Jinggg Returns to Paper Rex After Medical Exemption from Military Service

Paper Rex's Hopes for VCT Pacific Soar with Jinggg's Unexpected Return

Jinggg Returns to Paper Rex After Medical Exemption from Military Service
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In a surprising turn of events, Valorant superstar Wang 'Jinggg' Jie rejoins Paper Rex's starting lineup after medical concerns exempt him from mandatory military service. Cahya 'Monyet' Nugraha, who stepped in to fill the void, graciously returns to the bench.

Paper Rex's announcement comes following their commendable third-place finish at VCT Masters Madrid. Originally, Jinggg's military commitment in late 2023 prompted the organization to prioritize his service, clearing the way for a swift return to esports.

"We determined his medical condition has no impact on his elite competitive abilities," Paper Rex clarified, respecting the player's privacy. "Jinggg has been integral to the team, and we've extended his contract until 2026."

Can Jinggg Rekindle Paper Rex's Championship Fire?

While Madrid was a success, the result leaves a lingering sense of missed opportunity. For the fifth time, the team falls short of international victory, echoing their near-win at Valorant Champions 2023. This raises the stakes - can Jinggg's return be the catalyst that finally brings a Masters or Champions title to the VCT Pacific region?