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Medal Defeats Aster Army 2-1 in Their Last Match in VCL SA Group Stage

Medal Esports finally registered their first win in Split 2, but too late as it was their last match, and now they are 1-3 in groups. Aster Army lost their first match, and now Group B qualifications seem to be in chaos as this could end up in a three-way tie.

Medal Esports Roster and Lineup

The Medal Esports has a 7-man roster with Rishabh “Ezzy” Gupta, Tanmay “FOX” Verma, Prish “tricky” Valvani, Emmanuel “jEEE” Buenavidez, Oscar “Kakarot” Jr., Sameer “godvexy” Sharma, Daivik “DcRulz” Chauhan.

Aster Army Roster and Lineup

The Aster Army roster consists of Hrishikesh “DominiK” Khedkar as IGL, Soumyadeep “DOXZ3R” Dey, Ngô “Kishi” Huy, Pranav “Kohliii” Kohli, Lee “Wink” Zhen Yong and Sami “SSSami” Ar Rahman (Sub).

Map Veto and Selection

Aster Army banned Lotus and Medal Esports banned Bind. Ascent and Fracture were selected and Split and Pearl were banned to make Haven the third map.

Match Recap

Ascent started with MDL getting the pistol round with Ezzy’s triple kill. They won the anti-eco round but lost the bonus round. MDL managed to bring the half to 7-5.

AA won the pistol in the second half, along with the anti-eco round. They lost the bonus and the next rounds to bring the score to 9-7. MDL won four rounds in a row and finally gave round 19 away. Doxzer got a triple kill in round 22 to equalize the score at 11-11. Round 24 saw a quad kill from Doxzer but got overturned by Ezzy’s quad kill with a 1v2 clutch, pushing it into Overtime. MDL managed to win the overtime with Ezzy clutching a low HP 1v2. 

Fracture started by MDL getting a flawless pistol round win along with the anti-eco round. AA won their full buy round and the next round to equalize the score at 2-2. After losing 4 rounds in a row, MDL wins round 7 in a thrifty way. MDL finished the half at 7-5 with JEE getting a triple kill. 

MDL won the pistol round again with the anti-eco round. They lost the bonus round and the next round to bring the score to 9-7 again. Round 17 was a thrifty win by MDL with another 1v2 clutch by Ezzy. The score was neutralized in round 20 as even though Fox got a 3k, he lost his last 1v1, giving the round to AA. Marzil got an Ace in round 21 to give AA the advantage of one round. Kohlii got a 4k in round 23 to bring the game to match point. AA finishes the map at 13-11. 

AA won the pistol round on Haven but lost their anti-eco as MDL won a thrifty round. They won 4 rounds in a row to lead 4-1 but AA managed to equalize the score at 5-5 as Kohlii got a triple kill in round 10. AA finished the half at 7-5. 

MDL won the second pistol round along with the anti-eco round. MDL won the bonus round as well, leading 8-5. Round 17 was a 1v2 clutch by Kakarot to bring the score to 10-7. AA got their first round in the second half at round 20 as Aduka got a 3k. MDL closed the map at 13-9.

Ezzy was the Match MVP as his KDA was the highest in three maps, that too on Killjoy: 61/47/13.

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