The new era of Valorant Esports has begun, and VCT International Leagues across the Pacific, Americas, and EMEA are currently in progress, along with the Challengers League across various regions. The top teams from International Leagues will qualify for Masters Tokyo 2023, and the top Challengers Leagues teams will earn a slot in Ascension and then in International Leagues next year.
Riot Games has announced the complete roadmap for VCT 2023, along with the slot distribution for Valorant Champions 2023.
Partnered teams will battle in LCQ for a slot in Champions 2023. Only one team from each region will proceed forward except EMEA, from where 2 teams will qualify from LCQ to Champions as a result of Fnatic winning Masters Tokyo.
VCT 2023 Roadmap & Champions 2023 Slots
International League Playoffs
- Dates: May 19 to 28
VCT International Pacific League Playoffs will begin on May 19, and on the other hand, playoffs for the Americas and EMEA Leagues will commence on May 23. The top three teams from each league will qualify for both Masters Tokyo and Champions Los Angeles. In addition to this, an extra team from EMEA will be heading to Tokyo as Fnatic won VCT LOCK//IN.
- Dates: June 11 to 25
Along with the qualified teams from International Leagues, Masters Tokyo will feature two teams from China. Among all the teams battling in Valorant Masters 2023, the winner will earn an extra slot for their region at Champions.
- Dates: June 28 to July 16
Top teams from Challengers Leagues will battle it out in Challengers Ascension for a single slot in International Leagues 2024.
Champions CN Qualifiers
- Dates: July 3 to 16
A total of Twelve teams from China will compete in Champions CN Qualifiers, and among these, the top three teams will earn a slot in the Champions.
Last Chance Qualifier
- Dates: July 15 to 23
The teams from International Leagues that could not qualify for the Champions will have a last shot at the Last Chance Qualifiers. The winner of each region's Last Chance Qualifier will earn a slot at Champions; however, the winning region of the Masters will send the runner-up to Los Angeles as well.
Champions Los Angeles
- Dates: August 6 to 26
Champions taking place in Los Angeles will be the final event of the year 2023, and a total of 16 qualified from various stages will fight for the Champions title. You can have a look at the slot distribution for Valorant Champions 2023 below.
Riot will announce more details in the coming weeks, and you will be able to find all the latest information in our dedicated Valorant section, so make sure to check it out.