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G2 Esports vs Team Heretics Tips & Predictions – VCT 2024 Masters Shanghai

01 Jun 2024
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Tit Krajnik 01 Jun 2024
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  • G2 Esports vs Team Heretics Valorant betting picks for Sunday, June 2, 2024, in the upper bracket semifinals of VCT 2024: Masters Shanghai (19:00 CST)
  • G2 Esports are priced as slight favourites
  • Both teams have done well so far in this tournament
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G2 Esports vs Team Heretics Predictions


G2 Esports and Team Heretics will meet on Sunday, June 2, in the upper bracket semifinals of VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) 2024: Masters Shanghai. It'll mark their second meeting of the tournament after G2 Esports defeated Heretics in the group stage.
  • G2 Esports vs Team Heretics Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • G2 Esports Form
  • G2 Esports Squad & Team News
  • Team Heretics Form
  • Team Heretics Squad & Team News

Valorant bookmakers have G2 Esports priced as slight 1.82 favourites to defeat Team Heretics, who enter the match as 1.88 underdogs. Considering G2 Esports defeated Heretics 2-1 in the group stage, it's easy to see why they're expected to come out ahead again.

  • G2 Esports have yet to lose a game this tournament
  • Team Heretics are fresh off a 2-0 sweep of EDward Gaming
  • G2 Esports defeated Team Heretics in the group stage

Head to Head


Team Heretics last met with G2 Esports in VCT 2024: Masters Shanghai group stage, when they lost 1-2-

  • G2 Esports 1-2 Team Heretics – May 25, 2024

G2 Esports Form


G2 Esports ended the VCT 2024: Americas Stage 1 in second place after losing a very competitive series against 100 Thieves. However, despite being Americas' second seed, G2 Esports have done incredibly well in Shanghai.

They finished the group stage with a perfect 2-0 record and two 2-1 victories against T1 and Team Heretics. And while they didn't look too convincing in those wins, G2 Esports proved they're the real deal in the first round of the playoffs, with a 2-1 win against VCT 2024: Pacific Stage 1 champions, Paper Rex.

It was easily G2 Esports' best game of the season and if they can keep playing at this level, G2 Esports might have a realistic chance to go all the way.

G2 Esports Squad & Team News


No changes for G2 Esports.

  • Jacob "icy" Lange
  • Jonah "JonahP" Pulice
  • Trent "trent" Cairns
  • Jacob "valyn" Batio
  • Nathan "leaf" Orf

Team Heretics Form


Team Heretics are a bit of a weird team. They've been very consistent throughout the season, but Heretics have not shown that level of play you'd expect to see from an elite-tier Valorant esports squad.

So far this season, Heretics have placed top-eight in VCT 2024: Masters Madrid and they collected runner-up finishes in VCT 2024: EMEA Kickoff and Stage 1. That's all very impressive, but even there, they've had a few games that were a bit too close for comfort.

In Shanghai, Team Heretics made it through the group stage with a 2-1 record, having beaten DRG and FunPlus Phoenix and lost to G2 Esports in three maps. That isn't too inspiring; however, they crushed EDward Gaming in the first round of the playoffs, which looks a bit more promising.

Team Heretics Squad & Team News


No changes for Team Heretics.

  • Ričardas "Boo" Lukaševičius
  • Benjy "benjyfishy" Fish
  • Dominykas "MiniBoo" Lukaševičius
  • Enes "RieNs" Ecirli
  • Mert "Wo0t" Alkan

Verdict

This one is hard to predict, and the offered esports betting odds make it very clear that there's not much to set the two teams apart. Team Heretics have shown a lot more throughout the season and are a more experienced team, but it's not like G2 Esports have looked weak recently.

Particularly, their win against Paper Rex is noteworthy as it was G2 Esports' best performance of the season. Still, there are no guarantees that they'll manage to perform at the same level.

Heretics, on the other side, haven't had to beat any great teams to make it this far, but they've been consistent and their firepower is not something to underestimate.

I am leaning slightly towards Team Heretics, but this should be a very close series.

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