VALORANT Champions 2022 Opening Days – Predictions and Analysis

Published: Aug 29, 2022 - Last Updated: Jul 19, 2023

The biggest tournament of the year, VALORANT Champions 2022, is just days away. Sixteen of the best teams from around the world will play some spectacular matches. With no bad team in the field, everyone is capable of knocking each other out and the winners are hard to predict. Here are the opening matches and predictions.

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Paper Rex vs Edward Gaming

Predictions: Paper Rex to win

VALORANT Odds: 1.45

Betting Site: Odds provided by GG.Bet

When: August 31, 2022 – 16:00 CEST

We have a great match for the inaugural VALORANT Champions 2022. Paper Rex, the runner-up of the last international tournament and a team that has been improving with each passing season, takes on China’s Edward Gaming, who are sending a representative to such a big tournament for the first time.

Paper Rex have earned the sympathy of all the spectators thanks to their young and sympathetic roster and the fact that they have trusted this roster and allowed them to develop without making changes for a long time. In addition to this social status, they have managed to become one of the strongest teams on the stage by playing enjoyable and very smart games.

Edward Gaming, on the other hand, will make their global debut after making it through the East Asia Last Chance Qualifier. Like their opponents, they prefer a high-paced style of play. However, Paper Rex will likely make no mistake in their opening match.

Leviatán vs Team Liquid

Types of bets : Leviatán

Odds: 3.2

Betting Site: Odds provided by GG.Bet

When: August 31, 2022 – 17:00 CEST

Leviatán, who has ended the long-time KRÜ Esports’ ruling in LATAM, will compete in the year-end tournament as the region’s first seed. They gave their opponents a hard time in all of their series in the Masters Copenhagen Playoffs, but finally lost to Fnatic and finished 5th in the tournament.

Team Liquid will be playing their first global event with a changed roster. The team, which managed to win the EMEA LCQ this year like last year, is in a tough group. Although most of the community considers EMEA to be the best region, there are many more points where Leviatán have the edge over Liquid in this matchup.


Predictions: LOUD to win

VALORANT Odds: 1.2

Betting Site: Odds provided by GG.Bet

When: September 01, 2022 – 14:00 CEST

LOUD, one of the most remarkable teams of 2022, entered the scene as a Brazilian “super team”. The players they added to their roster, as well as their dominance over other teams in their region, made them a household name. All the hype paid off as they finished second at the first major tournament of the year, Masters Reykjavík.

VALORANT Champions 2022 Opening Day - Predictions and Analysis

However, things didn’t go well for LOUD when it came to the second major tournament. The organization, which everyone expected great achievements from, shocked everyone by being eliminated in the group stage of the tournament without a win. Fortunately, thanks to the Circuit Points they collected, they were guaranteed a spot at VALORANT Champions 2022, and now they will look to make up for that disappointment.

They’ll be up against ZETA DIVISION, the third place team at Masters Reykjavík, but LOUD have enough strength to get past them.

OpTic Gaming vs BOOM Esports

Predictions: OpTic Gaming to win

VALORANT Odds: 1.09

Valorant Betting Site: Odds provided by GG.Bet

When: September 01, 2022 – 17:00 CEST

Ending the season on a high note is OpTic Gaming’s only goal. The North American representative, who has managed to get what they want both locally and globally, will debut at VALORANT Champions 2022 against BOOM Esports, the third team in APAC. 

BOOM Esports will be playing in such a big tournament for the first time and it will take time for them to get used to the environment and offline setup. However, the margin for error for players in such organizations is very small. OpTic are much more experienced and have a much better roster than their opponent. They will have no difficulty in the opening match.

Luke Warr

Since: April 6, 2022

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