Fnatic and FURIA will play in the quarterfinals of the Omega Bracket on the VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo. Both teams showed a confident game at the start of the championship, but you need to make allowances for the different levels of opponents.
And if Fnatic closed the Sentinels without a chance, which, as it were, already speaks of the level, then the Brazilian team outplayed T1, and there the South Koreans did not approach at all and turned out to be an easy target.
Moreover, plus or minus the teams played in the same lineups at last year's VALORANT Champions 2022, and then the victory went to Fnatic. Therefore, I do not think that FURIA will be able to change anything, especially since the opponent is frankly stronger.
The second team of the European ranking took fourth place at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2022: Stage 2 Masters - Copenhagen last season, and also made it to the VALORANT Champions 2022 playoffs.
After all the changes in the roster, Fnatic managed to play well in the off-season, where they won the Superdome and Riot Games ONE PRO INVITATIONAL, showing an excellent game.
As for the start of the VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo, here the Europeans tore apart the Sentinels without a chance. And if the guys continue in the same spirit, then they will have excellent chances to gain a foothold.
Fnatic latest results:
- Victory over Acend with a score of 2:0.
- Victory over Dsyre Elevate with a score of 2:0.
- Victory over DetonatioN FocusMe with a score of 13:8.
- Victory over ZETA DIVISION with a score of 13:5.
- Victory over the Sentinels with a score of 2:0.
It is worth noting that in their last match, the European team banned the Pearl map.
The Brazilian ranked third team had a mixed performance last season, finishing second at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2022: South America Last Chance Qualifier.
However, at the final VALORANT Champions 2022, the team completely failed, as they suffered two defeats and quickly went home.
However, at the start of the VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo, FURIA fared much better as the guys rolled through T1. Still, it's too early to draw conclusions - you need to take a closer look at the Brazilians.
Latest FURIA results:
- Lost to KRÜ Esports with a score of 0:3.
- Victory over TBK Esports with a score of 3:0.
- Lost to DRX with a score of 0:2.
- Defeated by Fnatic with a score of 1:2.
- Victory over T1 with a score of 2:0.
In turn, the day before the Brazilian team decided to abandon the Lotus card.
Fnatic vs FURIA Match Statistics
As part of the last season, the teams had one meeting - at VALORANT Champions 2022, the victory went to Fnatic (2:1).
Prediction for the match Fnatic — FURIA
Last time the teams played on Icebox, Breeze and Haven maps. A very default set, although the Brazilians managed to win at Icebox. However, even in that game, it seemed that FURIA was noticeably inferior in class.
Now Fnatic looks even stronger, and after a strong victory over the Sentinels, you definitely don’t expect the guys to fail in such a match. Therefore, in this case, I would recommend betting on the victory of the Fnatic team.
At the moment, the majority of bookmakers unanimously see the team Fnatic as the favorite of the game with average odds on a victory in the sum of 1.139. FURIA Esports chances to prevail are evaluated with average odds 5.204 by bookmakers.
How did the participants perform in the last matches
|Last Matches||Fnatic||FURIA Esports|
|5 matches (wins)||4||2|
|10 matches (wins)||8||5|
Also it makes sense to remember the statistics of the matches between the teams. The teams played 1 matches with each other before. In these battles Fnatic got 1 victories while FURIA Esports managed to take 0 matches.