t3xture had been a staple of DAMWON Gaming DAMWON Gaming Inactive , joining the team in 2021. A powerhouse of the Korean Challengers scene, DAMWON Gaming had multiple top-four placements, the most notable being third at the APAC LCQ in 2021. They maintained momentum at the start of 2022 but fell short of an international showing, as DRX DRX Korea Rank #1 locked in the VCT Korea slots. DAMWON Gaming ultimately placed in the top eight at East Asia LCQ, their lowest placement yet.
t3xture, the star duelist for DWG, became a part of Global Esports Global Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #67 ahead of the Pacific Partnership league. However, GE struggled throughout the year, placing outside the top 16 at LOCK//IN and failing to qualify for league playoffs. Global Esports later finished in the top six at Pacific LCQ and soon after parted with most of the roster, t3xture included.
Gen.G began their Valorant endeavours in 2020 in North America but found very little success, having not qualified for any international tournaments and struggling to qualify for Challengers in 2022. Following their acceptance into the Pacific League, Gen.G effectively "returned" to Korea with a Korean roster led by Australian coach Elmapuddy . After a strong showing at LOCK//IN, Gen.G began to slow down, barely qualifying for league playoffs, where they finished in fourth place. The roster later placed third at the Pacific LCQ, just behind Team Secret Team Secret Asia-Pacific Rank #7 .