The second Indian qualifier for the Valorant Conquerors Championship came to a close as Velocity Gaming (VLT) dominated God Particles (GP) in a 3-0 victory at the Grand Final stage.
In January 2022, Valorant's Indian audience witnessed Enigma Gaming overthrow former champions Global Esports in the tournament's first Open Qualifiers. Velocity Gaming will join them as one of the 8 teams representing their region at the VCC 2022 Playoffs.
Once the regional Qualifiers conclude, the finalists of each of the Qualifiers will have a Wildcard entry at their disposal. However, all six teams must engage in a double-elimination bracket to decide the two Wildcard entrants. VCC 2022 Playoffs are scheduled to be held between February 18-20, with the Grand Finals of the tournament falling on February 27, 2022.
Valorant Conquerors Championship: Velocity Gaming defeats God Particles in India Qualifiers #2 Grand Finals
Velocity Gaming and God Particles engaged in a best-of-five game which concluded with a 3-0 victory for VLT. Prior to this, God Particles encountered Global Esports in semi-finals, whereas Velocity Gaming competed against True Rippers for the Grand Final spot.
VLT holds a reputation for reigning over Indian Valorant as one of its premier teams. GP, on the other hand, are a recently formed roster who are independent in their efforts to climb the ranks of professional Valorant.
Velocity Gaming propelled themselves to the Grand Finals of Qualifiers #2 with flawless victories in each appearance. They reflected on their exceptional tournament run with a remarkable victory over God Particles.
Map 1 (Breeze) - VLT (13-5) GP
Map 2 (Split) - VLT (13-5) GP
Map 3 (Haven) - VLT (13-9) GP
The BO5 series commenced on VLT's map-pick, Breeze. Despite having good start, God Particles were suppressed by Velocity Gaming, leading to a significant map-win for the latter.
VLT followed up with another compelling victory over GP on Split, as the latter struggled to put up a fight against their opponents. Despite it being GP's map pick, the team failed to oust their opponents and put themselves at a severe disadvantage.
Haven, the 3rd map of the series, concluded the match as Velocity claimed a decisive 13-9 victory. Similar to the previous two maps, God Particles opened with a 2-round victory. However, once VLT recovered their team economy, they hit back with colossal force to claim 10 consecutive rounds and end the half on a 10-2 scoreline.
Although on the edge of elimination, God Particles put up an incredible fight in an attempt to overturn the scoreline. The deciding fixture ended in a 13-9 scoreline, with a commendable effort from God Particles inevitably failing to vanquish Velocity Gaming's experienced roster.
An incredible individual effort by Sagnik "hellff" Roy on Astra and Cypher amounted to a 53/31/22 personal scoreline and 242 ACS for the player, resulting in his status as the Finals MVP.
Rosters of the Finalists
- Sagnik "hellff" Roy
- Tejas "rite2ace" Sawant
- Anuj "Amaterasu" Sharma
- Debanjan "Deathmaker" Das
- Vibhor "Vibhor" Vaid
- Shivam "sh1vy" Ajmani
- Divyansh "Scarg0d" Jain
- Abhay "KnightRider" Mulchandani
- Arnav Jit "Logistaa" Kalra
Despite the lack of organizational support, God Particles put up an incredible fight and are still in contention for the Wildcard spot for the VCC 2022 Playoffs. Global Esports join them in their efforts to qualify for the Valorant Conquerors Championship 2022 Playoffs.