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FUT Esports vs Fnatic Tips & Odds – VCT 2024 Masters Shanghai

31 May 2024
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  • FUT Esports vs Fnatic Valorant betting predictions for Saturday, June 1, 2024, in the VCT 2024: Masters Shanghai playoffs (16:00 CST)
  • FUT Esports are priced as underdogs
  • Both teams are fresh off a loss in round one
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FUT Esports vs Fnatic Predictions


FUT Esports and Fnatic will clash on Saturday, June 1, in the first round of the lower bracket at VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) 2024: Masters Shanghai. It'll be their second meeting of the season and the first since May 11, when Fnatic won.
  • FUT Esports vs Fnatic Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • FUT Esports Form
  • FUT Esports Squad & Team News
  • Fnatic Form
  • Fnatic Squad & Team News

Valorant bookmakers have Fnatic priced as 1.57 favourites to defeat FUT Esports, who enter the match as 2.25 underdogs. Considering Fnatic beat FUT two weeks ago, this sounds like a fair offer, granted Fnatic haven't looked great in the previous round.

  • Fnatic are Europe's no.1 seed
  • FUT Esports are Europe's no.3 seed
  • The teams are tied 1-1 in the head-to-head on the year

Head to Head


Fnatic and FUT Esports have met twice so far this season and each team won one series.

  • FUT Espots 2-0 Fnatic – April 25, 2024
  • Fnatic 3-1 FUT Esports – May 11, 2024

FUT Esports Form


FUT Esports have done well this season for their standards. Following a poor start to the 2024 Valorant season, finishing VCT 2024: EMEA Kickoff in seventh-ninth place, FUT Esports managed to place third in VCT 2024: EMEA Stage 1 thanks to their explosive performance in the group stage.

In the playoffs, FUT Esports had to admit defeat to Team Heretics and Fnatic, thus solidifying themselves as Europe's third-best team. In Shanghai, FUT Esports haven't shown anything spectacular, finishing the group stage with a 2-1 record.

This, while not a bad outcome, comes with an asterisk, as FUT have only managed to defeat DRG (2-0) and Leviatan (2-1) – two teams who didn't make it to the knockout stage. In the playoffs, FUT Esports lost to 100 Thieves quite badly, managing only seven rounds across the two series, indicating that FUT Esports might not be ready to face the top contenders.

FUT Esports Squad & Team News


FUT Esports have not announced any changes.

  • Doğukan "qRaxs" Balaban
  • Furkan "MrFaliN" Yeğen
  • Ata "ATA KAPTAN" Tan
  • Eray "yetujey" Budak
  • Mehmet "cNed" İpek

Fnatic Form


Fnatic were unquestionably the most dominant team of 2023, but they slowed down significantly this season. They started the year by missing VCT 2024: Masters Madrid with a poor performance in VCT 2024: EMEA Kickoff; however, they found more success in the first stage.

In VCT 2024: EMEA Stage 1 group stage, Fnatic had some issues establishing themselves as the top contenders, yet they found momentum in the playoffs, where they defeated Team Liquid, Karmine Corp, and Team Heretics to win the title.

As Europe's no.1 seed, Fnatic were expected to do well in Shanghai, yet they quickly hit a wall, losing their first match of the playoffs against Gen.G (1-2). It was still a very solid performance from Fnatic, who came a few rounds away from defeating the Pacific champions – so while their record doesn't look great, the eye test proves Fnatic are not struggling.

Fnatic Squad & Team News


No changes for Fnatic.

  • Jake "Boaster" Howlett
  • Nikita "Derke" Sirmitev
  • Emir "Alfajer" Beder
  • Leo "Leo" Jannesson
  • Timofey "Chronicle" Khromov

Verdict

As a clash between two regional rivals, this has the potential to be a close affair. However, even though FUT Esports knows their opponents well, they've not shown enough to believe they have a realistic chance to defeat Fnatic.

Fnatic are the clear best team from Europe, and their loss to Gen.G in the first round of VCT 2024: Masters Shanghai doesn't change it. Moreover, losing to Gen.G – who are arguably one of the top two teams in the world – with 13-10, 10-13, 11-13 is not concerning as much as it's impressive.

Fnatic to sweep is priced at 2.70 is an excellent offer.

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