VCT 2023 Masters Tokyo: All Qualified Valorant Teams
Here are all teams that will be competing in this tournament.
The wait is over as all qualifying teams have been attained for the upcoming Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) 2023: Masters Tokyo which is scheduled to take place in Chiba, Japan at the Makuhari Messe from 11th to 25th June.
A total of 12 teams will be competing in this tournament from four different regions, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), APAC (Asia Pacific), Americas, and China. Each participant has made its way through one of the four regional leagues after fighting hard against other franchised teams in a season lasting for over two months.
Here are all the qualifying teams that will be taking on each other and a brief about their journey so far.
All Valorant teams that have qualified for the VCT 2023 Masters Tokyo
It has been a tough couple of months for all teams as they have been grinding it out in their respective regions, fighting hard for a chance to qualify for the Tokyo Masters which will be held next month.
Here are the 12 teams that will be locking horns at this grand tournament.
Fnatic | EMEA
Team Liquid | EMEA
FUT Esports | EMEA
NAVI | EMEA
LOUD | Americas
Evil Geniuses | Americas
NRG | Americas
DRX | Pacific
Paper Rex | Pacific
T1 | Pacific
Attacking Soul Esports | China
EDward Gaming | China
Fnatic became the first and only team across all regions to go undefeated through the regular season and qualify for the playoffs. The team won all its nine matches, dropping just one map in the process and sweeping all other teams with a clean 2-0 scoreline.
Team Liquid went through the regular season with a decent 6-3 scoreline, winning 13 maps and dropping 10 maps across all matches. Despite starting from the upper bracket quarterfinals, Liquid managed to reach the upper bracket finals, and secured a top-four finish.
FUT Esports despite not having the best run through the regular season made it into the playoffs with a 5-4 score and a map difference of 11-8. They went on to give a tough knock to teams in the playoffs and made its way into the top four.
NAVI, one of the strongest contenders from EMEA, finished the regular season second with a 7-2 finish and a map score of 14-6. They underwent a bit of a scare in the playoffs but quickly found their groove to bring things back on track and make it till the lower bracket semifinal.
LOUD has been the king of the hill of this league with an 8-1 finish in the regular season, comprising of a 16-7 map score. The team has lived up to its name and reputation, proudly representing Brazil in the international league.
Evil Geniuses, initially criticized for being one of the weakest teams in the region, completely reformed itself. After barely managing to qualify following a 4-5 finish in the regular season with a 10-12 map count, things changed in the playoffs as the team defeated both North American heavyweights, NRG and Cloud9, guaranteeing a top-three finish.
NRG, one of the top teams from North America finished the regular season third with a 6-3 finish and a map score of 14-7. Unfortunately, they dropped down to the lower bracket of the playoffs immediately and had to hustle hard to grab the last spot on offer.
DRX, the undisputed king of the APAC region, qualified for the playoffs with a dominating 8-1 score, consisting of 16 map wins and just four losses. The team was a bit shaky in the playoffs but managed to secure a slot in the top three.
Paper Rex, another top contender from the region has also made its way through by reaching the upper-bracket final. The team qualified from the regular season with a 7-2 score and a 15-6 map split, going undefeated in the playoffs so far.
T1 was the third team to qualify through the regular season with a 6-3 score and 12-9 map difference. T1 made a miracle lower bracket run, playing the most number of matches but made sure that it got itself one of the three slots.
Attacking Soul Esports was the winner of the FGC Valorant Invitational 2023: Act 1 and was hence able to qualify for this tournament. The Chinese circuit follows a bit of a different format but kudos to this team for fighting through the open qualifier and making it all the way through.
EDward Gaming was one of the invited teams and was also present at the VCT 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo. This team also made its way to the top two and will be present for this tournament.