The 2023 VCT Champions continues to showcase the immense growth of Valorant since the game's official launch back in 2020. This year, Champions takes place in Los Angeles, the home of Riot Games and a clear source of excitement for Valorant fans and developers alike.
And while bathed in home town glory, Riot Games held a Media Day live from the studio's LA campus to share just some of the hype surrounding the tournment. As part of the presentation, Riot Games' President of Esports, John Needham, revealed that this year's VCT Champion's Collection has smashed expectations, already matching the revenue earned from last year's bundle with just days to go.
“We hoped - we were praying, actually - that the 2023 collection would earn around the same $20 million that we paid out to teams last year after Champions Istanbul. Well, as of today (August 23, 2023), proceeds from the Champion’s Collection will award over $20 million to partner teams around the world," Needham revealed.
VCT Champions Bundle Expected To Earn 20% More Than 2022
Just like last year, 50% of net proceeds from the Champions 2023 Skin Collection will go directly to the VCT partner teams. It's one of the many ways Valroant fansa re able to support their teams, regardless of region.
Needham went on to mention that, with the collection still available to purchase for a few more days, the total revenue is expected to be 20% higher than the collection from 2022. Needham called the feat "just really phenomenal."
"It’s also really humbling, and we are blown away by our fan’s support of the VCT, the Champions, and the great teams that compete in our international leagues and compete in this great tournament of Champions."
This year's bundle contains five items, including:
- Vandal Skin
- Kunai Melee Champions variant
- Trophy Card
- Gun Buddy
At the time of writing, players can still get their hands on this year's VCT Champions Bundle up until August 29 at 2 p.m. PT. The bundle is priced at around 6,200 VP, translating to roughly $60.