Updated on 28th February, 2023 to reflect the current standings and schedule.
VCT LOCK//IN Brazil will be kicking off a special one-off event on February 13 as the first competition of the 2023 Valorant Champions Tour.
This is the first year of this event, and it gathers 30 partner teams from three international leagues: EMEA, Pacific, and Americas. There are also two Chinese-invited squads for a grand total of 32 competing teams.
There is a whopping prize pool of USD $500,000 at stake, as all 32 teams compete to win the lion's share of $100,000 awarded for first place. The winner of this event will also earn its representative region an additional slot in Masters 2023 Tokyo.
VCT 2023 LOCK//IN Brazil is set to be the biggest Valorant esports event so far, with Riot Games confident that it will be a huge success. Here's everything fans need to know.
VCT LOCK//IN Brazil will kick off on February 13, running until March 4. The venue for this highly-anticipated competition will be held at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo.
This grand arena has hosted many competitive esports events in the past, including the LATAM last-chance qualifier for Valorant Champions 2022.
The 10,000 seat-arena is sure to be filled to capacity as Riot Games anticipate that VCT 2023 LOCK//IN will be a ground-breaking milestone in Valorant history.
All 32 participating teams are placed in a brutal single-elimination bracket gauntlet to accommodate the large number of participating teams in the tournament. The first three rounds are played in a best-of-three format.
The best teams in the semi-finals and grand final will battle in intense best-of-five skirmishes to end the tournament with a bang.
Riot Games have used a randomizing process to maximize the number of inter regional encounters. The 32 teams have been split into two groups of 16, evenly distributed across two brackets, Alpha and Omega, to promote inter regional matches. Here are what the match-ups look like:
Following this inaugural VCT LOCK//IN event, teams will return to their respective region and compete in the International Split League, running from March 26 until May 23. These will be played in their LAN environments in the following cities:
VCT 2023 Lock//In Brazil will be broadcast live on Riot Games official YouTube and Twitch channels.
In partnership with Rivalry, popular Canadian streamer and pro-Valorant player Wardell, who previously played for Version1, will be sharing his knowledge of the competitive scene throughout the VCT 2023 tournaments with some scheduled livestreams. Valorant fans can catch Wardell on his Twitch channel embedded below.
With the #WinWithWardell campaign, Valorant fans can level up their own playing/betting experiences by learning from a professional player with first-hand experience.
For VCT 2023 LOCK//IN, Riot Games will feature 30 partner teams from international regions, including: EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), Pacific (Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan, South Asia and Oceania) and the Americas (North America, Latin America, and Brazil).
Riot has also announced two Chinese-invite teams, FunPlus Phoenix and EDward Gaming.
Here are the current rosters for all 32 teams competing in the VCT 2023 LOCK//IN Brazil event and all the players.
BBL - AsLanM4shadoW, Turko, QuotinerX, Brave, SouhcNi, aimDLL
Fnatic - Boaster, Derke, Alfajer, Leo, Chronicle, kamyk
FUT - mojj, qw1, MrFaliN, Muj, qRaxs, ATA KAPTAN
Giants - Fit1nho, hoody, Cloud, rhyme, nukkye
KCorps - ScreaM, Nivera, xms, Shin, Newzera
KOI - koldamenta, Sheydos, trexx, Wolfen, starxo
NAVI - ANGE1, Shao, Zyppan, SUYGETSU, cNed
Heretics - keloqz, Boo, Mixwell, zeek, AvovA
Liquid - soulcas, Jamppi, nAts, Redgar, Sayf, dimasick
Vitality - ceNder, BONECOLD, MOLSI, Destrian, Twisten
DetonatioN Gaming - Suggest, Reita, xnfri, Anthem, Seoldam, takej
DRX - stax, Rb, BuZz, MaKo, Zest, Foxy9
Gen.G - Meteor, k1Ng, iNTRO, TS, eKo, Secret
Global Esports - AYRIN, T3xture, WRONSKI, Bazzi, Monyet, SkRossi, Lightningfast
Paper Rex - f0rsakeN, Benkai, mindfreak, Jinggg, d4v41
RRQ - EJAY, 2ge, Emman, Tehbotol, fl1pzjder, Lmemore
T1 - ban, xeta, Munchkin, Sayaplayer, BeomJun, Carpe
Talon - Crws, foxz, sushiboys, garnetS, jitboyS
Team Secret - BORKUM, Jremy, DubsteP, JessieVash, invy, lenne
ZETA DIVISION - Laz, crow, Dep, TENNN, SugarZ3ro, barce
100 Thieves - Asuna, bang, stellar, Derrek, Cryocells
Cloud9 - leaf, Xeppaa, vanity, yay, Zellsis, qpert
Evil Geniuses - C0M, Boostio, jawgemo, BcJ, Ethan, Reformed, Apotheon
FURIA - qck, mwzera mazin, dgzin, Khalil, kon4n
KRU - NagZ, Klaus, xand, Daveeys, Melser, axeddy
Leviatan - kiNgg, Tacolilla, Shyy, Nozwerr, Mazino, keznit
LOUD - aspas, Saadhak, Less, cauanzin, tuyz
MIBR - jzz, frz, heat, Murizz, rglm, txozin
NRG - s0m, FNS, crashies, victor, ardiis, Thwifo
Sentinels - TenZ, zekken, Sacy, paNcada, dephh, SicK
EDward Gaming - Haodong, CHICHOO, nobody, ZmjjKK, Smoggy
FunPlus Phoenix - AAAAY, BerLIN, TZH, WudiYuChEn, Yuicaw, OMEGA
The full schedule for the Valorant Champions Tour 2023 LOCK//IN Brazil tournament is detailed below. All times listed are in PT.
The top four teams will advance to the final stage and play in the exciting semi-finals and Grand Finals.
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