Velocity Gaming triumphs in Val-Classico to claim the Valorant Conquerors Championship 2022
Both the teams took it to the last map.
Similarly to the 2021 season of the Valorant Conquerors Championship (VCC), the top two Indian teams squared off in the fan-termed Val-Classico in the Grand Finals of 2022 edition, where Velocity Gaming (VLT) overcame the defending champions Global Esports (GE) with a 3-2 score in the best-of-five series. However, both have secured a berth to the Asia Pacific (APAC) Challenger Playoffs Split 1 where they will be seen competing against teams from the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Oceania.
VCC 2022 Grand Finals Map Veto and Scoreline:
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- Veto: VLT ban Ascent; GE ban Fracture; VLT pick Breeze; GE pick Split; VLT pick Icebox; GE pick Bind; Haven remains
- Breeze: VLT 13-8 GE
- Split: VLT 5-13 GE
- Icebox: VLT 13-7 GE
- Bind: VLT 8-13 GE
- Haven: VLT 13-11 GE
The first four maps were quite straightforward, with each team having the upper hand in terms of relative map selections. The series tied at 2-2, triggering the fifth map. Haven appeared to be the most dramatic map of the series, with the scores knotted at 11-11 with everything on the line, and it was Velocity Gaming who gained the lead and edged out Global Esports to win the championship.
The Valorant Champions Tour 2022: APAC Stage 1 Challengers is the next significant stage for both teams, which starts on March 10th and will see them represent the country.