Singapore-based pro-outfit Paper Rex showcased their mettle as they triumphed over Team Heretics in a spectacular grand final to emerge champions of the first-ever Valorant India Invitational by Galaxy Racer India powered by AMD.
With hundreds of passionate fans in attendance, Paper Rex continued the impressive consistency that they have shown in Valorant Championships throughout this year and put on a sensational display to outperform their Spanish opposition with a 3-1 scoreline in the best-of-5 clash.
Courtesy of this triumph, Paper Rex will take home USD 50,000 as prize money while their opponents Team Heretics secured USD 20,000 for finishing as the runners-up.
“The Grand Finals were a true reflection of the magnitude of the entire tournament as we witnessed some high-intensity matches from some of the best pro players in Valorant. We are very happy with the performances of every team, especially the Indian teams who went toe to toe with their international counterparts and gave their best. The support from the audience who turned out in large numbers to show their support for their beloved teams was equally encouraging. Congratulations to Paper Rex on becoming the winners and the amazing victory, we hope to see more such teams competing again in India soon,” Siddharth Ravishankar, Chief Gaming Officer at Galaxy Racer, said.
This was Paper Rex’s third major Valorant success this season having won the VCT Stage 1 and Stage 2 earlier in 2022. Jason “f0rsakeN” Susanto and Khalish “d4v41” Rusyaidee’s heroics were vital to this victory as the duo led their team in average combat score (ACS), K:D, Kills Assists Survived Traded (KAST) %, average damage per round (ADR) and kills per round (KPR).
“It’s definitely a great feeling to be able to win this championship as we have been on a break since the Istanbul championship. I am very happy with how we have performed given the trust all of us have in each other to go all the way and continue our winning ways. Overall I am delighted with this result and our amazing performance in this tournament,” Khalish “d4v41” Rusyaidee, star player of Paper Rex, said.