After a well fought battle of four maps, Global Esports shut down any doubters with yet another resilient and composed showing taking down the newly reformed Velocity Gaming in the Grand Finals of the Penta Esports Valorant Invitational, taking home a massive chunk of the 3,00,000 INR prize pool home!
Both teams came into the finals yet to drop a map, with Global beating Reckoning Esports and T69 on their path to the finals, whilst VLT took on Force One Esports and their arch nemesis in Samurai Esports.
In what seemed to be the build up of a classic, the grand finals of VLT vs GE ended 1-3, in favour of GE, with Bhavin "HellrangeR" Kotwani's boys taking home the 150,000 INR and the title of Champions of India yet again.
The Veto went as follows:
- VLT pick Ascent and Bind.
- Global pick Icebox and Haven.
- Split is the decider.
Global Esports started out strong taking Ascent, which was VLT's pick 13-2 in an extremely dominant fashion. VLT in response took GE's map pick, Icebox in an equally strong 13-3 finish. Just as things looked to get interesting, Global Esports flicked the switch and took the last two maps in Bind and Haven, 13-8 and 13-6 respectively. Bind was VLT's pick and relatively closer than the other maps.
Ganesh "SkRossi" Gangadhar put out another massive performance, dropping a casual 75 frags across 4 maps, averaging 19~ frags per map with a 1.74 KD.. which is insane considering they lost Icebox 13-3. The second best performer for GE was Abhirup "Lightningfast" Choudhury, which has been sort of the norm ever since Lightningfast has been on the Astra and Sage.
On the side of VLT, it was a night to forget. The worst performer on the team was Agenya "Marzil" Koushik, who has only recently switched to VALORANT, being an ex-CSGO player. He put up a 0.69 KD, on both Raze and Jett, which is far from ideal. However, sun will shine again as this VLT roster has hardly had time to practice and Marzil himself has admitted his lack of competence on the highly impactful agents he is playing, and the team continue to show their trust and belief in him.