Paper Rex vs DetonatioN FocusMe Preview and Predictions – VCT 2023 Pacific League

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Paper Rex vs DetonatioN FocusMe Preview and Predictions – VCT 2023 Pacific League

PRX and DFM are facing each other after three months on the second day of VCT 2023 Pacific.

This match is a grand opportunity for the Japanese team to finally show their potential since Paper Rex will be present on the stage as the favorites. The last time these two teams collided in ONE Pro Invitational, PRX had the upper hand, as expected by many. It’ll be tough for DFM to handle the aggressive playstyle of the Singaporeans; still, we expect nothing less than a fair matchup.

VCT Pacific League 2023

Credit: Riot Games

Paper Rex

Paper Rex have proven they are part of the same conversations as the LOUDs and FNATICs of the professional Valorant scene. However, they are yet to cement their name in tier 1 events. 

VCT Pacific brings an excellent opportunity to the Singaporean squad to dominate with their fast and aggressive playstyle. On top of that, we are excited to see PRX’s new strategies after what they have shown against Cloud9 in LOCK//IN. 


Aaron “mindfreak” Leonhart

  • Role: Controller
  • The Spike Rating: 0.97
  • Average Combat Score: 183.8
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.08
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 75.38%
  • Average Damage per Round: 120.3

Jason “f0rsakeN” Susanto

  • Role: Flex
  • The Spike Rating: 1.29
  • Average Combat Score: 266.8
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.29
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 74.79%
  • Average Damage per Round: 168.2

Benedict “Benkai” Tan

  • Role: Sentinel/Initiator
  • The Spike Rating: 0.98
  • Average Combat Score: 189.1
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.12
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 76.98%
  • Average Damage per Round: 115.8

Khalish “d4v41” Rusyaidee

  • Role: Flex
  • The Spike Rating: 1.15
  • Average Combat Score: 226.7
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.23
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 77.54%
  • Average Damage per Round: 145.2

Jing Jie “Jinggg” Wang

  • Role: Flex
  • The Spike Rating: 1.27
  • Average Combat Score: 267.2
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.27
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 75.32%
  • Average Damage per Round: 166.2

Player to Watch

Jinggg has been consistent across different roles in recent matches, and he will come out on top again, even crossing the impacts of f0rsakeN.

DetonatioN FocusMe

This event will be the second time DetonatioN FocusMe (DFM) competes in a tier 1 tournament. The Japanese team was overwhelmed by Giants Gaming in LOCK//IN, and they are yet to show convincing results, judging from their recent performances. However, the Japanese crowd and the “Korean Jett” fans will cheer for DFM as they face a powerful franchise team.


Seo “Suggest” Jae-young

  • Role: Initiator
  • The Spike Rating: 1.21
  • Average Combat Score: 238.0
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.33
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 78.61%
  • Average Damage per Round: 150.9

Ryumon “Reita” Oshiro

  • Role: Flex
  • The Spike Rating: 1.09
  • Average Combat Score: 225.2
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.18
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 71.95%
  • Average Damage per Round: 141.4

Tomoki “xnfri” Moriya

  • Role: Flex
  • The Spike Rating: 1.04
  • Average Combat Score: 207.9
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.10
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 75.00%
  • Average Damage per Round: 138.4

Yoshitaka “Anthem” Enomoto

  • Role: Flex
  • The Spike Rating: 1.16
  • Average Combat Score: 239.2
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.17
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 76.49%
  • Average Damage per Round: 154.6

Park “Seoldam” Sang-min

  • Role: Duelist
  • The Spike Rating: 1.39
  • Average Combat Score: 238.1
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.39
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 75.00%
  • Average Damage per Round: 161.6

Player to Watch

While we are still waiting for Seoldam to dominate with his Jett knives, our official prediction favors Reita as DFM’s most valuable player.

VCT 2023 Pacific League – Paper Rex vs DetonatioN FocusMe Predictions

The underdogs will need to put up a great fight, but even then, it will be hard to break apart Paper Rex’s experience and raw skills. This series will be an easy 2-0 victory for the Singaporean roster.


Paper Rex will want to pick Lotus, while DetonatioN FocusMe will go for Haven. Pearl will be the decider map, but we will most likely not see it.


Map 1: Paper Rex to win with DetonatioN FocusMe<10.

Map 2: Paper Rex to win with Stax’snatioN FocusMe>6.

Top Fragger

Considering both teams' recent performances and their players, we are going with Jinggg to dominate the server.

Match Links

Don’t miss out on this exciting match, as it will livestream in multiple languages on Twitch and YouTube at 05:00 ET/ 10:00 CET/ 02:00 PT.

If you’re a fan of watch parties, VCT Pacific’s Twitter released an official list of streams you can tune on!

Keep an eye on ESTNN for more information on VCT 2023 Pacific League’s matches, predictions and recaps.

Paper Rex vs DetonatioN FocusMe Preview and Predictions – VCT 2023 Pacific League
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