Updated on August 27, 7:10 a.m. (GMT+8): Updated results.

The Valorant Champions 2023 playoffs will determine this year’s Valorant world champion.

Fnatic is looking to win their third straight international event after their dominant run in VCT LOCK//IN and Masters Tokyo. Meanwhile, Evil Geniuses and Paper Rex could spoil the EMEA squad’s plans.

Here is everything you need to know about the Valorant Champions 2023 playoffs including its schedule, results, format, qualified teams, and where to watch the matches live.

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What is the Valorant Champions 2023 playoffs?

Valorant Champions 2023 promotional image from Riot Games' media kit
Credit: Riot Games

It is the third and final global LAN event of the VCT 2023 season. It is the biggest event of the year and the culminating tournament of the Valorant Champions Tour that all teams have been working toward.

Teams had qualified for the event through the VCT international leagues, Masters Tokyo placements, and the Last Chance Qualifier.

Valorant Champions 2023 playoffs format and patch

Valorant Agent 23 Deadlock key art
Credit: Riot Games

The playoffs will be double elimination. All playoff matches will be a best-of-three, except for the lower bracket final and grand final, which will be a best-of-five.

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The tournament will be played on Valorant patch 7.02. New sentinel agent Deadlock will be available for play during the event.

Valorant Champions 2023 playoffs schedule

Valorant Champions 2023 playoffs bracket
Credit: Riot Games

The playoffs begin on August 16 and continue until August 26.

Upper bracket quarterfinals (August 16, Wednesday)

Paper Rex2 – 0FUT Esports
Fnatic0 – 2LOUD

Upper bracket quarterfinals (August 17, Thursday)

DRX2 – 0Bilibili Gaming
Evil Geniuses2 – 1Edward Gaming

Lower bracket round 1 (August 18, Friday)

Fnatic2 – 0FUT Esports
Bilibili Gaming1 – 2Edward Gaming

FUT Esports and Bilibili Gaming have been eliminated.

Upper bracket semifinals (August 19, Saturday)

Paper Rex2 – 1LOUD
DRX0 – 2Evil Geniuses

Paper Rex and Evil Geniuses advance to the winners’ final.

Lower bracket quarterfinals (August 20, Sunday)

LOUD2 – 1Edward Gaming
DRX1 – 2Fnatic

Edward Gaming and DRX have been eliminated.

Upper bracket final and lower bracket semifinal (August 24, Thursday)

Paper Rex2 – 1Evil Geniuses
LOUD2 – 1Fnatic

Fnatic has been eliminated.

Lower bracket final (August 25, Friday)

Evil Geniuses3 – 2LOUD

LOUD has been eliminated.

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Grand final (August 26, Saturday)

Paper Rex1 – 3Evil Geniuses

Paper Rex has been eliminated as the tournament’s runner-up.

Evil Geniuses is the Valorant world champion for 2023.

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Teams qualified for the Valorant Champions 2023 playoffs

Nicolas "Klaus" Ferrari of KRU Esports, Jason "fOrsakeN" Susanto of Paper Rex, Kelden "Boostio" Pupello of Evil Geniuses and Zhang "BerLIN" Bo-lin of FunPlus Phoenix speak at VALORANT Champions Los Angeles Press Conference at the Shrine Expo Hall on August 5, 2023 in Los Angeles, California
Credit: Christian Betancourt/Riot Games
Paper Rex1st in Group A
Edward Gaming2nd in Group A
Evil Geniuses1st in Group B
FUT Esports2nd in Group B
Fnatic1st in Group C
TBD2nd in Group C
DRX1st in Group D
LOUD2nd in Group D

Where to watch Valorant Champions 2023 playoffs

Valorant fans can watch the matches live on Riot Games’ official Twitch and YouTube channels:

Valorant (English)Twitch
Valorant Esports (Turkish)Twitch
Valorant (Russian)Twitch
Valorant (Dach)Twitch
Valorant (Japan)Twitch
agentrange_it (Italy)Twitch
polsatgames (Polish)Twitch
lvpes2 (Spanish)Twitch
valleague_fr (French)Twitch
leetesports (Hungarian)Twitch
leetplus (Hungarian)Twitch
esportsfinland (Finnish)Twitch
valorant_kr (Korean)Twitch
valorantleague_mena (Arabic)Twitch
Valorant ArabiaYouTube
Valorant (English)YouTube
Valorant (Turkish)YouTube
Valorant (Russian)YouTube
Valorant (Arabia)YouTube

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