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VCT LOCK//IN Brazil: Schedule, Format, Teams

Here is everything you need to know about VCT LOCK//IN Brazil 2023.
VCT LOCK//IN Brazil: Schedule, Format, Teams

One of the biggest Valorant events in history, VCT LOCK//IN Brazil, is coming closer and will feature all the partnered teams from the Americas, Pacific, and EMEA VCT Leagues. These teams will battle against each other for the ultimate trophy and the champions title, and not only this, the region that wins the VCT LOCK//IN Brazil will also get an additional slot for the Masters 2023 Japan

Riot has revealed all of the event's details, including its schedule, teams, venue, and more. We will be also be seeing two Chinese teams playing the tournament which makes the competition even more excited and here is everything you need to know about VCT LOCK//IN Brazil 2023.

VCT LOCK//IN Brazil 2023 Format and Schedule

VCT LOCK//IN Brazil will kick off on February 13, with the Grand Final happening on March 4 and will consist of three stages, including Alpha, Omega, and Finals Stage. Riot has decided to go with single elimination format for this event to accommodate this huge number of teams in a single tournament. However, they have announced that double elimination brackets will return for future events. 

VCT LOCK//IN Brazil 2023 will follow single elimination format. (Picture: Riot Games)VCT LOCK//IN Brazil 2023 will follow single elimination format.
VCT LOCK//IN Brazil 2023 will follow single elimination format. (Picture: Riot Games)

Riot's goal is to maximum inter regional matches and thus, teams are randomly paired using the following format into 16 first round match-ups.

  • EMEA vs Pacific: 5 match-ups
  • Americas vs Pacific: 5 match-ups
  • Americas vs EMEA: 4 match-ups
  • China vs Americas: 1 match-up
  • China vs EMEA: 1 match-up

These match-ups were then divided into two groups i.e. Alpha & Omega to maximize the probabilities of inter regional matches for second round as well.

Alpha Matches

Omega Matches

Americas vs Pacific: 3

Americas vs Pacific: 2

EMEA vs Pacific: 2

EMEA vs Pacific: 3

EMEA vs Americas: 2

EMEA vs Americas: 2

China vs EMEA: 1

China vs Americas: 1

Here is the complete schedule for VCT LOCK//IN Brazil.

Alpha Matches (February 13 to 19)

Alpha matches will be played until two teams remain, and each match will be the best of three.

  • February 13 (Monday): Alpha matches
  • February 14 (Tuesday): Alpha matches
  • February 15 (Wednesday): Alpha matches
  • February 16 (Thursday): Dark Day
  • February 17 (Friday): Alpha matches
  • February 18 (Saturday): Alpha matches
  • February 19 (Sunday): Alpha matches
VCT LOCK//IN Brazil 2023 Schedule.
VCT LOCK//IN Brazil 2023 Schedule. (Picture: Riot Games)

Omega Matches (February 22 to 27)

Omega matches will be played until two teams remain, and each match will be the best of three.

  • February 22 (Wednesday): Omega matches
  • February 23 (Thursday): Omega matches
  • February 24 (Friday): Omega matches
  • February 25 (Saturday): Omega matches
  • February 26 (Sunday): Omega matches
  • February 27 (Monday): Omega matches

Finals Stage (March 2 to 4)

The remaining four teams play through the Semifinals and Finals until a champion is crowned. These matches will be best of five.

  • March 2 (Wednesday): Semifinals
  • March 3 (Thursday): Semifinals
  • March 4 (Saturday): Finals
VCT LOCK//IN Brazil 2023 Schedule.
VCT LOCK//IN Brazil 2023 Schedule. (Picture: Riot Games)

VCT LOCK//IN Brazil 2023 Teams

Here are the teams that will be participating in VCT LOCK//IN Brazil:

North America

Sentinels  Evil Geniuses 
100 Thieves    FURIA
Cloud9 LOUD
NRG MIBR 
KRÜ Esports  Leviatán

EMEA

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

Pacific

Zeta Division  Team Secret
Detonation Gaming Paper Rex
Gen.G  Rex Regum Qeon 
T1 Talon Esports 
DRX  Global Esports

China

EDward Gaming FunPlus Phoenix

VCT LOCK//IN Brazil 2023: Tickets and Venue

VCT LOCK//IN Brazil will take place at Ginásio do Ibirapuera.
VCT LOCK//IN Brazil will take place at Ginásio do Ibirapuera. (Picture: Guia da Semana)

The event will be held at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, and you can purchase tickets from the official website of Ticket360 Brazil. However, keep in mind that you are allowed to purchase up to four tickets per show day, and in addition to this, if you are placed in the virtual queue, don't close or reload the tab, as you will lose your place in the queue.

You will have 20 minutes to make the purchase; otherwise, you will be kicked out of the page, and the next 100 people in the queue after you will be sent to the booking page. Here is how much the tickets cost:

  • Weekdays: 
    • R$ 90 Student Discount: R$ 45 US Dollar $ 16.79
  • Weekends: 
    • R$ 110 Student Discount: R$ 55 US Dollar $ 20.53
  • Finals:
    • R$ 110 Student Discount: R$ 55 US Dollar $ 20.53
  • Grand Finals:
    • Upper Bowl R$130 Student Discount: R$ 65 US Dollar $ 24.00
    • Lower Bowl: R$ 150 Student Discount: R$ 75 US Dollar $ 27.99

There is no age limit set by Riot for the audience, and infants under the age of 3 years will get free entry into the venue upon presentation of their birth certificate. You can go over all the rules on the official tournament blog page.

How to Watch VCT LOCK//IN Brazil

You can either attend the event in person or tune in to its livestream, which will be organized on the official Valorant Twitch and YouTube channels for each region. You can also catch the live action with your favorite streamers in their watch parties.

Riot will reveal the prize pool and information about watch parties later and we will update this page accordingly.