DRX VS has joined up with Team Razer, bringing their Valorant efforts as the best team in South Korea to the brand.
Razer has announced the sponsorship of DRX (formerly known as Vision Strikers) for the upcoming year in the Valorant Champions Tour.
DRX brings Vision Strikers legacy to Razer
Vision Strikers was acquired by DRX on January 7, 2022. They’ve long been considered one of the top Valorant squads in the world. Their results speak for themselves, but they are easily the best Valorant team to come out of South Korea. While other teams have begun to make statements for themselves at events like Champions, the pedigree of this team is unmatched thus far.
They are perhaps best known for their 102 match winning streak, the longest in competitive Valorant to date. That ran from June 6, 2020 through April 15, 2021, and encompassed much of the early part of competitive Valorant, through the first part of Challengers in 2021.
As DRX, the only result they have under their belt is a 1-4th qualification for Korea Challengers. However, as Vision Strikers, their results have been impressive.
- First Strike Korea – 1st place
- VCT 2021 Korea Stage 1 Challengers 1 – 1st Place
- Korea Stage 1 Challengers 2 – 1st place
- VCT 2021 Korea Stage 1 Masters – 1st Place
- Masters Berlin 2021 – 5-8th place
- VALORANT Champions 2021 – 9-12th place
DRX’s Valorant squad consists of:
- Kim “Stax” Gu-taek
- Goo “Rb” Sang-Min
- Kim “Zest” Gi-seok
- Yu “BuZz” Byung-chul
- Kim “MaKo” Meyong-kwan
DRX VS also sponsors several fighting game players in Tekken, including ae-Min “Knee” Bae. They also field a team in League of Legends, though this sponsorship is specifically aimed at the Valorant squad.
The road ahead for DRX VS and Team Razer in VCT
Currently, DRX VS is sitting atop their group after absolutely stomping Desperado. They only lost three rounds across two maps the entire set.
VCT KR Challengers has only just kicked off, and while DRX VS is the clear favorite to make it through to Masters, they still have another six matches to play before Challengers Playoffs.
Their next match is against World Game Star, another team that’s 1-0 in the standings thus far.
It’s worth noting that there is only one slot available for Korean teams at Masters. Any team that doesn’t make it through will have to wait until the next Challengers cycle to have another crack at it. The cutthroat nature of this circuit has been widely documented, especially in North America, where there are double the slots available. With only one, the competition is sure to be fierce for DRX VS.
What is Team Razer?
Team Razer is Razer’s competitive partnership program. Razer has been supporting esports athletes for more than 10 years at this point, and even longer when you consider their partnerships with folks like Fatal1ty. Team Razer itself was founded in 2012 to solidify and consolidate their esports efforts.
Here are all of the other teams and players that Razer currently supports:
- 4 Angry Men
- Beyond Gaming
- Bren Esports
- Edward Gaming
- Copenhagen Flames
- Father’s Back
- E-Star Gaming
- Hanwha Life Sports
- JD Gaming
- KRC Genk Esports
- Legacy Esports
- Mad Lions
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Team Queso
- Tribe Gaming
- Williams Esports
- X-Kom AGO
- Yoshimoto Gaming
These partnerships vary widely in size and scope. Some players, like League of Legends GOAT Faker, have their own line of competitive gear like mice and keyboards. Others, teams like Mousesports, have partnered with Razer for their own line of gear as well.