After their first international showing in Masters Berlin, Paper REX (PRX) announced a roster change with Wang “Jinggg” Jing Jie to start into the main lineup.
The 18-year-old Jinggg is to take the place of Zhang Teng “shiba” Toh in their starting roster while the latter is moved into a substitute position for upcoming events.
Before his debut in PRX, Jinggg played for Team SMG in the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Malaysia and Singapore Stage 3. After advancing to the Upper Quarterfinals of the main stage, SMG lost 0-2 against PRX. They were then eliminated in the lower bracket by Team Louvre in a best of one.
Jinggg is to bring his strong duelist playstyle into the PRX lineup. His performances from previous events when he was on SMG and Reality Rift put him on the map as one of the contested duelists in the region.
“We believe that Jinggg is one of the best Duelists in Southeast Asia. With his background as an Overwatch player, he’s also bringing in a new perspective on how to play VALORANT that I believe will benefit us (all our other players switched over to VALORANT from CS:GO). Most importantly, he’s hungry – hungry to improve as a player and to help his team win.” Harley “dsn” Örwall, Chief Gaming Officer of Paper Rex, shared to VALO2Asia.
With these changes to the roster, PRX’s lineup will consist of: Benedict “Benkai” Tan, Khalish “d4v41” Rusyaidee, Jason “f0rsakeN” Susanto, Aaron “mindfreak” Leonhart, and Wang “Jinggg” Jing Jie. In line with this, Zhang Teng “shiba” Toh to serve as the 6th man and Alexandre “alecks” Salle as their coach.
In a statement for VALO2Asia, Jinggg explained that Paper Rex, as one of the strongest teams, has the most chance of competing against other regions like their performance in Berlin and expressed wishing to advance to Championships with the team.
Paper Rex is to take their newly adjusted roster for a test drive, before the APAC: Last Chance Qualifiers on October 11, 2021, in the upcoming KJC eSports VALORANT Invitational on September 30, 2021.