“In order to keep the regional identification of the VCT Participating Teams that compete in an international opposition and to inspire the kind of regional identity that is necessary to followers and sponsors. Every Team should maintain, at all instances for the duration of the Season. At least 4 (4) Team Members on its beginning roster who are Residents,” Riot stated in the respectable Roster Construction Rules report for VCT 2023.
Welcome to the next era of the #VCT
We are proud to introduce the 30 teams who will compete in the VALORANT Champions Tour in 2023.
— VALORANT Champions Tour (@ValorantEsports) September 21, 2022
The leagues for VCT 2023 will be Americas (North America, Brazil, and Latin America), EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), and the Pacific. The nation inner each of these demographic areas is described as League Territory, as per Riot’s ruling.
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“For example, the United States and Brazil are phases of the Americas League Territory. And Germany and Nigeria are phases of the EMEA League Territory,” Riot said. This correctly capacity that one of the 5 North American agencies in the Americas league. (Sentinels, Cloud9, one 100 Thieves, NRG, and Evil Geniuses) can have a full Brazilian roster if they choose to. But these groups can solely have one participant from EMEA or the Pacific, for example.
T1, who is a Pacific league partner, presently has a roster almost completely comprised of North American gamers. And will have to drop nearly all of them to entire the relocation.
These import policies will make the lives of groups that had been becoming down for a partnership spot harder. OpTic Gaming and FPX, for example, failed to invulnerable a franchising spot, and the sole way their rosters can continue to be collected is if a company from the Americas league alternatives them up. These rosters can’t relocate to a corporation based totally in EMEA or the Pacific.
VCT 2023 will kick off with an inaugural event in São Paulo, Brazil presenting all 30 partnered teams.