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Talon Esports vs DRX Tips & Predictions – VCT 2024 Pacific Kickoff

19 Feb 2024
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  • Talon Esports vs DRX Valorant betting predictions for Tuesday, February 20, 2024, in the second round of VALORANT Champions Tour 2024: Pacific Kickoff (19:00 KST)
  • DRX are expected to win
  • Both teams won their group stage openers
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Talon Esports vs DRX Predictions


Talon Esports and DRX will meet on Tuesday, February 20, in the second round of Group B at VALORANT Champions Tour 2024: Pacific Kickoff. Both teams won their opening series of the tournament and are now just one victory away from guaranteeing a spot in the playoffs.
  • Talon Esports vs DRX Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Talon Esports Form
  • Talon Esports Squad & Team News
  • DRX Form
  • DRX Squad & Team News

Valorant bookmakers have DRX priced as 1.14 favourites to defeat Talon Esports, who are 5.00 underdogs for this series. DRX field a stronger roster; however, we're very early into the season, so any huge price differences are more of an overreaction than based on actual data.

  • Talon Esports played well in their season opener
  • DRX dropped 16 rounds against DFM
  • DRX should win

Head to Head


Talon Esports and DRX have yet to meet this season.

Talon Esports Form


Talon Esports made huge roster changes this offseason, filling the lineup with duelist players, which creates an interesting dynamic in the team. It's unclear who will play what and which player will take on which role, and while we got to see Talon in action already, much remains unanswered.

Talon Esports started the VALORANT Champions Tour 2024: Pacific Kickoff with a dominant win against Team Secret, who they beat 13-8, 13-3 on Breeze and Ascent. This win doesn't prove much as it's only one game, but Seungmin Oh "ban" Joseph and Peter "Governor" No both played well and could be Talon's main players this split.

Talon Esports Squad & Team News


Talon Esports replaced most of their lineup during the offseason, transitioning to an international roster.

  • Thanamethk "Crws" Mahatthananuyut
  • Jittana "JitboyS" Nokngam
  • Seungmin Oh "ban" Joseph
  • Peter "Governor" No
  • Lionel "lenne" Lim
  • Thanachart "Surf" Rungapajaratkul

DRX Form


DRX started VALORANT Champions Tour 2024: Pacific Kickoff with a 2-0 sweep of DetonatioN FocusMe. DRX won the series 13-8 on Lotus and Breeze, which is a solid outcome but nothing exceptional.

DRX are arguably one of the top four teams in the league, but they didn't look like one in the first match of the season. Admittedly, we're very early into the year, and the teams are still finding stability, but DRX didn't play particularly well, which begs the question of whether they deserve to be priced as 1.14 favourites to defeat Talon Esports.

DRX Squad & Team News


Cho "Flashback" Min-hyuk is the only new signing of DRX, joining the team from the DRX academy team.

  • Cho "Flashback" Min-hyuk
  • Byung-chul "BuZz" Yu
  • Kim "MaKo" Myeong-kwan
  • Kim "stax" Gu-taek
  • Jung "Foxy9" Jae-sung

Verdict

DRX are the stronger team and arguably one of the top four teams in the region. However, they didn't look good in their opening match of the season and considering we're very early into the year, that's fine.

However, knowing that DRX are not playing at 100% yet makes backing Talon Esports to win a map a much better choice. As weak as Talon may seem with their weird roster composition, this team has the talent to do well against DRX.

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