VALORANT Champions 2023: Scores, schedule, and standings

It all comes down to this.
A massive crowd watches large screens that read "ONE MORE". Their silhouettes are lit up by multiple columns of fire.
Photo via VALORANT Champions Tour

The definitive event of the VALORANT esports season has concluded, with Champions 2023 serving as the final stage of the VCT season and the battleground that determined the third world champion.

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This year’s was a particularly special event: It was the first Champions event since the inception of the international VCT leagues and the partnership model, and it was the first international VCT event to be hosted in North America. Los Angeles, home of one of the game’s newest agents in Gekko, and setting for the newly revealed map, played out as the setting to this year’s tournament, with the final matches played at the massive KIA FORUM venue.

How to watch VCT Champions 2023

The official VALORANT Champions broadcast was available to watch on the main VALORANT channels for both Twitch and YouTube. Additional broadcasts were available in other languages as well, as were various co-streams.

VCT Champions 2023 format and groups

VALORANT Champions consisted of a four-team, GSL-style group stage, from which two teams from each group advanced to an eight-team, double-elimination-style playoff bracket. All matches were best-of-three, except for the lower final and grand final, which were best-of-five.

The four groups were determined based on seeding:

Group A

  • Paper Rex (Pacific)
  • KRÜ Esports (Americas)
  • EDward Gaming (China)
  • Giants (EMEA)

Group B

  • Evil Geniuses (Americas)
  • FunPlus Phoenix (China)
  • FUT Esports (EMEA)
  • T1 (Pacific)

Group C

  • Fnatic (EMEA)
  • ZETA DIVISION (Pacific)
  • NRG (Americas)
  • Bilibili Gaming (China)

Group D

  • Team Liquid (EMEA)
  • Natus Vincere (EMEA)
  • DRX (Pacific)
  • LOUD (Americas)

VCT Champions 2023 scores and schedule

Screenshot of the Liquipedia bracket for the 2023 VCT Champs playoffs bracket
The VALORANT Champions 2023 playoff bracket. Image via Liquipedia

Saturday, Aug. 26

  • 2pm: Evil Geniuses 3-1 Paper Rex
    • EG win map one on Split, 13-10.
    • PRX win map two on Ascent 13-11.
    • EG win map three on Bind, 13-5.
    • EG win map four on Lotus, 13-10.

Friday, Aug. 25

  • 2pm: Evil Geniuses 3-2 LOUD
    • EG win map one on Ascent, 14-12.
    • EG win map two on Lotus, 13-4.
    • LOUD win map three on Pearl, 13-8.
    • LOUD win map four on Split, 13-7.
    • EG win map five on Bind, 13-8.
    • LOUD are eliminated. EG advance to Grand Final.

Thursday, Aug. 24

  • 2pm: Paper Rex 2-1 Evil Geniuses
    • EG win map one on Ascent, 13-10.
    • PRX win map two on Bind, 13-9.
    • PRX win map two on Pearl, 15-13.
    • PRX advance to Grand Final.
  • 5pm: LOUD 2-1 Fnatic
    • LOUD win map one on Split, 13-4.
    • FNC win map two on Ascent, 13-9.
    • LOUD win map three on Haven, 13-7.
    • FNC are eliminated.

Sunday, Aug. 20

  • 2pm: LOUD 2-1 EDG
    • EDG win map one on Bind, 13-11.
    • LOUD win map two on Ascent, 13-5.
    • LOUD win map three on Haven, 13-11.
    • EDG are eliminated.
  • 5pm: Fnatic 2-1 DRX
    • DRX win map one on Bind, 13-1.
    • Fnatic win map two on Haven, 13-9.
    • Fnatic win map three on Spit, 13-6.
    • DRX are eliminated.

Saturday, Aug. 19

  • 2pm: Paper Rex 2-1 LOUD
    • Paper Rex win map one on Lotus, 15-13.
    • LOUD win map two on Split, 13-2.
    • Paper Rex win map three on Pearl, 13-10.
  • 5pm: EG 2-0 DRX
    • EG win map one on Fracture, 13-9.
    • EG win map two on Lotus, 13-4.

Friday, Aug. 18

  • 2pm: Fnatic 2-0 FUT
    • Fnatic win map one on Split, 13-5.
    • Fnatic win map two on Haven, 13-9.
    • FUT are eliminated.
  • 5pm: EDG vs. Bilibili
    • EDG win map one on Bind, 13-4.
    • Bilibili win map two on Split, 15-13.
    • EDG win map three on Haven, 13-10.
    • Bilibili are eliminated.

Thursday, Aug. 17

  • 2pm: DRX 2-0 Bilibili
    • DRX win map one on Lotus, 13-10.
    • DRX win map two on Haven, 13-9.
  • 5pm: EG 2-1 EDG
    • EDG win map one on Split, 14-12.
    • EG win map two on Ascent, 13-5.
    • EG win map three on Pearl, 13-5.

Wednesday, Aug. 16

  • 2pm: LOUD 2-0 Fnatic
    • LOUD win map one on Ascent, 13-11.
    • LOUD win map two on Lotus, 13-6.
  • 5pm: PRX 2-0 FUT
    • PRX win map one on Ascent, 13-10.
    • PRX win map two on Fracture 13-4.
VALORANT Champions 2023 group stage results.
VALORANT Champions 2023 group stage results. Screenshot via Liquipedia

Sunday, Aug. 13

  • 2pm: EDG 2-0 GIA
    • EDG win map one on Split, 13-6.
    • EDG win map two on Fracture, 13-7.
    • Giants are eliminated.
  • 5pm: Bilibili 2-0 NRG
    • Bilibili win map one on Bind, 13-10.
    • Bilibili win map two on Ascent, 13-5.
    • NRG are eliminated.

Saturday, Aug. 12

  • 2pm: LOUD 2-1 NAVI
    • NAVI win map one on Pearl, 13-11.
    • LOUD win map two on Ascent, 13-11.
    • LOUD win map three on Bind, 13-11.
    • NAVI are eliminated.
  • 5pm: FUT 2-0 T1
    • FUT win map one on Bind, 13-10.
    • FUT win map two on Pearl, 14-12.
    • T1 are eliminated.

Friday, Aug. 11

  • 2pm: Giants 2-0 KRÜ
    • Giants win map one on Lotus, 13-10.
    • Giants win map two on Pearl, 14-12.
    • KRÜ Esports are eliminated.
  • 5pm: NRG 2-0 ZETA
    • NRG win map one on Bind, 15-13.
    • NRG win map two on Haven, 13-1.
    • ZETA DIVISION are eliminated.

Thursday, Aug. 10

  • 2pm: LOUD 2-0 Team Liquid
    • LOUD win map one on Haven, 13-2.
    • LOUD win map two on Split, 13-8.
    • Team Liquid are eliminated.
  • 5pm: T1 2-0 FPX
    • T1 win map one on Lotus, 13-10.
    • T1 win map two on Bind, 13-7.
    • FPX are eliminated.
  • 8pm: Paper Rex 2-0 EDG
    • PRX win map one on Fracture, 13-7.
    • PRX win map two on Pearl, 16-14.

Wednesday, Aug. 9

  • 2pm: PRX 2-0 KRÜ
    • PRX win map one on Split, 13-7.
    • PRX win map two on Pearl, 13-8.
  • 5pm: EDG 2-1 Giants
    • Giants win map one on Split, 15-13.
    • EDG win map two on Bind, 13-11.
    • EDG win map three on Ascent, 13-8.
  • 8pm: Fnatic 2-0 Bilibili Gaming
    • FNC win map one on Haven, 13-2.
    • FNC win map two on Lotus, 13-8.

Tuesday, Aug. 8

  • 2pm: Bilibili Gaming 2-0 NRG
    • Bilibili win map one on Lotus, 14-12.
    • Bilibili win map two on Split, 13-8.
  • 5pm: Fnatic 2-0 ZETA
    • Fnatic win map one on Fracture, 13-5.
    • Fnatic win map two on Haven, 13-6.
  • 8pm: Evil Geniuses 2-0 FUT Esports
    • EG win map one on Pearl, 15-13.
    • EG win map two on Bind, 13-9.

Monday, Aug. 7

  • 2pm: FUT 2-0 T1
    • FUT win map one on Pearl, 13-4.
    • FUT win map two on Haven, 13-7.
  • 5pm: Evil Geniuses 2-0 FPX
    • EG win map one on Ascent, 13-8.
    • EG win map two on Pearl, 13-8.
  • 8pm: DRX 2-1 NAVI
    • DRX win map one on Bind, 15-13.
    • NAVI win map two on Split, 13-9.
    • DRX win map three on Lotus, 14-12.

Sunday, Aug. 6

  • 2pm: NAVI 2-0 Team Liquid
    • NAVI win map one on Fracture, 13-11.
    • NAVI win map two on Bind, 17-15.
  • 5pm: DRX 2-1 LOUD
    • LOUD win map one on Lotus, 15-13.
    • DRX win map two on Split, 13-6.
    • DRX win map three on Ascent, 13-8.

VCT Champions 2023 standings and results

Here is the standings and results table for VCT Champions 2023, including final placements and prize pool winnings.

PlacementTeamPrize (USD)
FirstEvil Geniuses$1,000,000
SecondPaper Rex$400,000
ThirdLOUD$250,000
FourthFnatic$130,000
Fifth/sixthDRX$85,000
Fifth/sixthEdward Gaming$85,000
Seventh/eighthBilibili$50,000
Seventh/eighthFUT$50,000
Ninth-12thGiants$30,000
Ninth-12thT1$30,000
Ninth-12thNRG$30,000
Ninth-12thNatus Vincere$30,000
13th-16thKRÜ Esports$20,000
13th-16thFunPlus Phoenix$20,000
13th-16thZETA DIVISION$20,000
13th-16thTeam Liquid$20,000
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