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Esports: "Zander" backs Version1 to impress in NA Challengers playoffs

VALORANT talent Alexander "Zander" Dituri believes his Version1 side will excel in the VCT North America Challengers playoffs and insists the team do not view upcoming opponents Luminosity Gaming as "much of a threat.

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Version1 were among the standout teams in the group stages of the VCT NA Challengers this year, having finished top of Group B with a 5-0 win-loss record.

They placed above big-hitters such as OpTic Gaming and Sentinels in the process and "Zander", who joined the Version1 roster back in December, has backed his team to carry their form into the playoffs.

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Version1land easier playoff path

By finishing top of their group, Version1 have earned an easier playoff draw with opponents Luminosity having placed fourth in Group A with a 2-3 record.

And "Zander" insists Version1 are confident of their chances against LG, believing they should represent softer opponents than XSET, who finished third in Group A.

Should Version1 overcome LG, then they will face either The Guard or Sentinels in the upper bracket semi-finals of the competition with the upper bracket final and grand final potentially next on the schedule.

Speaking in a post-match interview, "Zander" said: "We're going to be strong heading into the playoffs, especially against LG - we don't see them as much of a threat.

"No offence, love them, but if we did lose this, we would've had to play XSET which is tougher, but either way, we're going to destroy everyone."

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