The second round of VALORANT Champions Tour 2022: APAC Last Chance Qualifier kicks off on Tuesday, August 2, when ORDER will meet with Onic Esports in the upper bracket quarter-finals. It will mark the first meeting between the two Valorant teams and a clash that promises a close battle for the upper bracket semifinal spot.
The Valorant odds on this match show no clear favorite, albeit that doesn’t mean there aren’t any solid betting opportunities, which we will explore in this betting preview, where we provide you with Onic Esports vs. ORDER predictions and top picks.
Esports Scoreboard Record
Onic Esports have yet to play a game in the APAC LCQ since they’ve received a direct invite to the tournament.
On the other side, ORDER already clashed with Fancy United Esports on Monday, August 1, and won 2-0, booking their spot in the next round of the qualifiers. That victory marked ORDER’s fifth in a row and their 13th since the start of April.
Onic Esports vs. ORDER Betting Analysis
Onic and ORDER have never met before, so it will be interesting to see how the two teams stack up. But if we put more weight on the strength of the region the teams are from; then you should favor Onic to come out ahead. This also explains why many Onic Esports vs. ORDER predictions will tell you to bet on the former.
Onic Esports Analysis
Onic Esports are one of the four directly invited teams to the upper bracket quarter-finals, as the no.4-rated team on the APAC Circuit.
They were not quite as impressive as Paper Rex nor XERIA, but Onic Espots did well throughout the season, claiming 55 points from the first and second Challengers.
Form-wise, Onic are in a good spot with just two losses over their last 13 outings, albeit they’ve not played a single game since June 25, which could be a problem.
Ring rust is a thing, and unless Onic put in the time to get ready for this match with scrims, they might not be at 100%.
ORDER qualified for the LCQ by winning the VOIT Championship, but that’s the only thing ORDER have achieved this season. Admittedly, they’ve done relatively well in the recent Challengers, where they ninth-12th, but even that is hardly worth celebrating.
On a more positive note, ORDER are 5-0 across their last five and have – unlike Onic – played games since June; six to be exact.
Still most of those outings came in the VOT Championship, which didn’t feature any tough opponents, so ORDER have not been properly tested since the first round of APAC LCQ, where they beat Fancy United Esports 2-0.
It was a solid showing from the Australian squad, but they’ll have to show a bit more on Tuesday.
There are no notable news about the teams ahead of this bout, so barring any last-minute changes, we can expect both squads to have their full rosters available for the affair.
Onic Esports vs. ORDER Betting Preview
Onic should be favored to win in this match, so it’s easy to see why most of the esports bets will be placed on them.
Still, we would not be too excited about adding Onic to our esports picks sheet, mainly due to the fact that they’ve not played a single match in well over a month.
Onic Esports vs. ORDER Betting Prediction
Onic hail from a much stronger region and they’ve beaten better teams than ORDER this season, yet there are no guarantees that Onic will win on Tuesday.
Admittedly, they’ve been very effective in beating lesser teams, but Onic have also dropped maps against Bigetron Arctic.
Who to Bet On?
Regardless of what Valorant odds show, it’s tough not to take a shot with ORDER, who are more than capable of taking down the Indonesian squad.
Admittedly, ORDER are not a particularly strong team, but they’re in good form and are set to take on a rusty ring squad that has not played a single official match since late June.
Esports Pick: ORDER to win