Benkai Shares How Shiba's Parents Learned About His Valorant Career Just Before Masters Berlin

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Benkai Shares How Shiba's Parents Learned About his Valorant Career Just Before Masters Berlin

Paper Rex is full of surprises.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Benkai shares how Shiba's parents got to know about his Valroant career right before VCT 2021: Stage 3 Masters - Berlin.
They were initially reluctant and denied Shiba the permission to travel all the way to Berlin, but Paper Rex management managed to convince them.
Paper Rex gave Vision Strikers a tough fight in their opening match and are scheduled to go up against SuperMassive Blaze next on 15th September.

Paper Rex who are the only Southeast Asian representatives at VCT 2021: Stage 3 Masters - Berlin, has won over the Valorant community. Despite being the underdogs they are attracting massive support especially from the SEA community, as everyone is learning more about the players and their personalities. Benedict "Benkai" Tan just gave fans another fascinating insight into their team.

Sharing a story about the latest member to join their team Zhan "shiba" Teng Toh, Benkai in an interview segment for Valorant revealed how shiba's parents had no idea about his professional Valorant career until right before Masters Berlin, and how the team convinced them to let him travel to Germany.

Benkai talks about how Shiba's parents learned about his Valorant career

Benkai while talking about shiba described him as being a very soft spoken and shy person who comes from a very traditional Chinese family.

While he has been competing with Paper Rex for over two months as part of their professional Valorant team, his parents apparently had no idea what he was doing up until the team managed to qualify for VCT 2021: Stage 3 Masters - Berlin.

While talking about this in detail with One Esports, Benkai had said that after the team qualified they had to find a way to break the news about Shiba being a professional Valorant player to his family. Not only this, they even had to convince them to allow shiba to travel with them all the way to Germany.

It was tough initially, with the news coming as a total surprise to his parents who even denied him permission from travelling to Berlin. But Paper Rex's management sat down and tried to convince shiba's parents, explaining to them how lucky their son was and how being a professional player is a viable career path.

Paper Rex at VCT 2021 Stage 3 Masters - Berlin

Well, rest is history as Paper Rex have already put up a tough fight against the Korean top seeds Vision Strikers. They did lose the match but made the Korean's work hard for it, something that was applauded by the entire Valorant community.

They will be seen in action again on 15th September, when they take on SuperMassive Blaze in an elimination match scheduled to start from 18:30 IST. All eyes will be on the SEA representative who will be giving their best in a bid to continue their journey ahead in the tournament.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.