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  • When does VCT Masters Tokyo start?
  • Who is competing at VCT Masters Tokyo?
  • What’s the format for VCT Masters Tokyo?
  • What venue is VCT Masters Tokyo at?
  • How to purchase tickets for VCT Masters Tokyo?

Following Fnatic’s victory at VCT 2023: LOCK//IN, all 30 teams across the Pacific, EMEA, and Americas regions competed against one another in their respective regional leagues. Now, that list of teams has widdled down to just 12 as they look to become VCT Masters Tokyo Champions.

Here is everything you need to know about VCT Masters Tokyo such as its start date, who is competing, format, venue, and how you can purchase a ticket.

When Does VCT Masters Tokyo Start?

VCT Masters Tokyo will begin on June 11, 2023. 12 teams from four different regions will compete in Tokyo, Japan as they look to become the second international VALORANT champion of the VCT 2023 season.

VCT Masters Tokyo will span across 14 days and the second VCT international event of 2023 will conclude with a Grand Final on June 25, 2023.

Here is the full schedule for VCT Masters Tokyo: 

  • Group Stage: June 11-14
  • Upper Bracket Round 1: June 16-17
  • Lower Bracket Round 1: June 18
  • Upper Bracket Round 2: June 19
  • Lower Bracket Round 2: June 20
  • Upper and Lower Bracket Round 3: June 21
  • Lower Bracket Final: June 24
  • Grand Final: June 25

Who is competing at VCT Masters Tokyo?

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MARCH 4: Fnatic huddles onstage before competing at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: LOCK//IN Finals on March 4, 2023 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Lance Skundrich/Riot Games)

Fnatic won VCT 2023: LOCK//IN and are a favorite to qualify for VCT Masters Tokyo.

VCT Masters Tokyo will feature 12 of the best VALORANT teams across the Americas, EMEA, and Pacific Leagues, as well as two teams from China.

VCT Masters Tokyo team breakdown

  • VCT Americas League #1 seed: LOUD
  • VCT Americas League #2 seed: NRG
  • VCT Americas League #3 seed: Evil Geniuses
  • VCT EMEA League #1 seed: Team Liquid
  • VCT EMEA League #2 seed: Fnatic
  • VCT EMEA League #3 seed: FUT Esports
  • VCT EMEA League #4 seed: Natus Vincere
  • VCT Pacific League #1 seed: Paper Rex
  • VCT Pacific League #2 seed: DRX
  • VCT Pacific League #3 seed: T1
  • Attacking Soul Esports (FGC 2023: Act 1 #1 seed)
  • EDward Gaming (FGC 2023: Act 2 #2 seed)

What’s the Format for VCT Masters Tokyo?

The format for VCT Masters Tokyo will consist of a group stage before moving forward into a double-elimination bracket, similar to VCT 2022: Masters Reykjavik. Here, teams will compete against each other until one team is left crowned the VCT Masters Tokyo champion.

What Venue is VCT Masters Tokyo In?

VCT Masters Tokyo will take place at the Tipstar Dome Chiba for the majority of VCT Masters Tokyo. Teams will compete at the Tipstar Dome Chiba all throughout the group stage and the playoffs up until there are only three teams left in the tournament. Those three remaining teams will then compete in the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, one of Japan’s largest venues.

Those interested in watching VCT Masters Tokyo live in person will be able to do so throughout the entire 14-day duration of VCT Masters Tokyo as both the Tipstar Dome Chiba and Makuhari Messe will feature a crowd. However, if you plan on purchasing a ticket, be sure to use the correct purchasing method before buying your ticket.

The following are the links for Domestic and International:

Online VALORANT viewers will be able to tune into the action through the VCT YouTube and Twitch streams.