Fnatic Picks Up Where They Left Off in VCT: EMEA

The VCT: EMEA returned to action with all teams returning to play. After their week layoff Fnatic still looked as dangerous as ever, showing all that they’re real contenders.

Week 5 is in the books for the Valorant Champions Tour: EMEA League, in which all teams were able to participate. Fnatic didn’t seem to be out of practice as the team picked up right where they left off in their match against FUT Esports. Meanwhile, Natus Vincere continues to grow their winning streak as they attempt to catch up to Fnatic in the standings. With only a few more weeks before playoffs, all teams are going to be competing to make sure they’re in the Top 6 at the end of the year. 

Current Valorant Champions Tour: EMEA Standings

Fnatic continues to be the kings of Europe as the team came back after having an off week due to a Covid outbreak within the team. With many wondering how the layoff would affect their play, the team settled any anxieties coming out with a dominant 2-0 win over FUT Esports. Both maps’ final scores were 13-5, proving through adversity that Fnatic is still one of the best teams in the world.

Natus Vincere extended their winning streak to five in a row after losing their season opener to KOI. Natus Vincere looked good last week in their 2-0 win over Team Vitality. Both maps were close, but Natus Vincere was able to close them both out 13-10. This is a squad that has looked very consistent over the past few weeks as they continue to cement themselves as the 2nd best team in Europe.

Team Liquid found themselves in a thrilling match against Giants Gaming last week as they snuck out a 2-1 win. The match started with a close Map 1 on Ascent, where Giants Gaming found a 13-11 win. The following two maps, Icebox and Lotus were equally as contested. However, Team Liquid was able to keep their wits about them and found 13-11 and 13-10 wins, respectively. 

There is a three-way tie for the teams sitting in 4-6th place in the standings, with FUT Esports, Team Vitality, and Giants Gaming all sitting at 3-3. With only the top six teams qualifying for the Valorant Champions Tour: EMEA Playoffs, all of these teams are going to have to secure a couple more wins or risk losing their spot. With all four of the bottom teams within striking range, expect the 3-3 teams to play with some more urgency in the next few weeks. 


  1. Fnatic (5-0)
  2. Natus Vincere (5-1)
  3. Team Liquid (4-2)
  4. FUT Esports (3-3)

Team Vitality (3-3)

Giants Gaming (3-3)

7. BBL Esports (2-4)

8. Karmine Corp (2-4)

9. KOI (1-4)

10. Team Heretics (1-5)

Week 6 Valorant Champions Tour: EMEA Schedule and Odds 

My matches of the week are FUT Esports vs Karmine Corp and Giants Gaming vs Team Heretics. Both of these matchups feature teams that are battling with eachother for playoff positions. Wins for all four of these teams go a long way in having a chance to raise the trophy at the end of all of this, which is the dream of all the players competing.

All times listed are in Eastern Time.

Wednesday, May 2nd

Team Vitality (+435) vs Fnatic (-700) – 2 PM

Thursday, May 4th

FUT Esports (-350) vs Karmine Corp (+250) – 12 PM

KOI (+142) vs BBL Esports (-185) – 3 PM

Friday, May 5th

Natus Vincere (-185) vs Team Liquid (+136) – 12 PM 

Giants Gaming (-410) vs Team Heretics (+265)