Paper Rex vs EDward Gaming Preview and Predictions – Valorant Champions 2023

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Paper Rex vs EDward Gaming Preview and Predictions – Valorant Champions 2023

Paper Rex vs EDward Gaming will determine the fourth team to qualify for the Valorant Champions 2023 Playoffs


Get ready for a barn-burner as two of Asia’s finest, Paper Rex and EDward Gaming, face off in the Winner's matchup of Group A. The excitement is palpable, especially considering this is a rematch of their intense showdown at Masters Tokyo. With that being said, here is our in-depth preview and prediction guide.

Paper Rex

Unlike the Tokyo campaign, Paper Rex arrived in LA with their full-strength roster. Proving the pre-tournament predictions right, the SEA powerhouse started their group stage journey with a dominant win over the red-hot KRÜ Esports. Running their signature double-duelist comp on both maps, PRX wrapped up the win comfortably with a 2-0 scoreline. 

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Players

Aaron “mindfreak” Leonhart

  • Role: Controller
  • VLR Rating: 1.06
  • Average Combat Score: 183.9

Jason “f0rsakeN” Susanto

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.16
  • Average Combat Score: 255.9

Ilya “something” Petrov

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.24
  • Average Combat Score: 264.4

Khalish “d4v41” Rusyaidee

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.13
  • Average Combat Score: 217.5

Jing Jie “Jinggg” Wang

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.14
  • Average Combat Score: 254.2

Most Kills

Map 1: f0rsaken

Map 2: something

Map 3: Jinggg

Most Assists

Map 1: mindfreak

Map 2: mindfreak

Map 3: f0rsaken

Most Deaths

Map 1: Jinggg

Map 2: Jinggg

Map 3: something

EDward Gaming

EDward Gaming appear to be on a trajectory to replicate their success from Masters Tokyo. In the group A opener, the top-seeded Chinese team secured a resounding victory against the EMEA LCQ champion, Giants Gaming. Renowned for their unorthodox and aggressive approach, EDG revealed a previously unseen aspect of their gameplay: composure. This was witnessed when they bounced back from a first-map loss of 13-15 and ultimately secured the BO3, showcasing impressive poise.

Players

Wang “nobody” Senxu

  • Role: Initiator
  • VLR Rating: 1.08
  • Average Combat Score: 203.1

Zheng “ZmjjKK” Yongkang

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.13
  • Average Combat Score: 264.6

Wan “CHICHOO” Shunzhi

  • Role: Sentinel/Controller
  • VLR Rating: 1.12
  • Average Combat Score: 204.1

Haodong “Haodong” Guo

  • Role: Controller
  • VLR Rating: 0.97
  • Average Combat Score: 180.1

Zhang “Smoggy” Zhao

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.1
  • Average Combat Score: 224.0
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Most Kills

Map 1: nobody

Map 2: ZmjjKK

Map 3: ZmjjKK

Most Assists

Map 1: nobody

Map 2: Haodong

Map 3: CHICHIO

Most Deaths

Map 1: Smoggy

Map 2: Smoggy

Map 3: ZmjjKK

Paper Rex vs EDward Gaming

Valorant Champions 2023 – Paper Rex vs EDward Gaming Predictions

We predict yet another 2-1 victory by Paper Rex.

Paper Rex vs EDward Gaming – Head-to-Head Record 

Paper Rex 2 – 0 EDward Gaming

Paper Rex vs EDward Gaming Maps 

  • Pearl
  • Lotus
  • Fracture

EDward Gaming vs Paper Rex Score 

  • Map 1: Paper Rex to win by +3>
  • Map 2: EDG to win by +4<
  • Map 3: Paper Rex to win by +3>

EDward Gaming vs Paper Rex First Blood 

Map 1: something

Map 2: f0saken

Map 3: ZmjjKK

Paper Rex vs EDward Gaming Most First Kills

Map 1: ZmjjKK

Map 2: ZmjjKK

Map 3: something

EDward Gaming vs Paper Rex Top Fragger

Jinggg

Paper Rex vs EDward Gaming Most Clutches

Mindfreak

Valorant Champions 2023 – Paper Rex vs EDward Gaming Match Links

Match Time

August 10, 2023 – 18:00 PT / 21:00 ET

August 11, 2023 – 03:00 CEST

Paper Rex vs EDward Gaming Preview and Predictions – Valorant Champions 2023
Najib R
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