- What: Valorant Challengers Ascension 2023: Americas
- Date: June 30, 2023 – July 9, 2023
- Location: Riot Games Brazil Studio and Pavilhao Pacaembu in Sao Paulo, Brazil
- How to Watch: Facebook, YouTube and Twitch
The Valorant Challengers Ascension 2023: Americas event is a way for one team to secure a spot in the 2024 and 2025 seasons of the VCT Americas League. In addition, the victor will take home the bulk of the events’ $100,000 prize pool. Six teams will participate in the event. The Group Stage begins on June 30, 2023, at the Riot Games Brazil Studio in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event wraps up on July 9, 2023, at Pavilhao Pacaembu in the same city.
The following VCT Challengers Americas squads are vying for victory in the VCT Ascension Americas 2023 tournament: M80, The Guard, 9z Team, FUSION, The Union, and 00 Nation. The Americas teams come from Canada, America, Argentina, and Brazil.
During the Group Stage, the teams will be split into Group A and Group B. In this stage, the squads play in a round-robin, best-of-three format against the other teams in their group. The top three teams from each group move to the Playoffs, which will be a single-elimination bracket. The quarterfinals and semifinals are best-of-three format. The Grand Finals are best-of-five.
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Valorant Challengers Ascension 2023: Americas betting picks
|To Win Valorant Challengers Ascension 2023: Americas
The overwhelming favorite to win the Valorant Challengers Ascension 2023: Americas event, M80 earned their spot in the VCL 2023 North America Challenger Playoffs by going undefeated. The team then won the Grand Finals of that event by downing The Guard 3-1. M80 has recent wins at the Valorant Challengers 2023: North America Split 1 and the Valorant Challengers 2023: North America Face Off.
The only struggle the team has had recently was their 3rd place finish at the Valorant Challengers 2023: North America Split 2.
M80 has been playing together since December 2022. The team is in Group A of the Valorant Challengers Ascension 2023: Americas event and plays The Union in its opening matchup.
Playing out of the United States with a team of Americans and one Canadian, The Guard are part of Group B at the Valorant Challengers Ascension 2023: Americas event. Following a third-place finish at the Valorant Challengers 2023: North America Face Off in March, The Guard bounced back with a runner-up finish at the recent VCL 2023 North America Challenger Playoffs, where they managed to put a blemish on the record of M80 in the Grand Finals before falling 3-1.
The Guard open the Group Stage against 00 Nation. The majority of the team has been together since 2021, with trent joining in 2022 and tex coming on board in 2023.
The Union, who play out of Brazil, will find out how ready they are for this event in the opening game. The Brazilian squad opens its Group A journey matched up against the top-seeded M80. The Union are one of the better Brazilian teams, picking up recent wins at Valorant Challengers 2023: Brazil Split 1 and Valorant Challengers 2023: Brazil Split 2. The Union went 5-2 in the first Brazil split but returned in Split 2 to go a perfect 7-0.
Best bet to win Valorant Challengers Ascension 2023: Americas
With their dominant play in 2023, it almost seems foolhardy to bet against M80 to win the Valorant Challengers Ascension 2023: Americas event. However, there is a value bet in a team like The Union who showed it can come back from some difficulties to excel. The Guard also present some value if one believes the team learned enough from its recent run-in with M80 to pull off an upset in a potential rematch. However, the best bet is for M80 to win the Valorant Challengers Ascension 2023: Americas event.
Betting pick for Valorant Challengers Ascension 2023: Americas Pick M80 to win.
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