After a very long and relentless journey, the VALORANT 2023 Champions is finally going to happen very soon. Here’s everything you need to know about the long-awaited tournament.
VALORANT Champions is Riot Games’ most prestigious tournament for its esports title. The best teams from all over the world go against each other in this tournament to earn the title of VALORANT World Champion. Teams have gone through never-ending battles to reach this pinnacle of VALORANT to take away the title from 15 other teams throughout the world.
This year’s VALORANT Champions will be held in Los Angeles, California, where hundreds of thousands of eyes will shine on one trophy and cheer for their favorite teams. Last year, the Brazilian esports organization LOUD won the VALORANT Championship title. It’ll be exciting to see which team gets to take the title this year.
VALORANT Champions 2023
Except for EMEA, the top three teams from each international league have qualified for the VALORANT 2023 Champions. That means DRX, Paper Rex, T1, LOUD, NRG, and Evil Geniuses will go to Los Angeles from these two international leagues. KRÜ Esports and Zeta Division, on the other hand, have forced their way into the Champions through the Americas and Pacific LCQs.
EMEA’s top three spots were determined by the VALORANT 2023 Masters’ result. Due to Fnatic’s victory, EMEA received 5 total slots instead of 4. So, in addition to Fnatic, Team Liquid, and FUT Esports, Giants and NaVi will also join the VCT 2023 Champions’ stage. On the other hand, Bilibili Gaming, EDward Gaming, and FunPlus Phoenix have advanced to VALORANT 2023 Champions through the China qualifier.
Here are all the 16 qualified teams for VALORANT 2023 Champions from each region:
- Evil Geniuses
- KRÜ Esports
- Team Liquid
- FUT Esports
- Paper Rex
- ZETA DIVISION
- Bilibili Gaming
- EDward Gaming
- FunPlus Phoenix
VALORANT Champions will follow a GSL format and a Double Elimination Bracket. All matches will be best of 3, except for the lower and grand finals, which will follow best of 5 formats.
Group Stage: What is GSL Format?
If you don’t know what the GSL format means, there will be 4 randomly selected teams within 4 groups. 2 sets of opening matches will be held within the groups. The two winning teams from each group will advance to the next stage within the group. The undisputed seed from the group will automatically advance to the next stage.
Here are the respective teams within the groups:
- Group A – Paper Rex, KRÜ Esports, Edward Gaming, Giants
- Group B – Evil Geniuses, FunPlus Phoenix, FUT Esports, T1
- Group C – Fnatic, Zeta Division, NRG, BilliBilli Gaming
- Group D – Team Liquid, NaVi, DRX, LOUD
The losing teams will fight against each other in the lower bracket within the groups. The winner from the losers bracket will go to the next stage, where the team will fight against the stage two losing team. The hard-fought winning team will also go to the next Playoffs stage along with the undisputed group seed.
Bracket Stage: Double Elimination Bracket
After that, the 8 seeds from 4 groups will be placed randomly in a double-elimination Playoffs bracket. However, teams from the same group will be placed on the opposite side of the brackets. Teams will fight against each other until a single team remains, who will be titled the VALORANT 2023 World Champion.
Champions 2023 Schedule
The VALORANT 2023 Champions will start on August 6, 2023, and run until August 26, 2023. The Group stage will be held for 8 days: August 6 – August 13. The bracket stage or playoffs will start on August 16 and end on August 20.
The Lower Semifinal, Upper Final, and Lower Final teams will go against each other on August 24 and 25. And finally, on August 26, the long-awaited Grand Finals of the VALORANT Champions will be held, where two of the best teams in the world will go against each other in a best-of-5 format to snatch the title.
Live Event Schedule:
- Aug 6–13
- Aug 16–20
Upper Bracket Finals and Lower Bracket Semifinals
- Aug 24
Lower Bracket Finals
- Aug 25
- Aug 26
How to Watch VALORANT 2023 Champions Matches Live?
Well, you can, of course, buy tickets and enjoy the matches live at the venue in Los Angeles, California. Riot Games is famous for creating the best facilities for spectators. So, enjoying the match live at the venue will be a hell of an experience.
However, like most others, if you don’t get the chance to enjoy the match physically in the venues, don’t worry; you still have the chance to enjoy the matches live. VALORANT will broadcast every match live on various online platforms in different languages, so you don’t miss out on a single action that will happen in the VALORANT 2023 Champions.
The tournament will be broadcast in many languages, and the full list of channels can be found below:
- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4PtOhCMlWl5N8RKSRCXSMw (Arabia)
There you go! These are all the things that you need to know about the upcoming VALORANT Champions 2023 that will take place in Los Angeles, California. Every player will cheer for their favorite team to win the World Champion title. But the trophy will certainly go to a single team.