Updated on June 24, 1:37 p.m. (GMT+8): Updated scores.

VCT Masters Tokyo will be one of the biggest Valorant tournaments of the year.

With the introduction of the international leagues at the start of the VCT 2023 season, Riot Games will only host one Masters event this year, so the stakes are even higher for the 12 qualified teams.

The teams that excel at the event will gain a significant advantage over their peers, propelling them closer to securing a spot at Valorant Champions 2023.

The major regions — Pacific, Americas, and EMEA — fly out three representatives to Japan. In addition, since Fnatic won VCT LOCK//IN, they earned their region one additional slot for the event.

The teams participating in the event will be joined by the two highest-ranking teams from China, who earned their qualification through the FGC Valorant Invitational’s Act 1.

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

What is VCT Masters Tokyo?

Paper Rex's Valorant roster at VCT Pacific regular season super week
Credit: Riot Games

It is the second international tournament of the VCT 2023 season, held after the Pacific, Americas, and EMEA international leagues.

All twelve teams in the tournament made their way through a successful regional regular season and playoff run.

The event will take place at two locations. From June 11 to 21, the tournament will take place at the Tripstar Dome, located in Chibi Park. The final two days of the event will be at Makuhari Messe convention center outside of Tokyo.

VCT Masters Tokyo format

The 12 teams were split into two groups. The winners of the international leagues advance to the playoffs, while the rest begin their run in the group stage. Since the EMEA region has four representatives for winning VCT LOCK//IN, the runner-up squad will advance to the playoffs.

The eight teams outside of the playoffs will go through a double-elimination group stage, with each group playing in a four-team double-elimination bracket. The top two teams with the best record from each group will advance to the playoffs.

The four teams that advance from the group stage will be randomly placed in the playoff bracket. In addition, teams from the same group will be placed on the opposite of the bracket to avoid rematches in the early stages of the playoffs.

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

Masters Tokyo patch

The tournament will be played on Valorant patch 6.10, where Brimstone’s Sky Smokes and Orbital Strike were updated so the size of the abilities matches with the targeting reticles.

VCT Masters Tokyo 2023 schedule, standings, and results

DRX at VCT Pacific regular season super week
Credit: Riot Games

The event will take place from June 11 to 25.

The group stage begins on June 11 and will continue until June 14.

Paper Rex, Team Liquid, and LOUD all advance to the playoffs for winning their respective VCT Leagues. Since the EMEA region won VCT LOCK//IN, runner-up squad Fnatic will join the international league champions in the playoffs.

Group Stage

June 11

FUT Esports0 – 2Evil Geniuses
DRX2 – 0Attacking Soul Esports
Edward Gaming1 – 2T1

June 12

NRG Esports2 – 1Natus Vincere
Evil Geniuses2 – 0DRX

Evil Geniuses qualify for Masters Tokyo playoffs.

June 13

T11 – 2NRG Esports
FUT Esports2 – 1Attacking Soul Esports
Edward Gaming2 – 0Natus Vincere

NRG Esports qualify for Masters Tokyo playoffs. Attacking Soul Esports and Natus Vincere are eliminated from the tournament.

June 14

DRX2 – 1FUT Esports
T10 – 2Edward Gaming

DRX and EDward Gaming qualify for Masters Tokyo playoffs. FUT Esports and T1 are eliminated from the tournament.

LOUD and NRG Esports at VCT Lock In Day 6
Credit: Riot Games

VCT Masters Tokyo playoffs

Upper bracket quarterfinals


The playoffs will run from June 16 to 21.

June 16

Upper bracket quarterfinals

LOUD0 – 2Evil Geniuses
Team Liquid2 – 1Edward Gaming

June 17

Upper bracket quarterfinals

Fnatic2 – 0NRG Esports
Paper Rex2 – 0DRX
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June 18

Lower bracket round 1

LOUD0 – 2Edward Gaming
NRG Esports2 – 0DRX

LOUD and DRX have been eliminated.

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June 19

Upper bracket semifinals

Evil Geniuses2 – 0Team Liquid
Fnatic2 – 0Paper Rex

June 20

Lower bracket quarterfinals

NRG Esports2 – 1Team Liquid
Edward Gaming1 – 2Paper Rex

Team Liquid and Edward Gaming have been eliminated.

June 21

Upper bracket final

Evil Geniuses1 – 2Fnatic
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Lower bracket semifinal

NRG Esports1 – 2Paper Rex

NRG Esports have been eliminated.


The finals will take place from June 24 to 25.

June 24

Lower bracket final

Evil Geniuses3 – 2Paper Rex

Paper Rex have been eliminated. They take third place.

June 25

Grand final

Fnatic3 – 0Evil Geniuses

Fnatic are your Masters Tokyo champions. Evil Geniuses take second place.

All teams qualified for Masters Tokyo

Team Liquid's nAts and Redgar with the VCT EMEA League trophy
Credit: Riot Games
1st in VCT Pacific LeaguePaper Rex
2nd in VCT Pacific LeagueDRX
3rd in VCT Pacific LeagueT1
1st in VCT Americas LeagueLOUD
2nd in VCT Americas LeagueNRG Esports
3rd in VCT Americas LeagueEvil Geniuses
1st in VCT EMEA LeagueTeam Liquid
2nd in VCT EMEA LeagueFnatic
3rd in VCT EMEA LeagueFUT Esports
4th in VCT EMEA LeagueNatus Vincere
1st in FGC Valorant Invitational Act 1 — ChinaAttacking Soul Esports
2nd in FGC Valorant Invitational Act 1 — ChinaEdward Gaming

Masters Tokyo prize pool

2ndEvil GeniusesUS$200,000
3rdPaper RexUS$125,000
4thNRG EsportsUS$75,000
5thTeam LiquidUS$50,000
6thEdward GamingUS$50,000
10thFUT EsportsUS$25,000
11thNatus VincereUS$15,000
12thAttacking Soul EsportsUS$15,000

Where to watch VCT Masters Tokyo

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

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