Sayf about attending Masters: "It means a lot to me"
Ahead of VCT Masters - Copenhagen, Saif "Sayf" Jibraeel from Guild Esports, shared feelings about attending the first LAN-event in his VALORANT career.
Sayf started his way in VALORANT with the Swedish team Bonk. They were the top-3 team in the world after G2 and FPX in Summer 2020. Then Saif joined Ninjas in Pyjamas, with whom he managed to win GLX Elite: EU.
At the beginning of 2021, Sayf teamed up with former Bonk teammates under Guild Esports tag. Last season the Swedish team finished 2nd at EMEA LCQ, and didn't make a Champions appearance.
This season Guild reformated to an international roster, inviting koldamenta, Russ, and trexx. Only Leo and Sayf stayed from the previous roster. At Stage 1 Guild finished in 5th-6th place, and again missed the Masters. But at Stage 2, Guild confidently won group B, and made top-3 in playoffs, which helped them to qualify for Masters in Copenhagen.
ar1essss: You had a very hard way in Valorant, starting from Bonk and ending the international roster here in Guild. What do you personally feel here on LAN? Maybe some special emotions and extra motivation?
Sayf: I'm obviously happy that I made finally it somewhere. It began by playing from my chair at home. I just watched how everyone else made fun, and get shined to play against the best teams across the world. I have done to be here with these talented individuals. It means a lot to me. I'm excited.
Sayf and Guild will make their first international debut today, the 10th of July. At 9 pm CEST, the team will meet with OpTic Gaming within the group stage at Masters in Copenhagen.