Dragon Ranger Triumphs in VCT China Ascension Tournament

Dragon Ranger Triumphs in VCT China Ascension Tournament

1. January 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

In a stunning turn of events, Dragon Ranger clinched victory over Rare Atom, securing their spot in the upcoming VCT China for the next two years. This win marks a significant milestone for Dragon Ranger, catapulting them into the tier 1 league of Valorant’s competitive scene.

Valorant’s Evolving Competitive Landscape

2023 was a year filled with memorable moments in professional Valorant, from Fnatic’s victory in the LOCK//IN Sao Paulo to Evil Geniuses’ triumph at the Champions in Los Angeles. As we edge closer to 2024, the focus shifts to the new developments in the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT), particularly the much-anticipated VCT China league.

The Formation of VCT China

VCT China, set to debut in the 2024 season, is an addition to Valorant’s tier 1 international circuit. With ten teams already announced for the league, there was a spot left to equalize the participant count with other international leagues. This gap was filled by the VCT Ascension China tournament, held from December 23rd to 30th, featuring eight competitive teams.

Dragon Ranger’s Unexpected Victory

Rare Atom, with its impressive track record, was widely expected to clinch the title. However, Dragon Ranger Gaming emerged as the dark horse, stunning fans and competitors alike with a decisive 3-1 victory in the final.

The Significance of the Win

This victory not only brings Dragon Ranger the championship title but also ensures their participation in the VCT for 2024 and 2025. Similar to other leagues, this promotion is not permanent, but it offers the Taiwanese team a valuable opportunity to compete at the highest level in the VCT circuit.