Since it first appeared on the world map of League of Legends, the Vietnamese League of Legends platform has always played an important role even though it is only a small area. This is the third Asian region, after China and Korea, to have an extremely large number of League of Legends players. At the same time, for professional tournaments, VCS teams also performed very well. Because of these many factors that are rich in development potential, VCS was separated by Riot into a separate region after several years of competing in the same region as PCS.
VCS had a 2023 World Championship that left many impressions, both professionally and in the media.
This is a privilege that is not easy for a Southeast Asian League of Legends platform to have. It is important to know that PCS is also made a separate region, but this is where the remaining Southeast Asian teams and Chinese Taipei gather.
Since separating and becoming a separate region, VCS has been an indispensable name at international tournaments
Recently, after a World Championship 2023 that could be said to be successful for VCS, both professionally and in the media, Riot personally posted a clip nearly 1 minute long just to honor VCS. Accordingly, the clip titled “Don’t mess with the VCS!” (roughly translated: Don’t mess with VCS!” summarizes the journey of VCS from when it was not famous to becoming an indispensable area at international tournaments.
Riot posted a clip honoring VCS
Content of Riot’s clip: “Why do people still underestimate VCS? One of the scariest regions in League of Legends even though they don’t have any international titles. Vietnam always leaves special marks. especially in Summoner’s Rift after “giving gifts” to their opponents and walking with a bright smile on their faces. They can always take down their favorite teams, or defeat extremely strong opponents, the VCS teams. very difficult to guess.
“In 2020, due to epidemic reasons, VCS had to have a 2-year absence from international tournaments. Fast forward to MSI 2022, and VCS returned with special marks. Like they defeated G2 with PSG Talon to win 6th place at MSI 2022”.
“At Worlds the same year, they continued to defeat Top Esports. Then in 2023, GAM defeated Team Liquid again in a vital BO3 match. Year after year, VCS has proven that not everyone can be toyed with. with VCS” – Riot concluded.
The moment GAM defeated the LPL runner-up and directly caused TES to lose the opportunity to continue
In Riot’s clip, it can be seen that GAM Esports and Saigon Buffalo are the two teams occupying the “spotlight”. Especially GAM with very impressive achievements at Worlds. However, perhaps Riot only focuses on the post-pandemic period and revolves around the teams with the most outstanding achievements, so it lacks many names like Lowkey Esports or Team Whales.
The clip mainly reminds GAM and SGB
But really, this can be seen as one more time, VCS forces the world League of Legends to have a correct assessment of the region. Not only rich in development potential, VCS teams have really left many impressions, especially every time they have the opportunity to participate in international tournaments. And certainly, many audiences also expect that in the future VCS can contribute more and truly achieve achievements in the world of League of Legends.