X10 Esports star player Patiphan Chaiwong told ONE Esports that he has not yet recovered from the wrist injury he suffered seven months ago.

This means X10 Esports will have to play the upcoming VCT SEA Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs without him.

Patiphan’s update on his injury, and when he can return to practice

Valorant, Patiphan, X10, VCT Masters Reykjavik 2021
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The 17-year-old prodigy has been suffering a chronic ligament injury on both of his wrists for more than seven months now. The injury sidelined Patiphan from playing with X10 Esports during the VCT Thailand Stage 3 Challengers last July.

“Right now, I haven’t recovered from my injury, but I’m back to streaming a little because I miss the game,” Patiphan told ONE Esports. “As for Stage 3, I think that it will not be possible to return to competition in time. I will come back to compete as quickly as possible.”

He also shared that he is still two months away from returning to normal practice with the team. “I want to tell everyone, don’t worry. I’ll be back,” Patiphan concluded.

Zeus will be X10 Esports’ substitute

X10 Esports, VCT Stage 2 Masters, Valorant
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X10 Esports’ coach Yuttanagorn “Zeus” Kaewkongya has joined the active roster while Patiphan is recovers from his injury. They won the VCT Thailand Stage 3 Challengers 1 Main Event with the help of Zeus.

Panyawat “sushiboys” Subsiriroj has taken over the Jett duelist role for X10, which opens up Zeus to play the Cypher and Killjoy, two sentinel agents for the team.

X10 Esports are set to compete in the VCT SEA Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs where the top two teams will advance to VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin.

They will be competing against the winners of the VCT Stage 3 Challengers country qualifiers from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong & Taiwan, and Malaysia & Singapore.

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