In a groundbreaking turn of events at the VALORANT Champions 2023 playoffs, the emergence of two Chinese teams has taken the international scene by storm.
BiliBili Gaming’s recent upset against NRG has sent shockwaves throughout the tournament, marking a historic moment for China’s new presence in the global VALORANT arena.
Reflecting on the initial foray of Chinese teams into international VALORANT, EDG led the charge after clinching their spot through the East Asia LCQ in 2022.
Although their first international appearance was met with challenges, the team showcased potential with a near-victory against 100 Thieves in the LOCK//IN preseason tournament.
Fast forward to the present, EDG has transformed from a developing entity to a respected force, grabbing attention with its remarkable performance at Masters Tokyo.
Meanwhile, BiliBili Gaming’s unexpected triumph over NRG has solidified their place in the playoff stage of Champions 2023, proving China’s prowess on the global VALORANT platform.
The playoff landscape now boasts an even distribution of two teams from each major region, an impressive feat considering China’s recent entry into international competition.
As the tournament progresses, EDG prepares to face off against Evil Geniuses, while BLG readies to tackle DRX on August 17.
Regardless of the outcomes, 2023 stands as a pivotal year for China’s resounding affirmation in competitive VALORANT.