VCT Game Changers APAC announced its 2023 format and how you can register and participate in the circuit. Take a look here.

VCT Game Changers APAC is back for the 2023 season. Here's the rundown on the VCT Game Changers APAC circuit, the format of the event, and how you can register and participate.

X10 Sapphire at the VCT Game Changers Championship in 2022.
X10 Sapphire at the VCT Game Changers Championship in 2022.

The VCT Game Changers circuit in 2022 in APAC saw X10 Sapphire being crowned the APAC Champions after a win against Alter Ego Celeste, a team they had historically always struggled with.

With Alter Ego Celeste and X10 both disbanding and the core of the lineup being picked up by partnered VCT Pacific team RRQ under the name RRQ Kaguya, the new season promises to be full of new powerhouses looking to prove themselves.

What is VCT Game Changers APAC?

The APAC Series is an eight-month-long circuit-style tournament with a total prize pool of $75,000 USD. The APAC Series has three stages which consist of two qualifying stages and one finals stage.

Aside from the main circuit, VCT APAC GC also has monthly tournaments for newer players to try their hand at the semi-pro and grassroots level, known as VCT Game Changers Academy.

Tournament format of VCT GC APAC

The circuit is split into three stages: the Open stage, the LCQ, and VCT GC APAC Elite.

VCT Game Changers APAC Open:

Teams will compete in a series of group stage and double elimination rounds across three Open tournaments to win points. The top six teams on the leaderboard will qualify for the APAC Elite stage. Teams stand to win $10,000 at each stage of the Open tournaments.

VCT Game Changers APAC LCQ:

This is the final opportunity for teams who have not qualified for Stage 3: Elite to battle for the two last qualification slots. Teams will fight through a group stage and double elimination bracket and stand to win a share of the $10,000 prize pool.


VCT Game Changers APAC Elite:
This is the culmination of the 2023 APAC Series where the final eight qualifying teams will compete for a chance to be crowned the champion in APAC and the opportunity to be invited to participate in the global Game Changers tournament later in the year.

The total prize pool for VCT GC Elite is $35,000.

Schedule for VCT Game Changers 2023

For the first open stage there will be three tournaments. The dates for these are:

  • Mar. 9-19: VCT Game Changers APAC Open 1
  • June 1-11: VCT Game Changers APAC Open 2
  • July 20-30: VCT Game Changers APAC Open 3

The second stage -- the LCQ -- will be between Aug. 24 and Sept. 3.

Where can you register?

VCT Game Changers APAC Series Open 1 has opened registrations. You can do so here.

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