The Valorant Champions Tour Stage 2 Masters is set to run from July 10-24 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The tour returns for the second time this year, having emerged as one of the best PvP titles in recent times. The teams will be vying for the coveted trophy in front of a sellout audience for the first time in Valorant’s history.
Where teams finish in this 12-team event will decide how many VCT circuit points they get to determine the regional endings going into the last-chance qualifier and Valorant Champions. Some teams have already locked up their spots for the championship in Istanbul courtesy their performances leading up to Masters 2. For others, it’s a great opportunity to nail down their spots.
Before we take a look at the Masters Tour Copenhagen outright odds, be sure to refresh yourself with our Valorant betting guide.
Odds as of July 8 at Betway
Favorites In The Champions Tour Copenhagen Outright Odds
OpTic Gaming (+250)
OpTic Gaming has only dropped two games through Challenger 2 and don’t have any COVID concerns. They’re back to their first-choice roster, and this has coincided with them being in dominant form. No wonder they’re the top picks of the punters to become the first repeat Masters champions, a title they won in April when they swept LOUD in a five-bout contest at Stage-1 Masters in Reykjavik, Iceland.
OpTic won three closely contested maps – 13-9 on Ascent, 14-12 on Bind and 15-13 on Breeze – and took home the $200,000 grand prize out of a $675,000 prize pool. In addition, they also picked up 750 circuit points. The presence of Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker, one of the best players in the Valorant world, makes them that much more formidable. One of the best fraggers in North America, he was key to their win at VCT 2022: Stage 1, where he had the highest K/D ratio in the entire tournament, 1.32, and also had the second-highest average combat score: 252.30.
OpTic is NA’s second seed and is the punters’ top pick on the Champions Tour Copenhagen betting odds. In their current form, it’s hard to not see them make the final at the very least. They have also earned the first spot at Champions Istanbul after The Guard, the Masters 1 first seed, have failed to make it through to the Challenger 2 playoffs. This has ensured no team has been able to overtake OpTic’s 900 points total.
Their 3-0 washout to OpTic in Masters 1 has proven to be a springboard for higher honors. They’ve returned with a vengeance to complete a perfect Challenger 2 without dropping a single map. Only Ninjas in Pyjamas and Stars Horizon managed to reach double-digit rounds on a single map. Having swept their way through the Masters, they’re all set to replicate magic in Copenhagen. Can they avenge their loss to OpTic here?
They will be looking to Erick “aspas” Santos, the current No. 7, to deliver once again. There’s no reason not to. They’re the best Brazilian outfit, hands down. Like OpTic, they’ve made no changes in personnel between the previous Masters and this one. It points to a massive show of confidence in their players. Aspas has support from players like Matias “Saadhak” Delipetro and Gustavo “Sacy” Rossi. There can’t be a finer cocktail than this.
LOUD enters as Brazil’s top seeds, having locked spots at both Masters 1 and Masters 2. A second-placed finish at Masters 2 earned them 500 circuit points. With only one spot from Brazil up for grabs, their 3-0 win over Ninjas in Pyjamas earned them a repeat appearance at the Masters and also denied NiP any further points.
The icing on the cake is that LOUD has a passage through to the VCT Champions Istanbul 2022 as Brazil’s representative, regardless of their performance at Masters 2. They’re second on the favorites charts, something that is hard to argue against given their track record so far this year. OpTic is their biggest threat.
Value Picks In The Champions Tour Copenhagen Outright Odds
Their run at Masters 1 was cut short due to the pandemic and emergency substitutes that eventually led to a group stage exit. They’ve made minor roster tweaks that seem to have sharpened their game. A perfect group stage where they dropped only one map, in the playoffs, shows the kind of improvements they have made since Reykjavik.
On current form, there’s little doubt they are the best team in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Their dominant 3-0 win over FunPlus Phoenix in the Valorant Champions Tour EMEA Stage 2 Challengers playoffs grand final told you a story of a team that is riding a massive wave of confidence and self-belief.
Outside Picks In The Champions Tour Copenhagen Outright Odds
They’ve been one of the most consistent teams in the world and much of their success is thanks to role clarity. The top representative from Korea, DRX are coming off a perfect Challengers 2, where they swept through the group stages 7-0 before making a clean sweep of the playoffs. DRX has come up with better plans and execution as compared to Challengers 1.
DRX has a proven track record and most things going for them in their quest to transform from a good to a great team. They will be hungry to prove a point or two to the region that eliminated them from Masters 1. If they can do that, they would’ve made a massive statement. They don’t have an international trophy yet, but they have most things going their way to clinch a Masters title.
Betting Strategy Based On The Champions Tour Copenhagen Betting Odds
We’re inclined to respect what the bookmakers are saying in this case – OpTic Gaming and LOUD are not too far apart from each other in terms of quality and form at the moment and that’s where our money would go. For such strong favorites, they still offer fantastic potential rewards.
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