The 7th match of VCL was between the two “Gods” of Valorant, God’s Reign and Godlike Esports, which was swept clean by the former team. God’s Reign won 2-0, giving Godlike the second loss of their run so far.
God’s Reign Esports Roster and Lineup
The roster of God’s Reign consists of Vibhor “Vibhor” Vaid as IGL, Garvit “Ember” Nehra, Aman “Hoax” Yadav, Nick “tixx” Quinn, Kale “autumn” Dunne, and Simar “psy” Sethi (Sub).
With the addition of two Australian prodigies, this roster made their debut in VCL.
Godlike Esports Roster and Lineup
The roster of Godlike Esports consisted of Tejas “Rexy” Kotian as the IGL, Norbu “Karam1L” Tsering, Shakir “hikkA” Razak, Franz “Astro” del Rosario and Jude Patrick “Zey” Gunhuran.
Map Veto and Selection
For the veto, GDR and GDL banned Lotus and Fracture respectively. GDR picked Haven while GDL picked Pearl. They go on to ban Ascent and Icebox, making Split the last map standing.
This was the exact same veto as in between God’s Reign and Velocity Gaming.
GDL had a strong start on the defense side of Haven, getting the pistol round and a flawless anti-eco round. Hoax and Ember got multiple frags to get three consecutive rounds afterwards. The rounds went close one after the another, both teams not letting the other one catch a breath. Vibhorr picked up the operator on Killjoy on attack, which proved to be fatal for GDL’s habit to push on the defensive side. The rounds went close again, and the first half finished by almost an ace by GDL Astro, finishing 5-7 in favor of GDR.
GDR won the pistol and anti-eco round, and gave heavy damage to GDL on their bonus round, thanks to the triple sheriff kill by Autumn. GDR defense proved to be too strong for GDL’s read, not dropping any rounds. GDR even got a ninja defuse, taking the scoreline up to 11-6. Tixx got a triple kill the following round as well. GDR won 13-6, dropping only one round the entire half, showcasing their control on the map.
GDR continued showing their dominance on Pearl, getting four consecutive rounds on attack. GDL finally broke their momentum, owing to the insane fragging abilities of Zey. But GDR didn’t let their advantage go, as Hoax got them rounds with his unprecedented aggression on KAY/O, getting multiple frags. At 7-3, GDL got a thrifty round, as Zey got triple kills on his jett knives. They managed to get one more round and closed the half at 5-7.
GDR won the pistol round again, along with the anti-eco as well as the bonus round, as Tixx and Autumn proved to be a deadly duo when it comes to holding sites. GDL got their revenge as they got another thrifty round, owing to the insane triple sheriff kills by Hikka. At 11-6, the round seemed to be going towards GDL, as Zey got two kills on his sheriff, but Tixx got a quadruple kill with his amazing vandal spray transfer. Tixx got the match MVP as he closed out the map on 13-6 for GDR, showing their pure dominance with both maps’ scoreline going 13-6.