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Paper Rex vs ZETA DIVISION Tips & Predictions – VCT 2024: Pacific Stage 2

06 Jul 2024
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Tit Krajnik 06 Jul 2024
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  • Paper Rex vs ZETA DIVISION Valorant betting predictions for Sunday, July 7, 2024, in the final week of VCT 2024: Pacific Stage 2 (20:00 KST)
  • Paper Rex are heavy favourites
  • This match doesn't matter for either of the two teams
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Paper Rex vs ZETA DIVISION Predictions


Paper Rex will clash with ZETA DIVISION on Sunday, July 7, in the final week of VCT 2024: Pacific Stage 2. The two teams can no longer improve their seeding for the playoffs, so this match is more of a formality than anything else.
  • Paper Rex vs ZETA DIVISION Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Paper Rex Form
  • Paper Rex Squad & Team News
  • ZETA DIVISION Form
  • ZETA DIVISION Squad & Team News

Valorant bookmakers have Paper Rex priced as massive 1.02 favourites to defeat ZETA DIVISION, who enter the match as 10.00 underdogs. At this price, ZETA are given just a 10% implied probability of upsetting Paper Rex, which doesn't sound too wrong.

  • Paper Rex are guaranteed a top-two finish
  • ZETA DIVISION won't reach the playoffs
  • The two teams have yet to meet this season 

Head to Head


This will mark the first meeting between Paper Rex and ZETA DIVISION this season.

Paper Rex Form


Regardless of how this match ends, Paper Rex are guaranteed to finish VCT 2024: Pacific Stage 2 regular season in the top two. They enter the series with a combined record of 8-1 and are on a four-game winning streak.

Over the four games, Paper Rex have beaten Talon Esports (2-0), DRX (2-1), DetonatioN FocusMe (2-0), and Rex Regum Qeon (2-1) which is not terrible, but it could be better. While losing maps against RRQ and DRX doesn't mean Paper Rex are weak, they could've done a better job.

Paper Rex Squad & Team News


No roster changes for Paper Rex.

  • Khalish "d4v41" Rusyaidee
  • Jason "f0rsakeN" Susanto
  • Aaron "mindfreak" Leonhart
  • Ilya "something" Petrov
  • Wang "Jinggg" Jie

ZETA DIVISION Form


ZETA DIVISION's 2024 Valorant esports season will end after the upcoming series, as they've not secured a spot in the VCT 2024: Pacific Playoffs. With a 3-6 record, ZETA are three wins short of finishing above the cutoff line, which makes them a clear bottom-five team in the region.

On a more positive note, ZETA DIVISION showed some life this stage. They took a map away from DRX (1-2) in the first week and defeated Talon Esports (2-1) on Saturday, which was far above the expectations. Yet beating Talon Esports and beating Paper Rex are two entirely different things.

On paper, this match should be unwinnable for ZETA, but we can take into account that Paper Rex don't need to win, so they might not give their all on Sunday.

ZETA DIVISION Squad & Team News


No roster changes for ZETA DIVISION.

  • Koji "Laz" Ushida
  • Yuma "Dep" Hashimoto
  • Shota "SugarZ3ro" Watanabe
  • Hiroki "hiroronn" Yanai
  • Yushin "Yuran" Hato

Verdict

Paper Rex are clearly a much stronger team than ZETA DIVISION and the offered betting odds on this match reflect it. But ZETA DIVISION have shown some improvement lately, and Paper Rex don't need to perform well on Sunday, as a win or defeat won't change their final seeding.

This could see Paper Rex try out new strategies as they prepare for the playoffs, making them a bit more vulnerable. Whether that'll be enough for ZETA to take a map remains to be seen, but at 3.80, I'm ready to pay to see it.

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