LOUD, EG, NRG Qualify for VCT Masters Tokyo and Valorant Champions 2023
The three qualifying teams from Americas have been secured.
The VCT 2023: Americas League has finally attained its top three teams after almost two months of intense action which took place from 1st April to 28th May.
What started with ten franchised teams from the region going head-to-head against each other lead to LOUD, Evil Geniuses, and NRG qualifying for both VCT 2023: Masters Tokyo and Valorant Champions 2023.
These are the last set of teams to qualify and with this all 12 participants for the Tokyo Masters have now been attained, ready to face off next month in June.
LOUD, Evil Geniuses, NRG to represent Americas at VCT 2023 Masters Tokyo and Valorant Champions 2023
All qualifying teams from the Americas region put up one hell of a fight through the regular season and playoffs, making it into the top three of the tournament that featured some incredible teams and talented players.
Initially, ten partnered teams faced each other in the regular season which took place from 1st April to 20th May, but only six teams qualified to the next stage while the remaining four were eliminated.
In the next stage, the six qualified teams competed in a double-elimination bracket featuring best-of-three matches (excluding lower bracket final and grand final) scheduled to take place from 23rd to 28th May.
The most dominant team from the region, LOUD qualified for the playoffs with a match score of 8-1 and a map score of 16-7. The team continued its domination in the playoffs winning consecutive matches to reach the grand final and is well poised to win the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) 2023: Americas League.
The team that was written off by everyone, EG barely managed to qualify for the playoffs, grabbing the last possible slot after finishing 4-5 in the regular season with a map score of 10-12.
However, the team delivered consecutive upsets by defeating the likes of NRG and Cloud9 in the playoffs to guarantee itself a top three finish in the league.
One of the strongest contenders from North America, NRG finished third on the leaderboard with a score of 6-3, including 14 map wins and seven losses, comfortably qualifying for the playoffs.
Unfortunatley, the team dropped down to the lower bracket after losing its opening match of the playoffs and had to make a tough climb to ensure a top-three finish.
With all three regional leagues, EMEA, Pacific, and Americas along with China having secured their top teams, the lineup of participants for the VCT 2023 Masters Tokyo is now finalized.