Match Prediction: NAVI - Fnatic | VALORANT

Natus Vincere and Fnatic will meet in the second semi-final of VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo, where the opponent of the strongest team from the Alpha bracket will be determined.

In general, the championship is gradually coming to a logical conclusion, and in the current realities, the best of the best have really gathered. However, there is one catch in this format - Natus Vincere and Fnatic showed really strong performances, without giving up a single card for two.

Nevertheless, "Born to Win" still gives the impression of an indestructible mechanism, which, as it seems to me personally, has not yet fully revealed its potential.

It is clear that Fnatic is not far behind, but still it is difficult to judge by teams, starting from a short distance. And yet here I would take a closer look at the victory of Natus Vincere, which, according to the feeling, will strive to play the first number and put pressure on the rival in the region.

Natus Vincere kit

The first team of the European ranking began to gain momentum during the off-season, when they became the winner of the G-Loot VALORANT Clash - Grand Finals. It is clear that the team was only accelerating there, but even then it showed good potential.

As for the performances at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo, here Natus Vincere managed to go over the heads of KRÜ Esports, Team Secret and Leviatán Esports.

Moreover, the Born to Win have no problems at all with confidence, since the team manages not only to put pressure, but also to extricate themselves from stalemate situations.

Natus Vincere latest results:

  • Victory over Team Vitality with a score of 2:0.
  • Victory over Parla Esports with a score of 3:2.
  • Victory over KRÜ Esports with a score of 2:0.
  • Victory over Team Secret with a score of 2:0.
  • Victory over Leviatán Esports with a score of 2:0.

The best maps of Natus Vincere:

  • Ascent - 100% win rate.
  • Icebox - 100% win rate.
  • Fracture - 100% win rate.
  • Lotus - 100% wins.
  • Pearl - 100% wins.

Note that the "Born to Win" for the time being refuse the Haven card.

Fnatic form

The second team of the European rating performed modestly last season, because, objectively, they failed at all the big championships, but at the same time they were quite a serious rival at the regional level.

However, in the off-season, Fnatic won two Superdome and Riot Games ONE PRO INVITATIONAL tournaments, finding the right balance along the way.

So, at the start of VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo, the European team managed to close out Sentinels, FURIA and 100 Thieves, showing no less cool game than Natus Vincere.

Fnatic latest results:

  • 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.
  • Victory over FURIA with a score of 2:0.
  • Victory over 100 Thieves with a score of 2:0.

Best Fnatic Maps:

  • Ascent - 100% win rate.
  • Icebox - 100% win rate.
  • Fracture - 100% win rate.
  • Haven - 100% win rate.
  • Split - 100% wins.

In turn, the Fnatic team does not risk showing up on the Pearl map.

Match statistics Natus Vincere — Fnatic

The teams played six games last season:

  • The victory of Natus Vincere (FunPlus Phoenix) in VCT 2022: EMEA Stage 1 Challengers with a score of 2:0.
  • Fnatic's victory at VCT 2022: EMEA Challengers 2 - Group Stage with a score of 2:1.
  • Fnatic wins VCT 2022: EMEA Stage 2 Challengers 2-1.
  • Fnatic wins VCT 2022: EMEA Stage 2 Challengers 3-0.
  • Fnatic wins VCT 2022: Stage 2 Masters - Copenhagen 2-0.
  • The victory of Natus Vincere (FunPlus Phoenix) in the VCT 2022: Stage 2 Masters - Copenhagen with a score of 2:1.

And yet, since then, the teams have managed to update the compositions.

Prediction for the match Natus Vincere — Fnatic

There are absolutely equal teams, each of which deserves to go to the grand final. And yet, given the touch of subjectivity, "Born to Win" seemed more holistic. Therefore, in this case, I would recommend betting on the victory of the Natus Vincere 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 1.924. NAVI chances to prevail are evaluated with average odds 3.532 by bookmakers.

What the team performance statistics say

Last MatchesNatus Vincere Fnatic
5 matches (wins)55
10 matches (wins)88

We will also remind you of the statistics of matches that the teams played with each other. The participants in the battle before the meeting played 0 matches with each other. In these battles Natus Vincere got 0 victories while Fnatic managed to take 0 matches.