Nova Esports Nova Esports China Rank #19 have signed former Royal Never Give Up Royal Never Give Up Inactive player Guang "GuanG" Honglin (光洪霖) following Riot's announcement of the 10 partnered Chinese teams. The organization looks to snatch one of the two tickets to Masters: Madrid in the upcoming Chinese Kickoff tournament.
GuanG and RNG competed in the Chinese Evolution Series alongside many of China's best teams. Unfortunately, RNG failed to make deep runs in any of the three events, with their best placement being a top 12 finish at the main event of Act 3: Heritability. After not qualifying for Chinese Ascension nor being selected as one of the 10 partnered organizations ahead of Kickoff, RNG eventually bid farewell to GuanG.
Nova Esports produced lackluster results prior to their acceptance to the Chinese League. The team attempted to make an international appearance at Los Angeles' 2023 Champions, but were sent home early from the Champions China Qualifier after only picking up one win against Invincible Gaming Invincible Gaming China Rank #24 in the Preliminary Stage.
Despite their shortcomings, the organization has begun preparing for their battle within the Chinese League by restructuring its starters amidst the roster shuffles currently taking place in China.
Nova Esports' roster will be finalized come February, when all four regional leagues kickoff.