FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix China Rank #3 Autumn Kale Dunne Life Qu Donghao (瞿东豪) AAAAY Zhang Yang (张杨) BerLIN Zhang Bolin (張柏霖) Lysoar Liang Youhao (梁优好) have transferred over Tang "nizhaoTZH" Zehao (唐哲昊) to Dragon Ranger Gaming Dragon Ranger Gaming China Rank #4 nizhaoTZH Tang Zehao (唐哲昊) vo0kashu Ilya Ushakov Nicc Shao Yi-qun (邵逸群) TvirusLuke Chen Cheng-ching Dingwei Wei Dingwei (魏定伟) ahead of the VCT 2024 China Kickoff, marking the end of his one year tenure with the Chinese organization.

Onboarded just over a year ago, nizhaoTZH made his international debut on São Paolo's stage at 2023's LOCK//IN alongside one of the two Chinese squads invited to Brazil. Although his team managed to raise eyebrows by taking a map off Karmine Corp Karmine Corp Europe Rank #22 MAGNUM Martin Penkov tomaszy Tomás Machado N4RRATE Marshall Massey marteen Martin Pátek sh1n Ryad Ensaad in their opening series, they were quickly sent home by the French representatives without a win.

After missing out on Masters Tokyo following a fourth-place finish in the FGC Valorant Invitational 2023: Act 1, FPX secured a reappearance on the world stage by placing third at the Champions China Qualifier.

Thrown into the villains' lair straight off the bat, FPX were eliminated by T1 T1 Korea Rank #2 Sayaplayer Ha Jeong-woo (하정우) Rossy Daniel Abedrabbo Carpe Lee Jae-hyeok (이재혁) iZu Ham Woo-ju (함우주) xccurate Kevin Susanto and Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses North America Rank #1 Derrek Derrek Ha NaturE Nicholas Garrison supamen Phat Le Apoth Vincent Le jawgemo Alexander Mor , who would later go on to take the trophy on home ground. With the important portion of their 2023 season behind them, FPX made one roster change before being revealed as one of the 10 partnered teams within the Chinese League and transferring nizhaoTZH.

DRG were not favored to win China's Ascension. Entering the tournament behind Rare Atom Rare Atom China Rank #22 and Attacking Soul Esports Attacking Soul Esports Inactive monk Wang Haoyu (王浩宇) Yuicaw Huang Yung-chieh (黃湧傑) YHchen Chen Yuhan (陳昱瀚) Zero1 Meng Zhen Ren (任梦真) , the roster narrowly avoided elimination in the group stage and qualified to playoffs with a win over Four Angry Men Four Angry Men China Rank #18 UdoTan Go Kyung-won (고경원) Banger Ace Weng Jiajin (翁家進) suyjing Wang Sicheng (王斯澄) XuAN Zhang Luxuan (张陆轩) WsLeo Huang Pinwei (黄品维) .

Despite losing their opening match to fan-favorites Rare Atom, the team recovered quickly and eliminated Ninjas In Pyjamas Ninjas In Pyjamas Inactive YRSelect Eren Yang Zhengwei (杨曾威) JayH Wong Jia Heng SiuFatBB before enacting their revenge on ASE in a five-map series. Against all odds, DRG upset Rare Atom in the grand final 3-1 and claimed their rightful spot in the Chinese League.

The transfer of nizhaoTZH is one of the many roster changes expected to shake up the Chinese scene ahead of Kickoff as organizations look to finalize their squads.

Dragon Ranger Gaming Dragon Ranger Gaming China Rank #4 nizhaoTZH Tang Zehao (唐哲昊) vo0kashu Ilya Ushakov Nicc Shao Yi-qun (邵逸群) TvirusLuke Chen Cheng-ching Dingwei Wei Dingwei (魏定伟) 's seven-man roster is now: