VCS Betting Guide 2023: Betting Sites, Teams & Predictions

Posted on July 26, 2023

As one of the youngest regions in League of Legends, VCS offers the best LoL competition from Vietnam. Despite only being around since 2017, VCS betting opportunities are available in many forms. To help you learn more, we’ve gathered all the details in this VCS betting guide 2023.

Top VCS Betting Sites for 2023

Event Overview

With the VCS Dusk 2023 event ongoing, here are the details for this League of Legends betting opportunity:

SeriesVietnam Championship Series
VenueHo Chi Minh City, VCS Studio, Vietnam
FormatGroup Stage & Playoffs
Prize Pool$50,780
Dates23rd June - TBD September
SeedsTop 2 to Worlds 2023 Play-In Stage

For the 2023 season, the Vietnam Championship Series underwent a rebrand, with VCS Spring and Summer renamed to VCT Dawn and Dusk respectively.

VCS Dusk – Teams & Format

Taking place across online and offline venues, the VCS Dusk 2023 split follows a format which has been used for years in the VCS and is simple to understand for esports betting.

Kicking things off is a Group Stage, where the eight teams compete in a double round-robin, facing one another twice. Once each team plays 14 BO3 matches, only the top 4 make it to the Playoffs.

Here are the competing VCS teams:

  • CERBERUS Esports
  • GAM Esports
  • SBTC Esports
  • Saigon Buffalo
  • Team Secret
  • Team Whales
  • Team Flash
  • MGN Box Esports

Once the Group Stage is complete, the final four will fight through the double-elimination Playoffs with BO5 matches. It’s here that the very best two teams earn a spot at Worlds 2023.

VCS Dusk 2023 Schedule

With seven weeks of VCS Dusk Group Stage competition, the competition is nearing the Playoffs where the LoL odds will be most exciting.

As an example, here’s the VCS Dusk 2023 schedule of Week 7, the final week of the Group Stage:

August 2nd

  • SBTC Esports vs Team Secret (12:00 CEST)
  • Team Whales vs CERBERUS Esports (15:00 CEST)

August 3rd

  • Team Flash vs MGN Box Esports (12:00 CEST)
  • Saigon Buffalo vs GAM Esports (15:00 CEST)

August 4th

  • CERBERUS Esports vs MGN Box Esports (12:00 CEST)
  • SBTC Esports vs Saigon Buffalo (15:00 CEST)

August 5th

  • Team Whales vs Team Flash (12:00 CEST)
  • CERBERUS Esports vs GAM Esports (15:00 CEST)

August 6th

  • Team Flash vs SBTC Esports (12:00 CEST)
  • GAM Esports vs Team Secret (15:00 CEST)

VCS Odds & Markets

VCS Betting Guide 2023

Similar to other League of Legends regions, a regular season with league-style matches offers a plethora of esports betting opportunities across multiple months.

Whether you’re new or experienced with betting on LoL tournaments, we recommend learning the various betting markets available for League of Legends:

  • Standard Bets: a typically outright style where one team is chosen to win either a tournament, match or map with odds determined by esports bookmakers
    • Handicap Bets: standard bets may at times present with handicaps to even the odds in matches which seem to be one-sided
  • Special Bets: unique bets focusing on in-game events such as First Blood or First Baron/Dragon Slayed – key moments which have an influence on the match outcome

Moreover, we recommend that special betting be accompanied by more in-game knowledge, whether it’s by playing the game itself or relying on quite a bit of experience.

Also, it’s worth noting that the betting experience varies between League of Legends betting sites.

VCS at Worlds & MSI

Over the past few years, unfortunately, Vietnamese teams have suffered multiple travel restrictions, missing out on certain iterations of MSI and Worlds.

Here’s a quick look at how this region has performed on an international stage, starting with MSI where they’ve been awarded one seed yearly:

SeasonMSI RepresentativePlacing
2023GAM Esports12-13th
2022Saigon Buffalo5-6th
2021GAM EsportsN/A
2019Phong Vu Buffalo6th
2018EVOS Esports6th

For Worlds, the VCS typically has earned two seeds every since 2019, with VCS teams seeding as follows:

SeasonWorlds RepresentativePlacing
2022GAM Esports, Saigon Buffalo15-16th, 19-20th
2021GAM Esports, Saigon BuffaloN/A
2020Team Flash, GAM EsportsN/A
2019GAM Esports, Lowkey Esports13-16th, 17-20th
2018Phong Vu Buffalo13-16th

VCS Dusk 2023 Predictions

At VCS Dawn 2023 earlier this year, the regional teams ranked as follows:

  1. GAM Esports
  2. SBTC Esports
  3. CERBERUS Esports
  4. Team Whales
  5. Saigon Buffalo

Considering Saigon Buffalo’s regular attendance to international events, it’ll be interesting to see if they can join GAM Esports for Worlds 2023, or whether SBTC Esports or another team will upset them.

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