VCT Masters 2023 Tokyo: Format, Teams, Schedule & More

Nazmul Hassan
By Nazmul Hassan
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Credit: Riot Games

This year’s VCT Masters Tokyo is approaching very fast. Here’s everything you need to know about the big event.

VALORANT Champions 2022 ended with a blast. The championship final was held in Istanbul, where LOUD defeated OpTic and became the VALORANT Champions 2022. Following the hype, people are already excited about the 2023 VCT.

The first big event of the VALORNT Champions Tour: LOCK // IN was held in Brazil, São Paulo. Fnatic showed an excellent performance and defeated LOUD on their home turf. However, the fight will continue to the next big stage of VCT.

And Riot Games just announced its second international event, VCT Masters, which will take place in Tokyo, Japan, in June 2023. The top teams from each international league will participate in the LAN event to seize a spot in the 2023 Championship event.

VCT Masters 2023 Tokyo


VCT Masters 2023 Tokyo format
credit: riot games

The event will start with the Group stage of 8 low seed teams, featuring a 2 double elimination GSL format. These teams are divided into A and B groups, with 4 teams in each group. The top 4 qualified teams from A and B groups will go into the Playoffs.

The Playoffs will comprise of 8 teams: 4 qualified teams from the group stage and 4 top-seeded teams. Every match in the Playoffs will be Bo3 except for the Lower Final and Grand Final, which will be Bo5.

Teams and Players

VCT Masters 2023 Tokyo teams
Credit: Riot Games

3 teams from the Americas League, 4 teams from the EMEA League, 3 teams from the Pacific League, 2 teams from China will be going head to head in the VCT Masters 2023 Tokyo. The 5 teams from the Pacific and China have already been selected. The remaining 7 teams from NA and EMEA will be announced after the league finals.

The following teams have already qualified to play in the VCT Masters 2023 Tokyo:

TeamTop Seeded/ Group Stage teamsRegionPlayers
LOUDTop Seeded TeamNASaadhak, aspas, Less, cauanzin, tuyz
Evil GeniusesGroup Stage TeamNAjawgemo, Ethan, Boostio, C0M, TBD
NRGGroup Stage TeamNAs0m, FNS, crashies, Victor, ardiis
FnaticTop Seeded TeamEMEABoaster, Derke, Alfajer, Leo, Chronicle
Team LiquidTop Seeded TeamEMEAJamppi, nAts, Sayf, soulcas, Redgar
FUTGroup Stage TeamEMEAqw1, mojj, qRaxs, MrFaliN, ATA KAPTAN
NAVIGroup Stage TeamEMEAANGE1, cNed, Shao, Zyppan, SUYGETSU
DRXGroup Stage TeamPacificstax, Rb, BuZz, MaKo, Foxy9
Paper RexTop Seeded TeamPacificf0rsakeN, d4v41, Jinggg, something, mindfreak
T1Group Stage TeamPacificban, Carpe, xeta, Munchkin, Sayaplayer
Attacking Soul EsportsGroup Stage TeamChinamonk, YHchen, bunt, Life, hfmi0dzjc9z7
EDward GamingGroup Stage TeamChinaHaodong, ZmjjKK, nobody, CHICHOO, Smoggy, Abo

Groups and Placement

Group A

4Natus Vincere0-2

Group B

1Evil Geniuses2-0
3FUT Esports1-2
4Attacking Soul0-2


 VCT Masters 2023 Tokyo schedule
Credit: Riot Games

VCT Masters Tokyo will span across 14 days, and the second VCT international event of 2023 will conclude with a Grand Final on June 25, 2023.

Here is the full schedule for VCT Masters Tokyo: 

DateRoundTeamScorevs. Team
June 11, 2023 – 03:10 UTCGroup BFUT0 : 2EG
June 11, 2023 – 05:55 UTCGroup BDRX2 : 0ASE
June 11, 2023 – 08:20 UTCGroup AEDG1 : 2T1
June 12, 2023 – 03:10 UTCGroup ANRG2 : 1NAVI
June 12, 2023 – 06:45 UTCGroup BEG2 : 0DRX
June 13, 2023 – 03:05 UTCGroup AT11 : 2NRG
June 13, 2023 – 06:50 UTCGroup BFUT2 : 1ASE
June 13, 2023 – 10:00 UTCGroup AEDG2 : 0NAVI
June 14, 2023 – 03:10 UTCGroup BDRX2 : 1FUT
June 14, 2023 – 06:20 UTCGroup AT10 : 2EDG
June 16, 2023 – 03:10 UTCUpper Bracket QuarterfinalsLOUD0 : 2EG
June 16, 2023 – 05:35 UTCUpper Bracket QuarterfinalsTL2 : 1EDG
June 17, 2023 – 03:10 UTCUpper Bracket QuarterfinalsFNC2 : 0NRG
June 17, 2023 – 05:40 UTCUpper Bracket QuarterfinalsPRX2 : 0DRX
June 18, 2023 – 03:10 UTCLower Bracket Round 1EDG2 : 0LOUD
June 18, 2023 – 05:40 UTCLower Bracket Round 1DRX0 : 2NRG
June 19, 2023 – 03:00 UTCUpper Bracket SemifinalsTL0 : 2EG
June 19, 2023 – 06:00 UTCUpper Bracket SemifinalsPRX2 : 0FNC
June 20, 2023 – 03:00 UTCLower Bracket QuarterfinalsTL1 : 2NRG
June 20, 2023 – 06:00 UTCLower Bracket QuarterfinalsPRX2 : 1EDG
June 21, 2023 – 03:00 UTCUpper Bracket FinalFNC2 : 1EG
June 21, 2023 – 06:00 UTCLower Bracket SemifinalNRG1 : 2PRX
June 24, 2023 – 03:00 UTCLower Bracket FinalEGvs.(Bo5)PRX
June 25, 2023 – 03:00 UTCGrand FinalFNCvs.(Bo5)TBD

How to Buy Tickets

Credit: Riot Games

Where to Watch VCT 2023 Masters Tokyo?

You can watch VALORANT VCT Masters Tokyo live via specific drop-enabled Twitch or YouTube channels.



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By Nazmul Hassan FPS Editor
Nazmul is GameRiv's FPS editor. He is a marketing graduate with an immense passion for gaming. As an ex-professional CS:GO player, he holds a strong interest in other FPS titles like Apex Legends, VALORANT, and CoD. However, he also tries out other games when he is free.