T1 vs ZETA DIVISION Preview and Predictions – VCT 2023 Pacific Playoffs

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T1 vs ZETA DIVISION Preview and Predictions – VCT 2023 Pacific Playoffs

The T1 vs ZETA DIVISION series will be the second and final Lower Round 1 game in the Playoffs


After experiencing their first defeat in the Playoffs, these teams have one more chance in this double-elimination bracket to move forward. T1 are coming into this game from an Upper Semifinal loss, while ZETA DIVISION couldn’t even win their Upper Round 1 series. Whoever grabs this Best of 3 will be meeting either Team Secret or Gen.G in Lower Round 2. 

T1

The South Koreans faced another 0-2 defeat against Paper Rex in their last game; however, it was much closer this time. Their star member Sayaplayer had a good showing in both of the maps, giving T1 some confidence to move forward in this part of the Pacific League. We predict to see a repeat of the Regular Season in this game as we are likely going to see another 2-1 series favoring T1 facing ZETA DIVISION. 

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Players

Son “xeta” Seon-ho

  • Role: Initiator
  • VLR Rating: 1.08
  • Average Combat Score: 193.6
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.05
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 77%
  • Average Damage per Round: 126.2

Byeon “Munchkin” Sang-beom

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.05
  • Average Combat Score: 226.1
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.09
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 70%
  • Average Damage per Round: 144.8

Ha “Sayaplayer” Jung-woo

  • Role: Duelist
  • VLR Rating: 1.07
  • Average Combat Score: 224.3
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.14
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 71%
  • Average Damage per Round: 144.4

Lee “Carpe” Jae-hyeok

  • Role: Initiator
  • VLR Rating: 0.90
  • Average Combat Score: 169.2
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 0.80
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 73%
  • Average Damage per Round: 110.5

Joseph “ban” Seungmin

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.03
  • Average Combat Score: 218.0
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.06
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 70%
  • Average Damage per Round: 138.1

Player to Watch

Sayaplayer

T1 vs ZETA DIVISION

ZETA DIVISION

We expected ZETA to get at least a single map against Team Secret in their Round 1 match, which the Japanese roster failed to deliver, landing themselves in the lowers from their first Playoffs game. However, they did give us a close series with two back-to-back overtime maps, with Laz and Dep continuing their remarkable form. Winning this game against T1 will require a team effort rather than the heroic plays of some members, and it is entirely possible from the best Japanese team in the split.

Players

Koji “Laz” Ushida

  • Role: Initiator
  • VLR Rating: 1.11
  • Average Combat Score: 227.4
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.22
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 71%
  • Average Damage per Round: 144.5
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Tomoaki “crow” Maruoka

  • Role: Initiator/Controller
  • VLR Rating: 0.93
  • Average Combat Score: 169.3
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 0.91
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 73%
  • Average Damage per Round: 113.9

Yuma “Dep” Hashimoto

  • Role: Duelist
  • VLR Rating: 1.02
  • Average Combat Score: 227.9
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.11
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 69%
  • Average Damage per Round: 140.3

Shota “SugarZ3ro” Watanabe

  • Role: Controller
  • VLR Rating: 1.05
  • Average Combat Score: 197.9
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.06
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 74%
  • Average Damage per Round: 129.7

Tenta “TENNN” Asai

  • Role: Sentinel
  • VLR Rating: 0.96
  • Average Combat Score: 206.1
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 0.94
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 71%
  • Average Damage per Round: 135.3

Player to Watch

Laz

VCT 2023 Pacific Playoffs – T1 vs ZETA DIVISION Predictions

T1 will be in control of this Best of 3, repeating the Regular Season score of 2-1 against ZETA DIVISION.

T1 vs ZETA DIVISION – Head-to-Head

T1 1 – 0 ZETA DIVISION

T1 vs ZETA DIVISION – Maps

  • Lotus
  • Pearl
  • Fracture

T1 vs ZETA DIVISION Score

  • Map 1: T1 to win with ZETA DIVISION<9
  • Map 2: ZETA DIVISION to win with T1>10
  • Map 3: T1 to win with ZETA DIVISION>11

T1 vs ZETA DIVISION – Top Fragger

Sayaplayer

VCT 2023 Pacific Playoffs – ZETA DIVISION vs T1 Match Links

T1 vs ZETA DIVISION – Match Time

May 21, 2023 – 03:30 PT // 06:30 ET // 12:30 CEST

T1 vs ZETA DIVISION Preview and Predictions – VCT 2023 Pacific Playoffs
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