Team Heretics vs Karmine Corp – VCT 2024 EMEA Kickoff Grand Final Predictions

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Team Heretics vs Karmine Corp – VCT 2024 EMEA Kickoff Grand Final Predictions

The Team Heretics vs Karmine Corp matchup will determine the VCT 2024 EMEA Kickoff champion. Here’s our predictions

Both teams are already Madrid-bound to participate in the first Masters of the VCT 2024 calendar. This match will decide who will get the better seeding.

Team Heretics vs Karmine Corp Grand Final Live

Team Heretics and Karmine Corp were far from anyone's predictions to become the two finalists of this event. However, after two weeks of Valorant, here we are, with them beating every big name in EMEA to secure their spots in the Madrid Masters set to start on March 14.

Team Heretics vs Karmine Corp Prediction: Favorites vs Underdogs

With both teams already causing numerous upsets, the question remains: which underdog will emerge victorious in this battle? Read on to find out

Who Will Win?

The teams are coming into this matchup on equal footing, but we will be slightly leaning towards Karmine Corp to win the match. We predict this even though Team Heretics have already beaten Karmine Corp in this very event, and the reason behind it is quite simple. If a team is coming off a win over a juggernaut like FNATIC, it would be foolish to bet against them.

Expected Compositions

We are currently at a stage in the event that we know the team comps of both teams for most of the maps if not all. Especially, of Karmine Corp, who have played six BO3s already.

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Team Heretics vs Karmine Corp – VCT 2024 EMEA Kickoff Grand Final Predictions

Karmine Corp Split Comp. Source: VLR

Karmine Corp typically follows the meta composition for most maps. However, in every other map, they add an unorthodox Duelist agent into their lineup. For instance, they opt for Reyna on Ascent and Yoru on Split, which is unconventional, to say the least.

Team Heretics vs Karmine Corp – VCT 2024 EMEA Kickoff Grand Final Predictions

Team Heretics Sunset Comp. Source: VLR

Team Heretics also generally adhere to the meta composition in most scenarios, deviating only in their choice of duelists. In the three matches played thus far, Jett, the most-picked duelist agent, has not been played once. To fill the role of Jett, they opt for Neon instead.


In the head-to-head matchup, Team Heretics currently hold a 2-1 lead, with their most recent victory occurring earlier this event. Should Karmine Corp succeed in securing their revenge, the H2H record will return to a tie.

Team Heretics vs Karmine Corp: Best Betting Odds

The odds for this Grand Final matchup are as close as it gets.

  • Karmine Corp win: Although the decimal odds are close, KC are still a slight favorite with an odd of 1.71 against TH’s 2.06.
  • Team Heretics win first map: Team Heretics have started strong in all three matches. The same will likely happen again in the grand final.
  • Total maps: We predict a BO5, with at least two of the maps going to overtime.

Team Heretics vs Karmine Corp Preview

Now that you have seen our prediction for the Team Heretics vs Karmine Corp matchup, here’s a preview of how both of these teams have done so far.

Karmine Corp’s Underdog Journey

Karmine Corp have played 6 BO3s in this event so far and have conceded only one loss. Apart from that loss against Team Heretics, the French org has looked flawless. The back-to-back wins against KOI and Vitality were particularly impressive.

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The biggest win of KCorp, however, came in the semi-finals of the kickoff event. Going up against FNATIC, arguably the best team in the world, they were not favored to win. Yet, defying all expectations, Sh1n and his teammates executed what is now regarded as the most significant upset of the season, breezing through the 2023 Masters Tokyo champion with a 2-0 victory.

Team Heretics’s Unbeaten Run

Team Heretic's journey may not have been as dramatic as Karmine Corp's, but it was undeniably more dominant. Following convincing victories over Karmine Corp and FUT Esports, Team Heretics advanced to the playoffs, where they faced off against the EMEA giant, NAVI.

While many anticipated a fiercely competitive matchup, such was the case only for the first map, which Team Heretics won by a nail-biting 16-14 score. The next map unfolded as a one-sided affair, with the Spanish org securing a 13-4 victory.

Key Players to Watch

  • Miniboo: Another young duelist who has incredible potential. If he maintains his current form, we will be witnessing something special from him in the grand final.
  • Sh1n: The clutch minister of Karmine Corp is putting on Controller masterclasses every game. Do not miss out.
  • N4RRATE: Hailing from the North American Challengers League, N4RRATE is proving time and time again why he is arguably the best flex player right now.
  • marteen: The fragging ability of 19-year-old marteen is out of this world, and he has the potential to turn the tide of a match single-handedly.

Karmine Corp vs Team Heretics: VCT EMEA Kickoff 2024 Grand Final Rosters

Team Heretics:

  • Ričardas “Boo” Lukaševičius
  • Dominykas “MiniBoo” Lukaševičius
  • Patryk “paTiTek” Fabrowski
  • Enes “RieNs” Ecirli
  • Benjy “benjyfishy” David Fish
  • Neil “neilzinho” Finlay (Head coach)

Karmine Corp:

  • Ryad “Shin” Ensaad
  • Martin “Magnum” Peňkov
  • Martin “marteen” Pátek
  • Marshall “N4RRATE” Massey
  • Tomás “tomaszy” Machado

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Team Heretics vs Karmine Corp – VCT 2024 EMEA Kickoff Grand Final Predictions
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