After 5 defeats, CES finally found a way to defeat the extremely unstable defending champion VCS.
“For the past few weeks, we have had pretty good scrim results, so winning GAM is normal for me,” – Pun, top laner of CERBERUS Esports, interviewed after a comeback against GAM Esports last night (22). /7). This is just CES’ first win over GAM after five only known defeats since the 31st SEA Games qualifiers in early February. It marks the first time CES has had a winning streak since the 2022 Summer VCS kicks off. at the beginning of the month.
GAM kicked off the Bo3 series extremely strongly with Levi’s Nocturne ace. Every time the captain of GAM turns on Paranoia, it’s as if the CES squad can’t find a way out. The space that Kiaya, Kati and Sty1e had was a lot to help GAM win the teamfight, taking a 1-0 lead. That was also the last time viewers saw Levi play Nocturne because of course CES knew they needed to completely ban this champion. The decision was made and GAM had almost no fuse in the remaining two games.
Artemis was the one who initiated a quick game 2 victory of CES in just 23 minutes. Winning bot lane, successful 2v2 teamfights and knowing how to choose the perfect position in teamfights, Artemis closed the game perfectly with 9/0/6 KDA, contributing to 15/20 CES kills.
Overcoming the victory, CES won in two consecutive 3v3 phases in the bottom lane of game 3. GAM regained his spirit after two solokill situations where Sejuani was in Pun’s hand. After that, GAM won consecutive fights with the power of the Ornn-Poppy pair. Things reversed in the final two fighting phases near Baron and Elemental Dragon caves, where CES knew how to split the enemy squad and let Ahri in Yado’s hand freely roam. When Poppy was busy chasing the enemy gunner, that was when GAM had no one on the map anymore. CES won the final round to destroy Artemis’ strategy of banning all five ADC champions.
After a dramatic fight with GAM, Pun said that he prefers to play alongside Draktharr instead of Leash because it is easier for both Vietnamese to communicate. In addition, the top lane of CES also predicted a 2-0 victory over SBTC Esports tonight (July 23). “I don’t think about anything, I just want to play how the team wins,” said Pun. SE has just lost a four-match winning streak against Team Whales. But history shows that SE overwhelmed CES 2-0 in the last encounter in March in the group stage of VCS Spring 2022.
On the GAM side, the win-lose habit from the beginning of the season is still haunting them. After CES, GAM will continue to collide with Team Secret – the top of the group and the only undefeated team at VCS Summer 2022 – at 5:00 p.m. on July 24.
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