Update: Paper Rex on Thursday (26 November) issued a follow-up statement
Singapore-based organisation Paper Rex have suspended their entire Valorant team over alleged breaches of competitive fairness and integrity, and will not be competing in the upcoming First Strike MY/SG tournament.
Paper Rex said in a statement posted Tuesday (24 November) on their official Facebook page that they have “reason to believe that certain individuals on [their] Valorant roster were involved with activities that go against the meaning of fair competition and integrity of an esports professional”.
The organisation revealed in a follow-up post on Thursday that the “misbehaviour involves a contracted player who played in another competitive event for another team, without the knowledge of Paper Rex”.
“As this is a breach of contract, it was in our best interest to suspend the team until we can be absolutely certain this is a contained incident and can assess the appropriate action required.”
Withdrawing from First Strike
With the suspension of their Valorant team, Paper Rex have also withdrawn from the upcoming First Strike MY/SG event, which is set to take place early next month.
The suspension of the Paper Rex Valorant roster comes just over a week after the organisation announced a new squad on 16 November.
Paper Rex was founded by legendary Swedish Counter-Strike player Harley "dsn" Örwall back in January.
The organisation entered the competitive Valorant scene in July by signing the Singaporean stack known as Invicta.
With this fiasco and the suspension of its Valorant team, it is unclear whether Paper Rex will remain competing in the scene. The organisation has so far remained silent on its future in the game.
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