The first game took place on Icebox, which was PPRX's map pick. GE got off to a strong start, putting up a solid defense to take the first half.
The fifth week of the VCT 2023: Pacific League brought a lot of anticipation for Global Esports (GE) following their dominant win against Talon Esports. The hopes were high, but unfortunately, Paper Rex (PPRX) snatched away their victory by making an incredible comeback to beat GE 2-1. Despite a strong start from Global Esports, Paper Rex reacted quickly and shut them down before they could seize their momentum and secure the series. The exceptional performance of Ilya “Something” Petrov was the driving force behind Paper Rex’s success in gaining the upper hand on multiple occasions. Petrov’s impressive maneuvers on Jett, especially on Pearl, which was the deciding map, left Global Esports at a loss as he single-handedly dominated the game. Paper Rex Stuns Global Esports with a 2-1 Comeback Victory in VCT Pacific League 2023.
The first game took place on Icebox, which was PPRX’s map pick. GE got off to a strong start, putting up a solid defense to take the first half. However, PPRX came back with a vengeance in the second half, turning up the heat and clinching the match with a 13-7 scoreline. Ganesh “SkRossi” Gangadhar on Jett was the MVP with an ACS of 338 and a K/D/A of 25/14/3.
In the second map, Split, which was GE’s map pick, PPRX showed its mettle by launching a heavy attack that GE was unable to contain. PPRX’s senior members, Aaron “Mindfreak” Leonhart and Khalish “d4v41” Rusyaidee, took charge and led their team to a 13-6 victory.
With newfound momentum and confidence, PPRX continued to hammer GE with its aggressive playstyle in the third map, Pearl. Something was particularly unstoppable on Jett, securing an ACS of 329 and a K/D/A of 24/14/5. Despite Cahya “Monyet” Nugraha’s valiant efforts to keep GE in the game, PPRX emerged victorious with a 13-7 scoreline.
With this win, PPRX secured its third victory of the regular season and rose to the fourth spot on the overall points table. On the other hand, GE suffered its fourth loss of the league and remained in the eighth position on the overall points table.
The match between PPRX and GE in the VCT Pacific League 2023 was a rollercoaster ride that showcased the teams’ strengths and weaknesses. PPRX’s aggressive playstyle and the exceptional performances of its players proved to be the decisive factor in the match. With this win, PPRX has made a strong statement and put the other teams on notice, while GE will need to regroup and come back stronger in the next match.