VALO2ASIA brings you a comprehensive overview of Asian teams competing in the year’s most prestigious VALORANT tournament.
Vision Strikers – How Vision Strikers Made Their Way to The Top
The sole representatives of Korea at Champions will soon face the other fifteen teams in the most prestigious VALORANT competition this year. Can they bring back the glorious days of South Korean FPS in VALORANT?
“Vision Strikers is the definition of team play. But the things I’ve heard about this team and their work ethic are insane. These guys practice more than any other team I’ve ever even heard of. They practice like crazy; they play like crazy. Like as a team, they live and breathe this game as a unit.” Shahzeeb “ShahZaM” Khan of Sentinels says during his Berlin live stream.
That’s how we can describe Vision Strikers at best in less than 15 seconds.
Crazy Raccoon – The Stars Align for a Great Champions Run
With the region’s fanbase being so large, Crazy Raccoon have always had big expectations on their shoulders. And after a great Masters Berlin performance, expectations have only gotten higher. Fortunately for them, though, everything is coming together to make their Champions showing just as exciting.
FULL SENSE – Untested yet Deadly
Can FULL SENSE pull out the impossible and make a statement that their run in the APAC LCQ is not a fluke?
FULL SENSE is a team name that might not have come to mind when thinking of teams stepping foot in Berlin and competing against the finest in VALORANT Champions 2021. However, that was before they rose above anyone’s expectations in the VCT Asia-Pacific Last Chance Qualifier.
A region full of stars, Thailand has been producing some of the most high-skilled players in Southeast Asia. One of the highlights in the international scene is Patiphan “Patiphan” Chaiwong, who showed his capability at Masters 2: Reykjavik — not to mention his being one of the most prominent personalities in VALORANT. Still, there is more to come from Thailand starting December, as two teams will raise the flag of Thailand at the year’s most prestigious VALORANT competition, VALORANT Champions 2021.
READ MORE: Road to Champions - Team Preview: FULL SENSE
X10 CRIT – The Hungry Underdogs in Attendance
X10 CRIT, Thailand’s second representatives in Berlin, are ready to put on a show for their second international appearance ever.
If you have been around, at least since the middle of this year, you are probably familiar with X10 Esports — which has now merged with Brunei-based CRIT Esports to establish X10 CRIT. In less than a week, the Thai powerhouse is set to take part in the most prestigious VALORANT tournament of the year, VALORANT Champions 2021.
The sole representatives of Southeast Asia at Masters 2 Reykjavik have arrived in Berlin with an added sense of expectation. Despite the squad’s recent performance deviating from their previous success, with Patiphan “Patiphan” Chaiwong returning from a wrist injury, X10 CRIT are back to their full potential.
READ MORE: Road to Champions - Team Preview: X10 CRIT
Team Secret – The Perfect Combination to Aim for the Crown?
This year, Team Secret wrote themselves into VALORANT history by becoming one of the Southeast Asian representatives in the most prestigious VALORANT tournament of the year, VALORANT Champions 2021. But can they carry the momentum from their fabulous VCT Stage 3 run into the remainder of this year?
Hailing from the Philippines, Team Secret are comprised of some of the most storied and renowned players of the country from a variety of professional backgrounds. And in October, Team Secret have secured one of the three possible spots up for grabs at the first VALORANT World Championship ever and have become the first Filipino team ever to achieve such heights in a first-person shooter title.
Cover photo courtesy of Wojciech Wandzel/Riot Games