Date, Teams, Format – We'll tell you everything you need to know about the VCT 2023: EMEA Last Chance Qualifier.
Fnatic's victory at the 2023 Masters Tokyo has created an extra spot for an EMEA team in the upcoming Champions 2023. Tickets are available for sale, and the venues are ready to host the remaining teams aiming to join others in LA.
Which Teams Are Participating in EMEA's Last Chance Qualifier?
Team Vitality also qualified for the LCQ but decided not to participate due to the unfortunate passing of Twisten. It was the right decision as no one can replace Twisten, and the players are not in the right state to compete after losing their dear teammate and friend.
Rest in Peace Twisten, you will always be remembered by the Valorant community ♡.
Some important information about our participation in the VCT last chance qualifier and the VCT Champions pic.twitter.com/q4pWPNJvpC— Team Vitality (@TeamVitality) June 21, 2023
The following teams will take part in the 2023 EMEA Last Chance Qualifier:
|KOI||Spain||9th Place in EMEA League|
|Natus Vincere||Ukraine||Worst placed EMEA team in Masters Tokyo|
|Giants||Spain||5th-6th Place in EMEA League|
|BBL Esports||Turkey||7th Place in EMEA League|
|Team Heretics||Spain||8th Place in EMEA League|
|Karmine Corp||France||10th Place in EMEA League|
Slot Origin indicates how each team qualified for a slot in the Last Chance Qualifier. Since Fnatic won in Tokyo, the team with the worst placement in Tokyo received a slot. Na'Vi had a tough time in the group stage and finished 11th overall in Masters, making them the last team to go to Berlin. The other teams are those that didn't qualify from their respective leagues.
first two-time champion. unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/MoyWfOPlag— kronikel (@chronicleEZ) March 5, 2023
When & Where Will VCT 2023 EMEA LCQ Take Place?
The Last Chance Qualifier will commence on the 19th of July and continue until the 23rd of the same month. It will be an offline qualifier, and the teams will travel to Berlin to compete against each other for the final 2 slots in Champions.
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The event will be hosted at two venues:
- Messe Berlin
Where Can I Purchase Tickets for the EMEA LCQ?
Tickets can be purchased online, with prices starting at €18 per ticket. You can buy tickets at the EMEA Online Valorant Ticket Shop.
VCT 2023 EMEA Last Chance Qualifier Format
The qualifiers will follow a 6-team Hybrid elimination format. In this format, the teams seeded 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th will compete in Single Elimination Quarter Finals. The top two seeded teams will receive a "def-win" and advance directly to the Upper Bracket Semifinals. The matches during and after the Semi-Finals will be played in a double elimination format.
The Lower Bracket Final and Upper Bracket Final games will be Best of Five. Since two teams secure slots, there won't be a need for a Grand Finals match. The winners of the Upper bracket finals and Lower bracket finals will directly proceed to Los Angeles.
To give you a better understanding of the format, here's a mock playoff table:
|Quarter Finals (Single Elimination) Best of One||Upper Bracket Semifinals||Upper Bracket Finals||Qualified Teams|
|3rd Seed vs 6th Seed||Winner of 3rd & 6th vs 1st Seed Team||Winners of Semifinals||Upper Bracket Winner|
|4th Seed vs 5th Seed||Winner of 4th & 5th vs 2nd Seed Team|
|Lower Bracket Semifinals||Lower Bracket Finals|
|Losing teams from Upper Bracket||Winner of Lower Bracket: Losing team from Upper Bracket||Lower Bracket Winner|
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