Paper Rex duelist Ilya “something” Petrov will not be able to participate in the remaining matches of VCT Masters Tokyo due to visa issues, according to the organization on Twitter.
The team confirmed this after their victory against EDward Gaming.
“It is a very unfortunate situation, but we have done everything we can and with the help of many. To those that helped us along, thank you so much.,” they wrote.
Now that he’s out of the tournament, they are working hard to secure a visa for Ilya so that he can compete in the upcoming Champions event in Los Angeles.
Despite his absence, Paper Rex has performed remarkably well, securing a top-four position with wins against DRX and EDward Gaming thanks to sub Patiphan “CGRS” Posri.