FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix China Unranked have completed their starting roster with the addition of Qu "Life" Donghao (瞿东豪), after spending the better part of the year in Attacking Soul Esports Attacking Soul Esports Inactive .
Originally known for his time as one of the longstanding duelists in EDward Gaming EDward Gaming China Unranked since its founding in 2020, Life's tenure in EDG was nothing short of dominating, including winning two out of three acts of FGC Valorant Invitational in 2022, allowing themselves a berth to the following East Asia LCQ that year as one of two Chinese teams. Alongside EDG, Life also became the first Chinese representative on an international LAN during Champions 2022, ultimately finishing top 16. In late 2022, Life moved over to a struggling Attacking Soul Esports and debuted in the FGC Valorant Epilogue, where his team finished third.
Attacking Soul started 2023 off with a bang by surprising and defeating EDG in FGC Valorant Invitational 2023: Act 1, earning Life his second international appearance at Masters Tokyo. Facing off against Pacific giant DRX DRX Korea Unranked and EMEA upstart FUT Esports FUT Esports Europe Unranked , Attacking Soul would end up eliminated early in the group stage.
After competing through the China Evolution Series, Attacking Soul ends up qualified for Ascension China, being looked on as one of the favourites to win the event, besides Rare Atom Rare Atom China Unranked . After losing to RA in the upper finals, ASE wound up one step short in the lower final, defeated by the eventual victors, Dragon Ranger Gaming Dragon Ranger Gaming China Unranked .
FPX made their first international appearance during LOCK//IN. There, FPX was able to snatch a map off Karmine Corp Karmine Corp Europe Unranked in their 2-1 loss. FPX secured a second international appearance on Champions 2023, where they would end up eliminated after matching up against T1 T1 Korea Unranked and eventual world champions Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses North America Unranked , losing both matches in their elimination.
After competing in the China Evolution Series ahead of Ascension in the second half of 2023, FPX was revealed as one of the 10 partnered teams within the Chinese League.
Two days ago, FPX transferred one of their founding members, nizhaoTZH , to DRG, opening up room on the team for Life ahead of VCT CN Kickoff this February.