EDward Gaming’s ZmjjKK recently made an appearance in a VOGUE Plus video, giving insight into what he does and introducing esports to a broader audience.
CHINA – EDward Gaming’s Zheng “ZmjjKK” Yongkang (KangKang, 郑永康) is featured in a recent VOGUE Plus China video, representing esports along with other emerging athletes in the “COOL KIDS” series.
The series also spotlights athletes from diverse disciplines, such as golfer Cai Danlin (蔡丹琳), figure skater Lu Ting Lucia (芦婷), and rock climber Chen YiFan (陈一帆).
Hailing from EDward Gaming, ZmjjKK first captured international attention when he debuted at VALORANT Champions Istanbul late last year, and quickly cemented his reputation, ultimately clinching the #15 spot in the 2022 VALO2ASIA Awards.
At a youthful 19, ZmjjKK played a key role in securing China’s first international victory in June this year by defeating EMEA powerhouse Natus Vincere at the VALORANT Masters Tokyo event. The team recently returned from competing at the VALORANT Champions 2023 in Los Angeles, where they made a historic 5-6th place finish despite the game’s recent official release in China, hinting at a promising future for the title in the region.
“I’ve always believed that I have a talent for esports. For me, it represents the passion of youth. It’s quite similar to being dedicated to a sport. Every move is made to win, and in a team, everyone is united in heart and spirit. I’ve burned my life to let my teammates enjoy the feeling of being in the spotlight.”
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