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KOI vs Gentle Mates Tips & Odds – VCT 2024: EMEA Stage 2

27 Jun 2024
Tit Krajnik 27 Jun 2024
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  • KOI vs Gentle Mates Valorant betting predictions for Friday, June 28, 2024, in the second week of VCT 2024: EMEA Stage 2 (18:00 CEST)
  • Gentle Mates have yet to win a game this stage
  • KOI are priced as favourites
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KOI vs Gentle Mates Predictions

KOI and Gentle Mates are set to clash on Friday, June 28, in the second week of VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) 2024: EMEA Stage 2. The two squads have yet to meet this season, and according to the esports betting odds, KOI are expected to win.
  • KOI vs Gentle Mates Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • KOI Form
  • KOI Squad & Team News
  • Gentle Mates Form
  • Gentle Mates Squad & Team News

Valorant betting sites have KOI priced as 1.80 favourites to defeat Gentle Mates, who enter the match as 1.90 underdogs. The teams have played only two and one game this stage, respectively, so it’s hard to make any firm conclusions, but there’s a good chance this will be a close fixture.

  • KOI defeated GIANTX on Tuesday
  • Gentle Mates lost to GIANTX last week
  • An important game for both teams

Head to Head

KOI and Gentle Mates have yet to meet this season.

KOI Form

KOI ended VCT 2024: EMEA Stage 1 in last place, having managed just one victory over the five series played, with an abysmal -31 round differential. They were the worst-performing Valorant esports team and while KOI found more success in Stage 2, we shouldn’t overreact to their flash of greatness.

KOI started Stage 2 with a respectable 1-2 loss against FUT Esports, to which they added a hard-fought 2-0 sweep of GIANTX. KOI defeated GIANTX with 13-5 on Sunset and 14-12 on Icebox, which counts for something, but we really need to see more from them.

But at the very least, those two games make it seem like KOI are in a better position than Gentle Mates ahead of Friday’s match, which explains why KOI are priced as favourites with Stake.

KOI Squad & Team News

No changes for KOI.

  • Bogdan "Sheydos" Naumov
  • Patryk "starxo" Kopczyński
  • Grzegorz "GRUBINHO" Ryczko
  • Kamil "kamo" Frąckowiak
  • Tobias "ShadoW" Flodström

Gentle Mates Form

Gentle Mates, like KOI, didn’t accomplish much in VCT 2024: EMEA Stage 1. They ended Group Omega in fourth place, with a 2-3 record, which includes victories against Team Vitality and BBL Esports.

This is still praiseworthy for Gentle Mates’ standards, but it’s hard to say whether they’ll manage to build on that in Stage 2.

Gentle Mates have so far played just one game against GIANTX, and lost in three maps after they got reverse-swept on Sunset and Breeze (both 11-13). This is definitely not the start Gentle Mates hoped for, but had they not choked that day, Gentle Mates would likely be the favourites to win on Friday.

Gentle Mates Squad & Team News

No changes for Gentle Mates since late May.

  • Beyazıt "beyAz" Körpe
  • Logan "logaN" Corti
  • Nathan "nataNk" Bocqueho
  • Jonathan "TakaS" Paupard
  • Wailers "Wailers" Locart
  • Thomas "kAdavra" Johner


This is a very important match for both teams as they look to escape the bottom of the league table. A victory on Friday would put both teams within the arms reach of a top six finish, however, they’ll both still have to step up if they want to make it past some of the top contenders.

KOI and Gentle Mates are two of the weakest squads in the league, with many flaws which will prevent them from competing for top spots. And while KOI seemed to have found more traction over the last two weeks, it’s hard to justify betting on them until they show more consistency.

This should be a competitive game.

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