Riot Games has officially announced 30 Teams in VCT (Valorant Championship Tour) 2023 season, with a similar format like League of Legends.
These 30 franchise team will be divided into three regional leagues. They are the Americas League, which features five teams from North America and five from South America. The EMEA League which features teams from all across Europe. The Pacific League which features 10 teams selected from Korea, Japan, and the greater APAC region.
Americas League from 30 teams in VCT
The Americas league is made up of 5 teams from North America, 5 teams from South America (Brazil & Latin America). The league matches will be held in Los Angeles, USA. 10 Teams selected for the VCT 2023 Season.
- Evil Geniuses
EMEA League from 30 teams in VCT
The EMEA League includes European best teams Fnatic, Team Liquid, Natus Vincere and BBL. The league matches will be held in Berlin, The 10 Teams selected for the EMEA League for the 2023 VCT Season:
- Team Liquid
- Natus Vincere
- Karmine Corp
Pacific League from 30 teams in VCT
The Pacific League will be with 10 teams from many regions in Asia like South Korea, Japan, China, and the greater APAC region. The league matches will be held in Seoul, South Korea. The 10 Franchise Teams selected for the Pacific League for the 2023 VCT Season:
- Zeta Division
- Paper Rex
- Team Secret
- Talon Esports
- Rex Regum Qeon
- Detonation Gaming
- Global Esports
As highlighted at Riot Games website “The process was incredibly competitive, and we were humbled by the interest and the overwhelming number of applications we received. The selection spanned months, including a written application, in-depth interviews, and financial reviews. Ultimately, we looked for three things in our new VCT partners:
- Organizations who share our values of always putting fans first, celebrate our diverse community, and are committed to supporting pros
- Organizations who have created a strong connection with fans through engaging content, a compelling brand, and an exciting roster
- Organizations who build for the long-term, with a focus on sustainability