T1 vs Global Esports Preview and Predictions- VCT Pacific League

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T1 vs Global Esports Preview and Predictions- VCT Pacific League

The inaugural day of the 2023 VCT Pacific League will feature the highly anticipated clash, T1 vs Global Esports. Keep up with us as we dig deep into this riveting matchup.

T1 and Global Esports is set to be a captivating contest as both teams have arrived in Seoul with a changed roster from last season. However, due to visa issues that plagued Global Esports, T1 might have the upper hand in the matchup.  

VCT 2023 Pacific League

Credit: Riot Games


Although the T1 Valoarnt team has played in the NA region since the game's launch in 2020, they got into Pacific League after obtaining the franchise slot from here. They fielded a full Korean roster ahead of the Pacific League, consisting of players with tier-1 experience, such as xeta, ban, and Sayaplayer. They had a tough time in the LOCK//IN event, bowing out of the tournament in the first round after losing to Furia. Nevertheless, With such a team that has both the experience of the highest stage of Vaorant and the firepower to match any team in the world, they are one of the favorites to win it all in the Pacific.


Son “xeta” Seon-ho

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 0.98
  • Average Combat Score (ACS): 211.5
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 0.88
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 81%
  • Average Damage per Round: 136.6

Byeon “Munchkin” Sang-beom

  • Role: IGL, Controller
  • VLR Rating: 0.78
  • Average Combat Score (ACS): 157
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 0.73
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 55%
  • Average Damage per Round: 100.6

Ha “Sayaplayer” Jung-woo

  • Role: Duelist
  • VLR Rating: 0.83
  • Average Combat Score (ACS): 196
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 0.82
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 70%
  • Average Damage per Round: 136.6

Lee “Carpe” Jae-hyeok

  • Role: Initiator
  • VLR Rating: 0.77
  • Average Combat Score (ACS): 172
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 0.71
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 60%
  • Average Damage per Round: 115.4

Joseph “ban” Seungmin

  • Role: Sentinel
  • VLR Rating: 0.74
  • Average Combat Score (ACS): 194
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 0.87
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 75%
  • Average Damage per Round: 117.6

*The stats are from the current season only

Player to Watch

Sayaplayer was among the best duelists in the world last season. Let’s keep an eye on him to see if he can live up to his reputation in this event.

Global Esports

Following a lackluster showing in the LOCK//IN event, Global Esports are hell-bent on proving their worth on the biggest stages of Valorant. The sole representative of South Asia in the Pacific League is the only team in the franchise leagues to have a 7-man roster. This turned out to be a blessing as the Indian org had to tackle visa issues. They will now play the first match without the Indian duo, Ganesh “SkRossi” Gangadhar and Abhirup “Lightningfast” Choudhury. It will be interesting to see how the former XSET IGL, AYRIN, lead his time in the absence of two of the core members.


Jordan “AYRIN” He

  • Role: IGL
  • VLR Rating: 0.82
  • Average Combat Score (ACS): 184
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 0.8
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 57%
  • Average Damage per Round: 112.8

Cahya “Monyet” Nugraha

  • Role: Controller
  • VLR Rating: 1.01
  • Average Combat Score (ACS): 213.7
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.1
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 69%
  • Average Damage per Round: 140.7

Kim “t3xture” Na-ra

  • Role: Duelist
  • VLR Rating: 0.89
  • Average Combat Score (ACS): 206.7
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 1.02
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 71%
  • Average Damage per Round: 132.7

Michael “WRONSKI” Wronski

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: n/a
  • Average Combat Score (ACS): n/a
  • Kill-Death Ratio: n/a
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: n/a
  • Average Damage per Round: n/a

Park “Bazzi” Jun-ki

  • Role: Initiator
  • VLR Rating: 0.78
  • Average Combat Score (ACS): 168.7
  • Kill-Death Ratio: 0.64
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 74%
  • Average Damage per Round: 102.8

*The stats are from the current season only

Player to Watch

Dubbed the “Real Korean Jett”, t3xture is our player to watch for Global Esports in this matchup.

T1 vs Global Esports Predictions- VCT Pacific League

Given all the visa issues Global Esports are dealing with, it would be unfair to expect much from them playing with substitutes. Our prediction is T1 will win the series comfortably by a 2-0 margin.


For maps, we are going with Split and Pearl, with the decider being Lotus.


Map 1: T1 to win with Global Esports < 10

Map 2: T1 to win with Global Esports < 7

Series MVP

We have a gut feeling that Sayaplayer will be popping off through the series.

T1 vs Global Esports Match Link

The T1 vs Global Esports will be broadcast live on the official Twitch and YouTube channels of VCT Pacific.

Also, Riot has announced the list of official VCT Pacific Watch Parties. If you are one to enjoy watch parties instead of the regular streams, do check these out!

Keep an eye on our site for more previews, recaps, and guides related to Valorant.

T1 vs Global Esports Preview and Predictions- VCT Pacific League
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