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FunPlus Phoenix is the final team from China to qualify for VCT Champs

Here are the three Chinese teams to qualify for VCT Champs Los Angeles.

FunPlus Phoenix is the final Chinese VALORANT team to qualify for the VALORANT Champions 2023. The team took down TYLOO 3-1 to secure their invitation to Los Angeles. 

FunPlus Phoenix triumphed on Pearl before TYLOO was able to tie it back on Bind. However, the final two maps of the series saw FunPlus Phoenix emerge much stronger in terms of both firepower as well as strategy. 

Dominant Performances by FunPlus Phoenix players to qualify for VCT Champs

There were dominant performances across the board for FunPlus Phoenix. With a 235 ACS, Yuicaw was one of the standout performers 'Jett-setting' his way through the series. However, his teammates, BerLIN and WudiYuChEn were not far behind in contributing with their utility and still maintaining healthy stats. The team displayed exemplary teamwork to move ahead of TYLOO in the best-of-five series. 

As for TYLOO, they clearly were at a map disadvantage, as FPX’s superiority on the final few maps was clearly evident.

FunPlus Phoenix still has a few more games to play in the qualifier. They are currently in the lower bracket final where they face Bilibili Gaming. The winner of that match will move on to the Grand Finals. However, since the top three teams are already ascertained it remains to be seen how seriously the final few games of the series will be.

The VCT Champions takes place in Los Angeles in August this year. The tournament will feature the best VALORANT teams from all over the world. Due to Fnatic’s victory at VCT Masters Tokyo, EMEA will have an additional slot at the event, which means fans can expect a lot of EMEA action. 

FunPlus Phoenix’s VALORANT roster is as follows:

  • Zhang "AAAAY" Yang
  • Zhang "BerLIN" Bo-lin
  • Tang "TZH" Zhehao
  • He "WudiYuChEn" Cai
  • Huang "Yuicaw" Yung-chieh

With this victory, the three teams representing China at VCT Champs Los Angeles are Bilibili Gaming, EDward Gaming and FunPlus Phoenix. EDward Gaming has already reached the Grand Finals of the VCT China Qualifier waiting for either Bilibili Gaming or FunPlus Phoenix.

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