All Valorant teams qualified for Challengers Ascension: Americas, EMEA & Pacific

Declan Mclaughlin

Ascension tournaments are fast approaching as Challengers teams across the globe prepare to fight for qualification for the international Valorant leagues. Here are all the teams that have qualified for the Ascension tournaments so far.

The Ascension tournaments are what every VCT Challengers league team has been playing for in the 2023 season. As the Challengers leagues across the world are coming to an end, more and more teams are securing tickets to these promotion tournaments, which will be held in the three major regions (Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas).

Each Ascension tournament will offer a spot in an international Valorant league. The promoted teams will earn a two-year stay in the main leagues, during which they will be offered the same benefits as Riot’s partner organizations.

The crowd at Valorant Champions 2022
EMEA and Pacific will see 10 teams battle in Ascension while the Americas will only have six.

In the EMEA and Pacific regions, ten teams will battle it out online in a round-robin group stage, from which six teams will progress to the playoffs, held on LAN in Berlin and Bangkok, respectively.

The Americas Ascension will feature only six teams but will be played entirely on LAN in São Paulo, with the latter stages taking place in front of an audience at Pavilhão Pacaembu, one of the city’s most iconic sports stadiums.

The team list for Americas Ascension was finalized on June 9 as Colombian team FUSION won the LATAM North qualifier. Earlier that day, The Guard secured the final North American Ascension spot after beating Moist Moguls in the NA Challengers playoffs.

Below you can find the list of all the teams that have qualified for the Challengers Ascension tournaments. The article will be updated as more teams lock up spots at these events.

All Challengers Ascension qualified teams:


  • M80 (North America)
  • The Guard (North America)
  • FUSION (Latin America: North)
  • 9z Team (Latin America: South)
  • The Union (Brazil)
  • 00 Nation (Brazil)


  • CGN Esports (DACH: Evolution)
  • Apeks (Northern: Polaris)
  • Case Esports (Spain: Rising)
  • Gentle Mates (France: Revolution)
  • Digital Athletics (Turkey: Birlik)
  • Acend (East: Surge)
  • Team Falcons (MENA: Resilience)
  • Dsyre (Italy: Rinascimento)
  • SAW (Portugal: Tempest)
  • FOKUS (Play-In)


  • Orangutan (South Asia)
  • XERXIA (Thailand)
  • Fancy United Esports (Vietnam)
  • Bleed Esports (Malaysia & Singapore)
  • Dplus (Korea)
  • SCARZ (Japan)
  • ONE Team (Hong Kong & Taiwan)
  • NAOS Esports (Philippines)
  • BOOM Esports (Indonesia)
  • Bonkers (Oceania)

The Americas and EMEA Ascension tournaments are set to start on June 30, while VCT Pacific kicks off its competition a few days earlier, on June 28.

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