NRG Esports and Giants Gaming will lock heads in the Quarter-Finals of the VCT LOCK//IN 2023 Alpha Bracket, with the winner advancing to the Semi-Finals and the loser getting knocked out of the kickoff VALORANT event.
Both teams have looked good thus far in Sao Paulo. NRG Esports had a tough time early on against KOI but soon found their footing to win the series 2-0. On the other hand, Giants Gaming sent DetoNation FocusMe packing to set up the match with NRG. Giants Gaming might make things tough for NRG on the day. But, the North American organization will be the early favorites and should ideally take this one.
Which Team to pick?
Squad with players that have the most fantasy points in the last 5 matches
Economically efficient Squad
Squad with players that have the highest cost as per credits
Since we are going for an NRG victory, it is imperative to take 3 players from the said team. s0m has looked in great form and will be a guaranteed pick for many. crashies should also be an automatic choice. Meanwhile, ardiis is taking a bit of time to get going and hence, you can go with Victor instead. I have still gone with ardiis for good measure. Cloud and nukkye are easy choices from Giants.
Picking the captain & vice-captain
In terms of multipliers, it is prudent to go with ardiis as your captain and either s0m or crashies as your vice-captain. My choice is the former, with s0m being the more in-form player right now.
Adding the Boosters
You can put your faith in crashies for the Helping Hand booster. Meanwhile, ardiis is a good option for the Frag Leader booster. But, I have only gone for a single booster, that too on crashies.
You can make up to 20 squads per user to maximize your chances of winning in our Match of the Day. Now that we have equipped you with the relevant information regarding the match between NRG Esports and Giants Gaming, it is time to put your thinking cap on and build the best team(s) for the Match of the Day events.
Where, when and how to watch?
You can catch NRG Esports take on Giants Gaming live at 10:30 pm IST on the 17th February on all official VALORANT channels and official watch parties on YouTube and Twitch.
DISCLAIMER: This team is based on the understanding and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.