VCT Pacific League is about to enter its seventh week. The tournament, which started on April 25, 2023, has seen teams from across the Asia-Pacific region take each other on in some of the most intense games of Valorant that the region has seen in the game's relatively short history. With only two weeks left before the playoffs, the stakes are higher than ever.
May 6, 2023 is Day 19 of VCT Pacific. The first match of the day is set between Thailand's Talon Esports and South Korea's Gen.G. While Talon Esports has very little chance of making it into the playoffs, the match remains crucial for Gen.G. A win would allow them to maintain their second-seed status and potentially put them in contention for the first-seed position heading into the playoffs.
Talon Esports vs Gen.G: Who will win the first match of Week 7 of VCT Pacific 2023?
Talon Esports came into VCT Pacific as one of the top contenders in the tournament after their LOCK//IN performance. However, they struggled to find their footing and establish a clear playstyle in the first half of the tournament. In the last two weeks, the team has shown signs of improvement and appears to be more organized and confident.
Gen.G, on the other hand, was much more of a dark horse coming into VCT Pacific League. The team held their ground against powerful opponents like Team Secret and T1. That being said, they looked quite shaky against Global Esports last week.
Today's series between Gen.G and Talon Esports is expected to be highly competitive, but given the higher stakes for Gen.G, they are likely to put everything they have into the match. Apart from this, their systematic playstyle should help them secure victory in today's series.
These two teams are yet to face off against each other in an official VCT match yet.
Talon Esports has lost five of the six matches they played in the Pacific League so far. Their only victory has been over ZETA DIVISION in Week 5, after which they lost to Paper Rex in Week 6.
Gen.G, on the other hand, is 4-2 when it comes to wins/losses in the tournament. Their two losses have come in the last two weeks against DRX in Week 5 and Global Esports in Week 6.
- Thanamethk "Crws" Mahatthananuyut (IGL)
- Panyawat "Sushiboys" Subsiriroj
- Itthirit "foxz" Ngamsaard
- Apiwat "GarnetS" Apiraksukumal
- Jittana "JitBoyS" Nokngam
- Patiphan "Patt" Chaiwong
- Yuttanagorn "Zeus" Kaewkongyai (Head Coach)
- Kim "Meteor" Tae-O
- Yu "TS" Tae-seok (IGL)
- Lee "k1Ng" Seung-won
- Yeom "eKo" Wang-ryong
- Kim "Secret" Ha-jin
- Ko "Sylvan" Young-su
- Chris "Elmapuddy" Tebbit (Head Coach)
Where to watch
You can watch the match being streamed live with English commentary on the official Twitch or YouTube channels of VCT Pacific. For those looking for streams in Asian languages like Korean, Thai, or Japanese, you can tune into the respective region's official Valorant channels. You can also watch the match on watch parties hosted by popular streamers from across the world.
Talon Esports will battle Gen.G on May 6, 2023, at 1 am PDT/1:30 pm IST/5 pm KST/JST.
Talon Esports took the series 2-0. The first map was Fracture which went 13-8 in favor of the Thai squad, who closed the series out by winning 13-7 on Lotus.
Poll : Who do you think will win the match?