Crowning the Kings of the VCT Americas League

May 22, 2023

The first eight weeks of VCT Americas has shown an unbelievable display of electrifying aces, jaw dropping clutches, heartwarming victories and crushing defeats. With show stopping moments like Sentinel’s Marved stepping up with an insane 4k against MIBR, to Bang rallying the crowd with a 1v3 Red Bull clutch to win an intense series against Leviatan, every player has shown fearless determination to be the best. And now, the fight continues as teams set their sights on glory at the international stage.

Beginning Tuesday, May 23, the first-ever playoffs for VCT Americas brings the top six teams to compete for a chance to represent the region at Masters Tokyo and qualify for Champions in Los Angeles. The remaining teams will have one last shot at the final Americas slot at Champions this summer during the Last Chance Qualifier.

The six qualified teams are:


Brace yourself because there’s still plenty more VALORANT left to be played in the Americas. Here’s everything you need to know about the VCT Americas playoffs!


The top teams will face each other in a double elimination bracket with ten matches over six days of competition. The first and second seeds of the regular season will receive a first round bye, and each match will be a Bo3, until we reach the lower bracket semis and grand final, which will be a Bo5.

The top three seeds that emerge from the tournament qualify for the next round of international competition, serving as the VCT Americas representatives for Masters Tokyo and Champions Los Angeles.


Playoffs will begin Tuesday, May 23rd at a new start time of 1pm PDT with the broadcast pre-show starting 30 minutes before.

Tuesday, May 23 (Bo3)
Match 1 - 1:00pm PDT / 2:00pm CST / 5:00 pm BST
Match 2 - 4:00pm PDT / 5:00pm CST / 8:00 pm BST (approximate)

Wednesday, May 24 (Bo3)
Match 3 - 1:00pm PDT / 2:00pm CST / 5:00 pm BST
Match 4 - 4:00pm PDT / 5:00pm CST / 8:00 pm BST (approximate)

Thursday, May 25 (Bo3)
Match 5 - 1:00pm PDT / 2:00pm CST / 5:00 pm BST
Match 6 - 4:00pm PDT / 5:00pm CST / 8:00 pm BST (approximate)

Friday, May 26 (Bo3)
Match 7 - 1:00pm PDT / 2:00pm CST / 5:00 pm BST
Match 8 - 4:00pm PDT / 5:00pm CST / 8:00 pm BST (approximate)

Saturday, May 27 (Bo5)
Match 9 (Lower Bracket Final) - 1:00pm PDT / 2:00pm CST / 5:00 pm BST

Sunday, May 28 (Bo5)
Match 10 (Grand Final) - 1:00pm PDT / 2:00pm CST / 5:00 pm BST


Whether it’s in Portuguese, Spanish, or English we’ve got you covered for all the action! Tune in Tuesday through Sunday, May 23rd to the 28th, at THE NEW START TIME OF 1PM PT for the Official VCT Americas broadcasts on Twitch and YouTube!





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Heading into playoffs, we’d like to sincerely thank our partners that helped VCT Americas become a powerhouse territory across the entire VCT ecosystem. We’d also like to give a special thanks to ZOWIE, the official monitor supplier of VCT Americas.

Heineken 0.0
Heineken 0.0 is the official beer partner of VCT, also serving as the presenting sponsor for the Ascent map for all VCT Americas streams. Enhancing the map select process, gameplay, and the broadcast with additional easter eggs, fans can look forward to many other showstopping activations as the VCT Americas season persists.

Red Bull
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
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.