Apeks vs paiN Preview and Predictions: BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Challengers Stage

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Apeks vs paiN Preview and Predictions: BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Challengers Stage

The Apeks vs paiN game is another first-ever encounter happening in the Challengers Stage

This will be a very close and competitive matchup, considering both teams’ current rankings and their performances in the Challengers League so far. This Best of 3 will allow the winner to confirm a spot in the Legends Stage, and whoever fails to qualify will still have another chance in Round 5. If you are into CSGO betting or just love eSports, here are our predictions on this exciting Apeks vs paiN matchup. 


Apeks looked ferocious coming from this Major’s first and only 16-0 win against Grayhound. However, getting past G2 to reach the Legends Stage was too good of a storyline to be true, as they got dominated in their recent Bo3. While Anubis was somewhat of a close map in that game, Apeks looked helpless on Inferno, as they only managed to get three rounds. And even though this loss was expected, getting overwhelmed in such a fashion can hurt their performance in the upcoming Challengers Stage games. 


Martin “STYKO” Styk

  • HLTV Rating: 0.99
  • Impact Rating: 0.98
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 73.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.66

Joakim “jkaem” Myrbostad

  • HLTV Rating: 1.04
  • Impact Rating: 1.17
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.2%
  • Average Damage Round: 80.4
  • Kills Per Round: 0.73

Tim “nawwk” Jonasson

  • HLTV Rating: 1.13
  • Impact Rating:1.08
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 72.9
  • Kills Per Round:0.73
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Justinas “jL” Lekavicius

  • HLTV Rating: 1.12
  • Impact Rating: 1.15
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 79.1
  • Kills Per Round:0.74

Damjan “kyxsan” Stoilkovski

  • HLTV Rating: 1.05
  • Impact Rating: 1.04
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 76.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.67

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With a hot 16-2 start against a fellow Brazilian roster, paiN looked powerful and hungry for the Legends Stage. However, FaZe proved to be a tough contender in Round two, leading to a 12-16 loss. Fortunately, the Brazilians quickly got back their dominating spirit and have now arrived in this Bo3 after a convincing 16-4 win facing Complexity. Waiting as their opponent, the European squad is looking stronger than teams like Fluxo and Complexity, and paiN will have to do their best to secure their Legends spot.


Gabriel “NEKIZ” Schenato

  • HLTV Rating: 0.98
  • Impact Rating: 1.06
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 74.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.68

Rodrigo “biguzera” Bittencourt

  • HLTV Rating: 1.16
  • Impact Rating: 1.15
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 80.5
  • Kills Per Round: 0.72

Wesley “hardzao” Lopes

  • HLTV Rating: 1.09
  • Impact Rating: 1.02
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 74.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.69

Romeu “zevy” Rocco

  • HLTV Rating: 1.16
  • Impact Rating: 1.16
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.4%
  • Average Damage Round: 75.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.76

Felipe “skullz” Medeiros

  • HLTV Rating: 1.10
  • Impact Rating: 1.03
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.7%
  • Average Damage Round: 76.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70
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Apeks vs paiN Predictions: BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Challengers Stage

Apeks will take this victory against paiN in a 2-1 score.

Apeks vs paiN Head to Head Record 

Apeks 0 – 0 paiN

Apeks vs paiN Maps 

  • Anubis
  • Inferno
  • Mirage

Apeks vs paiN Score 

  • Map 1: paiN to win by +4>
  • Map 2: Apeks to win by +3<
  • Map 3: Apeks to win by +7<

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BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Challengers Stage paiN vs Apeks Match Links

Apeks vs paiN Match Time

May 10, 2023 – 09:30 ET/08:30 CST/06:30 PT