprising Egyptians Nour “Depyro” Sherif, Yousef “Shniider” Osama, and Mark “Sand” Emad, alongside Russian gamers Vsevolod “neveR” Suslov and Alexandr “falltw” Chernukhin, embarked on their journey in the fiercely competitive event. Their campaign began with a challenging start, suffering a 6-13 defeat at the hands of Emirati esports organisation Geekay Esports. However, they swiftly rebounded, showcasing their prowess with an impressive five-match winning streak. Victories over formidable opponents like NASR Esports, Onyx Ravens, GnG Esports, FATE Esports, and Team Occupy propelled Team RA’AD towards the pinnacle of success.
Nonetheless, their remarkable run encountered a hurdle in the final match of the Regular Season when they faced off against their fellow Egyptian counterparts, Gamax Esports. In a hard-fought battle, Gamax Esports emerged triumphant, dealing a setback to Team RA’AD with an 8-13 defeat.
Nevertheless, Team RA’AD’s ambitions remained undeterred as they concluded the Regular Season at the top of the standings, securing their spot in the Upper Bracket Finals of the Playoffs, where they faced off against NASR Esports in a riveting Best of 3 (Bo3) format. Team RA’AD displayed their mettle, prevailing with a 2-1 victory to advance further.
Their relentless pursuit of victory led them to the Grand Final, where they found themselves facing off once again against NASR Esports. After NASR Esports triumphed over Geekay Esports in the Lower Bracket Final, the stage was set for a highly anticipated rematch. However, the Emirati side proved no match for Team RA’AD’s superior skills, as they succumbed to a resounding 3-1 defeat in the Grand Final.
This impressive triumph awarded Team RA’AD a substantial haul of 230 VCL MENA Points, securing their place in the highly anticipated 2023 Valorant Challengers MENA: Resilience LAN Finals, which are scheduled to take place at the esteemed Saudi Media City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from June 6th to 9th, serving as the ultimate battleground for the region’s top Valorant teams as they battle for the $30,000 prize pool as well as a spot in the 2023 Valorant Challengers Ascension: Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).