Following an intense eight-week regular season, six teams have secured their spots in the highly anticipated VCT Americas playoffs which runs from May 23 to 28.

The level of competition will only intensify moving forward, with the top three teams in the playoffs advancing to Masters Tokyo.

LOUD and Cloud9 emerge as the dominant forces in the competition, with both teams boasting an impressive 8-1 record in the regular season. Trailing closely behind them is NRG Esports, securing a commendable third place with a solid 6-3 score.

Teams that do not qualify for Masters Tokyo can still participate in the Last Chance Qualifier held in the Americas region.

Full list of qualified teams for the VCT Americas playoffs

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1stLOUD8 – 116 – 7261 – 215+46
2ndPaper Rex8 – 117 – 4253 – 183+70
3rdNRG Esports6 – 314 – 7251 – 199+52
4thLeviatán4 – 511 – 11237 – 223+14
5thFURIA Esports4 – 511 – 12252 – 260-8
6thEvil Geniuses4 – 510 – 12234 – 224+10

All six teams will compete in a double-elimination bracket.

LOUD and Cloud9, the top teams with the best record in the regular season, will begin their playoffs run in the upper bracket semifinals. The remaining teams will start their playoffs campaign in the upper bracket quarterfinals.

All matches, except for the finals, will follow a best-of-three format. The lower and grand final matches will be determined through a best-of-five series.

Fans can watch the matches live on Riot Games’ official VCT Americas Twitch and YouTube channels.

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