Esports Leagues and Events

Valorant Champions Tour

Jan 1 - Aug 26th, 2023
Various locations

VCT Betting Guide By Rivalry - Schedules, Teams, Prize Pool

Valorant is a free-to-play first-person hero shooter developed by Riot Games, the creator of another popular esports title, League of Legends. Valorant is reminiscent of the classic Counter-Strike franchise by Valve Corporation, borrowing mechanics like the weapon buy menu.

Valorant has a lucrative ecosystem that is only growing with every passing day since the game's release in 2020. It is steadily taking over the esports betting markets scene, dominating Twitch viewing figures. The Valorant Champions Tour, or VCT, was announced in 2020, with its inaugural season in 2021.

What is Valorant Champions Tour?

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The Valorant Champions Tour, or VCT, is a global competitive tournament series for Valorant organized by Riot Games. The VCT runs several events worldwide, culminating in Valorant Champions, the top-level event of the professional Valorant circuit.

The inaugural season of VCT in 2021 was divided into three stages: Challengers, Masters, and Champions. The Challengers stage consisted of regional tournaments where teams competed to qualify for the Masters stage, which brought together the top teams from each region to compete for a spot in the international Champions tournament.

The Champions tournament, held in December 2021, featured the top 16 teams from around the world competing for a $1 million prize pool. The tournament was won by the North American team Sentinels.

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In 2022, Riot Games expanded the VCT to include a fourth stage, the Last Chance Qualifier, which allowed teams one last chance to qualify for the Champions tournament. The format of the tournament remained similar, with regional tournaments leading up to the Masters and Champions stages.

For the 2023 VCT, there is a new format, split into three international regions - EMEA, Americas, and Pacific - instead of the seven regions format they used previously. The new format sees teams playing in sub-regional Challengers to qualify for the Ascension events. These events have one winner per region, earning them a two-year promotion for their region's International League.

The VCT has quickly become one of the premier esports competitions in the world, with top teams from around the globe competing for glory and all-important prize money. The tournament has promoted the popularity of Valorant, and it is sure to skyrocket to the top of competitive esports in years to come.

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Valorant Champions Tour: Schedule

VCT Betting: Lock//In Brazil

VCT LOCK//IN Brazil 2023 was the first event that kicked off the 2023 Valorant Champions Tour. 30 Valorant franchised teams gathered alongside two invited teams from China for a fierce competition, with Fnatic triumphing over Loud to become the first champions of VCT 2023.

After VCT LOCK//IN Brazil 2023, all participating teams compete in their respective local LAN competitions in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), the Pacific, and the Americas.

All three tournaments commence in March, with eight weeks of regular season competitive Valorant play. Three international league champions will be announced in May.

  • VCT 2023 Pacific League (March 25 - May 16)
  • VCT 2023 EMEA League (March 27 - May 28)
  • VCT 2023 Americas League (April 1 - May 28)

The top three teams from each of these leagues will advance to the Masters Tokyo, set to begin on June 11 and end on June 25, where they compete for a slot in Champions. July features a Last Chance Qualifiers where the remaining teams get one last shot for a place in the Valorant Champions, the Valorant World Final.

August signals the end of the entire year of the competitive Valorant scene with the Valorant Champions event. Only the best of the best would remain, so it's sure to be an exciting season ahead with everything to play for.

Valorant Champions Tour: Format

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All international Leagues in VCT 2023 will follow the same format, and each will have ten teams competing.

The VCT 2023 Pacific League prize pool is $250,000, to be divided amongst the competing teams. The prize pools for EMEA and the Americas Leagues are yet to be announced.

Regular Season

All matches are played Bo3 in a single round-robin. The top 6 teams will advance to the playoffs. The bottom 4 teams are eliminated.


The playoffs feature 6 teams in a double-elimination bracket. All matches (excluding the Upper, Losers' Final and Grand Final) will be played Bo3. The Upper, Losers' Final and Grand Finals are Bo5 for maximum intensity.

The top 4 teams from each region's tournament will advance to Master Tokyo, which will be held in June. An additional Master slot will be awarded to EMEA following Fnatic's victory at LOCK//IN Brazil.

Valorant Champions Tour: Competing Teams

VCT 2023 Pacific League Teams

VCT Betting: Pacific teams 2023

  • Detonation Focusme
  • DRX
  • Gen.G
  • Global Esports
  • Paper Rex
  • Rex Regum Qeon
  • T1
  • Talon Esports
  • Team Secret
  • ZETA Division

VCT EMEA League Teams

VCT bwtting: EMEA teams 2023

  • BBL Esports
  • Fnatic
  • FUT Esports
  • Giants
  • Karmine Corp
  • KOI
  • Natus Vincere
  • Team Heretics
  • Team Liquid
  • Team Vitality

VCT Americas League Teams

VCT betting: Americas teams 2023

  • 100 Thieves
  • Cloud9
  • Evil Geniuses
  • FURIA Esports
  • KRU Esports
  • Levitan
  • LOUD
  • MIBR
  • NRG
  • Sentinels

VCT Masters Tokyo

VCT betting: VCT Masters Tokyo

Ten of the twelve teams competing in VCT Masters Tokyo were determined by the Valorant Champions Tour international leagues in the Americas, EMEA and the Pacific.

The Americas and Pacific have three teams representing their regions at Masters Tokyo. EMEA is represented by four teams, having earned an extra slot from Fnatic's victory at LOCK//IN Brazil. There are two team representatives from China, which were decided by the FGC Valorant Invitational 2023: Act 1 to complete the twelve-team-strong roster.

  • Fnatic
  • LOUD
  • Paper Rex
  • Team Liquid
  • DRX
  • T1
  • NRG
  • Natus Vincere
  • FUT Esports
  • Evil Geniuses
  • EDward Gaming
  • Attacking Soul Esports

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VCT Betting Odds

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VCT Betting Tips

Every esports bookmaker will recommend you keep up-to-date with roster changes, tournament histories and previous/current standings before placing a bet.

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The best way to gauge the competition is to watch their old games and discern their strengths and weaknesses before engaging in real money betting.


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Valorant Betting FAQS

VCT Betting

What is Valorant?

Valorant is the ground-breaking first-person shooter developed by Riot Games that is taking over the esports scene by storm. It's heavily inspired by Valve's classic Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with a similar focus on teamwork and strategy. It's currently a PC-only game with the hopes of expanding to consoles.

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Where can I watch Valorant Champions Tour live?

All matches in Valorant Champions Tour will be broadcast live across multiple channels, including Riot Games' YouTube and Twitch.

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Who are the best VCT teams?

Several teams have delivered consistently strong performances in the VCT, including the Sentinels, G2 Esports, Team Liquid, and Fnatic, the latter of which won the pre-seasonal LOCK//IN tournament. The landscape of Valorant esports is constantly evolving, so keep an eye on each region's standings as the VCT unfolds!