NAVI vs DRX Preview and Prediction – Valorant Champions 2023

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NAVI vs DRX Preview and Prediction – Valorant Champions 2023

The first-ever NAVI vs DRX matchup is going to take place at Champions 2023, where the winner will secure a spot in the Playoffs


After winning their opening encounters in Group D, NAVI, and DRX are preparing to meet each other for the first time in the winner’s match, where the victors will move forward to the Playoffs while the losing squad will have to fight in the decider series. Both of these squads had some rough journeys in the past, especially their underperformance at Masters Tokyo. Before we predict the outcome of this exciting encounter, here are the previews for the Natus Vincere vs DRX series –

NAVI

ANGE1 arrived at the Champions 2023 stage talking about how Liquid will have much more pressure on them as expectations were low on NAVI, and it proved to be true in the opening series of the tournament. With SUYGETSU dominating both maps, NAVI brought an upset by defeating the EMEA champions 2-0. This victory may propel them to have another good performance against the South Koreans.

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Players

Andrey “Shao” Kiprsky

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.15
  • Average Combat Score: 217.8

Kirill “ANGE1” Karasiow

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 0.89
  • Average Combat Score: 192.5

Mehmet Yağız “cNed” İpek

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.16
  • Average Combat Score: 251.0

Dmitry “SUYGETSU” Ilyushin

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.10
  • Average Combat Score: 209.5

Pontus “Zyppan” Eek

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.07
  • Average Combat Score: 229.9

Most Kills

Map 1: SUYGETSU

Map 2: cNed

Map 3: SUYGETSU

Most Assists

Map 1: Shao

Map 2: Shao

Map 3: ANGE1

Most Deaths

Map 1: ANGE1

Map 2: Zyppan

Map 3: ANGE1

NAVI vs DRX Preview and Prediction - Valorant Champions 2023

DRX

As we expected in our prediction, DRX secured a 2-1 win against LOUD in their opening match. The South Koreans have decided to have Zest on the starting roster, and it appears that previous role issues are not haunting them anymore. However, it’s still too early to speak about their overall performance in the Champions, but we expect them to secure the Playoffs from this encounter.

Players

Kim “stax” Gu-taek

  • Role: Initiator
  • VLR Rating: 1.04
  • Average Combat Score: 194.4

Goo “Rb” Sang-min

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.05
  • Average Combat Score: 215.9

Kim “Zest” Gi-seok

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.01
  • Average Combat Score: 189.4

Byung-chul “BuZz” Yu

  • Role: Initiator/Sentinel
  • VLR Rating: 1.12
  • Average Combat Score: 234.2

Kim “MaKo” Myeong-kwan

  • Role: Controller
  • VLR Rating: 1.19
  • Average Combat Score: 218.6
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Most Kills

Map 1: Rb

Map 2: stax

Map 3: BuZz

Most Assists

Map 1: MaKo

Map 2: stax

Map 3: SUYGETSU

Most Deaths

Map 1: BuZz

Map 2: BuZz

Map 3: Zyppan

Valorant Champions 2023 – NAVI vs DRX Predictions

We are predicting a 2-1 victory for DRX in this match against NAVI.

NAVI vs DRX – Head to Head Record 

NAVI 0 – 0 DRX

NAVI vs DRX Maps 

  • Pearl
  • Fracture
  • Ascent

DRX vs NAVI Score 

  • Map 1: DRX to win by +3>
  • Map 2: NAVI to win by +2>
  • Map 3: DRX to win by +5>

DRX vs NAVI First Blood 

Map 1: BuZz

Map 2: cNed

Map 3: Rb

NAVI vs DRX Most First Kills

Map 1: Rb

Map 2: cNed

Map 3: BuZz

DRX vs NAVI Top Fragger

Rb

NAVI vs DRX Most Clutches

SUYGETSU

Valorant Champions 2023 – NAVI vs DRX Match Links

NAVI vs DRX Match Time

August 7, 2023 – 18:00 PT / 21:00 ET, August 8, 2023 – 03:00 CEST

NAVI vs DRX Preview and Prediction – Valorant Champions 2023
Najib R
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