Paper Rex Benkai Restricted Free Agent & Open to Offers

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Paper Rex Benkai Restricted Free Agent & Open to Offers

Paper Rex may be down a member for the VCT 2024 season.


Paper Rex and Benkai have announced that the organization will allow Benkai to look for outside opportunities for the VCT 2024 season as a restricted free agent.

The news comes as a surprise given Benkai's history with Paper Rex. After making his debut in 2020, he has been with the organization for almost his entire career. In that time, Benkai played a significant role in Paper Rex's success.

As Paper Rex's in-game leader this year, Benkai led Paper Rex to 1st place finishes at the Valorant India Invitational and VCT Pacific League Final prior to Paper Rex benching him in June. Paper Rex would go on to achieve a 3rd place finish at VCT 2023: Masters Tokyo and a 2nd place finish at VCT 2023 Champions (With Evil Geniuses putting a stop to Paper Rex at Masters and Champions).

It would be a shock to see Benkai go. But then again, after a dominant 2022 season, LOUD made significant changes to their VCT 20222 Champions roster. That's just the way it is in Esports.

With Jinggg unable to play in the VCT 2024 season due to needing to complete his National Service, if Benkai also leaves Paper Rex, VCT Pacific's defending champions may have a steep uphill climb next season.

Paper Rex Benkai Restricted Free Agent & Open to Offers
Xavier Geitz
When not busy writing about Esports, the latest and greatest digital gaming deals, and reviewing video game, you can find Xavier wandering Morrowind's Telvanni Coast, tirelessly petitioning for a Timesplitters 2 remake, or trying to understand the Concept of Love.