Match Prediction: Paper Rex - Evil Geniuses | VALORANT

We now move on to the final VALORANT Champions bout. Paper Rex and Evil Geniuses will determine the VALORANT World Champion and the winner of the $1,000,000 grand prize. The loser will settle for silver at the tournament and $400,000 in prize money. It is worth noting that Paper Rex have a two-ban head start as they made it to the grand finals on the top grid. The format of the match is bo5. Will Evil Geniuses be able to win the rematch? Let's find out.

In this betting tipNNEW, you will find out how the participants in this match are performing as the year progresses, how they did in their previous professional tournament, and 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 net winners Paper Rex defeated LOUD in full bo3 series (Lotus - 15-13, Split - 2-13, Pearl - 13-10) and reached the final of the top net of the tournament. Paper Rex defeated Evil Geniuses 2-1 (Ascent - 10-13, Bind - 13-9, Pearl - 15-13) in a tense encounter to advance to the World Championship Grand Final.

Paper Rex's recent results stats:

  • A 2-1 victory over Evil Geniuses
  • 2-1 win over LOUD
  • 2:0 win over FUT Esports
  • 2:0 win over EDward Gaming
  • 2:0 win over KRU Esports

Evil Geniuses uniform

Evil Geniuses started the 2023 Long Season with 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 Fnatic in the top 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 straight maps (Fracture - 13-9, Lotus - 13-4). The defeat of Paper Rex sent EG to the final of losers. There the American team outplayed LOUD 3:2 (Ascent - 14-12, Lotus - 13-4, Pearl - 8-13, Split - 7-13, Bind - 13-8) and advanced to the final match of VALORANT Champions 2023.

Evil Geniuses recent results stats:

  • A 3-2 victory over LOUD
  • Defeat Paper Rex 1:2
  • 2-0 win over DRX
  • 2:1 win over EDward Gaming
  • 2:0 win over FUT Esports

Paper Rex vs Evil Geniuses Match History

The participants of this match have played against each other twice since the beginning of this year. 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. At VALORANT Champions 2023, the teams met in the final of the top flight. Paper Rex defeated Evil Geniuses 2-1 (Ascent - 10-13, Bind - 13-9, Pearl - 15-13).

Predicted result of Paper Rex vs Evil Geniuses matchup

Paper Rex have already proved that they are one of the strongest VALORANT teams in the world, and Evil Geniuses are breathing down their necks. Taking into account the format of the match and the card ban handicap, let's bet on Paper Rex to win.

Evil Geniuses are listed as the favorites of the match in the majority of bookmakers and odds on them are equal to 1.998. Paper Rex, in turn, are the outsiders of the match. Odds on their victory are about 3.632.

What are the successes of the teams in the last games

Last MatchesPaper Rex Evil Geniuses
5 matches (wins)54
10 matches (wins)87

Also it makes sense to remember the statistics of the matches between the teams. The teams played 2 matches with each other before. In these matches Paper Rex won 1 times, Evil Geniuses active consisits of 1 wins.