Paper Rex vs Gen.G – Madrid Contenders in the VCT 2024 Pacific Kickoff Grand Final

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Paper Rex vs Gen.G – Madrid Contenders in the VCT 2024 Pacific Kickoff Grand Final

Here’s our preview of the VCT 2024 Pacific Kickoff Grand Final as we are about to witness an exciting Paper Rex vs Gen.G matchup


Paper Rex, the APAC favorites, will be facing a dark horse to defend their Pacific League title.

Paper Rex vs Gen.G Grand Final Live

Gen.G has defeated expectations by reaching the Grand Final after their dominating 2-0 victory against DRX. They had a near-flawless run so far, with their only loss being against none other than Paper Rex in the Group Stage.

Both finalists have already secured their spot in the upcoming Masters, and the winner of the Grand Final will get circuit points that will help them qualify for Champions 2024.

Will the South Koreans finally be able to defeat the Pacific title holders? Or will PRX continue their streak?

Paper Rex vs Gen.G Prediction: Favorites vs Upstarts

Do the South Korean underdogs have a chance against PRX’s reign?

Who Will Win?

Paper Rex is expected to win the Bo5 and secure themselves as the Pacific League title holders once again. While Gen.G does have the potential to bring an upset, they have always fallen short in their previous two encounters against the Singaporeans.

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It’s no secret that Paper Rex is not only the best squad in the Pacific but one of the top teams in the world, considering their performance in the 2023 season. If not for the might of Evil Geniuses, PRX would’ve held the Champions trophy.

Even with the weirdest Agent compositions, they have stayed consistent in the region, with Gen.G being able to take only a single map from them in the Group Stage.

Paper Rex vs Gen.G – Madrid Contenders in the VCT 2024 Pacific Kickoff Grand Final

Expected Compositions

Gen.G’s compositions so far have resembled the meta more than the ridiculous Agent picks shown by PRX.

The underdogs will likely continue to go for solo Duelist comps with double Controllers or Initiators.

PRX, on the other hand, will continue their madness with things like the triple Duelist composition they showed on Split.

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Head-to-Head

PRX has proven to be the better team in the two encounters against Gen.G, with both matches being in the Pacific League by a year apart.

Paper Rex vs Gen.G: Best Betting Odds

The odds for a Paper Rex victory are overwhelmingly high. Here are the best betting odds, in our opinion.

  • Paper Rex win: Decimal odds favor 4.23 to 1.20 due to Paper Rex being the clear favorite of the match. Gen.G will likely face a 3-1 or even a 3-0 clean sweep loss.
  • Paper Rex win first map: Although Paper Rex lost their first map against Gen.G in the Group Stage, it’s not likely to happen in the Grand Final.
  • Total maps +3.5: While PRX is the clear favorite, Gen.G has the potential to score at least one map in this Bo5.

Paper Rex vs Gen.G Preview

Now that you have seen our predictions for this banger of a Paper Rex vs Gen.G Grand Final match, it’s time to look at both teams’ performance so far.

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Dominating Pacific League

Being the best seed in the league, Paper Rex only needed to win two series to secure the Grand Final, and they did so with confidence. After a 2-1 victory against Gen.G in the Group Stage, the Singaporeans defeated T1 in a 2-0 series, where one of the maps featured a triple-Duelist comp from the side of the Champions runner-ups.

Before the Kickoff, PRX participated in the OFF//SEASON event AfreecaTV Valorant League, where they lost the Grand Final against Sentinels.

On the other hand, the journey to secure Masters Madrid was a long one for Gen.G, as they had to play six matches, including the ones in the Play-In stage after their loss against Paper Rex. Overall, the South Koreans have shown a promising form by defeating names like DRX, ZETA DIVISION and Team Secret.

Key Players to Watch

  • something: With Jinggg not being present on the roster, something will be doing most of the heavy lifting.
  • f0rsakeN: The long-standing PRX member will likely flourish as he always does in important matches.
  • Karon: The Gen.G rookie has been showing incredible form in the Controller role so far in the event.
  • t3xture: He’s been the trusted Duelist entry for Gen.G and will have a lot on his shoulders in this matchup.

VCT Pacific 2024: Grand Final Rosters

Paper Rex:

  • Khalish “d4v41” Rusyaidee
  • Jason “f0rsakeN” Susanto
  • Aaron “mindfreak” Leonhart
  • Ilya “something” Petrov
  • Cahya “Monyet” Nugraha

Gen.G:

  • Kim “Meteor” Tae-o
  • Kim “t3xture” Na-ra
  • Kim “Lakia” Jong-min
  • Byeon “Munchkin” Sang-beom
  • Kim “Karon” Won-tae

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Paper Rex vs Gen.G – Madrid Contenders in the VCT 2024 Pacific Kickoff Grand Final
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