Updated on August 27, 7:10 a.m. (GMT+8): Updated score.
Valorant Champions 2023 is the most important tournament of the VCT season.
The event showcases 16 of the top Valorant teams from around the world, coming together in Los Angeles, California, from August 6 to 26. Their ultimate goal is to be crowned this year’s Valorant world champions.
All three major regions — Pacific, Americas, and EMEA — fly out four representatives to the United States. In addition, since Fnatic won Masters Tokyo, they earned their region an additional slot for the event.
The international league teams attending the event will be joined by three teams from China, who earned their spot through the VCT China Qualifier.
Here’s everything you need to know about Valorant Champions 2023, including its schedule, results, standings, format, teams, and where to watch the tournament.
What is Valorant Champions 2023?
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 qualified for the event through the VCT international leagues, Masters Tokyo placements, and the Last Chance Qualifier.
Valorant Champions 2023 format and patch
After the VCT Americas grand final, the 16 teams were divided into four groups during the live group stage draws.
The seeding for Champions was determined by the placement performance of teams that attended Masters Tokyo compared to other regional teams. Meanwhile, LCQ teams will represent the lower regional seeds.
All four groups will play in a double-elimination format, with all matches played are best of three. The top two teams from each group will advance to the playoffs.
The bracket stage (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.
The tournament will be played on Valorant patch 7.02, and the new sentinel agent Deadlock will be available for play during the event.
Valorant Champions 2023 schedule, standings, and results
The event will take place from August 6 to 26.
The group stage will begin on August 6 and continue until August 13.
Valorant Champions 2023 group stage standings
|1st||Paper Rex||2 – 0|
|2nd||Edward Gaming||2 – 1|
|3rd||Giants||1 – 2|
|4th||KRÜ Esports||0 – 2|
|1st||Evil Geniuses||2 – 0|
|2nd||FUT Esports||1 – 1|
|2nd||T1||1 – 1|
|4th||FunPlus Phoenix||0 – 2|
|1st||Fnatic||2 – 0|
|2nd||Bilibili Gaming||1 – 1|
|2nd||NRG Esports||1 – 1|
|4th||Zeta Division||0 – 2|
|1st||DRX||2 – 0|
|2nd||LOUD||2 – 1|
|3rd||Natus Vincere||1 – 2|
|4th||Team Liquid||0 – 2|
August 6, Sunday
|Team Liquid||0 – 2||Natus Vincere|
|DRX||2 – 1||LOUD|
August 7, Monday
|FUT Esports||2 – 0||T1|
|Evil Geniuses||2 – 0||FunPlus Phoenix|
|Natus Vincere||1 – 2||DRX|
DRX qualifies for the playoffs.
August 8, Tuesday
|NRG Esports||0 – 2||Bilibili Gaming|
|Fnatic||2 – 0||Zeta Division|
|FUT Esports||0 – 2||Evil Geniuses|
Evil Geniuses qualifies for the playoffs.
August 9, Wednesday
|Paper Rex||2 – 0||KRÜ Esports|
|Edward Gaming||2 – 1||Giants|
|Bilibili Gaming||0 – 2||Fnatic|
Fnatic qualifies for the playoffs.
August 10, Thursday
|Team Liquid||0 – 2||LOUD|
|T1||2 – 0||FunPlus Phoenix|
|Paper Rex||2 – 0||Edward Gaming|
Team Liquid and FunPlus Phoenix have been eliminated.
Paper Rex qualifies for the playoffs.
August 11, Friday
|KRÜ Esports||0 – 2||Giants|
|Zeta Division||0 – 2||NRG Esports|
KRÜ Esports and Zeta Division have been eliminated.
August 12, Saturday
|Natus Vincere||1 – 2||LOUD|
|FUT Esports||2 – 0||T1|
LOUD and FUT Esports qualify for the playoffs.
Natus Vincere and T1 have been eliminated.
August 13, Sunday
|Edward Gaming||2 – 0||Giants|
|Bilibili Gaming||2 – 0||NRG Esports|
Edward Gaming and Bilibili Gaming qualify for the playoffs.
Giants and NRG Esports have been eliminated.
Valorant Champions 2023 playoffs
Upper bracket quarterfinals (August 16, Wednesday)
|Paper Rex||2 – 0||FUT Esports|
|Fnatic||0 – 2||LOUD|
Upper bracket quarterfinals (August 17, Thursday)
|DRX||2 – 0||Bilibili Gaming|
|Evil Geniuses||2 – 1||Edward Gaming|
Lower bracket round 1 (August 18, Friday)
|Fnatic||2 – 0||FUT Esports|
|Bilibili Gaming||1 – 2||Edward Gaming|
FUT Esports and Bilibili Gaming have been eliminated.
Upper bracket semifinals (August 19, Saturday)
|Paper Rex||2 – 1||LOUD|
|DRX||0 – 2||Evil Geniuses|
Paper Rex and Evil Geniuses advance to the winners’ final.
Lower bracket quarterfinals (August 20, Sunday)
|LOUD||2 – 1||Edward Gaming|
|DRX||1 – 2||Fnatic|
Edward Gaming and DRX have been eliminated.
Upper bracket final and lower bracket semifinal (August 24, Thursday)
|Paper Rex||2 – 1||Evil Geniuses|
|LOUD||2 – 1||Fnatic|
Fnatic has been eliminated.
Lower bracket final (August 25, Friday)
|Evil Geniuses||3 – 2||LOUD|
LOUD has been eliminated.
Grand final (August 26, Saturday)
|Paper Rex||1 – 3||Evil Geniuses|
Paper Rex has been eliminated.
Evil Geniuses is the Valorant world champion for 2023.
All teams qualified for Valorant Champions 2023
|REGION AND QUALIFICATION PATH||TEAM|
|1st in VCT Pacific League||Paper Rex|
|2nd in VCT Pacific League||DRX|
|3rd in VCT Pacific League||T1|
|1st in VCT Pacific League LCQ||Zeta Division|
|1st in VCT Americas League||LOUD|
|2nd in VCT Americas League||NRG Esports|
|3rd in VCT Americas League||Evil Geniuses|
|1st in VCT Americas League LCQ||KRÜ Esports|
|Top EMEA team in Masters Tokyo||Fnatic|
|2nd EMEA team in Masters Tokyo||Team Liquid|
|3rd EMEA team in Masters Tokyo||FUT Esports|
|1st in EMEA League LCQ||Giants|
|2nd in EMEA League LCQ||Natus Vincere|
|1st in VCT China Qualifier||Edward Gaming|
|2nd in VCT China Qualifier||Bilibili Gaming|
|3rd in VCT China Qualifier||FunPlus Phoenix|
Valorant Champions 2023 prize pool
Where to watch Valorant Champions 2023
Valorant fans can watch the matches live on Riot Games’ official Twitch and YouTube channels:
|Valorant Esports (Turkish)||Twitch|