Riot Games, VALORANT publisher and Esports tournament organizer, have decided that the VALORANT Champions 2023 will take place in Los Angeles in August.
"Teams from North America, Brazil, Latin America, EMEA, and Asia are in the running to earn one of 16 qualification slots for the tournament. After LOCK//IN, VCT teams will head to their three respective regional competitions, the Americas, PACIFIC, and EMEA leagues, where they will earn the chance to qualify for Masters Tokyo and Champions Los Angeles," noted the Riot statement.
It will be the first international VALORANT tournament in North America.
"The Shrine Auditorium will host the opening rounds from August 6-20, narrowing down the field of competitors from 16 to the top four. Champions will conclude in front of the largest capacity venue in the history of VALORANT Esports at the iconic KIA Forum. Across three days of competition, the tournament will narrow the remaining four teams and conclude with the Final on August 26," Riot said.