Valorant Champions 2023, the highly anticipated third Valorant world championship, is just around the corner, promising to bring together the best teams from international leagues and China in an epic battle for the prestigious title of world champion. Riot Games has raised the stakes for this year’s championship by hosting it in Los Angeles, California, adding to the excitement for Valorant enthusiasts around the globe. In this article, we will provide a comprehensive overview of the event, including the schedule, participating teams, ticket information, and more.
Valorant Champions 2023 is scheduled to commence on August 6 and run until August 26, making it a 20-day spectacle of intense Valorant action. Sixteen top-tier teams from the EMEA, Americas, Pacific, and China regions will compete in this grand international tournament. The championship marks the first time a Valorant event of this scale will be hosted in North America, particularly in Los Angeles, California. The venue will witness the best players and teams battling it out for the esteemed title of Valorant World Champion.
Schedule and Format:
The Valorant Champions 2023 event will be divided into two stages: the Group Stage and the Playoffs.
Group Stage (August 6-13):
- Sixteen teams will be split into four double-elimination groups.
- The top two teams from each group will advance to the Playoffs.
- All matches in the Group Stage will be Best-of-3 (BO3) contests.
Playoffs (August 16-26):
- Eight teams will participate in a double-elimination bracket.
- Teams from the same group will be placed on opposite sides of the bracket.
- All matches, except the Lower Bracket Final and Grand Final, will be BO3.
- The Lower Bracket Final and Grand Final matches will be played in a Best-of-5 (BO5) format.
Valorant Champions 2023 will be a live event, allowing fans to experience the excitement and thrill in person. The event will take place at two venues in Los Angeles: the Shrine Auditorium and the Kia Forum. The Group Stage matches will be held at the Shrine Auditorium from August 6 to 13, while the later stages, including the Top Four Finals, will move to the Kia Forum from August 16 to 26.
Tickets for the event went on sale on June 23, and fans can choose between General Admission tickets and Verified Fan tickets. The prices for Shrine Auditorium matches range from $40 to $60, depending on the day, while the Finals Weekend at the Kia Forum offers tickets ranging from $80 to $240, based on the seating location.
Twelve out of the 16 slots in Valorant Champions 2023 have been filled by teams from the EMEA, Americas, and Pacific leagues. These teams secured their spots based on their performance in previous events. The Chinese region will determine the top three squads to represent the country through the Champions CN Qualifiers. The final slot has been allocated to EMEA as the winning region of VCT Masters Tokyo. Here are some of the participating teams:
- Fnatic (EMEA)
- Team Liquid (EMEA)
- Evil Geniuses (Americas)
- LOUD (Americas)
- Paper Rex (Pacific)
- EDward Gaming (China)
- Bilibili Gaming (China), and more.
Valorant Champions 2023 is poised to be an exhilarating event that will showcase the very best of competitive Valorant on an international stage. With teams from different regions vying for supremacy, fans can expect intense matches, skillful plays, and unforgettable moments throughout the tournament. Whether you’re watching live in Los Angeles or following the action online, Valorant Champions 2023 promises to deliver a thrilling experience for all Valorant enthusiasts worldwide.