After 4 years, a brand-new Vietnamese LoL team has qualified for Worlds

For the first time since 2019, a team not named GAM Esports or Saigon Buffalo will represent Vietnam at an international League of Legends tournament. Today, Team Whales qualified for the 2023 League World Championship with their win over Team Secret in the VCS lower bracket final. 

Since 2019, only GAM Esports (formerly Gigabyte Marines) and Saigon Buffalo (formerly Phong Vu Buffalo) have attended international League tournaments on behalf of Vietnam. Dating back across the stretch of those four seasons, every edition of the Mid-Season Invitational and the World Championship has featured one (or both) of those teams.