Riot Games celebrated the launch of Neon, the first Filipino and Southeast Asian agent in Valorant, with a range of activities and collabs.
To kick things off, there’s the official Neon Agent Trailer which shows off the new Valorant agent. The trailer also features a collaboration with Filipino-Australian singer-songwriter, Ylona Garcia. Specifically, Ylona’s original song, ‘Entertain Me’, was the background track in Neon’s agent trailer.
Meanwhile, here’s a quick rundown of Riot’s activities and collabs in celebration of Neon’s launch:
Valorant x Team Manila
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To celebrate the Neon launch, Riot with leading Filipino streetwear brand, TeamManila, to produce the custom ‘Team Manila x VALORANT // Neon Collection’ swag kits. Each kit includes a basketball jersey, hoodie, bucket hat, designer water bottle, and wristband, all of which feature designs inspired by Neon.
Creator Reaction Video
Riot Games also released a compilation video featuring popular Filipino video game creators as they reacted to Neon’s agent trailer.
Official Cosplay with Charess
"Tara na. Clock's ticking."
Electrifying cosplay by @charechii pic.twitter.com/3h05T960wO
— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) January 8, 2022
After the official reveal of Neon, Riot shared an official cosplay of the new Filipino Valorant agent in collaboration with Pinoy cosplayer, Charess.
Behind the Scenes with Vanille Velasquez
As a Filipino agent, Neon is voiced by Filipino voice actor, Vanille Velasquez. And to celebrate this, Riot released an exclusive behind-the-scenes video featuring Velasquez as as she shared what Neon means to her and the Filipino community.
Neon Community Art
Finally, Riot tapped several Filipino artists to create Neon artwork. Check them out here:
“Neon is really a love letter to our amazing Filipino and wider Southeast Asian communities. We have been very touched by the outpouring of love and support from our players and fans for Neon over these past few weeks. We’ve always known our Filipino community to be one of the most passionate! So we’re delighted to be able to show them how important they are to us through Neon.” said Joel Guzman, Country Manager for Philippines, Riot Games.