GankStars Sirius Wins 3rd in VIPL 2
Huge congratulations to Ardent Alliance on finishing 1st in VIPL #2!! One of best sets of games recorded in Vainglory to date.
First and foremost, we feel lucky and grateful to have you, the fans, hold us in such a high respect that a loss in the semifinals of a world-level competition felt disappointing. It means the world to us, and indeed the bar we set for ourselves is just as high.
Nevertheless, consistently scoring 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in competitions across the world makes us very proud; we are nothing but fortune to have such committed players that allow us to reach this position. Every team makes mistakes and no team wins every single game; what separates a great team from a good team is how well they learn from their mistakes. This tournament has taught us a lot of lessons in terms of non-game skills: communication, trust, fitness, diet, bonding. We can’t wait to apply those lessons to our next big trip overseas.
Congratulations to IraqiZorro, CullTheMeek, and gabevizzle on an amazing overall performance this VIPL! The GankStars family is immensely proud of each of them; no other team in Vainglory scored top 3 on a world stage three times, much less consecutively. We’ve also never received more love from the community than we have this season and that is something money simply can’t buy - thank you, thank you, thank you...
In perspective, Vainglory is but an infant. Just barely over 6 months ago Sirius won a total of $100 in VGL for placing 1st; today we won $8000 for placing 3rd. Vainglory eSport has come a long way; in fact, it has just begun. We have been and are continuing to recruit people for GankStars Galaxy, and we have so many amazing plans to contribute all we can to this awesome community. We know we’re somebody people look up to, so we will continue to work hard to live up to that expectation.
THANK YOU to our amazing sponsor @Mobcrush for the support, advice, and everything. It's the next great streaming platform that's really easy to use - check out the app at mobcrush.com/beta. They couldn't be a better company to work with if they tried.
This VGL we have three GankStars teams competing - Sirius, Vega, and Polaris. Koedz, previously the star laner for Nemesis Hydra (who placed 2nd last season), joined us on Polaris. And Vega has been practicing hard since NA Live Finals in December. Wish us the best of luck!