VCT 2023 China Qualifier: Results, Playoff, Standings

In less than two weeks from now, we will have the three Chinese teams that will go to Los Angeles and battle in the Champions 2023.

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KangKang is the player to watch out for in this Qualifier | © Riot Games

As opposed to the other regions, China won't have a Last Chance Qualifier, but will rather have an ordinary Qualifier from which 3 teams will qualify and advance directly to Champions 2023.

Which Teams Are In The VCT 2023 China Qualifier

The qualifier started on the 3rd of June (about 2 days ago) and will be on until the 16th of June. There are tons of good and well-known teams in the qualifier, and honestly, everyone can get a slot to Champions 2023.

These are the teams that are participating in the Qualifier:

(If you're looking for the playoff table, it's further down in the article)

Invited Teams
Current Placement
Final Placement
Attacking Soul Esports
EDward Gaming
Grand Finals
Qualified - 1st
Bilibili Gaming
Grand Finals
Qualified - 2nd
FunPlus Phoenix
Lower Bracket Finals
Qualified - 3rd
Preliminary Teams
Lower Bracket SF
Trace Esports
Team Weibo
Royal Never Give Up
Monarch Effect
Four Angry Men
Dragon Ranger Gaming

VCT 2023 China Qualifier Playoff Table Results & Format

The table on top shows who's playing in the Qualifier, and how they are doing so far. To get a better grip of the live results and what the playoff table looks like, we will show you an updated table of the playoffs.

But before that, let's explain how the Hybrid Elimination Bracket works.

China Qualifier Format

The teams that are participating consist of 2 types of qualifies:

  • Invited Teams
  • Preliminary Stage teams

The top 2 teams from each act (1 and 2) get the direct invite and will play straight from the Upper Brackets. In this case, in Act 1 the top 2 teams were Attacking Soul Esports and EDward Gaming. This is how Act 2 turned out to be in terms of placements and qualifications.

The standings for Act 2 were:

  1. EDward Gaming
  2. Bilibili Gaming
  3. Attacking Soul Esports
  4. FPX

In this case, we have two teams that already have the direct invite, so the next two teams that should the invite are: Bilibili Gaming & FPX. The preliminary teams are the top 8 teams from the China Preliminaries.

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FengF is doing wonders for his Trace Esports in this qualifier | © Riot Games

Let's talk about the format now. Knockout rounds are played between the preliminary teams, and they are Bo3 Single Elimination games. Later on, the winners from the Knockout Rounds meet the Direct Invite teams in the Upper Bracket. Everything after that is a Double Elimination Bo3 up until the Upper Bracket and Lower Bracket finals which are Best of Five.

China Qualifier Playoff Table Results

This is what the current Playoff Table looks like:

Knockout Round
Upper Bracket QF
Upper Bracket SF

Upper Bracket Final
Grand Finals
Trace Esports 2-0 Four Angry Men
Attacking Soul Esports 1-2 Trace Esports
Trace Esports 0-3 Bilibili Gaming
Bilibili Gaming 0-3 EDward Gaming
EDward Gaming 3:1 Bilibili Gaming
Monarch Effect 2-1 Royal Never Give Up
Bilibili Gaming 2-0 Monarch Effect
FunPlus Phoenix 0-2 TYLOO
TYLOO 0-3 EDward Gaming
Team Weibo 2-1 Dragon Ranger Gaming
EDward Gaming 2-0 Team Weibo
Lower Bracket R1
Lower Bracket QF
Lower Bracket SF
Lower Bracket Final
Attacking Soul Esports 2-0 Monarch Effect
Attacking Soul Esports 1-2 TYLOO
TYLOO 1:3 FunPlus Phoenix
Bilibili Gaming 3:2 FunPlus Phoenix
FunPlus Phoenix 2-0 Team WeiboFunPlus Phoenix 2-1 Trace Esports

This table will be always Up-To-Date.


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