VALORANT Challengers Ascension EMEA Betting Preview: Odds & Predictions

Published: Jun 28, 2023

As one of the most competitive Tier 2 VALORANT regions, the VALORANT Challengers Ascension EMEA tournament offers massive stakes for ten teams. After a season of competition, everything builds up to this event – learn more in our VALORANT Challengers Ascension EMEA betting preview!

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VALORANT Challengers Ascension EMEA Betting Preview: Format and Schedule

Hosted by Riot Games at the Berlin Studio, this particular Ascension tournament takes place between 30th June and up to 16th July.

Across multiple venues, the competition features two stages for the teams to fight through – beyond the prize pool, every team wants to earn a first place finish. Finishing first is the only way to claim a spot at the VCT EMEA Leagues for 2024 and 2025.

Firstly, a Group Stage between 30th June and 4th July features two groups of five with BO3 matches. After each team plays one another once, the top two teams move on to the Playoffs – the best matches for VALORANT betting.

Here’s how the teams have been split into two Groups:

  • Group A – Acend, Dsyre, CGN Esports, Digital Athletics, SAW
  • Group B – Team Falcons, Apeks, Case Esports, Gentle Mates, FOKUS

The final stage of the competition involves Playoffs, taking place between 13th and 16th July – a double elimination bracket will decide the winner. For those unaware, teams start in the Upper Bracket and two losses are needed to eliminate any team, making for some spicy VALORANT odds.

In this betting preview, we’ll be looking at a handful of esports betting opportunities for the opening stage of this event, as scheduled below:

June 30th 2023

  • Case Esports vs Apeks (17:00 CEST)
  • Dsyre vs CGN Esports (20:00 CEST)

July 1st 2023

  • Acend vs CGN Esports (17:00 CEST)

For each match, we’ll be using the odds as provided by Thunderpick, a reliable esports betting site. Feel free to learn more about the betting site in our Thunderpick review.

VALORANT Challengers Ascension EMEA: Betting Preview

Case Esports vs Apeks

Kicking things off, Case Esports from Spain and Apeks from Norway are facing off in Group B.

Both off these teams feature veteran experience on Tier 2 rosters. For example, Case Esports has “Kiles”, a VALORANT World Champion with Acend in the inaugural year. In comparison, Apeks packs a punch thanks to their three former Fnatic players – world class players.

Bearing this in mind, Apeks is favoured thanks to their experienced core roster as outlined by esports betting sites.

  • Predictions: Case Esports (0-2) Apeks
  • Odds: Case Esports Outright Win (2.50), Apeks Outright Win (1.48)
  • Betting Site: Thunderpick

VALORANT Challengers Ascension EMEA: Betting Preview

Dsyre vs CGN Esports

Next up, a Group B match up has Dsyre from Italy and CGN Esports from Germany matching up.

Looking at these two rosters, there isn’t as much veteran experience. However, CGN Esports is the favourite here considering how dominant they’ve been in their region – winning the past two splits flawlessly.

Yet, Dsyre definitely still have a chance in this match-up considering how close the esports odds are.

  • Predictions: Dsyre (1-2) CGN Esports
  • Odds: Dsyre Outright Win (2.10), CGN Esports Outright Win (1.65)
  • Betting Site: Thunderpick

Acend vs CGN Esports

CGN Esports, though, aren’t favoured in their next match against Acend.

In both Splits of EMEA East, Acend have reigned and remained undefeated. This impressive feat in a very competitive region has them as the favourite here and one of the favourites to win the entire tournament.

  • Predictions: Acend (2-0) CGN Esports
  • Odds: Acend Outright Win (1.35), CGN Esports Outright Win (2.90)
  • Betting Site: Thunderpick

Image Credits: Riot Games

Gabriel Sciberras

Since: February 7, 2023

Gabriel is a content writer and editor at EsportsBets, covering every related esports scene and topic under the sun, apart from plenty of experience in the realm of technology and gaming. When he's not covering international news, he's focused on the local Maltese scene.

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