Valorant Champions 2023: Teams, schedule, live results, and more

Valorant Champions 2023 (Image via Riot Games)
Valorant Champions 2023 (Image via Riot Games)

Valorant Champions 2023 is scheduled to kick off in a few days. After long and hard-fought battles, sixteen teams have emerged to grace the finale of the 2023 VCT season. The final international VCT event will occur in Los Angeles from August 6, 2023, to August 26, 2023. Fans can expect to see crazy games and exceptional displays of talent from the best players in the world.

The tournament has a reasonably straightforward format, making it easy for fans to keep up and follow the action. This article lists everything viewers need to know ahead of the most prestigious event in the VCT circuit.


Valorant Champions 2023: Format, venue, and prize pool

Valorant Champions 2023 format

  • Group Stage (August 6 to August 13): The sixteen teams are divided into four groups. All matches are best-of-three and will be played in a GSL format with each group's opening, winner, elimination, and decider games. The top two teams from each group advance to the playoffs phase.
  • Playoffs (August 16 to August 20 || August 24 to August 26): This double-elimination bracket consists of 14 matches. All teams in this phase have an extra opportunity in the tournament if they lose a game. Every match except the Lower Finals and Grand Finals will be a best-of-three. The Lower Finals and Grand Finals will be a best-of-five instead.

Valorant Champions 2023 venue

Valorant Champions 2023 matches from August 6, 2023, to August 20, 2023, will be held in the Shrine Expo Hall, while the matches held from August 24 to August 26, 2023, will be held in the KIA Forum.


Valorant Champions 2023 prize pool

Valorant Champions 2023 will feature a grand prize pool of $2.25 million, with the winning team receiving $1 million. The overall prize pool of this season's Champions event is more than double that of last year's, as Champions 2022 featured a $1 million prize pool.

Place

$USD

Participants

1st

$1,000,000

Evil Geniuses

2nd

$400,000

Paper Rex

3rd

$250,000

LOUD

4th

$130,000

Fnatic

5th-6th

$85,000

EDward Gaming DRX

7th-8th

$50,000

Bilibili Gaming

FUT Esports

9th-12th

$30,000

Natus Vincere

T1

Giants

NRG

13th-16th

$20,000

FunPlus Phoenix

Team Liquid

ZETA DIVISION

KRÜ Esports


Valorant Champions 2023 Groups Stage: Table and schedule

As mentioned previously, four groups will be in the first phase of the Valorant Champions 2023. The groups are:

Group A

Standings

Team

Record

1

Paper Rex (Q)

2-0

2

EDward Gaming (Q)

2-1

3

Giants

1-2

4

KRÜ Esports

0-2

Group B

Standings

Team

Record

1

Evil Geniuses (Q)

2-0

2

FUT Esports (Q)

2-1

3

T1

1-2

4

FunPlus Phoenix

0-2

Group C

1

Fnatic (Q)

2-0

2

NRG

1-1

3

Bilibili Gaming

1-1

4

ZETA DIVISION

0-2

Group D

Standings

Team

Record

1

DRX (Q)

2-0

2

LOUD (Q)

2-1

3

Natus Vincere

1-2

4

Team Liquid

0-2


Valorant Champions 2023 Playoffs: Schedule and Results

Day 1 – August 6, 2023

  • Team Liquid vs. Natus Vincere (2-0): Fracture (11-13); Bind (15-17)
  • DRX vs. LOUD (1-2): Lotus (13-15); Split (13-6); Ascent (13-8)

Day 2 – August 7, 2023

  • FUT Esports vs. T1 (2-0): Pearl (13-4); Haven (13-7)
  • Evil Geniuses vs. FunPlus Phoenix (2-0): Ascent (13-8); Pearl (13-8)
  • Natus Vincere vs. DRX (1-2): Bind (13-15); Split (13-9); Lotus (12-14)

Day 3 – August 8, 2023

  • NRG vs. Bilibili Gaming (0-2): Lotus (12-14); Split (8-13)
  • Fnatic vs. ZETA DIVISION (2-0): Fracture (13-5); Haven (13-6)
  • Evil Geniuses vs. FUT Esports (2-0): Pearl (15-13); Bind (13-9)

Day 4 – August 9, 2023

  • Paper Rex vs. KRÜ Esports (2-0): Split (13-7); Pearl (13-8)
  • EDward Gaming vs. Giants (2-1): Split (13-15); Bind (13-11); Ascent (13-8)
  • Fnatic vs. Bilibili Gaming (2-0): Haven (13-2); Lotus (13-8)

Day 5 – August 10, 2023

  • Paper Rex vs. EDward Gaming (2-0): Fracture (13-7), Pearl (16-14)
  • LOUD vs. Team Liquid (2-0): Haven (13-2), Split (13-8)
  • T1 vs. Fun Plus Phoenix (2-0): Lotus (13-10), Bind (13-7)

Day 6 – August 11, 2023

  • KRÜ Esports vs Giants (0-2): Lotus (10-13); Pearl (12-14)
  • ZETA DIVISION vs NRG (0-2): Bind (13-15); Haven (1-13)

Day 7 – August 12, 2023

  • Natus Vincere vs. LOUD (1-2): Pearl (13-11); Ascent (11-13); Bind (11-13)
  • FUT Esports vs. T1 (2-0): Bind (13-10); Pearl (14-12)

Day 8 – August 13, 2023

  • EDward Gaming vs Giants (2-0): Split (13-6); Fracture (13-7)
  • Bilibili Gaming vs NRG (2-0): Bind (13-10); Ascent (13-5)

Playoffs

Day 1 – August 16, 2023

  • Fnatic vs. LOUD (0-2): Ascent (11-13); Lotus (6-13)
  • Paper Rex vs. FUT Esports (2-0): Ascent (13-10): Pearl (13-4)

Day 2 – August 17, 2023

  • DRX vs. Bilibili Gaming (2-0): Lotus (13-10); Haven (13-9)
  • Evil Geniuses vs. EDward Gaming (2-1): Split (12-14); Ascent (13-5); Pearl (13-5)

Day 3 – August 18, 2023

  • Fnatic vs. FUT Esports (2-0): Split (13-5); Haven (13-9)
  • Bilibili Gaming vs. EDward Gaming (1-2): Bind (4-13); Split (15-13); Haven (10-13)

Day 4 – August 19, 2023

  • LOUD vs. Paper Rex (1-2): Lotus (13-15); Split (13-2); Pearl (10-13)
  • DRX vs. Evil Geniuses (0-2): Fracture (9-13); Lotus (4-13)

Day 5 – August 20, 2023

  • LOUD vs. EDward Gaming (2-1): Bind (11-13); Ascent (13-5); Haven (13-11)
  • DRX vs. Fnatic (1-2): Bind (13-1); Haven (9-13); Split (6-13)

Day 6 – August 24, 2023

  • Paper Rex vs. Evil Geniuses (2-1): Ascent (10-13); Bind (13-9); Pearl (15-13)
  • Fnatic vs. LOUD (1-2): Split (4-13); Ascent (13-9); Haven (7-13)

Day 7 – August 25, 2023

  • Evil Geniuses vs. LOUD (3-2): Ascent (14-12); Lotus (13-4); Pearl (8-13); Split (7-13); Bind (13-8)

Day 8 – August 26, 2023

  • Paper Rex vs. Evil Geniuses (1-3): Split (10-13); Ascent (13-11); Bind (5-13); Lotus (10-13)

Valorant Champions 2023 livestream details

Fans worldwide can tune into the official Valorant sports Twitch and YouTube channels to watch the entirety of Valorant Champions 2023. Viewers can also get cool rewards by linking their Twitch and YouTube accounts with Riot Games.


Valorant Champions 2023: Collection Bundle and Twitch Drops

Along with the tournament, viewers can also buy the Champions 2023 bundle currently featured in the Valorant shop. The bundle includes a Vandal skin and a Kunai melee with special effects and a slick design. The price of the bundle stands at 6167 VP in total.

Viewers can also earn exclusive rewards by watching games for thirty minutes during the stipulated period. These drops include a player card, player title, and a spray that players can show off in the game.

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Edited by Jito Tenson