VCT ASCENSION PACIFIC 2023, which is a competitive tournament for ‘VALORANT,’ a popular first-person shooter (FPS) game, provides an opportunity for teams of professional players representing 10 regions across the Asia-Pacific territory. These regions include Japan, Korea, Oceania, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong as well as South Asia. Coming together to showcase their skills in a tournament, these teams aim to identify the sole winner who will be promoted into VCT Pacific to compete on the international stage. The total prize pool amounts to over 100,000 USD. The exciting 10-day tournament is held in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2023. Running since June 28th and will end with grand finals on July 9th at QSNCC, the competition features professional players from ten countries within the Asia-Pacific region.
We are very excited to bring the very first VCT Ascension Pacific to Bangkok, Thailand. After a week of grueling group stage competition, we are about to start Playoffs at QSNCC. Here in Bangkok, we are expecting over 4,600 spectators. We are so grateful for this incredible show of passion and support from our Thai fans. We're pleased to be working with QSNCC and tournament operator ‘One Up’ to bring this tournament to Bangkok.", said Jake Sin, Head of VALORANT Esports, APAC, Riot Games.
Mr.Surapol Utintu, Chief Executive Officer of N.C.C. Management and Development Co., Ltd. the operator of QSNCC reveals that “E-Sports is a popular activity both in Thailand and on a global scale. It has been officially recognized as a professional sport and has been included in sporting events such as the SEA Games. As a result, the E-Sports business market in Thailand has experienced exponential growth year after year. The number of players and viewers is expected to increase by approximately 18 million and 10 million, respectively, within the next five years. E-Sports can be seen as a soft power in the creative industry, captivating attention and rivaling other businesses in its impact.”
“The QSNCC places importance on being an inspirational space. We are committed to promoting E-Sports as an activity that fosters creativity, bringing people together for various events, and enhancing soft skills for the younger generation. We are extremely proud to have earned the trust of the organizer in selecting QSNCC as the venue for the VCT Ascension Pacific 2023, the first of its kind in Thailand. We are also involved in supporting the creative industry in Thailand, making it more accessible to a wider audience. We believe that both the organizers and the players as well as participants, mostly representing the younger generation, will have the best experience possible as they engage with ‘The Ultimate Inspiring World Class Event Platform for All’ that can accommodate and meet the needs of people of all ages and lifestyles.”