Korean Squad Gen.G Clinches VCT Pacific Kickoff Championship, Secures Top Seed at Masters Madrid


  • Gen.G triumphs in VCT Pacific Kickoff, defeating Paper Rex 3-1 in the grand final, with rookie Karon named MVP.
  • Karon’s stellar performance leads Gen.G to victory, securing the top seed at Masters Madrid.
  • Strategic gameplay and teamwork propel Gen.G to victory, establishing them as the dominant force in Valorant esports.

In a stunning showcase of skill and strategy, the Korean esports powerhouse Gen.G claimed victory in the 2024 VCT Pacific Kickoff championship, triumphing over last year’s champions, Paper Rex, with a resounding 3-1 win in the grand final. 

The newly revamped Gen.G roster, featuring the talents of Kim “t3xture” Na-ra, Kim “Lakia” Jong-min, Byeon “Munchkin” Byeong Sang-beam, and VCT rookie Kim “Karon” Won-tae, proved to be an unstoppable force throughout the tournament.

Karon, the rising star

Amidst stellar performances from all team members, the rookie sensation Kim “Karon” Won-tae shone brightest on the grand final stage. Named the tournament MVP, Karon exhibited exceptional prowess as the team’s controller main, boasting an impressive 64/43/25 KDA and an average combat score of 214 in his debut VCT grand final match.

Gen.G’s path to victory

Decisive victories and strategic brilliance marked Gen.G’s journey to the top of the VCT Pacific. In the opening map on Ascent, the team displayed impeccable teamwork, with Karon’s adept anchoring denying Paper Rex’s signature aggressive playstyle. A commanding performance on attack secured Gen.G a crucial 1-0 lead in the series.

Despite a setback on Split, where Paper Rex showcased their dominance with a swift 13-4 win, Gen.G rallied on the third map, Lotus. In a nail-biting showdown, the Korean squad showcased resilience and skill, edging out Paper Rex with standout performances from t3xture and Munchkin.

In the final map on Bind, Gen.G showcased their tactical prowess, outmaneuvering Paper Rex with a strategic double controller composition. The team’s cohesive gameplay and meticulous planning proved too much for their opponents, sealing their victory and earning them a top seed at Masters Madrid and three Championship Points for Valorant Champions 2024.

The future of Gen.G

With their triumphant victory at the VCT Pacific Kickoff championship, Gen.G solidifies their position as a dominant force in the global Valorant esports scene. Adding promising talents like Karon alongside seasoned veterans has undoubtedly strengthened the team’s competitive edge. As they set their sights on future tournaments, including Masters Madrid and Valorant Champions 2024, Gen.G remains poised to continue their reign atop the competitive Valorant landscape.

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