VCT LOCK/IN Sao Paulo

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VCT LOCK/IN Sao Paulo: Format, Schedule and Details

Abhimannu Das
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Highlights
The event will kick off on 13th February and feature 32 of the best teams in the world.
The team that secures a victory at the upcoming event will earn their region an extra slot at Masters 2023.
The LAN event will take place in the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo.

Valorant Champions Tour 2023 is set to kick off in a few weeks and the first event of the year will be the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) LOCK/IN which will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 13th February to 4th Match. 32 of the best teams in the world will compete at the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo. Tickets for the LAN event are now available here.

VCT LOCK/IN Sao Paulo: Teams

Every team from the international leagues will compete in the event along with two invited representatives from China. The team that secures a victory at the upcoming event will earn their region an extra slot at Masters 2023. 

Here are all of the teams participating in the upcoming event: 

Americas

  • 100 Thieves

  • Cloud9

  • Evil Geniuses

  • FURIA

  • KRÜ Esports

  • Leviatán

  • LOUD

  • MiBR

  • NRG

  • Sentinels

Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)

  • BBL Esports

  • Fnatic

  • FUT Esports

  • Giants

  • Karmine Corp

  • Koi

  • Team Heretics

  • NAVI

  • Team Liquid

  • Team Vitality

Pacific

  • DetonatioN FocusMe

  • DRX

  • Gen.G

  • Global Esports

  • Paper Rex

  • Rex Regum Qeon

  • T1

  • Talon Esports

  • Team Secret

  • ZETA Division

China

  • EDG

  • FPX

VCT LOCK/IN Sao Paulo: Format

The event will feature a single-elimination format but future LAN events will have double-elimination brackets. Regions will be paired into 16 first round match-ups, with each match-up consisting of two team slots.

  • EMEA vs PACIFIC - 5 match-ups

  • AMERICAS vs PACIFIC - 5 match-ups

  • AMERICAS vs EMEA - 4 match-ups

  • CHINA vs AMERICAS - 1 match-up

  • CHINA vs EMEA - 1 match-up

Each team slot was assigned a random number from 1-10 to account for the 32 teams in attendance. (Americas 1-10, EMEA 1-10, PACIFIC 1-10, China 1-2). In line with the goal to maximize geographically diverse competition, teams from China were paired with team slots from the AMERICAS and EMEA.

The 16 match-ups were distributed across two sides of the single elimination bracket to maximize inter-regional matches for the first two rounds. 

  • Alpha Matches - 13th to 19th February

    • Alpha Matches will play out until two teams remain.

    • Each match will be a Best-of-Three.

  • Omega Matches - 22nd to 27th February

    • Omega Matches will play out until two teams remain.

    • Each match will be a Best-of-Three.

  • Finals Stage

    • The remaining four teams play through the Semifinals and Finals until a champion is crowned.

    • Matches in this stage will be Best-of-Five.

VCT LOCK/IN Sao Paulo: Schedule

  • 13th February - Alpha Matches

  • 14th February - Alpha Matches

  • 15th February - Alpha Matches

  • 16th February - Dark Day

  • 17th February - Alpha Matches

  • 18th February - Alpha Matches

  • 19th February - Alpha Matches

  • 20th February - Dark Day

  • 21st February - Dark Day

  • 22nd February- Omega Matches

  • 23rd February - Omega Matches

  • 24th February - Omega Matches

  • 25th February - Omega Matches

  • 26th February - Omega Matches

  • 27th February - Omega Matches

  • 28th February - Dark Day

  • 1st March - Dark Day

  • 2nd March - Semifinals

  • 3rd March - Semifinals

  • 4th March - Finals

VCT LOCK/IN Sao Paulo: Where to Watch

Twitch

YouTube

Details of streams in other languages will be available at a later date.


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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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