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Team Heretics vs Dragon Ranger Gaming Tips & Odds – VCT 2024 Masters Shanghai

23 May 2024
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  • Team Heretics vs Dragon Ranger Gaming Valorant betting picks for Friday, May 24, 2024, in the first round of VCT 2024: Masters Shanghai (19:00 CST)
  • Team Heretics are heavy favourites
  • Dragon Ranger Gaming are the weakest team of the tournament
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Team Heretics vs Dragon Ranger Gaming Predictions


Team Heretics and Dragon Ranger Gaming will meet on Friday, May 24, in the first round of VCT 2024: Masters Shanghai. It’ll mark their first meeting ever and according to the esports betting odds, Team Heretics should win with ease.
  • Team Heretics vs Dragon Ranger Gaming Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Team Heretics Form
  • Team Heretics Squad & Team News
  • Dragon Ranger Gaming Form
  • Dragon Ranger Gaming Squad & Team News

Valorant betting sites have Team Heretics priced as 1.10 favourites and Dragon Ranger Gaming as 6.50 underdogs for the upcoming series. Even though this is a big price to pay, Team Heretics are unquestionably a superior team in this contest.

  • Team Heretics are Europe’s second seed
  • Dragon Ranger Gaming are third seed from China
  • Team Heretics should win

Head to Head


Dragon Ranger Gaming and Team Heretics have never met before.

Team Heretics Form


Team Heretics have had quite a bumpy road so far this season. They started strong with a second-place finish at VCT 2024: EMEA Kickoff, then added a respectable, yet underwhelming seventh-eighth place exit from Masters Madrid, and again found traction in VCT 2024: EMEA Stage 1.

In Stage 1, Team Heretics looked lost for most of the group stage. However, when the playoffs rolled around, Heretics shifted into a higher gear and made it to the finals with wins against FUT Esports and Fnatic, only to lose the rematch against Fnatic (2-3) in the big finals.

Ignoring their lacklustre showings in the group stage, Team Heretics have proven themselves as the clear second-best team from Europe, which is nothing to sneeze at.

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

Dragon Ranger Gaming Form


Dragon Ranger Gaming are the lowest-rated team at VCT 2024: Masters Shanghai and the favourites to exit the tournament in last place. The Chinese squad started the 2024 Valorant esports season with a semifinal appearance at VCT 2024: China Kickoff, to which they added a bronze medal from VCT 2024: China Stage 1.

Finishing Stage 1 in third place is a commendable accomplishment; however, they hail from a weak region. Moreover, their third-place finish isn’t as impressive, considering there’s a massive gap between the bottom teams and the best.

Dragon Ranger Gaming Squad & Team News


No recent changes for Dragon Ranger Gaming

  • Shao "Nicc" Yi-chn
  • Chen "TvirusLuke" Chen-Ching
  • Ilya "vo0kashu" Ushakov
  • Wei "Dingwei" Ting-wei
  • Tang "TZH" Zhehao

Verdict

As the latest Valorant betting odds suggest, this should end in a straightforward victory for Team Heretics, and there are not many reasons to doubt that. Heretics have never faced DRG before, which could give the underdogs some strategic advantage, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that Heretics are a much stronger team.

They accomplished a lot more this season while competing in a tougher league, whereas DRG barely made it to VCT 2024: Masters Shanghai and were a class below the top two Chinese Valorant teams.

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