VCT 2023 LOCK//IN Brazil: Schedule, teams and how to watch

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The 2023 Valorant Champions Tour begins with VCT LOCK//IN Brazil, the biggest LAN in the history of the game. Follow all the action here.

VCT LOCK//IN Brazil is the first event of the 2023 Valorant Champions Tour and will feature the 30 partner teams from the EMEA, Pacific, and Americas leagues, as well as two Chinese invited teams. It will be the biggest Valorant event hosted by Riot Games and the first look at the teams that are part of this new era in the esport.

It has been a busy off-season with plenty of changes in all regions, but the partner teams are now gearing up for the first big tournament of 2023. Riot Games is confident that VCT LOCK//IN Brazil will be a huge success and that the local fans will turn up in droves to show their support and turn the event into a massive spectacle.

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VCT LOCK//IN Brazil will mark the start of a new era for Valorant esports

Catch up with all the event info here, including a preliminary schedule and the list of the participating teams. More information will be added as it becomes available.

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VCT 2023 LOCK//IN Brazil: How to watch

VCT LOCK//IN Brazil will be broadcast live on Riot Games’ Twitch and YouTube channels. We have embedded the Twitch stream below for your convenience.

According to Riot Games, information about watch parties and drops will be released closer to the event.

There will also be fans in the stands on all game days of VCT LOCK//IN Brazil. Tickets for the event will be sold globally on Ticket360 from December 13, with prices ranging from $16.79 to $27.99.

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VCT 2023 LOCK//IN Brazil: Schedule, location and format

VCT LOCK//IN Brazil will take place from February 13 through March 4 at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo. The 10,000-seat arena has staged esports events in the past, including the finals of the second split of CBLOL 2022 and the LATAM last-chance qualifier for Valorant Champions 2022.

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The Ginásio do Ibirapuera staged this year’s LATAM last-chance qualifier

The 32 participating teams have been placed in a single-elimination bracket, with the first three rounds being played in a best-of-three format. The semi-finals and the grand final will be best-of-five clashes.

Riot Games used a random draw process to maximize the number of inter-regional clashes for the first round of matches. The 16 match-ups were distributed across two sides of the bracket, called ‘Alpha’ and ‘Omega’, in order to maximize the possibility of inter-regional matches for the second round as well.

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Below you can find the complete schedule for the event:

Alpha matches (February 13-19)

Day 1: February 13

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Round of 32 KOI vs NRG 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM
Round of 32 Detonation vs Giants 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM
Round of 32 Gen.G vs LOUD 3 PM 6 PM 11 PM

Day 2: February 14

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Round of 32 FPX vs KCORP 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM
Round of 32 BBL vs DRX 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM
Round of 32 Cloud9 vs Paper Rex 3 PM 6 PM 11 PM

Day 3: February 15

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Round of 32 Heretics vs Evil Geniuses 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM
Round of 32 MIBR vs Talon 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM

Day 4: February 17

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Round of 16 TBD vs TBD 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM
Round of 16 TBD vs TBD 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM

Day 5: February 18

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Round of 16 TBD vs TBD 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM
Round of 16 TBD vs TBD 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM

Day 6: February 19

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Quarter-finals TBD vs TBD 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM
Quarter-finals TBD vs TBD 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM

Omega matches (February 22-27)

Day 7: February 22

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Round of 32 Liquid vs Secret 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM
Round of 32 NAVI vs KRÜ 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM
Round of 32 ZETA vs Leviatán 3 PM 6 PM 11 PM

Day 8: February 23

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Round of 32 Vitality vs Global Esports 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM
Round of 32 FUT vs RRQ 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM
Round of 32 100 Thieves vs EDG 3 PM 6 PM 11 PM

Day 9: February 24

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Round of 32 Sentinels vs Fnatic 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM
Round of 32 T1 vs FURIA 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM

Day 10: February 25

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Round of 16 TBD vs TBD 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM
Round of 16 TBD vs TBD 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM

Day 11: February 26

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Round of 16 TBD vs TBD 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM
Round of 16 TBD vs TBD 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM

Day 12: February 27

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Quarter-finals TBD vs TBD 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM
Quarter-finals TBD vs TBD 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM

Finals stages (March 2-4)

Day 1: March 2

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Semi-finals TBD vs TBD 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM

Day 2: March 3

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Semi-finals TBD vs TBD 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM

Day 3: March 4

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Grand final TBD vs TBD 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM

VCT 2023 LOCK//IN Brazil: Participating teams

VCT LOCK//IN Brazil will feature the 30 teams with which Riot Games has partnered for the VCT leagues in EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. Though all teams have already signed players for the 2023 season, the transfer window will remain open until February 1, so last-minute changes can still happen.

On January 17, Riot announced that the 30 partner teams will be joined by two Chinese sides, EDward Gaming and FunPlus Phoenix. This will be the first international tournament for FPX’s new team, which used to compete as an academy roster for the organization.

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Below are the current rosters of all 32 teams:

VCT Americas teams:

Team Players
100 Thieves Asuna, bang, stellar, Derrek, Cryocells
Cloud9 leaf, Xeppaa, vanity, yay, Zellsis, qpert
Evil Geniuses Apotheon, C0M, Boostio, Reformed, jawgemo, BcJ, Ethan
FURIA qck, mwzera mazin, dgzin, Khalil, kon4n
KRÜ NagZ, Klaus, xand, Daveeys, Melser, axeddy
Leviatán kiNgg, Tacolilla, Shyy, Nozwerr, Mazino, keznit
LOUD aspas, Saadhak, Less, cauanzin, tuyz
MIBR jzz, frz, heat, Murizz, rglm, txozin
NRG s0m, FNS, crashies, victor, ardiis, Thwifo
Sentinels TenZ, zekken, Sacy, paNcada, dephh, SicK

VCT EMEA teams:

Team Players
BBL AsLanM4shadoW, Turko, QuotinerX, Brave, SouhcNi, aimDLL
Fnatic Boaster, Derke, Alfajer, Leo, Chronicle, kamyk
FUT mojj, qw1, MrFaliN, Muj, qRaxs, ATA KAPTAN
Giants Fit1nho, hoody, Cloud, rhyme, nukkye
KCorp ScreaM, Nivera, xms, Shin, Newzera
KOI koldamenta, Sheydos, trexx, Wolfen, starxo
NAVI ANGE1, Shao, Zyppan, SUYGETSU, cNed
Heretics keloqz, Boo, Mixwell, zeek, AvovA
Liquid soulcas, Jamppi, nAts, Redgar, Sayf, dimasick
Vitality ceNder, BONECOLD, MOLSI, Destrian, Twisten

VCT Pacific teams:

Team Players
DetonatioN Gaming Suggest, Reita, xnfri, Anthem, Seoldam, takej
DRX stax, Rb, BuZz, MaKo, Zest, Foxy9
Gen.G Meteor, k1Ng, iNTRO, TS, eKo, Secret
Global Esports AYRIN, T3xture, WRONSKI, Bazzi, Monyet, SkRossi, Lightningfast
Paper Rex f0rsakeN, Benkai, mindfreak, Jinggg, d4v41
RRQ EJAY, 2ge, Emman, Tehbotol, fl1pzjder, Lmemore
T1 ban, xeta, Munchkin, Sayaplayer, BeomJun, Carpe
Talon Crws, foxz, sushiboys, garnetS, jitboyS, Patiphan
Team Secret BORKUM, Jremy, DubsteP, JessieVash, invy, lenne
ZETA DIVISION Laz, crow, Dep, TENNN, SugarZ3ro, barce

Chinese invites:

Team Players
EDward Gaming Haodong, CHICHOO, nobody, ZmjjKK, Smoggy
FunPlus Phoenix AAAAY, BerLIN, TZH, WudiYuChEn, Yuicaw, OMEGA

VCT 2023 LOCK//IN Brazil: Final standings

Below you can find the prize pool distribution and the final standings.

Placement Team Prize Money (USD)
1 TBD TBD
2 TBD TBD
3-4 TBD TBD
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5-8 TBD TBD
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9-16 TBD TBD
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17-32 TBD TBD
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