The Last Chance Qualifiers have finally finished and we now have the complete picture of the teams that will compete in Champions 2023. There is a group of death, can you guess whos in it?
With the qualifications done, all of the 16 teams that qualified have been sorted into four groups that will start the first stage of the Valorant World Championship. If you're curious about the qualified teams per region visit Valorant Champions 2023 - All Qualified Teams, Details, Rosters.
Valorant Champions 2023 Group Stage Draw
The teams that qualified to Champions came here through different paths. The most recent ones that joined the party like NaVI, Giants & Zeta qualified through the LCQs of their regions. China had its own qualifier for the 3 slots, and the big names such as Paper Rex, Liquid, & Fnatic qualified through the VCT League playoff tourneys.
EMEA will be the region with the most teams participating in the year's Champions, as Fnatic's victory in Masters Tokyo earned their region an additional slot.
Here's how the group stages have been drawn:
- Group A - Paper Rex, EDward Gaming, Giants & KRÜ Esports
- Group B - Evil Geniuses, FUT Esports, T1 & FunPlus Phoenix
- Group C - Fnatic, NRG Esports, BLG & ZETA DIVISION
- Group D - Liquid, DRX, LOUD & NaVi
The opening matches of the groups will be:
PRX vs KRÜ
EG vs FPX
FNC vs ZETA
TL vs NaVi
EDG vs GIA
FUT vs T1
NRG vs BLG
DRX vs LOUD
Group D will be the Group to watch as it's the Group of Death. If we're looking for some action and hype, that's where we will find it. You can get a piece of the Champions 2023 starting August 6th with these opening matches being played in the "Shrine Auditorium".
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