Riot Games Announces 2023 VCT Format

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Riot Games revealed the details, new events, and the format for the 2023 Valorant Champions Tour (2023 VCT) season.

To celebrate the start of the new season, every team selected for partnership will be invited to Sao Paulo, Brazil for the largest international tournament in VCT history. During the three-week tournament, you will get a first look at the new rosters and find out which team built the best squad during the offseason.

The one-time event will begin in February and crown a winner in early March. The team who places first will earn their league an extra slot at Masters, the first international event of the season.

2023 VCT Season Details

From there, the first competitive split of the 2023 VCT will begin with weekly LAN competition in EMEA, the Pacific, and the Americas. The split will begin in March, feature eight weeks of regular-season competition and crown three league champions in May.

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International League matches will take place in three cities: Berlin, Germany; Seoul, South Korea; and Los Angeles, United States. Each location will feature on-site talent providing coverage in multiple languages for fans around the world.

Subsequent seasons will feature two International League splits. One split will be supplemented with the international tournament in order to provide teams with adequate time to set up in their respective hub locations.

The VALORANT community’s passion inspired us to dream big and evolve the VALORANT Champions Tour to meet the overwhelming demand we’re seeing in every corner of the world. In 2023, we’re taking everything we’ve learned, adding in new ideas and forming partnerships that will help us realize our dreams for the next edition of the VCT.”

Whalen Rozelle, Riot Games COO, Esports

The second international tournament of the year, Masters will return in June and feature the best teams from each international league. The event will reward top teams from each territory with direct qualification to Champions, the Valorant world final.

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July will see the return of the Last Chance Qualifiers for the top-performing teams that have not yet qualified for Champions. Each of the three LCQs will advance one team into Champions. The 2023 VCT season will conclude with Champions in August.

Riot Games also shared new details about the Challenger Circuit, which will take place concurrently with the VCT season. This is to provide aspiring teams with a path to qualify for international competition for the 2024 season. Two Challenger splits will begin in January and conclude with the Ascension tournaments in July. These tournaments will feature the best teams from more than 20 different Challenger leagues completing on LAN for regional pride and promotion into the international leagues.

For more information on the 2023 VCT Season, Challenger Leagues, and Valorant Esports, click here.

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