VALORANT Challengers NA Split 1 Betting Preview: Teams, Odds & Predictions

Published: Mar 15, 2023 - Last Updated: May 30, 2024

It’s no secret that North America loves competitive VALORANT. For 2023, Riot Games announced a new competitive format, with multiple layers. Beneath the Partner Leagues, Challengers provides teams the chance to climb up. Considering the excitement surrounding VALORANT Challengers NA Split 1, we’ve gathered our odds and predictions in a concise betting preview!

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VALORANT Challengers NA Split 1 – Almost Playoffs

Starting all the way back in February, this week looks to conclude the VALORANT Challengers NA Split 1 Group Stage.

Moreover, the best VALORANT teams in Tier 2 NA have made it here, trying to climb further. Apart from the $50,000 of prize pool on the line, the 12 teams are competing for a greater prize.

Specifically, only the top 8 teams from the current Group Stage will make it to the Playoffs. In addition, the top 8 will seed to the VALORANT Challengers 2023 NA Mid-Season Face Off.

Every opportunity offers VCL NA Points which will prove essential for seeding into the most important VALORANT tournaments of the year.

Anyways, the next few days will see the conclusion of Group B of the Group Stage. Concluding the single round robin, with each team facing one another once in a BO3, only the top 4 move on to the Playoffs.

Here is the entire schedule for all six matches, starting as soon as tonight, times listed in CET timezone:

March 15th 2023 

March 16th 2023

March 17th 2023

Below, we’ve selected the three most exciting matches to look forward to, with VALORANT odds as provided by Thunderpick. As highlighted in our Thunderpick review, this esports betting platform‘s unique take on cryptocurrency betting is one to consider should you be interested in placing your very own VALORANT bets!

VALORANT Challengers NA Split 1 – Odds and Predictions

TSM vs Disguised

Without question, TSM is one of the most popular esports organizations in North America. Accordingly, their roster for VALORANT Challengers this year is stacked with talent.

Currently sitting at a 3-1 record in Group B, they sit one spot above Disguised who owns a 2-2 record. A win here could guarantee either team a spot in the top 4. Anyways, considering TSM’s reputation and their stacked roster, they are the favourites here.

VALORANT Challengers NA Stage 1 2023 Betting Preview
Image Credits: TSM

The Guard vs M80

Next up, we have a dogfight between the top 2 teams in Group B. While M80 look to defend a flawless run, The Guard hopes to make them bleed and perhaps steal the first place seed in the Group.

Overall, M80’s superb form does give them the edge, although The Guard’s roster has an impressive legacy which could help them climb over the edge.

OREsports vs MAD Lions

Last but not least, the match between MAD Lions and OREsports looks to settle a score, literally. While both teams currently stand winless in Group B, there is still a chance that either can qualify for the top 4 is Disguised fall flat this week.

While both teams have looked weak, MAD Lions have a much better record so far in terms of map count, giving them better odds to walk away with this one.

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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