Match Prediction: Paper Rex - Evil Geniuses | VALORANT

VALORANT Champions 2023 is gradually approaching its logical conclusion. We move on to the clash between Singapore and the USA, namely Paper Rex and Evil Geniuses in the final of the top set. The winner will advance to the grand final of the tournament and secure at least $400,000 in prize money, while the loser will head to the final of the losers' bracket, where they will once again try to make it to the decisive match of the championship. The format of the match is bo3. Which of the participants of the match will lose their first series at the tournament? Let's find out.

In this betting tipNNEW you will find out how the participants of this match perform in the current year, how they did in their previous professional tournament, as well as how this match will end.

Paper Rex uniforms

Singaporean collective Paper Rex has not been highly active on the scene since the start of the current year, but boasts some decent results. First, f0rsakeN and his teammates took part in VCT 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo, where they took 17th-32nd place and earned a $5,000 consolation prize. After a lacklustre Long Cognega, the team competed in the VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: Pacific League, a $250,000 championship for teams from the Pacific region. Paper Rex put on a great performance and emerged as champions, making a comeback in the grand finals of the VCT 2023: Pacific League against DRX. The Singaporeans were 0-2 down at first before winning three maps in a row. The victory earned Paper Rex slots in VCT 2023: Masters Tokyo and VALORANT Champions 2023, as well as $100,000 in prize money.

The last professional tournament for Paper Rex was the VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: Masters Tokyo. With a win in the Pacific League, the Singaporean club secured a direct invitation to the play-offs. Thus, the team got past the group stage and went straight to the quarter-finals of the top flight. Their first opponent was the familiar DRX, whom Paper Rex defeated 2-0 (Split - 13-10, Bind - 13-10). In the semifinals Paper Rex Ledge and Fnatic on two maps in a row and travelled to the losers' net. The quarter-finals of the lower grid was marked for the Singaporeans by an intense clash with the Chinese from EDward Gaming. A 2-1 victory (Fracture - 14-12, Split - 9-13, Lotus - 13-8) allowed the team to reach the semi-finals of the lezur grid. The American NRG team was also able to win one map against Paper Rex, but in the end, f0rsakeN and team came away with a 2-1 victory (Pearl - 15-13, Lotus - 13-6, Bind - 13-11). In the final of the lower grid Paper Rex Ledge or Evil Geniuses in a full bo5 series. Third place at VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: Masters Tokyo provided the team with $125,000 in prize money.

At VALORANT Champions 2023, Paper Rex were drawn into Group A. Their first opponent was KRU Esports. With a 2-0 victory in the opening game, the Singaporean club advanced to the winner's bracket. Paper Rex defeated EDward Gaming on two maps in a row and secured their place in the final stage of the tournament. The first play-offs opponent for Paper Rex was FUT Esports. F0rsakeN and his teammates won 2-0 (Ascent - 13-10, Pearl - 13-4). In the semifinals of the winner's bracket Paper Rex defeated LOUD in full bo3 series (Lotus - 15-13, Split - 2-13, Pearl - 13-10) and reached the final of the top bracket of the tournament.

Paper Rex's latest results stats:

  • 2-1 win over LOUD
  • 2-0 win over FUT Esports
  • 2:0 win over EDward Gaming
  • 2:0 win over KRU Esports
  • 2:3 defeat to Evil Geniuses

Evil Geniuses uniform

Evil Geniuses started the 2023 Long Sogpeg season with a participation in VCT 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo. There the team was able to take 9th-16th place and earn $10,000 in prize money. Boostio and the team then travelled to the VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: Americas League. EG finished in sixth place in a tough group stage and advanced to the play-offs. The American club successfully reached the final of the top set before losing to LOUD and falling to the bottom set. A 1-3 loss to NRG secured Evil Geniuses third place in the regional league. This result earned EG $40,000 as well as slots in major tournaments such as VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: Masters Tokyo and VALORANT Champions 2023.

Before participating in the VALORANT World Championship, Evil Geniuses travelled to Tokyo for the VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: Masters Tokyo. The group stage seeding placed the team in Group B, which the players won convincingly with a 2-0 record, defeating FUT Esports and DRX. In the quarter-finals and semi-finals play-offs Evil Geniuses outplayed opponents such as LOUD and Team Liquid. Boostio and team faced off against Fnatic in the upper grid finals. In the bo3 confrontation, EG failed to overpower their opponent with a score of 1-2 and dropped to the lower grid. The full bo5 match against Paper Rex ended with Evil Geniuses winning (Fracture - 13-7, Lotus - 12-14, Split - 10-13, Pearl - 13-6, Ascent - 13-8). In the grand finals of the tournament, Fnatic remained an insurmountable challenge for the American club. After losing three games in a row, EG won the silver medal at VCT 2023: Masters Tokyo and earned $200,000.

Evil Geniuses were drawn in Group B of the VALORANT Champions 2023 group stage. EG won their opening match against FunPlus Phoenix 2-0. The Americans went on to defeat FUT Esports in a winner-take-all match on two maps in a row to advance to the play-offs with a 2-0 record. On their way to the top flight finals, Evil Geniuses first defeated EDward Gaming from China 2-1 (Split - 12-14, Ascent - 13-5, Pearl - 13-5) and DRX from Korea on two maps in a row (Fracture - 13-9, Lotus - 13-4).

Evil Geniuses recent results stats:

  • 2-0 win over DRX
  • A 2-1 win over EDward Gaming.
  • 2:0 win over FUT Esports
  • 2:0 win over FunPlus Phoenix
  • 0:3 defeat to Fnatic

Paper Rex vs Evil Geniuses Match History

Since the beginning of this year, the participants of this match have played against each other only once. Evil Geniuses defeated Paper Rex 3-2 (Fracture - 13-7, Lotus - 12-14, Split - 10-13, Pearl - 13-6, Ascent - 13-8) in the lower finals of VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: Masters Tokyo.

Predicted result of the Paper Rex vs Evil Geniuses matchup

Both participants of the match have not lost any series at VALORANT Champions 2023 so far and are showing great play. This match will obviously not end on two maps. Let's bet on the total of maps more than 2.5.

All bookmakers have agreed that Paper Rex is the favorite. This can be noticed because odds on them are 1.882. This number in the favor of Evil Geniuses amounts 1.989. Respectively, the last ones are the underdogs of the upcoming match.

How the teams played in the last matches

Last MatchesPaper Rex Evil Geniuses
5 matches (wins)45
10 matches (wins)87

The statistics of personal battles between teams is also important for successful bets. The participants in the battle before the meeting played 1 matches with each other. In these battles Paper Rex got 0 victories while Evil Geniuses managed to take 1 matches.