VLT Gaming have ended their PVP Esports Valorant Open Championships Regional Finals campaign in third place. The Indian representative at the event finished the Round Robin stage with 3 wins and 2 losses, failing to make it to the Grand Final of the event.
VLT Gaming started off strong with a 13-2 win over Myanmar representative B-Beasts and a surprisingly dominant 13-4 win over a strong Attack All Around team, who were representing Thailand.
Bren Esports, the favourites for the event, landed a heavy blow to VLT’s hopes of securing a place in the Grand Finals by racing to a 10-2 lead. However, the Indian contingent mounted a mini comeback before Bren secured Bind with a 13-7 scoreline. All hopes were now pinned on their match against Indonesian squad XCN, who were the second unbeaten side in the Round Robin Stage.
VLT somehow found themselves ahead with their unrelenting aggression and change of tempo but XCN came back to lead 12-11 on Haven. Just as the fans thought VLT had secured overtime at the least, after getting the plant on C, Flycnh used the Hunter’s Fury on his Sova and shot down three of VLT’s members to allow XCN to retake the site and secure Haven with a 13-11 scoreline.
The last rubber saw VLT Gaming take on Singaporean squad Inner Voice. VLT Gaming made light work of their final opponents, securing Split 13-5 and subsequently, the third place at the event.
While VLT Gaming may have failed to reach the Grand Finals, their dominant displays over the likes of Attack All Around and their unwavering spirit that led to mini comebacks in defeats against XCN and Bren Esports will have cemented the organisation as a South-East Asian powerhouse, making India proud in the process.
Not to mention, VLT Gaming will also take home 1200 SGD for finishing third at the event, a small consolation prize for a group of talented stars that have proven their mettle at the Asian level once again.