VCT Game Changers South Asia will feed directly into the new Pacific Game Changers event for next year.
INDIA – VCT Game Changers is set to introduce a dedicated circuit for South Asia, according to Sukamal Pegu, the Esports Lead for India and South Asia at Riot Games, as revealed to THESPIKE.GG during the Convergence 2023 event in Bengaluru, India.
“Well, here’s an announcement for everybody. South Asia is getting its own Game Changers Circuit, and I think this is breaking news for everybody. Welcome, ladies, and every marginalized community that is out there for playing VALORANT we have the Game Changers’ League for South Asia that plays directly into the Pacific Game Changers event that’s going to happen at the end of the year, and that will lead to champions. So, buckle up!”
The South Asian circuit’s link to the Pacific Game Changers event, as revealed, suggests the creation of a higher circuit similar to East Asia within APAC. It therefore confirms the breakdown of the APAC circuit into multiple sub-regions, mirroring the structure of the primary Challengers circuit. Further details are anticipated to be revealed in the coming months.
During the 2023 Game Changers season, the now-defunct Global Esports Phoenix team held the highest ranking among South Asian representatives. Meanwhile, Orangutan, despite being India-based, boasted a roster primarily composed of Filipino players. Following the end of the season, both organizations have withdrawn from the circuit, at least temporarily.
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