As the group stages games come to a close, Paper Rex faces off against Team Liquid in the group stage elimination match.
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With only four slots out of the eight, the remaining teams fight it out in the group stage elimination matches for the remaining slots. The winners will ascend to the Upper Bracket Quarterfinals, and the losers have to say goodbye to Istanbul.
With Leviatan being the group A champions and EDward gaming leaving already, only one more team will get to move up to the next stage. Paper Rex was the Runners up in VCT 2022: Stage 2 Masters – Copenhagen, and Team Liquid was the Champions of VALORANT Champions Tour 2022: EMEA Last Chance Qualifier. Now they face each other in the Group A Decider match.’
Paper Rex 13-15 Team Liquid
Paper Rex 13-4 Team Liquid
Paper Rex 8-13 Team Liquid
The first map was Haven, where both teams fought fiercely until Team Liquid managed to clinch the win in overtime. In pearl, Paper Rex made a comeback and won the map convincingly. Finally, the decider map was Ascent, where Team Liquid managed to take the victory, securing their spot in the next stage and eliminating Paper Rex.
Thus Team Liquid managed to hold on the Champions 2022 dream while we say goodbye to Paper Rex.
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