Thirty of the best VALORANT teams in a single-elimination format at Brazil. Here’s all you need to know.

The VCT LOCK//IN Sao Paulo kicks off the fresh new season of VALORANT in 2023. With 30 of the best teams from all over the world in attendance, VCT LOCK//IN will see the best VALORANT has to offer. Here’s all you need to know about this massive tournament including the VCT LOCK//IN results, format, schedule, and much more. You can also find the VCT LOCK//IN standings and prize pool.

VCT LOCK//IN Live Results and Schedule

Team 1
Team 2
Ascent
Fracture
Split
Lotus
Icebox
Score
LOUDFnatic(8-13) (7-13)(13-9) (13-8) (12-14) 2-3

VCT LOCK//IN Semifinal

Date
Time
Team 1
Team 2
Map 1
Map 2
Map 3
Map 4
Map 5
Score
Mar 21800DRXLOUDPearl(5-13)Icebox(8-13)Split(13-7)Fracture(13-7) Ascent (8-13)2-3
Mar 31800FnaticNAVIHaven (13-11) Lotus (13-4) Fracture (13-11) SplitAscent3-0

OMEGA group quarterfinals

Date
Time (CEST)
Team 1
Team 2
Map 1
Map 2
Map 3
Score
Feb 271800NAVILeviatánAscent (13-9)Pearl (13-2)Fracture2-0
Feb 272100100 ThievesFnaticFracture (1-13) Icebox (10-13) Lotus0-2

OMEGA Group Round of 16 matches

Team 1
Team 2
Map 1
Map 2
Map 3
Score
Team SecretNAVIIcebox (13-8)Pearl (13-4) Fracture 2-0
LeviatánVitalityHaven (16-14)Pearl (13-3)Ascent2-0
FUT esports100ThievesLotus (13-9)Haven (11-13) Icebox (8-13) 1-2
FnaticFURIAHaven (18-16) Ascent (13-9)Icebox2-0

Round of 32 matches - OMEGA group

Team 1
Team 2
Map 1
Map 2
Map 3
Score
T1FURIA esportsPearl (7-13)Icebox (5-13)Fracture()0-2
SentinelsFnaticHaven (6-13)Split (7-13)Lotus0-2
LiquidSecretIcebox
(8-13)
Fracture
(7-13)
Lotus0-2
NAVIKru esportsAscent
(13-5)
Lotus (10-13) Pearl2-0
Zeta DivisionLeviatánAscent (4-13) Pearl (11-13)Haven0-2
Team VitalityGlobal esportsSplit (13-4) Pearl (9-13)Lotus (13-6)2-1
FUT esportsRex Regum QeonLotus (13-3) Pearl (11-13) Split0-2
100 ThievesEDward GamingIcebox (13-10)Lotus (9-13)Pearl(14-12)2-1
The Round of 16 matches. VCT LOCK//IN OMEGA bracket.

For Alpha Bracket results click here.

Alpha Group - VCT LOCK//IN

The Alpha Group saw 16 teams start in eight single-elimination matches. Only eight teams survived the first round. But that wasn't the end. The teams continued through the group playing elimination match after elimination match until only two teams survived. The two semifinalists from the Alpha Group are LOUD and DRX. They will face each other on March 2 for a spot in the Grand Finals.

Quarterfinals Round of 16 (Feb 22-24)

DRX had a strong performance against Talon but it wasn't without its share of a scare. Talon might have lost but their performance definitely put them high up in the eyes of SEA VALORANT fans.

In the other match of the day, NRG took on LOUD in one of the most epic battles at VCT LOCK//IN. LOUD won the match, but it was definitely one of the most exciting series of the day. Two maps went to overtime, with NRG winning Pearl while LOUD won fracture.

Date
Team 1
Team 2
Map 1
Map 2
Map 3
Score
Feb 19DRXTalonFracture (10-13)Ascent (13-6)Icebox (13-10)2-1
Feb 19NRGLOUDSplit (3-13)Pearl (15-13)Fracture (16-18)1-2

Round of 16 - Week 1 (Feb 17-18)

Date
Team 1
Team 2
Map 1
Map 2
Map 3
Score
Feb 18Evil GeniusesTalonHaven (11-13)Split (10-13)Icebox0-2
Feb 18DRXCloud9Pearl (3-13)Haven (13-7)Icebox (13-2)2-1
Feb 17NRGGiantsLotus (12-14) Haven (13-1) Icebox (13-7) 2-1
Feb 17LOUDKarmine CorpPearl (13-10) Split (13-8)Fracture2-0
VCT LOCK IN results - Round of 16 - Feb 17/18

Round of 32 - Week 1 (Feb 13-16)

Date
Team 1
Team 2
Map 1
Map 2
Map 3
Score
Feb 13KOINRGIcebox (11-13)Haven (9-13)Pearl 0-2
Feb 13DTNGIANTSHaven (4-13)Icebox (7-13) Pearl0-2
Feb 15Gen.GLOUDPearl (9-13)Fracture (14-12)Split 0-2
Feb 14FPXKarmine CorpLotus (6-13) Haven (13-8)Pearl (6-13) 1-2
Feb 15BBLDRXPearl (3-13)Ascent (13-11) Haven (7-13)1-2
Feb 15C9Paper RexLotus (13-8)Pearl (13-5) Fracture2-0
Feb 16EGHERETICSPearl (13-8) Ascent (13-8)Haven2-0
Feb 16MIBRTALONHaven (6-13)Fracture (11-13)Icebox0-2
VCT LOCK IN results - Round of 32 - Week 1

Tournament format

  • Single Elimination
  • Best-of-three matches

The VCT LOCK//IN has a single-elimination format where all 30 teams are in a do-or-die for their first matches. Part of it is due to the time available with Riot, where they had to stick to a single-elimination format. 

But half of the teams will be out of the tournament after their first match. The inaugural match of the tournament will see KOI esports and NRG go up against each other on Day 1.

VCT LOCK//IN: Where to watch?

The primary stream for the tournament is on the official Riot Games Twitch and YouTube page. We have also embedded the stream below so you can watch the match without leaving this page. 

You can also find a list of all secondary streams as well as co-streams below. These streams are in different languages or are hosted by influencers in the VALORANT scene.

Esports.gg exclusive content

Esports.gg will have exclusive content from the event including interviews, match coverage and highlight clips. Check here for more information.

Fans cheer in the audience at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: LOCK//IN Groups Stage on February 19, 2023 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)
Fans cheer in the audience at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: LOCK//IN Groups Stage on February 19, 2023 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)

VCT LOCK//IN Sao Paulo prize pool and standings

The VCT Kickoff tournament will have a $500,000 prize pool with the winner getting the majority of the prize money. Here's how the money will be distributed and the final standings of the tournament.

Placement
Team
Prize Money
1$100,000
2$60,000
3-4$40,000
3-4$40,000
5-8$25,000NRG
5-8$25,000Talon
5-8$25,000Secret
5-8$25,000
9-16$10,000Giants
9-16$10,000Karmine Corp
9-16$10,000Cloud9
9-16$10,000Evil Geniuses
9-16$10,000Team Secret
9-16$10,000Team Vitality
9-16$10,000FUT
9-16$10,000Loser (FURIA / Fnatic)
17-32$5,000KOI
17-32$5,000Detonation FocusMe
17-32$5,000Gen.G esports
17-32$5,000FunPlus Phoenix
17-32$5,000BBL Esports
17-32$5,000Paper Rex
17-32$5,000Team Heretics
17-32$5,000MIBR
17-32$5,000Team liquid
17-32$5,000Kru esports
17-32$5,000Zeta Division
17-32$5,000Global Esports
17-32$5,000Rex Rex Qeon
17-32$5,000EDward Gaming
17-32$5,000Sentinels
17-32$5,000T1
The VCT LOCK//IN Sao Paulo standings.

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