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Paper Rex vs EDward Gaming – VCT Masters Madrid Swiss Stage: EDward Gaming overcomes Paper Rex

Paper Rex or EDward Gaming, one of them will start with victory at Masters Madrid.

Masters Madrid continues in full swing and on the second day of competition, this time it is time for the clash between Paper Rex and EDward Gaming. The two forces from the Asian continent are looking to start the competition with a victory on Spanish soil.

EDward Gaming comes off a China Kickoff victory while Paper Rex was a Pacific Kickoff finalist.

On the first day of Masters Madrid, Karmine Corp outperformed China's second seed, FunPlus Phoenix. On the other hand, LOUD was surprised by Gen.G, champion of the Pacific Kickoff and one of the teams to keep an eye on at Masters Madrid.

You can follow with us with updated results and highlights of the clash.

Paper Rex vs EDward Gaming
Map 1
(13-8, Paper Rex wins)
Map 2
(13-9, EDward Gaming wins)
Map 3
(13-9, EDward Gaming wins)

Paper Rex vs EDward Gaming

On one side we have the great shark from China and on the other we have the VALORANT Champions finalist. I believe that these ingredients alone make the game appetizing to watch. EDward Gaming has faced some calm in its region, winning the VCT China Kickoff.

On the Paper Rex side, Wang "Jinggg" Jie left due to mandatory military service in his country. With the player, the Pacific team achieved second place in the Champions tournament. In his place, Monyet came from Global Esports. Monyet has the complicated task of replacing one of Paper Rex's most impactful players and in this game has a good opportunity to show his value.

Paper Rex VALORANT roster

(Photo by Riot Games)
(Photo by Riot Games)
  • Ahmad "d4v41" Nordin
  • Alessandro "mindfreak" Leonhart
  • Jason "f0rsakeN" Susanto
  • Ilya "something" Petrov
  • Cahya "Monyet" Nugraha

EDward Gaming VALORANT roster

(Photo by Coling Young-Wolff/Riot Games)
(Photo by Coling Young-Wolff/Riot Games)
  • Guo "Haodong" Haodong
  • Wan "CHICHOO" Shunzhi
  • Zheng "ZmjjKK" Yongkang
  • Wang "nobody" Senxu
  • Zhang "Smoggy" Zhao

How to watch Paper Rex vs EDward Gaming at Masters Madrid

You can watch this Masters Madrid clash on the official VALORANT channels on Twitch or YouTube. Several streamers will also host the game's watch party.

To make your life easier, we left the game's official stream, but you can follow the series through our recap.

Paper Rex vs EDward Gaming Masters Madrid Swiss Stage recap

Map 1: Sunset

No duelists for Paper Rex and a slow start for f0rsakeN's team. A surprising Paper Rex setup by Monyet in the afterplant was enough to break the pistol sequence and the second round.

Despite a division in the first rounds, Paper Rex found its game and took control of the match in the first half. The team was comfortable in the first half, closing the first half at 9:3. Before closing the first half, highlight Monyet's clutch.

Despite winning the pistol in the second half and everything leading to a quiet victory for Paper Rex, EDward Gaming dreamed of a turnaround in the result. EDward came close to the result with an 11-8 after losing 11-3. However, Paper Rex varied tactically and found the two remaining rounds to close the first map.

Map 2: Bind

Paper Rex on the second map started with the pistol victory and opening up a 3-0 lead. However, the next rounds marked a balance, but in the last rounds of the first half, EDward Gaming opened a four-round lead. The first half ended 8-4 in favor of the Chinese.

In this first half, we were able to notice good individual details in two players: Smoggy from EDward and something from Paper Rex.

Four kills from f0rsakeN in the pistol with the frenzy made the game even more interesting, predicting an approximation in the result. This approach actually happened, but a fantastic and unlikely play by Haodong put the game back into EDward's rhythm. With an inferior weapon, Haodong won a round alone for his team.

Paper Rex still managed to breathe a few rounds after Haodong's round, but it wasn't enough. EDward Gaming closed the second map 13-9.

Map 3: Split

Paper Rex didn't play with a duelist on the first map, it brought two on the second and for Split it brought three duelists: Raze, Jett and Yoru. EDward started with dominance of the game, but an ace clutch for history by f0rsakeN promised a closer game.

Paper Rex's entries through spike site A on the map were insistent, but EDward Gaming managed to hold off their opponent's attacks quite often in the first half. In favor of EDward Gaming, the first half ended 8-4.

ZmjjKK was gaining prominence in the game, but f0rsakeN had great individual moments. The first was very effective with his Raze when entering spike sites or when attacking or dominating the midfield. However, f0rsakeN also wanted to shine and reverse the result for his team.

EDward was unforgiving and managed to be more consistent, particularly in the "war" for dominance in the middle of the map. As mentioned, ZmjjKK was crucial in this strategy, finishing with 30 kills.

In this way, EDward Gaming beat Split 13-9. EDward Gaming surprises the VALORANT Champions finalists and starts Masters Madrid with a victory.

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