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Velocity Gaming beat MLT Esports 2-0 in VCL SA Split 2

After losing 0:2 to a common opponent in their last matches, i.e. Orangutan, Velocity faced MLT esports in Split 2 again, to defeat them in the same manner. Just like last time, VLT won one map in a dominating manner while having to fight hard for their second map.

Velocity Gaming Esports Roster and Lineup

The roster of Velocity Gaming consists of Sagnik “Hellff” Roy, Debanjan “DEATHMAKER” Das, Karan “Excali” Mhaswadkar, Domagoj “Doma” Fancev, Adam “ec1s” Eccles as IGL and Anuj “Amaterasu” Sharma. 

MLT Esports Roster and Lineup

The roster of MLT Esports consisted of Atharv “Rio” Ahire as the IGL, Shubham “CortezZ” Chhatre, Abhay “KnightRider” Mulchandani, Jay “BADlove” Patil, Venkatesh “Venka” Sharma and Saharyar “BadmaN” Shaikh(Sub). 

Map Veto and Selection

Velocity Gaming banned Fracture and MLT Esports banned Lotus. Pearl and Split were picked and Bind and Haven were banned. Ascent was the deciding map.

Match Recap

Pearl started with MLT winning the pistol round as well as the anti-eco round. They lost the bonus round but won the next round, making the score 3-1. MLT seemed in the good spot until Round 5 where they lost a thrifty round, thanks to Deathmaker’s triple kill. Knightrider got a triple kill in Round 7 to bring the score to 4-3. But VLT managed to finish the half in their favor as they only dropped one more round and won 4 rounds in a row, bringing the score to 7-5. 

VLT won the second pistol round and proceeded to win 6 rounds in a row to finish the map without dropping a single round in their defending side at 13-5. Hellf was the MVP as he had an ACS of 323 on Astra. Split was a particularly close map as none of the teams were dominating, giving, and taking 2-3 rounds here and there. VLT won the pistol round which went utterly close, as Amaterasu got a triple kill on his Cypher setup and Venka2cold almost clutched a 1v3, but spike got defused at mere 0.5 seconds remaining. Even the anti-eco round went close as MLT dropped 4 weapons of VLT by classics and sheriffs. MLT won their first buy round and the round after, bringing the score to 2-2. VLT won 3 rounds in a row and retaliated by MLT by winning three rounds in a row too, bringing the score to 5-5. VLT finished the half at 7-5.

VLT won the pistol round again, owing to Deathmaker’s triple kill. They won the anti-eco as well, but lost the bonus, bringing the score to 9-6. MLT won three rounds in a row but after a couple of rounds here and there, VLT managed to finish the map at 13-10.

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