Team Secret vs Talon Esports Preview and Predictions – VCT 2023 Pacific League

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Team Secret vs Talon Esports Preview and Predictions – VCT 2023 Pacific League

The second day of VCT 2023 Pacific will see two SEA teams compete as Talon Esports meet Team Secret on stage.


It’s been nearly a year since these two teams were put against each other. While Talon Esports have been playing in events like these for a long time, Team Secret is still new in Tier 1 competitions. Nonetheless, the Pinoy team, under the leadership of JessieVash, showed enough skill to make them a great opponent for Patiphan’s squad. Before their match starts, here’s a quick recap and prediction from ESTNN.

VCT Pacific League 2023

Credit: Riot Games

Team Secret

Team Secret became part of a larger conversation after they sent Team Liquid home at LOCK//IN. JessieVash, BORKUM and invy’s performance at the Brazilian event proved that Team Secret is deserving of a franchise spot. However, the Pinoy roster is still waiting for a good winning streak, and we are hoping for the star players to bring their best at VCT Pacific.

Players

Jim “BORKUM” Timbreza

  • Role: Flex
  • The Spike Rating: 1.03
  • Average Combat Score: 209.8
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.11
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 72.53%
  • Average Damage per Round: 134.6

Jessie “JessieVash” Cristy Cuyco

  • Role: Flex
  • The Spike Rating: 1.01
  • Average Combat Score: 194.1
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.02
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 74.11%
  • Average Damage per Round: 131.1

Jayvee “DubsteP” Paguirigan

  • Role: Duelist/Flex
  • The Spike Rating: 1.09
  • Average Combat Score: 234.8
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.19
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 70.53%
  • Average Damage per Round: 147.1

Jeremy “Jremy” Cabrera

  • Role: Flex
  • The Spike Rating: 1.09
  • Average Combat Score: 226.9
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.10
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 73.15%
  • Average Damage per Round: 144.7
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Adrian “invy” Reyes

  • Role: Initiator
  • The Spike Rating: 1.21
  • Average Combat Score: 233.8
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.22
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 75.38%
  • Average Damage per Round: 152.2

Player to Watch

JessieVash might be the oldest player on the server, but he has the reaction time of a young gun. We are excited to watch him carry his team again as he did in LOCK//IN.

Talon Esports

The heroes of Thai Valorant have shown up to quite a lot of Tier 1 events, and they even shocked the world by beating some of the best teams in the scene! At the recent LOCK//IN event, Talon Esports reminded us to put faith in the underdogs as they advanced to Alpha-Semifinals with clean victories. By looking at their long career, the team’s rate of progress indicates even better performance on this event.

Players

Panyawat “sushiboys” Subsiriroj

  • Role: Flex
  • The Spike Rating: 0.97
  • Average Combat Score: 202.5
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.08
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 73.95%
  • Average Damage per Round: 132.8

Itthirit “foxz” Ngamsaard

  • Role: Flex
  • The Spike Rating: 1.08
  • Average Combat Score: 218.3
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.11
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 73.17%
  • Average Damage per Round: 143.4

Thanamethk “Crws” Mahatthananuyut

  • Role: Flex
  • The Spike Rating: 1.08
  • Average Combat Score: 218.3
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.11
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 73.17%
  • Average Damage per Round: 143.4

Patiphan “Patiphan” Chaiwong

  • Role: Flex
  • The Spike Rating: 1.20
  • Average Combat Score: 254.7
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.25
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 73.78%
  • Average Damage per Round: 157.5

Jittana “JitboyS” Nokngam

  • Role: Flex
  • The Spike Rating: 1.01
  • Average Combat Score: 201.0
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.08
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 73.54%
  • Average Damage per Round: 132.2
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Player to Watch

We’re going to miss Talon’s substitute player, garnetS, who would have taken the MVP if he had been present at this match. For now, we are picking JitboyS to have the most impact.

VCT 2023 Pacific League – Team Secret vs Talon Esports Predictions

Both teams have been showing improvements in past events, and there is no doubt that this series will need to be hard-fought. Ultimately, Talon Esports will regain control on the last map, winning 2-1.

Maps

After Team Secret bans Ascent and Talon Esports vetos Pearl, we will see them compete on Icebox and Haven. Split will be the decider map.

Score

Map 1: Team Secret to win with Talon Esports<11.

Map 2: Talon Esports to win with Team Secret>12.

Map 3: Talon Esports to win with Team Secret<12.

Top Fragger

Even though we think the victory will be at Talon Esports’ hands, JessieVash will fight against the tides and give us a great series to watch.

Match Links

Don’t miss out on this exciting match, as it will livestream in multiple languages on Twitch and YouTube at 08:00 ET/ 13:00 CET/ 05:00 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.

Team Secret vs Talon Esports Preview and Predictions – VCT 2023 Pacific League
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