Valorant Masters Tokyo 2023: Schedule, Format, Prize Pool, Teams, More

Valorant Masters is right around the corner, he's everything you can expect from the event.

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The entire VCT International Leagues regular seasons have been leading to this. With eight weeks of play behind us plus one more for playoffs, it's time for the best the Americas, EMEA, and Pacific have to offer to face each other in Masters Tokyo.

In total, 12 teams will be competing at Masters Tokyo, three from the Americas, three from the Pacific, four from EMEA (since Fnatic earned an extra spot after winning LOCK//IN), and two more invited teams from China.

Here's everything you need to know about the event.

Valorant Masters Tokyo - Schedule & Format

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The event will kick off on June 11 with the finals scheduled to be played on June 23. There will be two venues:

  • Tipstar Dome Chiba
  • Makuhari Mese (Lower Final and Grand Final)

The format will see eight teams compete in a group stage, with the top two moving to the double-elimination bracket. If you're wondering why only eight and not all of them, that's because the top-placed teams from the three leagues have automatically qualified for the final bracket.

Valorant Masters Tokyo - Teams

The teams are already split into two groups, with four remaining already qualified for the double-elimination bracket.

Teams on the double-elimination bracket

  • LOUD
  • Fnatic
  • PaperRex
  • Team Liquid

Group A

  • NRG
  • Natus Vincere
  • T1
  • EDward Gaming

Group B

  • DRX
  • Attacking Soul Esports
  • FUT Esports
  • Evil Geniuses

Valorant Masters Tokyo - Prize Pool

On top of fighting for a gorgeous trophy, Masters Tokyo will feature an incredible $1 million prize pool. Here is the full breakdown.

  • 1st - $350,000
  • 2nd - $200,000
  • 3rd - $125,000
  • 4th - $75,000
  • 5th - $50,000
  • 6th - $50,000
  • 7th - $35,000
  • 8th - $35,000
  • 9th - $25,000
  • 10th - $25,000
  • 11th -$15,000
  • 12th $15,000

The winner of the event will give its region an extra slot for the Last Chance Qualifier before Valorant Champions. Furthermore, the worst performing EMEA team will have to play the LCQ as only three teams will qualify for Champions.


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