DRX Stays Indomitable in VCT Pacific League After Sweeping Paper Rex

09:19 PM April 15, 2023

DRX stays indomitable during the first day of Week 4 at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: Pacific League after sweeping Paper Rex 2-0.

As Asia’s concurrent best team, DRX continued their four-week win streak without dropping a single map, sweeping all of their past matches against ZETA DIVISION, Global Esports, and Talon Esports while adding PRX to the list.



In Game 1 at Ascent, DRX dominated with a five-round win streak to start the series which made PRX a timider opponent. Even PRX’s coach, Alex “alecks” Salle, acknowledged this during the post-match interviews.

“I think we played a bit too defensive,” PRX coach Alecks admitted in the said interview.

With a 9-3 halftime, PRX tried to pull through during the second half, winning the pistol and the succeeding round to lessen the deficit by two rounds. However, the score gap was too big by then and DRX managed to close it out 13-5 by Round 18.

In the second game of the series, PRX tried to change things up as they swapped team captain Benedict “Benkai” Tan for Wang Jing “Jinggg” Jie, with the latter missing from the Ascent game as Alecks later revealed in the post-match interviews that Raze, Jinggg’s current signature pick, wasn’t ideal for the map.

With three duelists on the team and with Benkai out, Ilya “something” Petrov retained his Jett, Jason “f0rsakeN” Susanto was moved to the initiator role with Skye, while Khalish “d4v41” Rusyaidee picked up the IGL role for the squad.

Fortunately for DRX, the South Korean team simply outplayed PRX and ended the game 13-10.

DRX’s win against PRX puts them at the very top of the VCT Pacific League leaderboards with a clean 4-0 record. Meanwhile, PRX has a pretty alright record of 2-2 after their losses to DRX and Team Secret.

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