by Juandi

What is the VALO2ASIA Awards?

The VALO2ASIA Awards is one of the initiatives to honor those who have excelled during the year and those who have raised the bar for Asian VALORANT to be on par with other regions. Every year, a 20-member panel from APAC, consisting of current and former professionals in the industry, will compile a list of the best 20 players of the year. Each player selected as a nominee was chosen after a thoughtful evaluation of their respective performances throughout the season.

We want to honor those who have achieved outstanding results throughout the year, those who have lifted the standard of Asian VALORANT. The VALO2ASIA Awards is one of our long-term initiatives to elevate the Asian VALORANT ecosystem. 

Why does it matter?

Awards do not only acknowledge success; they recognize many other qualities: ability, struggle, effort, and above all, excellence. 

We have an important role in the community: to showcase the stars that left the biggest mark in the past 365 days.

Other than recognizing their success, VALO2ASIA wants to help elevate their personal brand, as we believe it is one of the elements that every single player in the ecosystem must have in order to thrive; what sets them apart from the rest? 

The VALO2ASIA Awards 2021 – In Retrospect

Jayvee “DubsteP” Paguirigan took his place at #1 in our Top 20 Players of 2021 list. During the early days of VALORANT, we had the chance to talk to him, and knowing that his goal is to “reach a global competition and show the world that SEA can also be a contender in a world-class tournament” shows his compassion not only in raising the PH flag on the world stage but also in redefining SEA’s identity as a region to be reckoned with.

Presenting our Panel of Judges for this year:

Our Panel of Judges

The panel of judges is comprised of twenty individuals who all showed competence, passion, and a strong dedication toward the Asian VALORANT scene in 2022.

The representatives were all selected after careful consideration, with our goal being to have a panel of judges that represents Asia’s vastness and diversity.

All twenty judges came from various backgrounds, from casters, analysts, former professionals, and community members from eleven different nations. We always strive to represent all members of the Asian VALORANT community and at the same time acknowledge their unsung contributions behind the curtain. 

🇺🇸 Seth “Achilios” King🇮🇩 Monica “Momochan” Mariska
🇵🇭 Darwell “Asurai” Llerena🇺🇸 Clinton “Paperthin” Bader
🇵🇭 Nico “BlackenBlue” Gayoso🇮🇩 Andi “Sleepy” Bangsawan
🇦🇺 Mitchell “Conky” Concanen🇮🇩 Antonius “Son” Wilson
🇵🇭 Dathan “Daks” Rosales🇲🇾 Natasha “TashBunny” Hidayah
🇮🇩 Albert “Frostmisty” Giovanni🇵🇭 Kyung-In “Tr1cks” Lee
🇮🇩 Bella “Heartfire” Victoria🇻🇳 Nguyễn “TLing” Trọng Linh
🇸🇬 Kentrell “heyimquack” Kwek🇯🇵 “yue
🇬🇧 Peter “Kremer3” Kremer🇮🇳 Kaavya “Zahk” Karthikeyan
🇵🇭 Lyka “Lykable” Mea🇹🇭 Atthasid “ZoFeaRz” Intravichai

Awards – Introduction

Awards – Voting System

Meet The VALO2ASIA Awards 2022’s Top 20 APAC Players

RankNameTeam(s) in 2022
#20🇮🇩 Hagai “Lmemore” TewuhONIC G
Rex Regum Qeon (Now)
#19🇹🇭 Thanamethk “Crws” MahatthananuyutXERXIA
Talon Esports (Now)
#18🇮🇩 Saibani “fl1pzjder” RahmadBOOM Esports
Rex Regum Qeon (Now)
#17🇮🇩 David “Tehbotol” MonanginBOOM Esports
Rex Regum Qeon (Now)
#16🇸🇬 Derrick “Deryeon” YeeBleed Esports
#15🇨🇳 Yongkang “ZmjjKK” ZhengEDward Gaming
#13🇲🇾 Khalish “d4v41” RusyaideePaper Rex
#12🇰🇷 Kim “Zest” Gi-seokDRX
#11🇯🇵 Shota “SugarZ3ro” WatanabeZETA DIVISION
#10🇰🇷 Goo “Rb Sang-minDRX
#9🇹🇭 Nutchaphon “sScary” MataratXERXIA
Bleed Esports (Now)
#8🇯🇵 Koji “Laz” UshidaZETA DIVISION
#7🇸🇬 Benedict “Benkai” TanPaper Rex
#6🇮🇩 Aaron “mindfreak” LeonhartPaper Rex
#5🇰🇷 Kim “stax” Gu-taekDRX
#4🇰🇷 Byung-chul “BuZz” Yu DRX
#3🇰🇷 Kim “MaKo” Myeong-kwanDRX
#2🇮🇩 Jason “f0rsakeN” SusantoPaper Rex
#1🇸🇬 Wang “Jinggg” Jing JiePaper Rex

Meet The VALO2ASIA Awards 2022’s Top 3 APAC Game Changers

RankNameTeam(s) in 2022
#3🇹🇭 Sarindhorn “JinNy” WanothayarnchaiX10 Sapphire
#2🇹🇭 Chalita”Muffyn” BuathongX10 Sapphire
#1🇮🇩 Odella “enerii” AbrahamAlter Ego Celestè

Meet The VALO2ASIA Awards 2022’s Top 3 APAC Player Personalities

RankNameTeam(s) in 2022
#3🇯🇵 Koji “Laz” UshidaZETA DIVISION
#2🇰🇷 Kim “stax” Gu-taek DRX
#1🇸🇬 Benedict “Benkai” TanPaper Rex

Meet The VALO2ASIA Awards 2022’s Top 3 APAC In-Game/Team Leaders

RankNameTeam(s) in 2022
#3🇯🇵 Koji “Laz” UshidaZETA DIVISION
#2🇸🇬 Benedict “Benkai” TanPaper Rex
#1🇰🇷 Kim “stax” Gu-taek DRX

Stay tuned for further updates, facts, and more starting December 10, 2022! Be sure to like and follow VALO2ASIA on FacebookTwitter Instagram.


The VALO2ASIA Awards is not affiliated with or sponsored by Riot Games, Inc. or VALORANT Esports.

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