VCL 2023 South Asia Split 1: Complete Details


VCL 2023 South Asia Split 1: Teams, Results, Schedule, Format, Livestream, More

Here is everything you need to know about the exclusive regional league.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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The Valorant Challengers League 2023 South Asia Split 1 is all set to take place from 18th March to 22nd April.
It will feature a total prize pool of $40,000 USD and ten teams from the region shall be participating.
The tournament has been split into two phases, starting with the League Stage and culminating with the Playoffs.

The highly anticipated Valorant Challengers League (VCL) 2023: South Asia is finally about to commence with its Split 1, enthralling the esports community with plenty of high-octane action.

A total of ten teams from across the region will be participating in this league, fighting hard for a chance to qualify for the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) 2023: Pacific/APAC Ascension, in an effort to grab the lion's share of the massive total prize pool of more than INR 1.15 Crore ($139,098 USD).

Here is everything you need to know about this exclusive regional league which is set to take place from 18th March to 22nd April.

VCL 2023 South Asia Split 2: Complete Details

After a lot of speculations and rumors, things have settled down and complete details for the tournament have been released by the organizers, NODWIN Gaming.

Invited and Qualified Teams

Out of the ten participating teams, seven teams have been handed a direct invite where as three teams have qualified for the tournament through the open qualifier.

They have been further divided into two groups of five teams each for the initial league stage.

Group A

  1. Velocity Gaming - Direct

  2. Gods Reign - Direct

  3. GodLike Esports - Direct

  4. True Rippers Esports - Direct

  5. MLT Esports - Qualified

Group B

  1. Orangutan - Direct

  2. Reckoning Esports - Direct

  3. Lethal Esports - Direct

  4. Aster Army - Qualified

  5. Medal Esports - Qualified

Results and Schedule

VCL 2023 South Asia has been divided into two main stages, league stage and playoffs. Ten teams will start, but only six will remain. However, these teams will mostly be fighting for the total prize pool as all of them will be qualifying for the VCL 2023: South Asia Split 2.

  • League Stage: 18th March to 9th April

  • Playoffs: 14th to 22nd April

League Stage

Group A

Group B

Group Matches


Grand Final


League Stage

  1. The ten participating teams have been split into two groups of five teams each.

  2. Both the groups will be following a single round-robin format, i.e. each team will take on the other teams in the same group once.

  3. All the matches that are a part of this stage will be following a best-of-three format.

  4. The top three teams from both groups will qualify for the next stage. The winners shall directly qualify for the upper bracket semifinals while the other four teams shall advance to the upper bracket quarterfinals.


  1. The top six teams will face each other in a double elimination bracket.

  2. All the matches will feature a best-of-three format except for the grand final which will host a best-of-five match.

  3. All the teams from this stage will be qualifying for the VCL 2023: South Asia Split 2.

VCL 2023 South Asia - English and Hindi Talents


The total prizepool of $40,000 USD will be split between all the ten competing teams all of whom will be qualifying ahead to the VCL 2023: South Asia Split 2.


This tournament shall be broadcasted live by NODWIN Gaming in both English across four streaming platforms - Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Loco. However the tournament will exclusively broadcast in Hindi on Loco.

The stakes are going to be bigger than ever and teams will be trying their absolute best to go as far as possible. South Asia is one of the only regions where the regional VCL event is taking place completely on LAN, making it all the more important to prove themselves. So, which team do you think will make it all the way to the Ascension?

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

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