VCT 2022 North America Last Chance Qualifier – Predictions and Analysis

Published: Aug 3, 2022 - Last Updated: Jul 10, 2023

It’s time for North America-based teams to take their last esports tournament to qualify for VALORANT Champions 2022. The Round 1 pairings for the VCT 2022 North America Last Chance Qualifier have been announced. Let’s take a look at the matches and predictions for the tournament that will feature the 8 teams with the highest Circuit Points.

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The Guard vs Sentinels

Predictions: Sentinels to win

VALORANT Odds: 1.82

Betting Site: Odds provided by GG.Bet

When: August 04, 2022 – 22:00 CEST

The most anticipated team of the event will open the event. Sentinels made a big noise in the VALORANT scene by adding Shroud, one of the most important names in the esports and gaming world, to their roster in the interim period. Just when all eyes were on them, they also transferred Zellsis from Version1 and strengthened their roster.

The Guard, on the other hand, did not change their young lineup after a failed Stage 2. They showed how talented they are by becoming champions in Stage 1. Now they have to recover and reach the same level. 

Sentinels is the side that is close to winning the match with the support behind them.

Shopify Rebellion vs Cloud9

Types of bets : Cloud9 to win

Odds: 1.48

Betting Site: Odds provided by GG.Bet

When: August 06, 2022 – 01:00 CEST

Shopify Rebellion, the new organization on the scene, has qualified for the VCT 2022 North America Last Chance Qualifier by recruiting the former Luminosity Gaming roster. The biggest feature of this roster is that it consistently performs at a certain level. Although they don’t have enough power to be champions in tournaments, they always manage to create a problem for teams.

On the Cloud9 side, success is now expected. The organization missed international tournaments both in Stage 1, where they played well, and Stage 2, where they played terribly. For such a big organization, this is not very desirable. 

Cloud9 has to win this match and start this tournament well. Knowing that their talent ceiling is higher than their opponents, this shouldn’t be too hard to achieve.

VCT 2022 North America Last Chance Qualifier - Predictions and Analysis
Image Credits | 100 Thieves

NRG vs 100 Thieves

Predictions: 100 Thieves to win

VALORANT Odds: 1.54

Betting Site: Odds provided by GG.Bet

When: August 05, 2022 – 22:00 CEST

After 100 Thieves’ big change after Stage 1, their real test will begin at the VCT 2022 North America Last Chance Qualifier. Following a disastrous Stage 1, they made drastic changes to both their technical and player roster. They then managed to make it to the North America Stage 2 Playoffs thanks to these changes. However, due to the disadvantages of being a new roster, they bid early farewell to the competition.

Missing the Stage 1 Main Event, NRG made it to Stage 2 with the addition of veteran Ethan. Moreover, they unexpectedly had enough wins in the groups to advance to the playoffs, where they continued their surprise run of victories. That being said, it remains to be seen how far the roster can go. 

When we evaluate the quality of the two teams, 100 Thieves is one step ahead.

FaZe Clan vs Evil Geniuses

Predictions: Evil Geniuses to win

VALORANT Odds: 2.16

Valorant Betting Site: Odds provided by GG.Bet

When: August 05, 2022 – 01:00 CEST

Evil Geniuses is a team that is improving with each passing stage. There is a big difference in performance between the two Stages played. Of course, one of the main reasons for this is the addition of C0M and Apotheon.

Image Credits | Sentinels

It’s the same scenario on the FaZe Clan side. After a poor Stage 1 Open Qualifiers, supamen and poised took the team up a notch and they made it all the way to the group stage and then the playoffs of Stage 2. If they hadn’t lost to XSET in the last series, we would have seen them at Masters Copenhagen.

EG is a team that likes to get surprise results. In addition to that, FaZe Clan usually stumbles early in tournaments. That’s why I think Evil Geniuses can pull off a surprise.

Luke Warr

Since: April 6, 2022

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