Paper Rex plays Valorant like no other team does. Combining unbridled aggression with flawless mechanical skill, they seemingly never stop holding down ‘W’.
The disrespect they show their opponents is glorious to see, pushing and peeking every angle possible with seemingly reckless abandon. This is the most exciting team in Valorant to watch by a mile. The best part? They say they’re only playing to have fun.
Star player Jason “f0rsakeN” Susanto has been an integral part of the team’s journey so far, helping them win back-to-back championships in VCT APAC Challengers this year and a fourth-place finish at Masters Reykjavik 2022.
The 18-year-old is fast gaining recognition as one of the world’s top duelists, off the back of his monstrous aim and flashy plays.
But his in-game carries a tarnished legacy, after CS:GO pro Nikhil “forsaken” Kumawat was banned for hacking in a tournament in 2018. However, the young star is choosing to keep his name, and remake it anew.
Find out why he is sticking to his name in our exclusive ONE Esports interview below, despite the constant confusion and mix-ups that have followed it since.
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F0rsakeN is looking to make a new name for himself
The Indonesia player was introduced to first-person shooters by his brother, Kevin “xccurate” Susanto, a CS:GO pro for teams like TYLOO.
It wasn’t long before his talent began to turn heads, until his namesake’s hacking scandal sullied the name.
F0rsakeN’s efforts are paying off handsomely. He was the top-rated player in VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers, notching a 284.7 Average Combat Score (ACS) and 1.48 K/D.
At Masters Copenhagen, f0rsaken and PRX have already overcome their first hurdle in EMEA third seed Guild Esports.
Their signature playstyle was on full display, throwing Guild into disarray as the team struggled to respond to their relentless pace. Flexing onto both Chamber and Neon, f0rsakeN caught Guild off guard with bold lurks and in-your-face aggression, the polar opposite of Guild’s slower playstyle.
PRX now move on to face Fnatic in the upper bracket — their biggest test yet, and an opportunity for their young star to shine even brighter.
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