In just a few hours, the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) 2022 North America Last Chance Qualifiers will begin. The Valorant Champions Istanbul event will feature eight of the region’s top teams competing for a place.
In the Upper Quarterfinals, the Guard will face off against Sentinels in a compelling best-of-three series. The winner of this bout will advance to the higher bracket, while the loser will be eliminated from contention.
The VCT NA LCQ 2022 will feature eight of the top tier-1 North American organizations striving to qualify for the Valorant Champions Tour Masters Reykjavik. These teams will have one last chance to earn a place in this season’s biggest Valorant esports competition.
VCT 2022 North America LCQ: Predictions
The Guard and Sentinels are two of North America’s most successful Valorant rosters. However, the team’s reign was halted by a string of poor results at the Masters: Reykjavik and the Stage 2 NA Challengers. After reorganizing and gaining additional experience as a unit, The Guard is poised to dominate NA and join OpTic and XSET at the Valorant Champions Tour. Meanwhile, Sentinels has a reorganized team that is eager to compete against them. These two teams will face off in the NA LCQ, with the winner going on to play in the VCT.
Who May Win The Opening Match of VCT 2022 North America LCQ
The Guard and Sentinels are among the most successful Valorant organizations in North America. The Guard is recognized for its success at the Stage 1 NA Challengers, while Sentinels has been a part of the tier-1 Valorant scene since the game’s early days, winning titles such as VCT 2021 Stage 1 NA Masters and Masters: Reykjavik.
Fans of North American Valorant will be thrilled to see these two teams face off for the last available seat in the 2022 Valorant Champions tournament.
Head To Head
In the VCT 2022 Stages 1 NA Challengers, The Guard, and Sentinels will renew their rivalry. The last time these two teams battled was in the Upper Quarterfinals of the VCT, where The Guard emerged victorious 2-0. Will The Sentinels be able to avenge this loss, or will The Guard continue its reign?
When comparing recent outcomes, it’s apparent that The Guards have the upper hand over Sentinels. The Guard has competed in several tournaments since its inception. It finished fourth at the NSG Summer Championship 2022, which was held this past June.
In comparison, The Guard has yet to compete in an official game with its current squad. Given these results, it’s reasonable to assume that the team to watch in this matchup is The Guard.