Gen.G Esports Hosts Training Session With Velocity Gaming Players
As part of Velocity Gaming’s (VLT) victory at The Esports Club Gauntlet Season 2, the team got to have a one-on-one training session with Gen.G Esports. Both Velocity Gaming and Gen.G Esports attempted to qualify for Valorant Champions this year. Gen.G came close to winning Stage 1 Masters and narrowly missed out on Valorant Champions after getting knocked out of the recent North America Last Chance Qualifier. Velocity Gaming almost made it to the Asia-Pacific Last Chance Qualifier but the team fell short against Global Esports at the Valorant Conquerors Championship.
The importance of global collaborations in esports
The collaboration between Velocity Gaming and Gen.G Esports was made possible by The Esports Club (TEC) and it was pre-determined that the winner of the TEC Gauntlet Season 2 event would get the opportunity to interact with the Gen.G Valorant team. Both teams come from completely different regions and while the North American region is well-established in esports, the South Asian region is still in its growing stages.
Gen.G coach Chris "Elmapuddy" Tebbit said on Reddit, “This was a lot of fun learning a little about the Indian scene. We did a VOD review with the Velocity players which was really engaging, followed by some great Valorant conversation/Q&A. We might have picked up a cheeky thing or two from them as well!”
The Esports Club wants to continue the trend of promoting competition in the region with the winners of its Dell Futurist Gaming event being rewarded the opportunity to have a training session with Team Liquid. The South Asian region was represented by Global Esports at the Valorant Champions Tour APAC (Asia Pacific) LCQ (Last Chance Qualifier) this year and the team put on a solid performance, especially against the South Korean teams.
With Riot Games officially making its entry into the region this year, support from the publisher and tournament organizers can help craft South Asia as one of the notable regions in the Valorant esports circuit.