Group Heretics finished as runners-up and secured $20,000 since the Grand Finals of one of India’s best Valorant matches witnessed an exceptional finish at the GMR Environment.
Singapore-based pro team Paper Rex showed their mettle when they triumphed over Group Heretics in a spectacular grand finale to emerge champions of the first ever Galaxy Racer India Valorant India Invitational powered by AMD.
With a host of passionate fans in attendance, Paper Rex continued the spectacular consistency he has shown at the Valorant Championships this year and put in a sensational performance to edge out his Spanish opponent by a score of 3-1 at best. – of-5 conflict.
Thanks to this win, Paper Rex will take home $50,000 in prize money, while their opponents Group Heretics secured $20,000 for second place.
“The Grand Finals was a true reflection of the magnitude of the entire match, as we witnessed some high-intensity matches from some of the best professional players in Valorant. We are very proud of the performance of each team, especially the Indian groups who went toe to toe with their international counterparts and gave their best. The turnout from spectators who turned out in droves to show their support for their beloved teams was equally encouraging. Congratulations to Paper Rex for becoming the winners and the big win, we hope to see more such teams competing again in India soon.” stated Siddharth Ravishankar, Game Director of Galaxy Racer.
The first map was a carefully contested game between the two finalists in which the Singaporean team outscored their opponents 13-11. Despite Group Heretics returning to the game by prevailing on the second map, the dedication of the eventual champions did not waver one bit as they came from behind to win the next two maps 13-10 and 13-8 respectively and came out on top. with the coveted trophy.
This was Paper Rex’s third major Valorant success this season after being awarded the Stage 1 and Stage 2 VCTs in early 2022. The heroism of Jason “f0rsakeN” Susanto and Khalish “d4v41” Rusyaidee was important to this win because the duo led their team in a common fight. rating (ACS), OK:D, Kills Assists Survived Traded (KAST), Common Injury Per Round Percentage (ADR), and Kills Per Round (KPR).
Khalish “d4v41” Rusyaidee, star player for Paper Rex expressed his gratitude after winning the match saying: “It is certainly an amazing feeling to have the ability to win this championship as we have now been on a break from the Istanbul championship. I am very proud of how we have performed because of the trust we all have in each other to go the distance and continue our profitable methods. General, I am delighted with this result and our excellent performance in this match”.
Aside from the two finalists, semifinalists Bleed Esports and Group Secret each received $10,000, while the other four teams – Enigma Gaming, Rex RegumQeon, Rise Esports, and GodSquad each earned $2,500 for their efforts in the match.
World Esports’ GodSquad, the only real Indian team to earn a spot on the 2023-24 Valorant Champions Tour pulled off formidable victories against Bleed Esports and Rise Esports in the group stage, but narrowly missed out on the semi-finals due to the distinction of the play.
Being the first LAN Valorant Global Match to take place in Southeast Asia, the Valorant India Invitational witnessed a sensational movement of eight top-tier brackets and was one of the best tournaments held in India this year. The Championship also saw a collaboration with Sunburn, Environment to showcase a mix of esports and music for the first time.