KOI and Natus Vincere will meet in the first round of the group stage of the VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: EMEA League. I don't think there is much of an intrigue here, as Born to Win showed a cool game at the recent tournament in Brazil, while KOI dropped out after the first round.
Thus, we are facing two quite different teams, among which Natus Vincere stands out objectively. It's clear that the teams have been working hard in training over the past few weeks, but one KOI match shows that the guys are still far from being the strongest.
So here, again, without taking any chances, I would look out for a logical win for the Natus Vincere team.
The European team only came together at the end of last year, never having had time to present their almost completely renewed squad to their fans.
However, KOI recently took part in the VCT 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo, where they lost to NRG already in the first round without any struggle. Clearly, the North Americans are in prime, but the team is still far from the strongest of their region.
KOI's latest results:
- A 0-2 defeat to NRG.
It's worth noting that the European team gave up the Split card at the last championship in Brazil.
Natus Vincere form
The second team of the European ranking won the G-Loot VALORANT Clash - Grand Finals last year, having accelerated in the course of the championship.
At the start of the new season they reached the semi-finals of VCT 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo, where they lost to eventual champion Fnatic without a chance.
Before that, however, Natus Vincere had three cool matches that showcase the team's form.
Natus Vincere's latest results:
- A 3-2 win over Parla Esports.
- A 2-0 victory over KRÜ Esports.
- Beat Team Secret 2-0.
- Beat Leviatán Esports 2-0.
- Defeat by Fnatic 0-3.
Best Natus Vincere cards:
- Ascent - 100% wins.
- Pearl - 100% wins.
- Fracture - 75% wins.
- Icebox - 50% wins.
- Lotus - 50% wins.
In turn, Born to Win is not shown on the Haven map.
KOI - Natus Vincere encounter statistics
The teams have not met before.
KOI - Natus Vincere vs.
Perhaps in this match there may be a slight sensation, as KOI has some chances to fight for one card. However, the overall series favourite is clear.
I would like to believe that the region will be even, but so far there are only two or three teams that could in theory fight for top honours. Therefore, in this case I would recommend betting on Natus Vincere to win.
At the moment, the majority of bookmakers unanimously see the team NAVI as the favorite of the game with average odds on a victory in the sum of 1.746. KOI chances to prevail are evaluated with average odds 3.668 by bookmakers.
How did the participants perform in the last matches
|Last Matches||KOI||Natus Vincere|
|5 matches (wins)||2||4|
|10 matches (wins)||4||7|
Also it makes sense to remember the statistics of the matches between the teams. The participants in the battle before the meeting played 0 matches with each other. In these battles KOI got 0 victories while Natus Vincere managed to take 0 matches.