All Teams Qualified for VCL 2023 South Asia Split 1 Playoffs
Here are the top contenders after the regular season.
The premier regional event, Valorant Challengers League 2023: South Asia Split 1, has ended its regular season after three weeks of intense competition. Out of ten participating teams, the top six have now been obtained shall proceed to go up against each other in a double-elimination bracket, scheduled to take place from 14th to 23rd April.
Across the 22 days of high-octane action, teams and players have given it their best shot with some of them moving on to the playoffs, just one stage away from representing the region in the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) 2023: Pacific Ascension.
Here are all six teams that will be competing in the playoffs and the four that have been eliminated from the league.
VCL 2023: South Asia Playoffs: Complete list of qualified teams
A total of ten teams participated in the VCL 2023: South Asia and they were split into two groups of five teams each. From both groups, the top three teams have qualified on to the playoffs while the remaining two faced elimination.
Here are the six qualifying teams,
Velocity Gaming - Group A
Gods Reign - Group A
True Rippers Esports - Group A
Orangutan - Group B
Aster Army - Group B
Reckoning Esports - Group B
Velocity Gaming was the most dominant team of the regular season not having lost a single map. The team walked into this tournament as one of the favorites backed by top international players like Domagoj "Doma" Fancev and Adam "ec1s" Eccles.
Living up to all expectations, Velocity handed consecutive 2-0 defeats to Gods Reign, True Rippers Esports, MLT Esports, and GodLike Esports.
Gods Reign won all its matches except for the one against Velocity. The duo from Australia, Nick "tixx" Quinn and Kale "autumn" Dunne, provided the much-needed firepower that the team was looking for and the team is certainly one of the top teams going into the playoffs.
True Rippers Esports hustled hard to claim the last qualification spot in its group and deserves a spot in the playoffs. Its last match against GodLike Esports was quite the thriller but it made sure to secure victory in that series, comfortably qualifying into the next stage.
Orangutan also walks into the playoffs undefeated, but the team did lose three maps, one each against Aster Army, Medal Esports, and Reckoning Esports. It is the biggest competitor for Velocity Gaming in the playoffs and both teams could face each other if they win their respective upper bracket semifinal matches.
Aster Army is the only team that has made its way into the playoffs all the way from the open qualifier. This is a big feat in itself but it seems like the team is not done yet, ready to gear up for the next stage and deliver its absolute best.
Reckoning Esports just managed to squeeze its way through to the playoffs after finishing with a 2-2 scoreline in the regular season. The team will be looking to up its game to a whole new level after what has looked like an underperformance from them.
The playoffs of the VCL 2023 South Asia will be starting later this week, taking place from 14th to 23rd April. The stakes are higher than ever before with the winners directly qualifying for the VCT 2023: Pacific Ascension while also pocketing the lion's share of the $40,000 USD (INR 32,79,000) total prize pool.