Global Esports Breezes Past DFM to Clinch Third Win of VCT 2023 Pacific League
Is it too late for these wins to actually matter?
The South Asian representatives at the VCT 2023:Pacific League, Global Esports (GE) has registered their third win of the regular season against the worst-performing team of the league, DetonatioN FocusMe (DFM).
Global Esports faced little to no competition during the best-of-three series which was crucial for them in order to stand a chance of grabbing one of the three remaining slots in the playoffs.
They made quick work of DFM across both Pearl and Lotus, handing them a clean sweep with their solid defense and precise executes. Yes, there were moments when GE was caught slipping but they made sure to not let their advantage slip away by taking apt time-outs.
VCT 2023 Pacific League: Global Esports sweeps DetonatioN FocusMe to clinch third win of the season
It has not been a particularly celebratory regular season for Global Esports. They are currently placed in the bottom four of the leaderboard with a huge question mark looming over their qualification for the playoffs.
Going into this match, Global Esports knew that the stakes were higher than ever before. They had to register a win against DFM, a team that had unfortunately struggled throughout the group stage with zero wins under its belt.
Lotus - DFM lose to GE on its map pick with a 13-7 scoreline
Pearl - GE defeats DFM on its map pick with a 13-6 scoreline
Bind - Series did not reach the decider map
It turned out to be easier than expected as GE breezed past DFM on the back of a dominant showing. Starting as attackers on both maps, GE made sure they were strategically sound and precise in their executes.
Out of the 24 rounds played as attackers, Global Esports was able to win 19 rounds, eight on Lotus and 11 on Pearl, translating to a success rate of 79.16% to brush aside the DFM defense which clearly lacked on multiple fronts.
The defense shown by GE was good but not brilliant, managing to hold their ground despite taking some rough hits by DFM. Out of the 15 rounds played on defense, they were able to win only seven of them, translating to a success rate of only 46.66%.
After a rough performance against RRQ last week that raised a lot of questions and made him a target of multiple criticisms, Ganesh "SkRossi" Gangadhar, was able to redeem himself with an MVP performance.
ACS (Average Combat Score): 249
ADR (Average Damage Per Round): 162
Head Shot Percentage: 30%
Despite the win, Global Esports remain in the bottom four currently holding on to the eighth spot on the overall leaderboard with three wins and five loses to its name. They will be playing their last match of the regular season against Team Secret on 15th May at 16:30 IST.
Once again it will be an important series where victory is a must for the Indian organization, preferably with a 2-0 scoreline in order to qualify for the playoffs.