Neon, VALORANT's First Southeast Asian Agent from the Philippines Is Here
Riot Games' first Southeast Asian VALORANT agent, Neon from the Philippines is officially here. In celebration of the new agent, Riot has rolled out several collaborations and activities with Filipino artists and brands, such as Ylona Garcia, TeamManila, and more.
"Neon is a landmark moment in VALORANT history that reflects Riot’s commitment to creating truly meaningful player experiences. We are thrilled that VALORANT’s cast of agents now includes a Southeast Asian representative from the Philippines that players around the world can engage with," said Justin Hulog, General Manager of Southeast Aisa, Riot Games.
Riot has collaborated with Filipino-Australian singer-songwriter, Ylona Garcia for Neon's trailer background track, called "Entertain Me". In addition, Riot also worked with Filipino urban streetwear brand, TeamManila for custom "Team Manila x VALORANT // Neon Collection" swag kits, which include a basketball jersey, hoodie, bucket hat, designer water bottles, and wristband, all inspired by the new VALORANT agent.
Fans can get their hands on these exclusive kits through giveaways by press outlets and influencers. They can also stand a chance to win one by joining contests announced on the VALORANT Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand Facebook pages.
Other special community events launched in conjunction with Neon's arrival are:
Creator Reaction Video - Many beloved Filipino creators wore their sleeves on their hearts when viewing Neon’s agent trailer for the first time. You may watch their reactions here.
Official Cosplay with Charess - In partnership with Rumble Royale and cosplayer Charess, one of the most renowned cosplay influencers from the Philippines, Neon was brought to life with the support of a full roster of local Filipino artists and talent. Check out the official cosplay photos and a Neon cosplay teaser video on the VALORANT Philippines Facebook page and Charess’ Instagram. Watch the BTS here.
Behind the Scenes Video with Vanille Velasquez - Vanille Velasquez, the voice actor behind Neon, sat down for an exclusive BTS video where she talked about what Neon means to her and the Filipino community.
Neon Community Art - Riot commissioned some unique Neon artwork from four Filipino artists: Ikayawa, Bricx, Rodney, and Jayds/Inkee. Produced along the theme of “Neon Takes on Manila”, these art pieces reflect each artist's own interpretation of Neon expressed through their unique art styles.