All Teams qualified for VALORANT Champions 2023
Sixteen teams will battle it out in Los Angeles during the VALORANT Champions in August.
The VALORANT Champions 2023 is the final event of the current esports season for Riot's FPS title. It will bring together the best VALORANT teams from all over the world to crown one as the ultimate champion.
Teams qualified for the VALORANT Champions 2023
The top three teams from the Americas and the Pacific League receive an invitation to Champions. So DRX, Paper Rex, and T1 qualified via the Pacific League. Meanwhile, Evil Geniuses, NRG, and LOUD are the NA representatives.
Here are all the teams that will participate in the VALORANT Champions 2023:
- Evil Geniuses (Americas League)
- NRG (Americas League)
- LOUD (Americas League)
- Kru/Leviatan (Americas LCQ)
- Fnatic (EMEA Tokyo Masters finish)
- Team Liquid (EMEA Tokyo Masters finish)
- FUT esports (EMEA Tokyo Masters finish)
- NAVI (EMEA LCQ runner-up)
- Paper Rex (Pacific League)
- T1 esports (Pacific League)
- DRX (Pacific League)
- TBD (Pacific LCQ)
- Bilibili Gaming (China Qualifier)
- EDward Gaming (China Qualifier)
- FunPlus Phoenix (China Qualifier)
For EMEA, their invitations were determined by their placement at VCT Masters Tokyo. Fnatic, Team Liquid, and FUT had the highest placements from their region and thereby make it to VCT Champions 2023. However, since Fnatic also won the event, it allows for another EMEA team to qualify for Champs. This means the top two teams - the winner and the runner-up - from the EMEA LCQ will earn their way through to Los Angeles.
Americas and Pacific will also send one team each through their respective LCQs. China will send three teams to VCT Champions with Bilibili Gaming and EDward Gaming confirmed for Los Angeles.
VCT Champs 2023 is confirmed to take place in August this year with sixteen teams in competition. The world’s best teams will gather at two iconic venues in Los Angeles to compete for the title. The 2021 title went to Acend while Brazilian org LOUD took the honors in 2022 after a 3-1 victory over OpTic Gaming.
The tournament will be played on LAN in front of a live audience across two venues, Shrine Expo Hall and KIA Forum. The former will host teams from August 6-20, while the latter will witness competition from August 24-26.