The Guard vs MAD Lions Preview and Predictions – VCL NA Split 2

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The Guard vs MAD Lions Preview and Predictions – VCL NA Split 2

The Guard vs MAD Lions game is going to be these teams’ second encounter after Split 1


Undoubtedly, The Guard are one of the top three rosters of the VCL and, therefore, highly favored to win this match. On the other hand, MAD Lions look like their past selves of Split 1, as they come from a 1-2 record. Nonetheless, N4RRATE will have to step up for MAD Lions since one more loss can take away their chance to reach the Playoffs.

The Guard

The Guard have cemented themselves as the second-best squad in the North American Challengers League, and they brought the aggression right from the beginning of Split 2, winning their first two encounters. Even though they lost their recent game facing Moist Moguls, you have to consider the fact that Guard had a substitute as well as MxM are looking unstoppable right now in Group B. Overall, MAD Lions are going to be a much easier opponent than the Moguls, and we are expecting Guard to dominate as they usually do.

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Players

Jacob “valyn” Batio

  • Role: Controller
  • VLR Rating: 1.03
  • Average Combat Score: 205.6
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.02
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 74%
  • Average Damage per Round: 131.9

Jonah “JonahP” Pulice

  • Role: Initiator
  • VLR Rating: 1.04
  • Average Combat Score: 206.0
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.05
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 74%
  • Average Damage per Round: 133.1

Trent “trent” Cairns

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.10
  • Average Combat Score: 221.9
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.13
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 75%
  • Average Damage per Round: 148.7

Michael “neT” Bernet

  • Role: Sentinel
  • VLR Rating: 0.96
  • Average Combat Score: 198.5
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 0.99
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 69%
  • Average Damage per Round: 129.3

Ian “tex” Botsch

  • Role: Duelist
  • VLR Rating: 1.07
  • Average Combat Score: 225.6
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.11
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 71%
  • Average Damage per Round: 145.1

Player to Watch

trent

The Guard vs MAD Lions

MAD Lions

After a slow 0-2 start in Split 2, Mad Lions finally got a victory against G2 in their recent game. While this win would’ve been a big deal if they had faced the ShahZam squad before Split 2, this result was expected, considering G2’s current form. On a good note, we have been seeing N4RRATE showing up and making match-winning games as MAD’s Duelist player and will have a lot of responsibility when facing The Guard. 

Players

Adam “Ange” Milian

  • Role: Controller
  • VLR Rating: 1.07
  • Average Combat Score: 196.2
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.08
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 73%
  • Average Damage per Round: 127.3

Marshall “N4RRATE” Massey

  • Role: Flex
  • The Spike Rating: 1.27
  • Average Combat Score: 267.0
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.24
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 75.53%
  • Average Damage per Round: 165.4
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Justin “Trick” Sears

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 0.94
  • Average Combat Score: 199.2
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 0.87
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 71%
  • Average Damage per Round: 129.8

Joseph “Bjor” Bjorklund

  • Role: Controller/Sentinel
  • VLR Rating: 1.01
  • Average Combat Score: 203.8
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.03
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 72%
  • Average Damage per Round: 135.0

Hasan “BlackHeart” Hammad

  • Role: Initiator/Sentinel
  • VLR Rating: 1.04
  • Average Combat Score: 205.6
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.02
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 73%
  • Average Damage per Round: 137.3

Player to Watch

N4RRATE

Split 2 – The Guard vs MAD Lions Preview & Predictions

The Guard won’t have much trouble winning this game against MAD Lions without losing a map.

The Guard vs MAD Lions – Head-to-Head

The Guard 1 – 0 MAD Lions

The Guard vs MAD Lions – Maps

  • Map 1: Pearl
  • Map 2: Fracture
  • Map 3: Bind

The Guard vs MAD Lions – Score

  • Map 1: The Guard to win with MAD Lions > 5
  • Map 2: The Guard to win with MAD Lions < 7

The Guard vs MAD Lions – Top Fragger

trent

Split 2 – MAD Lions vs The Guard Match Links

The Guard vs MAD Lions – Match Time

May 12, 2023 – 16:00 ET // 22:00 CEST // 13:00 PT

The Guard vs MAD Lions Preview and Predictions – VCL NA Split 2
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