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Team Secret DetonatioN FocusMe Tips & Odds – VCT 2024 Pacific Kickoff

19 Feb 2024
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  • Team Secret DetonatioN FocusMe Valorant betting predictions for Tuesday, February 20, 2024, in the second round of VALORANT Champions Tour 2024: Pacific Kickoff (17:00 KST)
  • Team Secret are priced as favourites
  • Both teams lost their opening games of the group stage
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Team Secret vs DetonatioN FocusMe Predictions


Team Secret and DetonatioN FocusMe will meet on Tuesday, February 20, in the second round of Group B at VALORANT Champions Tour 2024: Pacific Kickoff. The winner will advance to the Decider Match and fight for a spot in the playoffs, whereas the loser will get eliminated from the event.
  • Team Secret vs DetonatioN FocusMe Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Team Secret Form
  • Team Secret Squad & Team News
  • DetonatioN FocusMe Form
  • DetonatioN FocusMe Squad & Team News

Valorant bookmakers have Team Secret priced as 1.40 favourites for this match and DetonatioN FocusMe as 2.75 underdogs. On paper, this looks fair, but it's tough to find a good reason to favour one team over the other.

  • DetonatioN FocusMe lost against DRX in the first round
  • Team Secret are fresh off a 0-2 loss against Team Secret
  • Team Secret kept most of their roster from 2023 intact

Head to Head


DetonatioN FocusMe and Team Secret have yet to meet this season.

Team Secret Form


Team Secret kept most of their 2023 roster intact for this season, adding just Noel "NDG" De Guia as the sole new addition to the roster. Considering Secret haven't won much in 2023, more roster changes were expected.

Last year, Team Secret ended the VCT Pacific League in sixth place and then missed out on VALORANT Champions by placing second in VCT 2023: Pacific Last Chance Qualifier. On a more positive note, Team Secret won the Asia Pacific Predator League 2024, granted that was a B-tier event.

In the first round of VALORANT Champions Tour 2024: Pacific Kickoff, Team Secret lost against Talon Esports with 3-13, 8-13, which isn't a good look. Talon are far from one of the top teams in the region, so seeing Secret lose so badly suggests that there aren't many teams in the league who are weaker.

Team Secret Squad & Team News


Team Secret added just one new player ahead of the VCT 2024 season, Noel "NDG" De Guia.

  • Noel "NDG" De Guia
  • Jim "BORKUM" Timbreza
  • Jessie Cristy "JessieVash" Cuyco
  • Jeremy "Jremy" Cabrera
  • Adrian "invy" Reyes

DetonatioN FocusMe Form


DetonatioN FocusMe made big roster changes this offseason and essentially signed the whole ex-Crazy Raccoon squad, including coaches. So, while there is some continuity with this new lineup, Crazy Racoon weren't exactly a top-tier team in 2023 or 2022.

This explains why DFM are considered one of the weakest teams in the VALORANT Champions Tour 2024: Pacific Kickoff and possibly why they're expected to struggle against Secret. However, DFM played well against DRX in the opening match of the tournament, so they may be better than many expect.

DetonatioN FocusMe Squad & Team News


During the offseason, DFM added five new members, including Ibuki "Meiy" Seki, An "Medusa" Min-cheol , Yusuke "neth" Matsuda, and Souta "popogachi" Morita from Crazy Raccoon and Tomonori "SSeeS" Okimura. The team also added new coaches, Moon "Astell" Ji-won and NorthernLights.

  • Ibuki "Meiy" Seki
  • Yusuke "neth" Matsuda
  • Souta "popogachi" Morita
  • Tomonori "SSeeS" Okimura
  • An "Medusa" Min-cheol
  • Yoshitaka "Anthem" Enomoto

Verdict

Team Secret field better players than DetonatioN FocusMe, but this wasn't evident from the team's first games of VALORANT Champions Tour 2024: Pacific Kickoff. Obviously, one match doesn't prove anything, and it's still fair to say that Team Secret will likely end the season higher, but as it stands now, there doesn't seem to be much separating the two teams.

I expect to see a closely contested game, so I like over 2.5 maps. Additionally, I'm taking a smaller wager with DetonatioN FocusMe, who seem a bit underrated at 2.75.

Best Bet1: DFM To Win Moneyline @175.00 at Stake.com - 2 Units
Best Bet2: Over 2.5 Maps Over/Under @-111.11 at Stake.com - 3 Units
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