Global Esports CEO VCT 2023 Sao Paulo: Group Stage Predictions


Global Esports CEO Gives His Predictions for VCT 2023 São Paulo: Group Stage

How far do you think Global Esports will go in this tournament?

Aditya Singh Rawat
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During a recent livestream, Rushindra Sinha predicted how the Group Stage of VCT 2023 São Paulo could play out.
Rushindra Sinha made the predictions based on his own thoughts and analysis, naming the four teams that might reach the Playoffs.
He included Global Esports as one of the four teams to reach the Playoffs.

Global Esports is going to be the South Asian representatives at the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) 2023 São Paulo, the first Valorant tournament to take place on LAN for the current competitive season. This event will host all 30 teams that received a franchise slot last year along with two direct invites from China. It shall feature a total prize pool of $500,000 USD (INR 4,08,54,500).

During a recent livestream session, Rushindra Sinha - CEO and Founder of Global Esports, discussed the upcoming tournament while giving his predictions on how the already announced brackets might progress.

CEO of Global Esports predicts how the Group Stage of VCT 2023 São Paulo could play out

All the predictions made by Rushindra were based on his own thoughts and analysis. Obviously, there are bound to be differences in opinions based on every individual, so there is nothing to hate about.

Having said that do you think Global Esports has what it takes to qualify for the Playoffs of VCT 2023 São Paulo? Well, here is what the organization's CEO thinks may happen at the LAN event taking place in Ginásio do Ibirapuera, Brazil.

Before we get to the predictions, do keep in mind that the 32 teams have been divided into two groups of 16 teams each, following a single-elimination format where all matches are best-of-three. The top two teams from each group shall move ahead to the Playoffs.

Alpha Group

The 16 teams that are a part of this group are as follows:

  1. KOI

  2. NRG Esports

  3. DetonatioN FM

  4. Giants

  5. Gen.G Esports

  6. LOUD

  7. FunPlus Phoenix

  8. Karmine Corp

  9. BBL Esports

  10. DRX

  11. Cloud9

  12. Paper Rex

  13. Evil Geniuses

  14. Team Heretics

  15. MIBR

  16. Talon Esports

The two teams that will be making it through to the Playoffs according to Rushindra from this Group Stage are NRG Esports and DRX.

He believes that NRG has what it takes to reach the Playoffs and puts complete faith in the North American roster. After predicting a semifinal match between NRG and LOUD, Rushindra provides the following reason for choosing the former as the possible winner of this series,

"I want NRG to win. So, this is hopium. I am very good friends with guys at LOUD and I would love to see them in the semifinals (Playoffs), but I want to see NRG play against DRX. That is the reason!"

As for DRX, Rushindra while appreciating the team sums up his reason for backing the South Korean lineup by saying "I think right now they are the biggest threat in Asia. They are so good."

VCT 2023 Sao Paulo Group Alpha Predictions by Global Esports CEO

Omega Group

The 16 teams that are a part of this group are as follows:

  1. Team Liquid

  2. Team Secret

  3. NAVI

  4. KRÜ Esports

  5. ZETA Division

  6. Leviatán

  7. Team Vitality

  8. Global Esports

  9. FUT Esports

  10. Rex Regum Qeon

  11. 100 Thieves

  12. EDward Gaming

  13. Sentinels

  14. FNATIC

  15. T1

  16. FURIA

The two teams that will be making it through to the Playoffs according to Rushindra from this Group Stage are Global Esports and 100 Thieves.

Picking his own organization and showing complete faith in the boys, he says "I don't know why that was even an option. If you thought that I would pick Vitality, even by mistake, then you were wrong."

Moving on to the quarterfinal match, Rushindra remarks that it is going to be a tough fight for Global Esports against Leviatán, "It is going to be a tough fight but as always we are just going to say 'GE Fighting' and move ahead."

For the predicted semifinal match (Group Stage) between Global Esports and NAVI, Rushindra straight up said that he would pick the former because it is his own team but this could be their toughest fight ever if they manage to reach that far.

On the other hand, Rushindra backed 100 Thieves to reach the Playoffs, another team from North America, keeping his reasoning clear and simple, "I think 100 Thieves because they are looking strong."

VCT 2023 Sao Paulo Group Omega Predictions by Global Esports CEO

This was the complete Group Stage prediction made by Rushindra Sinha for the upcoming VCT 2023 São Paulo. To conclude this session on a lighter note, he stated "See, if you want to play based on hopium, then lets atleast go all the way."

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

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