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TEC Gauntlet has been amazing so far. Velocity Gaming and Samurai Esports were placed in the same group, and VLT is the table-toppers while Samurai Esports are placed at 4th. Neither of the teams has dropped a single match and seem to be in red-hot-iron form, and why not, both the teams have the best Indian Valorant players. To make things more exciting, Samurai Esports have Excali, who was previously a member of Velocity Gaming. 

The Matchup: Velocity Gaming vs Samurai Esports 

Samurai Esports have slowly cemented their position in the top three Indian teams list. The team has won all of their previous five matchups against teams like Team 69, ROG Academy, and Team Inazuma. However, Samurai Esports had lost it to Velocity Gaming in their last matchup on 22 June 2021, with a scoreline of 2-0. 

Velocity Gaming is definitely considered one of the top 2 teams in India, only to wobble against the giant Global Esports. Although Velocity Gaming has had to face somewhat more defeats than it did last year, they are again catching up with the signing of MW1. They’re still one of the best teams in India, and they have an argument for being the best, and that’s why this match-up is so well deserved and guaranteed to get you biting your nails. 

Head-to-Head: Velocity Gaming vs Samurai Esports 

Statistically speaking (okay, writing), Velocity Gaming has got the better of Samurai Esports, with a scoreline of 4-1 in terms of matches, and 7-3 in terms of maps. 

It is worth noting that Velocity Gaming lost all three maps with a very close margin, with 2 rounds twice and 3 rounds once. On the other hand, Samurai Esports have completely choked against Velocity Gaming on some occasions. For instance, in the recent Penta Esports Invitational semifinal. 

We can draw from the above chart that Velocity Gaming has dominated Samurai Esports.   

The most recent encounter between the two teams was when they met in the Lethal Esports invitational. Velocity Gaming had won the match 2-0. 

Players to Watch: Rivalries 

The players to watch going into this tournament for me are going to be excali on the side of Samurai Esports, and mw1 on the side of Velocity Gaming. Both of them have a ton of fragging power and are tempo deciders. 

Our FanClash fantasy pick 

The young star from Velocity Gaming, MW1, is on a roll with 1.35 K/D ratio in about 900 rounds. MW1 has a 31% headshot ratio. On Samurai Esports’ side excali is all set with 1.26 K/D ratio in a gigantic 4662 rounds. Both the players are strong contenders for captaincy, however, excali has advantage over mw1 in terms of experience. 

Velocity Gaming’s Anuj ‘Amaterasu’ Sharma on the Phoenix is deadly too, boasting 1.28 K/D ratio. Psy, The IGL on the other side, has a K/D ratio of 1.2, along with his extensive experience. The fifth member of the team can be Velocity Gaming’s hellff, with a K/D ratio of 1.23. 

The arch nemesis 

Velocity Gaming and Samurai Esports have been up against each other ever since Samurai Esports was formed. Additionally, the recent event of Excali joining Samurai Esports had started a new controversy, thereby making the matchup more interesting. Viewers can expect a lot of ‘clip worthy’ moments from Samurai Esports’ BM King excali and also from Velocity Gaming. Don’t forget the popcorn before tuning in to the TEC Gauntlet Season 1 Velocity Gaming vs Samurai Esports matchup. 

(265) Velocity Gaming vs Samurai Esports | TEC Gauntlet Season 1 | DAY 20 | GROUP B – YouTube 

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