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.

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What is Valorant Champions 2023?

Evil Geniuses and Paper Rex compete at VALORANT Masters Tokyo Lower Finals at Makuhari Messe on June 24, 2023 in Tokyo, Japan
Credit: Colin Young-Wolff/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 qualified for the event through the VCT international leagues, Masters Tokyo placements, and the Last Chance Qualifier.

Valorant Champions 2023 format and patch

LOUD at VCT Americas regular season
Credit: Riot Games

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

Pacific team Paper Rex's full roster at VCT Pacific League week 5
Credit: Riot Games

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

Group A

1stPaper Rex2 – 0
2ndEdward Gaming2 – 1
3rdGiants1 – 2
4thKRÜ Esports0 – 2

Group B

1stEvil Geniuses2 – 0
2ndFUT Esports1 – 1
2ndT11 – 1
4thFunPlus Phoenix0 – 2

Group C

1stFnatic2 – 0
2ndBilibili Gaming1 – 1
2ndNRG Esports1 – 1
4thZeta Division0 – 2

Group D

1stDRX2 – 0
2ndLOUD2 – 1
3rdNatus Vincere1 – 2
4thTeam Liquid0 – 2

Group stage

August 6, Sunday

Team Liquid0 – 2Natus Vincere

August 7, Monday

FUT Esports2 – 0T1
Evil Geniuses2 – 0FunPlus Phoenix
Natus Vincere1 – 2DRX

DRX qualifies for the playoffs.

August 8, Tuesday

NRG Esports0 – 2Bilibili Gaming
Fnatic2 – 0Zeta Division
FUT Esports0 – 2Evil Geniuses

Evil Geniuses qualifies for the playoffs.

August 9, Wednesday

Paper Rex2 – 0KRÜ Esports
Edward Gaming2 – 1Giants
Bilibili Gaming0 – 2Fnatic

Fnatic qualifies for the playoffs.

August 10, Thursday

Team Liquid0 – 2LOUD
T12 – 0FunPlus Phoenix
Paper Rex2 – 0Edward Gaming

Team Liquid and FunPlus Phoenix have been eliminated.

Paper Rex qualifies for the playoffs.

August 11, Friday

KRÜ Esports0 – 2Giants
Zeta Division0 – 2NRG Esports

KRÜ Esports and Zeta Division have been eliminated.

August 12, Saturday

Natus Vincere1 – 2LOUD
FUT Esports2 – 0T1

LOUD and FUT Esports qualify for the playoffs.

Natus Vincere and T1 have been eliminated.

August 13, Sunday

Edward Gaming2 – 0Giants
Bilibili Gaming2 – 0NRG 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 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.

Evil Geniuses is the Valorant world champion for 2023.

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All teams qualified for Valorant Champions 2023

DRX taking their last bow at VCT Masters Tokyo 2023 on stage after their 0-2 loss to NRG Esports
Credit: Riot Games
1st in VCT Pacific LeaguePaper Rex
2nd in VCT Pacific LeagueDRX
3rd in VCT Pacific LeagueT1
1st in VCT Pacific League LCQZeta Division
1st in VCT Americas LeagueLOUD
2nd in VCT Americas LeagueNRG Esports
3rd in VCT Americas LeagueEvil Geniuses
1st in VCT Americas League LCQKRÜ Esports
Top EMEA team in Masters TokyoFnatic
2nd EMEA team in Masters TokyoTeam Liquid
3rd EMEA team in Masters TokyoFUT Esports
1st in EMEA League LCQGiants
2nd in EMEA League LCQNatus Vincere
1st in VCT China QualifierEdward Gaming
2nd in VCT China QualifierBilibili Gaming
3rd in VCT China QualifierFunPlus Phoenix

Valorant Champions 2023 prize pool

Fnatic Boaster and his team win VCT LOCK//IN
Credit: Riot Games
1stEvil GeniusesUS$1,000,000
2ndPaper RexUS$400,000
5th-6thEdward GamingUS$85,000
7th-8thFUT EsportsUS$50,000
7th-8thBilibili GamingUS$50,000
9th-12thNRG EsportsUS$30,000
9th-12thNatus VincereUS$30,000
13th-16thKRÜ EsportsUS$20,000
13th-16thFunPlus PhoenixUS$20,000
13th-16thZeta DivisionUS$20,000
13th-16thTeam LiquidUS$20,000

Where to watch Valorant Champions 2023

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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