VCT Pacific League Playoffs 2023 Betting Preview: Odds & Predictions

Published: May 26, 2023

With the conclusion of the Regular Season, the VCT 2023 Pacific League is now hosting the Playoffs. Featuring the highest stakes for the best VALORANT teams in the region, it’s the highlight of the season so far. Bearing this in mind, we’ve formed our very own VCT Pacific League Playoffs 2023 betting preview below.

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VCT Pacific League Playoffs: Outright Odds

Kicking things off, we’ve tabulated the VCT Pacific League Playoffs outright odds in the following table.

Remember, the lower the number, the more likely that the team is to win the entire event according to bookmakers – here are the VALORANT odds:

TeamOutright Odds
DRX1.5
Paper Rex3.0
T117.0
Team Secret21.0
ZETA DIVISION26.0
Gen.G Esports34

Speaking of esports bookmakers, we’ve used GG.Bet as a source for the outright odds. Feel free to learn more about the platform through our very own GG.Bet review.

Format and Schedule

Having earned their spot from the Regular Season, these teams were seeded into the bracket and look to compete for the $250,000 prize pool in addition to the following seeds:

  • 1-3rd – VCT Champions + VCT Masters Tokyo
  • 4-6th – LCQ for VCT Champions

Speaking of the bracket, a double-elimination bracket is ranking the very best teams in the region. While most matches are BO3, the Lower Final and Grand Final are BO5. Notably, the Grand Final will be great for VALORANT betting.

As of the time of writing, the schedule is as follows in the CEST time zone with only three teams remaining:

Lower Bracket Final – 27th May

  • DRX vs T1 (09:00 CEST)

Grand Final – 28th May

  • Paper Rex vs T1/DRX (09:00 CEST)

VCT Pacific League Playoffs: Finals Betting Insights

DRX vs T1

VCT Pacific League Playoffs 2023 Betting Preview

Throughout the entire VCT Pacific Regular season, DRX have been respected as the best team in the region. So much so, the outright odds listed above favoured them to win the VCT Pacific Playoffs.

However, despite their early win on Team Secret, beating the only team that managed to ruin their flawless run, Paper Rex surprised them. Moreover, Paper Rex beat them for the first time, sending them to the Lower Bracket Final. 

Waiting for them here is T1. Heading into the event as the third seed, they also suffered an early loss to Paper Rex. Staying alive thanks to a number of wins in the Lower Bracket, they now face a massive opponent. 

Moreover, esports betting sites clearly favour DRX in this particular match-up. Apart from being the event favourite, T1 didn’t put much of a fight the last time these two teams faced one another. 

However, T1 have improved recently and could easily steal a map or two to keep this match interesting.

  • Predictions: T1 (1-3) DRX
  • Odds: T1 Outright Win (4.2), DRX Outright Win (1.22)
  • Betting Site: GG.Bet

Paper Rex vs TBD – A Clear Favourite?

So, to conclude the event, either DRX or T1 will have to face Paper Rex.

Regardless, Paper Rex have beaten out both teams flawlessly so far and are looking like the favourites here although DRX are the Regular Season champions.

The only thing different here is the BO5 format – can Paper Rex dominate DRX on multiple maps? 

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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