Updated on May 29, 7:10 a.m. (GMT+8): Updated results.

The VCT Americas playoffs will decide which teams in the region will qualify for Masters Tokyo.

The six teams that qualified through the regular season will have to knock each other out to punch their ticket to Japan, where the second global LAN event of the 2023 season will take place.

Only the top three teams in the playoffs will advance to Masters Tokyo, while the rest of the teams will continue their VCT 2023 season journey in the Last Chance Qualifier.

Here’s everything you need to know about the playoffs, including its schedule, standings, format, teams, and where to watch the tournament.

What is the VCT Americas playoffs?

LOUD at VCT Americas regular season
Credit: Riot Games

The playoffs is the second leg of the VCT Americas League, where the six qualified teams compete in a double-elimination bracket.

All tournament matches will be a best-of-three, except for the finals. The lower and grand final matches will be played in a best-of-five series.

The teams that win their upper-bracket semifinal matches will advance to Tokyo. The final Masters slot will be awarded to the winner of the lower bracket semifinal.

VCT Americas playoffs schedule and results

NRG Esports' ardiis at VCT LOCK//IN
Credit: Riot Games

The tournament will run from May 24 to 29.

The first match of the day starts at 1:00 p.m. PT | 8:00 p.m. GMT | 4:00 a.m. GMT+8, and the second series is set at 5:00 p.m. PT | 12:00 a.m. GMT | 8:00 a.m. GMT+8.

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

May 23

Upper bracket quarterfinals

Leviatán1 – 2FURIA Esports
NRG Esports1 – 2Evil Geniuses

May 24

Upper bracket semifinals

LOUD2 – 0FURIA Esports
Cloud90 – 2Evil Geniuses

May 25

Lower bracket quarterfinals

NRG Esports2 – 0FURIA Esports
Leviatán1 – 2Cloud9

May 26

Upper bracket final

LOUD2 – 1Evil Geniuses

Lower bracket semifinal

NRG Esports2 – 1Cloud9

May 27

Lower bracket final

Evil Geniuses1 – 3NRG Esports

May 28

Grand final

LOUD3 – 0NRG Esports

Teams competing in the playoffs

Leviatán on VCT Americas playoff stage
Credit: Riot Games
1stLOUD8 – 1
2ndCloud98 – 1
3rdNRG Esports6 – 3
4thLeviatán4 – 5
5thFURIA Esports4 – 5
6thEvil Geniuses4 – 5

Where to watch the VCT Americas playoffs

The matches will be streamed in three languages across Twitch, YouTube, and Trovo. You can find each stream here.

EnglishVCT AmericasVCT AmericasN/A
SpanishVCT Latin AmericaVCT LATAMVCT Latin America
PortugueseVCT BrazilVCT BRN/A

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