- 1 Top Sites & Bonuses for Betting on the Playoffs
- 2 VALORANT Champions Playoffs: Match-ups Odds (Updated)
- 3 VALORANT Champions 2023 Playoffs Format
- 4 VALORANT Champions 2023 Playoffs Teams Analysis
It’s playoff time in VALORANT Champions 2023. The event is now slowly coming to a close. Starting with 16 teams, only 4 teams remain after the group stage and playoff matches.
Top Sites & Bonuses for Betting on the Playoffs
VALORANT Champions Playoffs: Match-ups Odds (Updated)
- August 24 – Paper Rex (1.78) vs. Evil Geniuses (1.97) – Upper Bracket Final
- August 25 – Fnatic (1.51) vs. LOUD (2.45) – Lower Bracket Semifinal
VALORANT Champions Outright Winner Odds
The following odds indicate the GG.Bet’s estimations of the chances of each remaining team winning the tournament. Here’s a breakdown of the odds:
Odds are provided by GG.Bet and subject to change.
VALORANT Champions 2023 Playoffs Format
- Double-elimination bracket, with an upper and lower bracket, applies – giving the teams a second chance to compete if they lose a match in the Upper Bracket.
- BO3 format: All matches except for the Lower Bracket Final and the Grand Final.
- BO5 format: The Lower Bracket Final and the Grand Final.
VALORANT Champions 2023 Playoffs Teams Analysis
It was a subtle detail about VALORANT Champions 2023 that two teams from all four regions that sent representatives to the competition made it to the playoffs.
- Fnatic, FUT Esports from EMEA
- Evil Geniuses and LOUD from the Americas
- Paper Rex and DRX from the Pacific
- EDward Gaming and Bilibili Gaming from China
These eight remaining teams will battle it out for the 2023 World Championship title and a $2,250,000 prize pool. For you VALORANT betting fans out there, let’s take a closer look at the final eight teams.
Fnatic, by far the most in-form team of 2023, did not allow any surprises and made it to the last eight. They have built a massive roster on paper with the signings they made at the start of the year, and they continue to reap the rewards on the server. The European giant lost to Liquid in the final after a flawless EMEA season, but after winning the Masters Tokyo title, they easily defeated ZETA DIVISION and Bilibili Gaming in VALORANT Champions 2023 Group C to advance to the next round.
It’s hard to find a weak spot for Fnatic. In addition to their well-established game plan, the ability of the players on the roster to step up at critical moments makes them a very difficult team to beat. Alfajer‘s current form in particular is scary for any team.
After the Ascension championship and EMEA 3rd place, Turkey’s rising star FUT Esports made it to the playoffs in VALORANT Champions 2023. FUT, who prefers to play their matches on a complicated and prepared game, made it to the next round with the top performances of qRaxs, the team’s main Initiator, and MrFaliN, the in-game leader.
It’s hard to say how long the fairy tale will continue for FUT. However, they will need both luck and all their players to be on their game to take down Paper Rex, their first opponent in the playoffs.
Evil Geniuses, the VALORANT representative of the “Trust the process” motto, will try to win the championship at VALORANT Champions 2023 after their second-place finish at Masters Tokyo. The team, which has not been playing at a high level in their home region, continued the form they carried up to Masters Tokyo in this tournament.
Although they didn’t have the stomp expected of them, they overcame the obstacles by defeating FunPlus Phoenix and then FUT Esports. However, Demon1, the team’s duelist, has had a subpar start, which is concerning for the North American representative.
LOUD is preparing to defend their VALORANT Champions winner team title. However, it’s not that easy for them to do so. After starting 2023 with changes from the champion roster, the team finished first at the Americas but lost early at Masters Tokyo. They started at the biggest VALORANT tournament of the year with a loss to DRX, then defeated Liquid and Na’Vi to advance to the next round.
Less, the team’s Sentinel player, is having a great tournament. Carrying the team’s scoring load, he finished the first 3 series with a 1.16 rating.
DRX, a veteran of international tournaments, is at its most experienced level. For them, any result other than the championship means failure. After exiting a relatively difficult group, their first opponent in the playoffs is Bilibili Gaming. Although they look superior on paper, the obstacle they have to overcome is a team that has been NRG‘s nightmare. Individual performances need to be taken to another level.
Asia’s young stars are back in the hunt for the title they’ve so often narrowly missed out on. This time with their star duelist player something in the lineup. They showed their experience in the group stage, beating both EDward Gaming and KRÜ Esports 2-0 without any difficulty. They are among the biggest candidates for the championship.
Despite VALORANT’s late official debut in their region, Chinese teams adapted to the scene very quickly. EDward Gaming quickly dominated their region and approached the level of global teams. ZmjjKK‘s insane play and team play approaching the global level could lead EDG to advance in the playoffs.
The biggest surprise of VALORANT Champions 2023 so far has been Bilibili Gaming. They defeated NRG, one of the leading teams in North America, twice in a row and qualified for the playoffs for the first time in their history. They will look to cause problems for their opponents with their unpredictable speed and explosive attacks.
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