It’s time for the superweek at VCT Pacific 2023. With some big teams going up against each other on day 2 of the superweek, the VCT action promises to be unmatched. Team Secret will be taking on the first match of the day and later on, it will be Global Esports up against DetonatioN FocusMe. Let’s check out the predictions of these two matchups!

VCT Pacific Superweek Day 2 Predictions

Team Secret vs DRX


Team Secret
  • Jessie ‘JessieVash’ Cristy Cuyco
  • Jayvee ‘DubsteP’ Paguirigan
  • Jim ‘BORKUM’ Timbreza
  • Jeremy ‘Jremy’ Cabrera
  • Adrian ‘invy’ Reyes
  • Kim ‘stax’ Gu-taek
  • Goo ‘Rb’ Sang-Min
  • Kim ‘Zest’ Gi-seok
  • Yu ‘BuZz’ Byung-chul
  • Kim ‘MaKo’ Myeong-kwan

Our Prediction

Our first matchup of the day will be taking place between Team Secret and DRX. DRX are currently at the top of the table of VCT 2023: Pacific League. Meanwhile, Team Secret has plenty of work left to do if they wanna qualify as they are currently on 7th position. The two teams have faced each other only once before with DRX walking away with a 2-0 win at Daejeon Valorant Invitational. With DRX being unbeaten at this tournament and Team Secret winning 3 of their 7 matches so far, it is highly likely that this result will repeat itself.  We are predicting a walk in the park for DRX as they should be seeing out a 2-0 win on this series.

Global Esports vs DetonatioN FocusMe


Global Esports
  • Ganesh ‘SkRossi’ Gangadhar
  • Kim ‘t3xture’ Na-ra
  • Cahya ‘Monyet’ Nugraha
  • Jordan ‘AYRIN’ He
  • Park ‘Bazzi’ Jun-ki
DetonatioN FocusMe
  • Seo ‘Suggest’ Jae-young
  • Ryumon ‘Reita’ Oshiro
  • Tomoki ‘xnfri’ Moriya
  • Yoshitaka ‘Anthem’ Enomoto
  • Park ‘Seoldam’ Sang-min

Our Prediction

For our second matchup, we have Global Esports facing DetonatioN FocusMe. Global Esports is currently 8th on the standings while DFM is placed last. DFM are yet to pick up a single win throughout this tournament and that is a shame. But GE hasn’t been that impressive either, picking up only two wins against Talon Esports and Gen. G. DFM has lost all 10 of their last 10 competitive matches and it’s unlikely that they will win one anytime soon. Despite GE losing their last match against RRQ, they are still pumped to be at this tournament. Even though the two teams have not faced each other before, it’s likely that Global Esports will be walking into this one well prepared. We predict a 2-1 win for Global Esports in this matchup.

With a few more weeks left, we’re heading to the business end as the playoffs will start soon. Currently, it’s DRX, PRX and T1 that have taken up the first three spots of the table.

We are just hours away from the Round of 16 matches with DRX vs C9 and EG vs Talon Esports. Who will be joining NRG and LOUD at the quarter finals of VCT Lock In 2023? Today, we predict the two winners of the night as we move towards the business end of the tournament.

Round Of 16 Predictions

DRX vs Cloud9

South Korean Giants will be facing the representatives of NA on our first match of the night.

Probable Lineups

  • Kim “stax” Gu-taek (IGL)
  • Goo “Rb” Sang-Min
  • Kim “Zest” Gi-seok
  • Yu “BuZz” Byung-chul
  • Kim “MaKo” Myeong-kwan
  • Anthony “vanity” Malaspina (IGL)
  • Nathan “leaf” Orf
  • Erick “Xeppaa” Bach
  • Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro
  • Jacob “yay” Whiteaker

Our Prediction

It’s the North America vs Asia in the first match of the night. DRX have defeated BBL Esports 2-1 to make it to the round of 16. On the other hand, Cloud9 steamrolled over another Asian team, Paper Rex. Both teams have shown similar levels of confidence so far in the tournament.

A lot of this DRX vs C9 match boils down to the rosters. Cloud9 now has a pretty much new roster thanks to the Riot Games partnership program. With Zellsis and yay now in the squad, they surely are a force to be reckoned with. But the same DRX roster has been playing together since VCT 2021. There are few teams that come close in terms of co-ordination and that was well displayed at Valorant Champions 2022. This should be a close encounter but we feel like DRX is making it into the quarterfinals from here.

Don’t believe us? We got both our predictions right last night!

DRX is confident they can avenge PRX with this hilarious post tweeted earlier today:

Evil Geniuses vs Talon Esports

We’ll be finishing the night off with the last match between Evil Geniuses and Talon Esports.

Probable Lineups

Evil Geniuses
  • Kelden “Boostio“Pupello (IGL)
  • Corbin “C0M” Lee
  • Alexander “jawgemo” Mor
  • Brendan “BcJ” Jensen
  • Ethan “Ethan” Arnold
Talon Esports
  • Itthirit “foxz” Ngamsaard (IGL)
  • Thanamethk “Crws” Mahatthananuyut
  • Apiwat “garnetS” Apiraksukumal
  • Jittana “JitboyS” Nokngam
  • Panyawat “Sushiboys” Subsiriroj

Our Prediction

Both Evil Geniuses and Talon won their opening matches 2-0, against Heretics and MIBR respectively. The teams seem quite equal in terms of the performance they have displayed so far in the tournament.

The most impressive aspect about Evil Geniuses is the fact that they have a stacked 9-man roster. So, for Talon it’s gonna be hard to predict the lineup of EG. Ethan and BcJ brings a wealth of experience in the lineup which will be crucial for their run here. But let’s not count out Talon Esports. The Thai boys have showed nothing but courage and co-ordination in their opening match against the locals, MIBR. Former XERXIA man, Sushiboys was crowned the MVP of the match. A lot rests on his shoulders tonight as they’ll try to see it through at the series. Evil Geniuses on paper have more experience and firepower, so they should be clinching a spot at the quarterfinals.

Guess only time will tell if we get our predictions right tonight as well!


We finally draw the curtains on the group stage of Valorant Champions 2022. There may be only 8 teams left but the playoffs are surely gonna be a long one. With day 1 set to start soon, check out our predictions for the winners of Valorant Champions 2022 Playoffs day 1!

DRX vs FunPlus Phoenix

We have Korea vs EMEA to kick off the upper bracket quarter finals. DRX had eased past group D picking up 2-0 wins against Furia and 100 Thieves. FPX didn’t have as smooth a sail as they were 2nd in group C and had to defeat KRU last night in a decider match. They put up a brilliant performance and earned themselves a worthy spot in the playoffs.

The two teams faced each other only twice before with both teams picking up a win each. The last match was a 2-0 win for FPX at Masters Copenhagen. FPX has a better form winning 3 out of their last 4 matches in all competitions whereas FunPlus won 2. FPX just played a match last night against KRU, so they’re getting no time to rest which might impact player performance a bit. At the grandest stage in all of Valorant, experience matters. And it is undoubtedly FunPlus Phoenix that has more experience in the international stage.

This is a tough one to call but it should be a win for FunPlus Phoenix.

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Leviatan vs LOUD

Things are about to get extra hot at South America as the boys from Chile take on LOUD. Leviatan certainly impressed everyone during the group stage picking up rather comfortable wins against Paper Rex and Team Liquid. LOUD put up an impressive performance in group B only conceding to OpTic Gaming. ZETA, unfortunately, had to face their wrath twice.

Leviatan has a better record in recent competitive matches and they have faced better opponents as well. LOUD only picked up two wins in the last five matches, both of them coming against the same team that is ZETA. The two teams have never faced each other before despite being from the same continent.

No one can say for sure who’s winning between these two but we’re slightly giving the edge to Leviatan for their mindblowing performance at the group stage.

That’s it from us for our day 1 playoffs predictions at the Valorant Champions 2022. Who do you have your money on?