Mar 7, 2023
VCT Americas makes its official season debut at the Riot Games Arena in Los Angeles on April 1, bringing the top 10 teams from North America, LATAM and Brazil together, in person, for the first time ever.
Eight weeks of regular season play followed by intense playoffs will decide which top three teams will compete in Masters Tokyo, and cement their qualification into Champions later this year. Teams that fall short of making the cut will have one final shot to qualify into Champions by competing in the America’s Last Chance Qualifier this summer.
The teams are now chosen, the rosters decided, and the bar is set high for the top VALORANT contenders of the western hemisphere. Will LOUD successfully defend their title as the international champs, or will a new powerhouse clear the road to Champions?
Here’s everything you need to know about the VCT Americas 2023!
In 2023, VCT Americas will begin with regular season play consisting of a single round robin, with each team playing one Bo3 match per week, and a single super week consisting of two matches. The top six teams touting the best records will then advance to the double elimination bracket playoffs, with the top three teams earning a slot at Masters Tokyo and VCT Champions.
VCT Americas will run from April 1 to May 28 every Saturday, Sunday and Monday starting at 12pm PT to 5pm PT.
- Regular Season: April 1 - May 20
- Saturdays & Sundays - Double Match Days
- Mondays: Single Match Days
- Playoffs: May 23 - May 28
- Last Chance Qualifier: July 15 - July 23
Check out the Schedule tab of VALORANTesports.com for the complete regular season schedule.
In the heart of Santa Monica sits the new home for esports – Riot Games Arena. This epicenter of Riot Games esports is designed to house VCT Americas with a brand new stage configuration and allows fans to enjoy professional VCT esports in person.
Ticket on-sale dates:
- Weeks 1-4: March 7 at 10am PT
- Weeks 5-6: April 14 at 10am PT
- Weeks 7-8 & Playoffs: April 28 at 10am PT
To purchase tickets, go to VCTAmericas.Tixr.com
As a reminder, all in-person guests will be subject to current municipal COVID policies. We will enforce on-site masking if we enter the Medium or High Risk tier, as determined by LA City guidance.
Official VCT Americas broadcasts will take place in English, Spanish and Portuguese beginning at 12pm PT every Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Catch all the action on Twitch or YouTube!
Keep an eye on VCT Americas socials to find out our incredible team of casters and analysts for each broadcast.
Anyone who wishes to host a Watch Party must read and agree to our VCT Co-streaming Guidelines and comply with the following steps in order to gain permission to co-stream the event:
- If you’re broadcasting from North America, sign up to host a Watch Party here. All NA Watch Parties must comply with the Watch Party Guidelines. If you can do both, you’re clear to kick off your Watch Party come game day.
- If you’re from Latin America and want to co-stream VCT Americas in Spanish, apply to host a Watch Party here. Then, keep an eye on your email. Please allow a few days for review. If your application is approved you’ll receive a message from us giving you permission.
- If you’re from Brazil and want to co-stream VCT Americas in Brazilian Portuguese, apply to host a Watch Party here. Then, keep an eye on your email. Please allow a few days for review. If your application is approved you’ll receive a message from us giving you permission.
- If you’re broadcasting from anywhere else in the world, apply to host an International Watch Party here. Then, keep an eye on your email. Please allow a few days for review. If your application is approved you’ll receive a message from us giving you permission.
The regional Challengers Leagues from around the world offer teams a pathway to promotion within the VCT International League.
For Americas, the top teams from the NA, LATAM and Brazil Challengers Leagues will move on to the Ascension Tournament. At the end of the tournament, the victor is promoted into VCT Americas beginning with the 2024 season.
Before teams can reach Ascension, they need to get through their regional Challengers Leagues. Keep an eye on the participating teams’ progress all season.
Featuring 12 of the top NA teams, the North American Challengers League is split into two groups of six with Bo3, single round-robin play with the top four teams from each group advancing to the Mid-Season Invitational. The Challengers League playoffs will consist of a double-elimination bracket where all matches will continue to be Bo3 until the Grand Finals, which will be a Bo5. The top two teams will join the Ascension Tournament.
Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/VALORANT_NorthAmerica
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@VALORANTChallengersAmericas
Challengers Brazil 2023 features the 8 of the top BR teams, which will play in a single round-robin format in Bo3 matches, where the top six teams advance into Playoffs. Once in playoffs, teams will face a double-elimination bracket where all matches continue to be Bo3 until the Grand Finals, which will be a Bo5. The teams will accumulate circuit points during the first and second stages, and the two top teams will join the Ascension Tournament.
Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/valorant_br
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/valorantesportsbr
Challengers LATAM Features 12 of the top LATAM teams, the LATAM Challengers League is split in two leagues, LATAM North and LATAM South, each one with 6 teams competing during two stages in a Bo3, single round-robin format with the top four teams moving to a double-elimination playoffs bracket where all matches will continue to be Bo3 until the Grand Finals, which will be a Bo5. The teams will accumulate circuit points during the first and second stage and the best team from LATAM North and the LATAM South will join the Ascension Tournament.
Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/VALORANT_LA
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@VALORANTEsportsLA
Red Bull is the official energy drink of VCT, presenting the Red Bull “Clutch Moment” during every match. Red Bull is also helping prepare the next generation of VALORANT pros by hosting community VALORANT tournaments, spotlighting the incredible grassroots talent of the scene.
Aim Labs is the official training partner of VCT, helping develop existing VALORANT pros and players trying to break into the professional scene with a variety of innovative training programs and custom insights.
Secretlab provides VCT pros with the pinnacle of gaming chairs — each designed and engineered using the highest quality materials and manufacturing techniques to ensure absolute comfort and unparalleled support.
Verizon is the official 5G and wireless services provider of the VCT. In addition to top-shelf video content and sponsored broadcast segments, Verizon ups our game through the Verizon Up rewards program, which features discounted in-game digital goods for the community to enjoy.
Special thanks to ZOWIE as the official monitor supplier of VCT Americas.
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