Karmine Corp and BBL Esports will play in the first round of the VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: EMEA League, closing out the opening "week" of the competition.
To be honest, I'm not holding out much hope for the French-Belgian squad, which in my mind is a hodgepodge of pretty good individual players.
Nevertheless, BBL Esports is also represented here, about which nothing positive can be said at all. So here I would play it backwards and look out for a Karmine Corp team win.
Karmine Corp uniforms
The French-Belgian team got together back in November, but haven't played anywhere since then. In other words, the boys missed the off-season preparing for something big.
However, Karmine Corp recently visited the VCT 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo, where they showed a terrible game. First of all, the team nearly lost to FunPlus Phoenix and then deservedly got knocked out by LOUD.
All in all, the team is something incomprehensibly difficult. And there is a feeling that in this form Karmine Corp will not last longer than regular season.
Karmine Corp's latest results:
- A 2-1 win over FunPlus Phoenix.
- A 0-2 loss to LOUD.
Karmine Corp top cards:
- Lotus - 100% wins.
- Pearl - 50% wins.
It is worth noting that the French-Belgian team is giving up the Ascent card.
BBL Esports uniforms
Twelfth team of the European ranking in the last season has shown really weak performance, after which only slightly renewed the roster.
However, in the off-season the Turkish team fell in the G-Loot VALORANT Clash - Grand Finals, losing already in the quarterfinals to Giants Gaming.
As for the performance in VCT 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo, BBL Esports failed to cope with DRX, although they managed to draw one card. Still, it's hard to judge the play of a team that's from another planet altogether.
The latest results of BBL Esports:
- A 2-0 win over TENSTAR.
- Defeat to Giants Gaming by a score of 0-2.
- 1-2 loss to DRX.
BBL Esports top cards:
- Haven - 50% wins.
- Ascent - 50% wins.
In turn, the Turkish team has so far given up on the Fracture card.
Match statistics Karmine Corp - BBL Esports
The teams have not met before.
Forecast for the match Karmine Corp - BBL Esports
A very controversial encounter, because for me personally Karmine Corp seems like a weak team with no specific prospects. The Turkish team doesn't really stand out, though, as they're looking to make a run for their money at the tail end of the regular season. Therefore, in this case, I would recommend betting on Karmine Corp to win.
Karmine Corp are listed as the favorites of the match in the majority of bookmakers and odds on them are equal to 1.492. BBL Esports, in turn, are the outsiders of the match. Odds on their victory are about 3.582.
Team statistics in recent matches
|Last Matches||Karmine Corp||BBL Esports|
|5 matches (wins)||2||1|
|10 matches (wins)||4||3|
The statistics of personal battles between teams is also important for successful bets. The participants in the battle before the meeting played 0 matches with each other. In these battles Karmine Corp got 0 victories while BBL Esports managed to take 0 matches.