GAM Esports and Saigon Buffalo still showed unstable performance when they continued to be defeated in the 2022 Summer VCS.
Entering the match against GAM, Cerberus Esports used a pure Vietnamese lineup with the duo Draktharr and Pun replacing two Korean foreign players, Leash and Poss. This used to be the formula to help “Three-Headed Dog God” overcome GAM and become the champion at VCS Winter 2022.
In the first game, the defending champion VCS seemed to have regained his inherent image. Captain Levi was the one to pave the way with the first advantage from Nocturne, while the two singles, Kati and Kiaya, also won consecutively. GAM controlled well targets like Dragon, Messenger and then proceeded to snowball quite firmly, which made it difficult for CES to resist and had to succumb to defeat after 31 minutes of competition.
The scenario of game 2 suddenly changed direction 180 degrees from the first minutes. Artemis’s great handling of general Samira at the beginning of the game greatly buffed the morale of his teammates, which helped Yado and Pun simultaneously sublimate. In which, it is noticeable when Pun continuously has solokill Kiaya phases in Top lane. With a huge advantage early on, CES overwhelmed GAM on all fronts, thereby quickly leveling the score 1-1 in the 23rd minute.
In the last game, both teams were aiming for a lineup with many strong mains in the late game, which made the pace of the game quite slow. GAM was the better team at some points, but when it came to decisive teamfights, CES proved to be better. The fact that Gunner Style was easily exploited by the control effects of CES put GAM at many disadvantages, thereby repeatedly failing in Baron Cave as well as trying to win the Earth Dragon Soul. And the phase to be “dirty” in Dragon Cave cost GAM the whole game, CES took advantage of the opportunity very quickly to complete the 2-1 comeback.
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In the previous match, SGB also fell into the same situation as GAM. “The Buffalos” took the lead against Genius Esports in game 1 but eventually let the rookie of VCS defeat with a score of 2-1 in the end. This is the 4th defeat of the runner-up team, the top 6 MSI 2022.
Rated as the top two candidates for the 2022 VCS Summer Championship, but GAM and SGB are respectively ranked 5th and 7th in the rankings. Therefore, many fans have thought about the prospect that this duo can’t even be in the playoffs and lose the right to compete for 2 places at Worlds 2022.