Esportbet brings you free Valorant betting predictions for a pair of VALORANT Champions 2023 Group Stage bouts on Tuesday, August 8. Check out our selections for Bilibili Gaming vs NRG Esports and ZETA DIVISION vs Fnatic, with esports odds courtesy of BetOnline.
BILIBILI GAMING vs NRG ESPORTS VCT BETTING & MATCH DETAIL
|Best Odds:||BLG -1666.67 at BetOnline | NRG +773 at BetOnline|
|When:||August 8, 2023 | 12:00 PDT|
|Watch Live:||Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/VALORANT)|
Bilibili Gaming enters VALORANT Champions 2023 as complete outsiders, priced at $301.00 on the outright betting markets. This makes sense, considering BLG hails from a weak region and their lack of accomplishments this season.
But Bilibili Gaming found traction in May when they reached the finals of FGC Valorant Invitational 2023: Act 2 and claimed another silver medal last month at VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: China Qualifier. In both finals, Bilibili Gaming lost against EDward Gaming, who looked surprisingly good at VCT 2023: Masters Tokyo, so perhaps Bilibili Gaming are better than it seems.
NRG Esports enter VALORANT Champions 2023 as dangerous underdogs, but they are not a team anyone would consider a serious threat to winning the whole thing. NRG kicked off the season with a top-eight finish at VCT 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo, added a runner-up finish at the Americas League, and placed fourth at VCT 2023: Masters Tokyo, with just two defeats against Fnatic (0-2) and Paper Rex (1-2).
However, even though NRG Esports are probably one of the top-five teams at VALORANT Champions 2023, having them priced at $1.10 for this match is a bit too much. Not only is this their first match of the tournament, but NRG Esports have also yet to face Bilibili Gaming, which could lead to a unique problem of NRG struggling to prepare for this bout properly.
The Value is with the Chinese squad with a map advantage. A smaller position on Bilibili Gaming to win is worth considering as well.
Bilibili Gaming +1.5 Maps
ZETA DIVISION vs FNATIC VCT BETTING & MATCH DETAIL
|Best Odds:||ZETA -277.78 at BetOnline | FNC +200 at BetOnline|
|When:||August 8, 2023 | 15:00 PDT|
|Watch Live:||Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/VALORANT))|
Fnatic and ZETA DIVISION have yet to meet this season, but we don’t need past results to know how this game should end. Fnatic are the clear favourites to win the title and collect their third international trophy, and considering how dominant Jake “Boaster” Howlett and his crew have been this season, it just might happen.
Fnatic are the most dominant team we’ve seen in Valorant esports history, having won all but one (20-1) series they’ve played since the turn of the year. Their only defeat came in the VCT 2023: EMEA League finals, when Fnatic lost against Team Liquid (1-3), yet even that was a complete fluke.
ZETA DIVISION have not come even close to accomplishing as much as Fnatic this season, and they’ve only made it to the world championship due to their late resurgence at VCT 2023: Pacific Last Chance Qualifier. Before that, ZETA finished the VCT 2023: Pacific League in fifth-sixth place, and they crashed out of the VCT 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo in the first round.
Since this is the first match of the tournament, there is a world where Fnatic don’t look as dominant as they could. Still, considering how much better Fnatic are, it’s fair to expect a very one-sided series.
Under 39.5 (Total Rounds)