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VALORANT Champions Tour 2023

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[e][h]VALORANT Champions Tour 2023
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VALORANT Champions Tour 2023 is the third official tournament circuit by Riot Games. The circuit was announced on September 14th, 2022 with a blog post. [1]

Format[edit]

Pro system[edit]

LOCK//IN São Paulo[edit]

  • 30 partner teams from the International Leagues and 2 invited teams from China playing it out in Brazil São Paulo.
  • The winner will earn an additional spot for their league at Masters Tokyo.

International Leagues[edit]

  • Three on-LAN leagues, one in each international territory.
  • Each league consists of 10 partner teams selected by Riot.
  • The best teams from each region qualify to Masters and Champions.
    • Americas League played in United States Los Angeles.
    • EMEA League played in Germany Berlin.
    • Pacific League played in South Korea Seoul.

Masters Tokyo[edit]

  • Top 3 teams from each International League and 2 teams from China League playing it out in Japan Chiba.
    • EMEA League got 4 spots due to the win of Fnatic in LOCK//IN.
  • The winner will earn an additional spot for their regional Last Chance Qualifiers runner-up or China Qualifier fourth-place at the Champions.

Last Chance Qualifiers[edit]

  • Teams not able to qualify for Champions through International League, play for the last Champions spots.
    • EMEA LCQ got 2 spots due to Fnatic's win in Masters Tokyo.

Champions[edit]

  • Top 3 teams from each International League, China Qualifier and the winner from each Last Chance Qualifiers compete for the title of world champion in United States Los Angeles.
    • 3 spots from EMEA League will be decided via ranking of 4 teams each other in Masters.

Semi-pro system[edit]

Challengers Leagues[edit]

  • 23 minor regional leagues across the three international territories
    • Americas (4 minor regions)
      • North America North America
      • Latin America North Latin America North
      • Latin America South Latin America South
      • Brazil Brazil
    • EMEA (9 minor regions)
      • Europe Northern Europe (United Kingdom United Kingdom, Nordic Countries Nordic, Ireland Ireland)
      • Spain Spain
      • France France & Benelux Benelux (Belgium Belgium, Netherlands Netherlands, Luxembourg Luxembourg)
      • DACH DACH (Germany Germany, Austria Austria, Switzerland Switzerland)
      • Turkey Turkey
      • Europe Eastern Europe
      • Italy Italy
      • Portugal Portugal
      • Arab States MENA (2 sub-regions)
        • GCC GCC (Bahrain Bahrain, Kuwait Kuwait, Oman Oman, Qatar Qatar, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates UAE) & Iraq Iraq
        • Middle East Levant (Jordan Jordan, Lebanon Lebanon, Palestine Palestine, Syria Syria) & Africa North Africa
    • Pacific (10 minor regions)
      • South Asia South Asia
      • Thailand Thailand
      • Vietnam Vietnam
      • Malaysia Malaysia & Singapore Singapore
      • South Korea Korea
      • Japan Japan
      • Hong Kong Hong Kong & Taiwan Taiwan
      • Philippines Philippines
      • Indonesia Indonesia
      • Oceania Oceania
  • The top challenger teams qualify for the Ascension tournament in their respective international territory

Ascension[edit]

  • Four tournaments, one in each international territory
  • Featuring the best Challengers teams in each region
  • The winners of each Ascension tournament qualify for the 2024 and 2025 International League in their respective international territory.

Women's and Marginalized Gender's Pro System[edit]

Game Changers[edit]

  • Women's and other marginalized genders circuit taking place throughout the year in different regions
  • The best teams from each region compete in an international event at the end of the year

Events[edit]

 S    Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Dec 23 - 30, 2023
 
8 teams
China Shanghai, China
 Dragon Ranger Gaming DRG
 Rare Atom RA
Aug 06 - 26, 2023
$2,250,000
16 teams
United States Los Angeles, United States
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
 Paper RexPaper Rex PRX
Jun 30 - Jul 16, 2023
$112,271.88
10 teams
Germany Berlin, Germany
 Gentle Mates M8
 Apeks APK
Jun 30 - Jul 09, 2023
$100,000
6 teams
Brazil São Paulo, Brazil
 The Guard TGRD
 M80 M80
Jun 28 - Jul 09, 2023
$100,000
10 teams
Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
 Bleed Esports BLD
 SCARZSCARZ SZ
Jun 11 - 25, 2023
$1,000,000
12 teams
Japan Chiba, Japan
 Fnatic FNC
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
Apr 01 - Jun 11, 2023
$21,472.36
10 teams
Europe Central & Eastern Europe, Europe
 Acend ACE
 Enterprise Esports EP
Apr 01 - Jun 11, 2023
$8,588.94
8 teams
Portugal Braga, Portugal
 SAW SAW
 GTZ Esports GTZ
May 31 - Jun 10, 2023
$50,000
8 teams
North America North America
 M80 M80
 The Guard TGRD
Apr 29 - Jun 10, 2023
$100,000
10 teams
India New Delhi, India
 Orangutan OGS
 Reckoning Esports RGES
Apr 25 - Jun 10, 2023
$38,000
6 teams
Latin America South Latin America South
Mexico
 & Monterrey, Mexico
 9z Team 9z
 All Knights AK
Apr 08 - Jun 10, 2023
$24,201.41
10 teams
France France
Benelux
 & Benelux
 Gentle Mates M8
 Mandatory MDR
Apr 06 - Jun 10, 2023
$33,714.26
8 teams
Oceania Oceania
 Bonkers BONK
 NerdPunt NP
Apr 03 - Jun 10, 2023
 
10 teams
Spain Barcelona, Spain
 Case Esports CASE
 Team Queso TQ
Apr 01 - Jun 10, 2023
$14,962.39
9 teams
Turkey Istanbul, Turkey
 Digital Athletics DA
 S2G Esports S2G
Apr 01 - Jun 10, 2023
$26,890.45
8 teams
Germany Krefeld, Germany
 CGN EsportsCGN Esports CGN
 MOUZ MOUZ
Apr 01 - Jun 10, 2023
$10,756.18
8 teams
Italy Milan, Italy
 DsyreDsyre DSY
 GMT Esports GMT
Jun 06 - 09, 2023
$30,000
4 teams
Saudi Arabia Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
 Team Falcons FLC
 Team RA'AD RAAD
Apr 26 - Jun 09, 2023
$38,000
6 teams
Latin America North Latin America North
Mexico
 & Monterrey, Mexico
 FUSIONFUSION FS
 Six KarmaSix Karma 6K
Apr 13 - Jun 04, 2023
$35,699.34
8 teams
Japan Osaka, Japan
 SCARZSCARZ SZ
 JadeiteJadeite JDT
Apr 05 - Jun 04, 2023
$81,681.86
8 teams
Brazil São Paulo, Brazil
 The Union UNI
 00 Nation00 Nation 00
Apr 04 - Jun 04, 2023
$36,625.38
8 teams
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
 Fancy United FCY
 LAZY LAZY
Apr 03 - Jun 04, 2023
$21,396.51
8 teams
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Nordic Countries
 & Nordic countries
 Apeks APK
 FOKUS FKS
Mar 30 - Jun 04, 2023
$23,000
8 teams
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Taiwan
 & Taiwan
 ONE Team ONE
 Anti Eco Eco Club AEEC
Mar 29 - Jun 04, 2023
$22,978
8 teams
Thailand Thailand
 XERXIA XIA
 FULL SENSE FS
Mar 29 - Jun 04, 2023
$26,777
8 teams
Philippines Pasay, Philippines
 NAOS Esports NAOS
 Oasis Gaming OAS
Mar 29 - Jun 04, 2023
$21,846.11
8 teams
Malaysia Malaysia
Singapore
 & Singapore
 Bleed Esports BLD
 X10 Esports X10
Mar 28 - Jun 04, 2023
$25,000
8 teams
Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia
 BOOM Esports BME
 Dominatus DOM
Apr 11 - Jun 03, 2023
$57,428.53
8 teams
South Korea Seoul, Korea
 DplusDplus DK
 SLT SLT
Apr 01 - May 28, 2023
$250,000
10 teams
United States Los Angeles, United States
 LOUD LOUD
 NRGNRG NRG
Mar 27 - May 28, 2023
$250,000
10 teams
Germany Berlin, Germany
 Team LiquidTeam Liquid TL
 Fnatic FNC
Mar 25 - May 28, 2023
$250,000
10 teams
South Korea Seoul, South Korea
 Paper RexPaper Rex PRX
 DRXDRX DRX
Apr 18 - May 17, 2023
 
12 teams
North America North America
 Moist Moguls MxM
 The Guard TGRD
Apr 10 - May 16, 2023
$17,500
8 teams
Middle East Middle East
Africa
 & Africa
 Team RA'AD RAAD
 NASR Esports NASR
Apr 10 - May 15, 2023
$17,500
8 teams
Arabia GCC
Iraq
 & Iraq
 Team Falcons FLC
 Triple Esports Club 3E
Mar 18 - Apr 23, 2023
$40,000
10 teams
India New Delhi, India
 Orangutan OGS
 Gods Reign GODS
Mar 28 - 31, 2023
 
12 teams
Japan Japan
 To Be Determined TBD
 To Be Determined TBD
Mar 22 - 31, 2023
$30,000
8 teams
North America North America
 M80 M80
 G2 EsportsG2 Esports G2
Mar 01 - 31, 2023
$38,000
6 teams
Latin America North Latin America North
 Six KarmaSix Karma 6K
 FUSIONFUSION FS
Feb 28 - Mar 30, 2023
$38,000
6 teams
Latin America South Latin America South
 9z Team 9z
 InfinityInfinity INF
Jan 28 - Mar 19, 2023
$37,795.71
8 teams
Japan Osaka, Japan
 FENNELFENNEL FL
 Crazy Raccoon CR
Jan 18 - Mar 19, 2023
$76,713.23
8 teams
Brazil São Paulo, Brazil
 The Union UNI
 Keyd Stars KS
Feb 01 - Mar 17, 2023
 
12 teams
North America North America
 M80 M80
 The Guard TGRD
Feb 07 - Mar 12, 2023
$26,187.96
8 teams
Vietnam Vietnam
 Fancy United FCY
 Team Big BAAMTeam Big BAAM BAAM
Feb 02 - Mar 12, 2023
$22,126.34
8 teams
Malaysia Malaysia
Singapore
 & Singapore
 Bleed Esports BLD
 X10 Esports X10
Jan 30 - Mar 12, 2023
$17,500
8 teams
Middle East Middle East
Africa
 & Africa
 Team RA'AD RAAD
 Geekay Esports GK
Jan 27 - Mar 12, 2023
$27,183.84
8 teams
Philippines Philippines
 NAOS Esports NAOS
 Oasis Gaming OAS
Jan 21 - Mar 12, 2023
$33,169.26
8 teams
Oceania Oceania
 95X Esports 95X
 BOBO BOBO
Jan 21 - Mar 12, 2023
$23,104.010
8 teams
Thailand Thailand
 Made in ThailandMade in Thailand MiTH
 Sharper Esport SP
Jan 21 - Mar 12, 2023
$14,956.63
8 teams
Italy Milan, Italy
 GMT Esports GMT
 DsyreDsyre DSY
Jan 20 - Mar 12, 2023
$25,000
8 teams
Indonesia Indonesia
 Bigetron Arctic BTR
 BOOM Esports BME
Jan 16 - Mar 12, 2023
$21,366.61
8 teams
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Nordic Countries
 & Nordic countries
 Apeks APK
 FOKUS FKS
Jan 14 - Mar 12, 2023
$15,812.68
10 teams
Turkey Istanbul, Turkey
 S2G Esports S2G
 SuperMassive EsportsSuperMassive Esports SUP
Jan 14 - Mar 12, 2023
$26,708.26
8 teams
Germany Germany
Austria
 & Austria
 CGN EsportsCGN Esports CGN
 Unicorns of Love UOL
Jan 14 - Mar 12, 2023
$24,037.43
10 teams
France France
Benelux
 & Benelux
 SBGSBG SBG
 Mandatory MDR
Jan 14 - Mar 12, 2023
$23,000
8 teams
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Taiwan
 & Taiwan
 ONE Team ONE
 Griffin E-Sports GFN
Jan 12 - Mar 12, 2023
$21,366.61
10 teams
Europe Central & Eastern Europe, Europe
 Acend ACE
 Enterprise Esports EP
Jan 30 - Mar 11, 2023
$17,500
8 teams
Arabia GCC
Iraq
 & Iraq
 Unity EsportsUnity Esports UNT
 Team Falcons FLC
Jan 14 - Mar 11, 2023
$8,526.020
8 teams
Portugal Braga, Portugal
 SAW SAW
 GTZ Esports GTZ
Jan 08 - Mar 11, 2023
 
10 teams
Spain Torrevieja, Spain
 Case Esports CASE
 Team Queso TQ
Feb 13 - Mar 04, 2023
$500,000
32 teams
Brazil São Paulo, Brazil
 Fnatic FNC
 LOUD LOUD
Jan 26 - Feb 25, 2023
$57,042.73
8 teams
South Korea Seoul, Korea
 DplusDplus DK
 Rio Company RIO

References[edit]