It’s playoff time for the VALORANT Regional Leagues. Teams that have excelled throughout the group stages have to pass one last stage to become champions of their region. The first playoff pairings in VRL Dach Evolution and VRL France Revolution have been announced. Here is the schedule and predictions.
One of the VALORANT local leagues, VRL Dach: Evolution, will open Stage 2 playoffs with the league favorite. MOUZ, one of the leading organizations in Europe, will have to be careful not to repeat last season’s unwanted result.
MOUZ, who started Stage 2 by keeping the roster they first built, managed to make it to the playoffs as the leader with 5 wins in 7 matches in the group stage. While doing this, they drew in the match against Ovation eSports.
Ovation eSports, on the other hand, had to face draws throughout the season. They had problems with their map pool, which prevented them from getting wins. The playoff series between the two teams will be played as a best-of-three, and it is very important to have extensive map knowledge in such matches. Therefore, MOUZ are one step ahead to win the series.
In the French domestic league, Karmine Corp, the team with the most fans in the region, will initiate the playoffs. The French team had already qualified for the playoffs with 12 wins thanks to their superior performance in the group stage. beGenius, on the other hand, only had 1 more win than the team that came after them and made it to the knockout stage at the last moment.
In the regular season of the French domestic league, matches were played best-of-one. In the playoffs, the series will be played best-of-three. This is a big change that teams will have to adapt to and the rosters that manage to stay focused will go one step further. That being said, Karmine Corp, who managed to pick up wins on various maps throughout the group stage, have a huge advantage over their opponent who managed to qualify for the playoffs at the last moment.
The other upper-semifinals series of the VRL Dach: Evolution playoffs will pit DSYRE against Angry Titans. When the two teams met in the group stage, there were no winners and the teams had to settle for one point each.
Both teams had very similar regular season campaigns and are close in strength. As in their first meeting, it’s not hard to predict that the winner of the series will be decided on the third map.
Mandatory have a significant psychological advantage over Team BDS in the teams’ first best-of-three series of the season. The squads faced each other twice during the group stage, and in both matches, Mandatory were able to take down their opponents without much difficulty. However, it is worth noting that the atmosphere of best-of-one and best-of-three series is quite different.
The maps that both rosters prefer to play also differ. Although Mandatory have the advantage, Team BDS can pick a surprise map and take a game away from their opponent. There is a high probability that this series will go to the third map.