Velo
Kim Tae-sung 
Australia
Immortals
Awkward game ends in a rough loss
June 24, 2018
Velo finished with a 5/7/12 KDA on Venomancer in a loss to Evil Geniuses in The International 8 North American qualifiers.
ANALYSIS
This was a hard game for Velo. He struggled to do more in fights besides use his ultimate and die since there was no hero for him to kite, and EG had no problem itemizing against his magic damage. As soon as s4's Magnus finished a Pipe of Insight at 17 minutes, Velo's game was pretty much over.
Rough series for Immortals' offlaner
April 26, 2018
Velo finished with a 3/10/5 KDA in a 0-2 loss to VGJ.Storm in the China Dota 2 Supermajor qualifiers.
ANALYSIS
Velo had a miserable time on Underlord in Game 1. He essentially got nothing done, forced to play from the back foot from practically minute one. He was never able to use his ultimate aggressively, instead Immortals relied on him to give them a way out of bad fights. Velo finished with a 1/5/4 KDA. In Game 2 Velo played Puck but didn't have much more success than he did in the first game. He struggled to initiate and despite his built-in mobility he was an easy kill for VGJ.Storm almost all game. He finished with a 2/5/1 KDA.
Joins Immortals
January 29, 2018
Immortals announced on Monday, via their website, that Velo and Ryoya would be joining the team to fill out the roster for the remainder of the 2017-18 season.
ANALYSIS
With QO asking to take an indefinite leave of absence, Immortals seems to be scrambling to cobble together the pieces of a functional team. Velo has played with most of the player on the existing roster and looks like a great choice in terms of chemistry. However, during his tenure with MVP.Phoenix, Velo had some issues with consistency between online and offline events, as long as he can get past those issues this roster should be back to competing at the top of North America.
Ineffective carry for MVP.Phoenix
December 8, 2016
Nerves were high for MVP.Phoenix's newcomer Velo as they were dismantled by OG in the Boston Major. The carry finished with a KDA of 9/8/7.
ANALYSIS
Velo was highly touted coming into the Boston Major with his earlier performances, but his explosive form was nowhere to be seen in this series. He started the series with a Juggernaut in the safe lane. He was as ineffective as a carry can get, as he finished the opening game with a measly two kills and 393 gold per minute. Velo never got going in the series as his struggles continued in Game 2. He couldn't control himself on the aggressive Ursa pick as he was punished whenever he dove in for the kill by OG. Velo was bear-ly impactful on his way to seven kills, five deaths, and 395 gold per minute.
Can't close out the series in 1-2 loss
December 6, 2016
Velo didn't have the best series against Team NP, but he also didn't have the worst. After a disastrous loss for the team in Game 1, he came back and led his team, but couldn't keep it up for Game 3. He finished the 1-2 loss with a combined 12/8/21 KDA.
ANALYSIS
While most of MVP Phoenix struggled in their series against Team NP, Velo was able to play consistently. Game 1 was rough for the team, but Velo's Lifestealer was able to not be a liability. With a 0/3/5 KDA, he had a decent scoreline compared to his team. After getting crushed, he was able to go into Game 2 with a clear head. Slark was his choice in the Radiant offlane. With a 6/0/10 KDA, he was a massive part of MVP Phoenix's 22-minute annihilation of Team NP. He and QO's Sniper were the major threats, with FoREv's Weaver being a third carry. After leading the team's net worth at 10,600, he went into Game 3. In the 49-minute Game 3, Velo played Ursa. Giving up first blood before the creeps spawn can do a number on a player's performance, but Velo came back to form. With a 6/5/6 KDA, he was consistent, but it wasn't enough to close out the game. Being ahead for 48 minutes, MVP Phoenix gave up a few key kills, including a team-kill, and lost the game. MVP Phoenix will need to regain some mental strength if they hope to take out OG in the bracket stage at the Boston Major.
Brutal defeat for MVP's Aussie offlane
December 4, 2016
New MVP Phoenix sparkplug Velo failed to keep up his form coming into the Boston Major. The Australian-Korean player finished with a KDA of 3/11/9.
ANALYSIS
Velo kicked off the series against Newbee with a Drow Ranger in a defensive trilane. His decision to get level three Frost Arrows by level five backfired heavily on the Korean squad. They lacked damage going into the mid game and Newbee took advantage of this. Velo racked up five deaths, didn't take out any towers and was dead weight for his team. His second game on the Vengeful Spirit wasn't any better as he had an even worse performance. He didn't pick up a single kill and was limited to an appalling 274 gold per minute as a core player.
Goes down swinging
September 30, 2016
Velo put up a tremendous fight as MVP Phoenix lost to Vici Gaming 2-1 in the first round of the lower brackets of the MarsTV Dota 2 League. Velo finished with a 24/18/28 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Everything was looking great for MVP Phoenix as the series started. Velo could not be stopped and he was able to lead his team to a commanding 1-0 start of the series. Velo went 12/4/13 on Timbersaw and looked to be on top of his game. Game 2 switched the roles completely, as Vici came out and dominated MVP. Velo was picked off six times in the loss and Vici got the win in just 26 minutes to close the gap. Game 3 was the decider of who would go home, and it looked great for MVP Phoenix once again. MVP had a 6,500 net-worth lead at the 43-minute mark, but that wasn't enough to secure a win so late into the game.
Plays well, even from behind
September 28, 2016
Velo was a bright spot in a rough series as MVP Phoenix lost to Newbee 2-0 in Group Stages of the MarsTV Dota 2 League. Velo finished with a 10/8/18 KDA in the series.
ANALYSIS
Switching between Dark Seer and Axe, Velo brought the same strong and consistent play into each game. Looking at the numbers for each series, it's really difficult to see who won and lost. Newbee only had one more kill that MVP in Game 1 but was able to play better later in the game to take the win. In Game 2, Newbee only had 3 more kills than MVP, but MVP were getting outfarmed to the tune of 10,000 gold by the time MVP conceded.
New Kid On The Block
September 28, 2016
The new face on the MVP squad, Velo, played well with his new teammates and adapted well to his situations. He finished the series with an KDA of 21/15/33.
ANALYSIS
Velo started Game 1 on Timbersaw and filled a supplemental role by taking a backseat to QO's dominant Phantom Assassin. If Velo wasn't assisting with a kill, he was farming. He secured a 15-minute Bloodstone and the rest of his major items by 27 minutes. He finished Game 1 with a KDA of 4/2/8 and a game-leading CS of 225. In Game 2, Velo's Faceless Void was the only hero on MVP to finish with a positive KDA. Velo found relative success, completing his core items by the 25-minute mark, but sadly the rest of MVP just could not muster enough effort to help him make a difference. Game 3 was Velo's time to shine as he played the fight-controlling Dark Seer. Velo proved that he can roll with the best, netting the third-most damage dealt in the match, with 97 percent of it being magic damage. He proved to be the driving force behind MVP's teamfight, being involved in 97 percent of the team's kills. The crowning moment came for Velo with two game-altering Walls of Replica in the span of two minutes, dealing roughly 5,300 damage to help secure the series for MVP. Velo finished Game 3 with a KDA of 12/9/20.
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