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EDward Gaming vs Paper Rex Tips & Odds – VCT 2024 Masters Madrid

14 Mar 2024
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  • EDward Gaming vs Paper Rex Valorant betting predictions for Friday, March 15, 2024, in the first round of VALORANT Champions Tour 2024: Masters Madrid (16:00 CET)
  • Paper Rex are priced as favourites
  • EDward Gaming are no.1 seed from China
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EDward Gaming vs Paper Rex Predictions


EDward Gaming and Paper Rex will clash on Friday, March 15, in the first round of VALORANT Champions Tour 2024: Masters Madrid. It'll mark their first meeting of the season, and according to the esports betting odds, Paper Rex should win.
  • EDward Gaming vs Paper Rex Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • EDward Gaming Form
  • EDward Gaming Squad & Team News
  • Paper Rex Form
  • Paper Rex Squad & Team News

Valorant bookmakers have EDward Gaming priced as 2.37 underdogs to defeat Paper Rex, who are 1.53 favourites for the upcoming series. Considering EDward Gaming hail from a weaker region, that makes sense, but there's no hard evidence that Paper Rex are indeed much stronger.

  • EDward Gaming looked good in the VCT China Kickoff
  • Paper Rex had an incredible run through the VTC 2023 season
  • Quality-wise, the teams look fairly even

Head to Head


Paper Rex and Edward Gaming have met twice in 2023, and both games ended in favour of Paper Rex.

  • Paper Rex 2-1 EDward Gaming – June 20, 2023
  • Paper Rex 2-0 EDward Gaming – August 10, 2023

EDward Gaming and Paper Rex have yet to meet this season.

EDward Gaming Form


EDward Gaming enter VALORANT Champions Tour 2024: Masters Madrid as one of the weakest teams; however, they were considered weak last season and still outperformed everyone's expectations. As a Chinese team, EDward Gaming won't be getting much respect in any international event since VCT China isn't particularly good. Still, that might not mean much.

Last season, EDward Gaming placed top-six at VCT 2023 Masters Tokyo and VALORANT Champions, which is seriously impressive. They've not made any roster changes since then, so EDward Gaming should remain competitive even on the international stage and considering the quality of play in China is rising, EDward Gaming might be stronger than how it seems. 

EDward Gaming Squad & Team News


No changes for EDward Gaming

  • Guo "Haodong" Haodong
  • Wan "CHICHOO" Shunzhi
  • Wang "nobody" Senxu
  • Zheng "ZmjjKK" Yongkang
  • Zhang "Smoggy" Zhao

Paper Rex Form


Paper Rex are the no.2 seed from VCT Pacific, which makes them less scary but, like in the case of EDward Gaming, Paper Rex looked good in 2023. The Singaporean squad won VCT 2023 Pacific, placed third in VCT 2023 Masters Tokyo and reached the finals of VALORANT Champions.

It's fair to say that Paper Rex exceeded everyone's expectations in 2023, and while they've not won their regional event earlier this year, Paper Rex might be able to do some damage in Madrid.

Like EDward Gaming, Paper Rex haven't made any significant roster changes for the 2024 season, so the same level of quality should be there. But that leaves us with the question – are Paper Rex truly stronger than EDward Gaming?

Paper Rex Squad & Team News


No changes for Paper Rex.

  • Khalish "d4v41" Rusyaidee
  • Jason "f0rsakeN" Susanto
  • Aaron "mindfreak" Leonhart
  • Ilya "something" Petrov
  • Cahya "Monyet" Nugraha

Verdict

Paper Rex and EDward Gaming have kept their cores intact from 2023, so it's fair to mention that Paper Rex won both of their meetings with EDG in 2023 – with 2-1 and 2-0. They also hail from a stronger region, which bumps them up even more for this contest.

Still, the quality difference between Paper Rex and EDward Gaming isn't big enough to justify saying that EDward Gaming are weaker. This is also the teams' first international event and we're very early into the season. So, while you can pick your favourite, this match looks closer to a coin flip than anything else.

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