It’s time for the superweek at VCT Pacific 2023. With some big teams going up against each other on day 2 of the superweek, the VCT action promises to be unmatched. Team Secret will be taking on the first match of the day and later on, it will be Global Esports up against DetonatioN FocusMe. Let’s check out the predictions of these two matchups!

VCT Pacific Superweek Day 2 Predictions

Team Secret vs DRX


Team Secret
  • Jessie ‘JessieVash’ Cristy Cuyco
  • Jayvee ‘DubsteP’ Paguirigan
  • Jim ‘BORKUM’ Timbreza
  • Jeremy ‘Jremy’ Cabrera
  • Adrian ‘invy’ Reyes
  • Kim ‘stax’ Gu-taek
  • Goo ‘Rb’ Sang-Min
  • Kim ‘Zest’ Gi-seok
  • Yu ‘BuZz’ Byung-chul
  • Kim ‘MaKo’ Myeong-kwan

Our Prediction

Our first matchup of the day will be taking place between Team Secret and DRX. DRX are currently at the top of the table of VCT 2023: Pacific League. Meanwhile, Team Secret has plenty of work left to do if they wanna qualify as they are currently on 7th position. The two teams have faced each other only once before with DRX walking away with a 2-0 win at Daejeon Valorant Invitational. With DRX being unbeaten at this tournament and Team Secret winning 3 of their 7 matches so far, it is highly likely that this result will repeat itself.  We are predicting a walk in the park for DRX as they should be seeing out a 2-0 win on this series.

Global Esports vs DetonatioN FocusMe


Global Esports
  • Ganesh ‘SkRossi’ Gangadhar
  • Kim ‘t3xture’ Na-ra
  • Cahya ‘Monyet’ Nugraha
  • Jordan ‘AYRIN’ He
  • Park ‘Bazzi’ Jun-ki
DetonatioN FocusMe
  • Seo ‘Suggest’ Jae-young
  • Ryumon ‘Reita’ Oshiro
  • Tomoki ‘xnfri’ Moriya
  • Yoshitaka ‘Anthem’ Enomoto
  • Park ‘Seoldam’ Sang-min

Our Prediction

For our second matchup, we have Global Esports facing DetonatioN FocusMe. Global Esports is currently 8th on the standings while DFM is placed last. DFM are yet to pick up a single win throughout this tournament and that is a shame. But GE hasn’t been that impressive either, picking up only two wins against Talon Esports and Gen. G. DFM has lost all 10 of their last 10 competitive matches and it’s unlikely that they will win one anytime soon. Despite GE losing their last match against RRQ, they are still pumped to be at this tournament. Even though the two teams have not faced each other before, it’s likely that Global Esports will be walking into this one well prepared. We predict a 2-1 win for Global Esports in this matchup.

With a few more weeks left, we’re heading to the business end as the playoffs will start soon. Currently, it’s DRX, PRX and T1 that have taken up the first three spots of the table.

It was week number 7, day 1 at the VCT 2023 Pacific League. PRX took on the mighty ZETA Division and Talon Esports went up against Gen. G Esports. PRX and Talon walked away with wins from the night. Check out how the action played out!

VCT 2023 Pacific: Week 7 Day 1 Results

PRX vs ZETA Division


  • Aaron ‘mindfreak’ Leonhart
  • Jason ‘f0rsakeN’ Susanto
  • Ilya ‘something’ Petrov
  • Khalish ‘d4v41’ Rusyaidee
  • Wang ‘Jinggg’ Jing Jie
ZETA Division
  • Koji ‘Laz’ Ushida
  • Tomoaki ‘crow’ Maruoka
  • Yuma ‘Dep’ Hashimoto
  • Shota ‘SugarZ3ro’ Watanabe
  • Tenta ‘TENNN’ Asai

Map Picks & Bans

  • PRX ban Haven
  • ZETA ban Pearl
  • PRX pick Split
  • ZETA pick Ascent
  • PRX ban Fracture
  • ZETA ban Bind
  • Lotus remains
Map 1 (Split)

We started off the series with PRX’s pick of Split. PRX started off their map pick by winning the first two pistol rounds. They failed to follow through on the bonus round but later picked up round number four. The rest of the first half kept going back and forth as both teams failed to keep momentum. The first half ended 7-5 in favor of PRX.

As the sides were switched, it was now ZETA on attack. Hoping to turn the tide around, they regrouped hoping to take down PRX. But PRX proved to be too strong on defense taking on picks early in the rounds. ZETA could manage to scrap only one round while on attack. With that, PRX won the first map 13-6.

Map 2 (Ascent)

ZETA’s map pick of Ascent seemed to start of well with the team picking up the first two pistol rounds. But soon after, it seemed to be PRX’s playground. They won 5 straight rounds after as ZETA could barely stand straight. While ZETA did manage to win two more rounds in the first half, it ended 8-4 in favor of PRX.

It was now PRX on defense and they won the first two rounds. They did win the fourth round after conceding the bonus. Soon after, ZETA seemed to be picking up the pieces and striving forward towards a comeback. Despite their efforts, it was PRX that picked up their two remaining rounds and won the map 13-10. And that is how they picked up the series 2-0!

Talon Esports vs Gen. G


Talon Esports
  • Thanamethk ‘Crws’ Mahatthananuyut
  • Itthirit ‘foxz’ Ngamsaard
  • Patiphan ‘patt’ Chaiwong
  • Apiwat ‘garnetS’ Apiraksukumal
  • Jittana ‘JitboyS’ Nokngam
Gen. G
  • Yeom ‘eKo’ Wang-ryong
  • Lee ‘k1Ng’ Seung-won
  • Kim ‘Meteor’ Tae-O
  • Yu ‘TS’ Tae-seok
  • Kim ‘GodDead’ Sung-sin

Map Picks & Bans

  • GEN ban Pearl
  • TLN ban Split
  • GEN pick Fracture
  • TLN pick Lotus
  • GEN ban Bind
  • TLN ban Ascent
  • Haven remains
Map 1 (Fracture)

We began the series with Gen. G’s pick of Fracture. But it was Talon that won the first round right off the bat. However, Gen. G made amends by winning the second round. While Gen. G seemed to be the better team in the first few rounds, Talon soon made a comeback as they picked up a streak of four dominant rounds. The first half ended 7-5 in favor of Talon Esports.

The roles were reversed and it was Talon now on defense. This time they looked just as sharp and won the first two pistol rounds. They won another two rounds after conceding the bonus round. At this point, it was a tough ask for Gen. G to make a comeback and Talon picked up the map 13-8.

Map 2 (Lotus)

Before the second map commenced, Gen. G made a bold move by substituting Sylvan on for eKo. This wasn’t much of a surprise as eKo didn’t meet the expectations on Fracture. It was now time for the two teams to show up at Talon’s map pick of Lotus. But to their demise, Gen. G won the first two pistol rounds of their map pick. However, they couldn’t maintain consistency as Talon then reminded why Lotus is their map pick by winning the next 5 rounds. Gen. G responded for a while but it wasn’t for long as Talon were ahead 7-5 at the end of the first half.

Talon started the second half winning the pistol rounds this time. Gen. G did snatch away their bonus but Talon picked up the next 3 rounds with ease. With one more round left to win, Talon picked it up sooner than later despite an ace from Meteor. And with that, they won on Lotus 13-7. Rest assured, Talon Esports clinched the series 2-0!

Despite the result, Talon Esports are currently placed 9th on the standings. Meanwhile, PRX are sitting pretty at 2nd place, right under DRX. Things will surely get tight as we’re not too far away from the playoffs of VCT 2023: Pacific League.

Newly formed Moist Moguls have taken down The Guard at the Valorant Challengers League: North America. With a 2-1 series win, the new kids in the block have surely upset the NA Valorant powerhouse. Find out how the series turned out only at Gamopo!

About Moist Moguls

Moist Moguls is the Valorant Roster of Moist Esports which is owned by Charles “MoistCr1TiKaL” White. The team has taken part in 3 tournaments so far and are still trying to get the look and feel of competitive Valorant. The IGL of the Valorant roster is Xavier “flyuh” Carlson who also happens to be the youngest player. The roster will be looking forward to continue to dominate at the Challengers League: NA. They are currently at the top of group B.

Moist Moguls vs The Guard


Moist Moguls

  • Alex ‘aproto’ Protopapas
  • Brock ‘brawk’ Somerhalder
  • Xavier ‘flyuh’ Carlson
  • Tyler ‘sym’ Porter
  • Brady ‘thief’ Dever

The Guard

  • Jacob ‘valyn’ Batio
  • Michael ‘neT’ Bernet
  • Jonah ‘JonahP’ Pulice
  • Trent ‘trent’ Cairns
  • Ian ‘tex’ Botsch

The Series

Map Picks & Bans

  • MxM ban Bind
  • TGRD ban Ascent
  • MxM pick Pearl
  • TGRD pick Split
  • MxM ban Fracture
  • TGRD ban Lotus
  • Haven remains

Map 1 (Pearl)

The first map of the series was Pearl. With Moist getting to play their preferred map first, they needed to capitalize to win the series. But Pearl kicked off with The Guard winning the first two pistol rounds. While they couldn’t win the bonus round, they did pick up the next two to make up for it. Moist showed some courage to then win three rounds and the two teams equally divided the rest of the four rounds. The first half ended in a tie with the scoreline being 6-6.

As the first half ended and the sides were changed, Moist put on their game faces. On attack, it was brawk and flyuh who showed everyone how you’re supposed to dominate on Pearl. The Guard won only one round on defense as they looked helpless. In the end, the Moguls picked up the first map 13-7.

Map 2 (Split)

It was now time for the teams to show up on Guard’s map pick of Split. The map began with Moist winning the first round but conceding the next 4 rounds at a stretch. The rest of the first half saw Moist getting some traction back and eventually catching up to The Guard.  Yet again, the first half of the map ended even Steven between the two teams.

As the sides were switched, Moist won the first two rounds of the second half. But the following rounds were pretty much domination from the side of The Guard. A 5-round streak from their side saw them racing towards the finish line. But that was not all for the map as Moist Moguls won 3 more rounds to tie the match and head to overtime. In overtime, The Guard won 4 rounds despite facing some resistance from Moist to win the map.

Map 3 (Haven)

The decider map of the series was Haven. Haven started off well for The Guard as they picked up the first two rounds with ease. Even though they conceded the bonus round, they made amends on round number four. The rest of the first half went back and forth and the map score was tied yet again at 6-6.

With Moist now on attack, they won the first two rounds of the second half. After conceding the bonus round, they picked up 3 rounds at a stretch. Even though The Guard tried their best to make a comeback later on, it wasn’t enough. The Moist Moguls won Haven 13-10 and thus picked up the series.

The Moguls will be facing OResports next and will be looking to retain their winning streak. Despite an impressive performance by The Guard, The Moguls showed yet again why they deserve to be at the top of group B in the tournament.

We have just been done and dusted with the final day of week 5 of VCT EMEA 2023. As we had already predicted before, Fnatic & NaVi will be walking out of the arena as victors and that is exactly what happened. Let’s check out how the matches turned out here at Gamopo!

Fnatic & NaVi Get The W

FUT Esports vs Fnatic


FUT Esports
  • Buğra ‘mojj’ Kiraz
  • Doğukan ‘qRaxs’ Balaban
  • Konur ‘qw1’ Alp Şahin
  • Furkan ‘MrFaliN’ Yeğen
  • Ata ‘ATA KAPTAN’ Tan
  • Jake ‘Boaster’ Howlett
  • Nikita ‘Derke’ Sirmitev
  • Emir ‘Alfajer’ Ali Beder
  • Leo ‘Leo’ Jannesson
  • Timofey ‘Chronicle’ Khromov

Map Picks & Bans

  • FNC ban Pearl
  • FUT ban Fracture
  • FNC pick Icebox
  • FUT pick Lotus
  • FNC ban Split
  • FUT ban Ascent
  • Haven remains

The Series

Map 1  (Icebox)

The first map of the night was Icebox which is Fnatic’s favorite playground. Fnatic started the map off just the way they wanted- winning the first two rounds. However, FUT Esports was quick to respond as they won the next four rounds at a stretch. The rest of the first half was pretty much Fnatic making a comeback. The first half ended 7-5 in favor of Fnatic.

As the sides were changed, Fnatic really put their game faces on and put up a way better performance on attack. They needed only 6 more rounds to pick up the map and that’s exactly what they did. Fnatic picked up all of the rounds on attack and won on Icebox. It was none other than Alfajer that put on a stellar performance for his team.

Map 2 (Lotus)

It was now time to show up at FUT’s map pick of Lotus. Fnatic stuck by their game plan and chose not to go for an atypical team composition. Fnatic started Lotus on the right foot by winning the first two rounds yet again. While they couldn’t follow up by winning the bonus round, they made amends by making sure FUT can’t pick up consecutive rounds. The first half ended 8-4 in favor of Fnatic.

Heading into the second half, FUT was in a rather uncomfortable position. They had to recollect themselves and get their strategies right in order to make a comeback. But that’s quite the herculean task against this Fnatic roster! Fnatic kept their composure and won Lotus 13-5. With the second map done and dusted, it was a comfortable 2-0 victory for the Turkish giants.

Team Vitality vs. Natus Vincere


Team Vitality
  • Jokūbas ‘ceNder’ Labutis
  • Santeri ‘BONECOLD’ Sassi
  • Michał ‘MOLSI’ Łącki
  • Tomas ‘Destrian’ Linikas
  • Karel ‘Twisten’ Ašenbrener
Natus Vincere
  • Kyrylo ‘ANGE1’ Karasov
  • Mehmet ‘cNed’ Yağız İpek
  • Dmitry ‘SUYGETSU’ Ilyushin
  • Andrey ‘Shao’ Kiprsky
  • Pontus ‘Zyppan’ Eek

Map Picks & Bans

  • VIT ban Pearl
  • NAVI ban Haven
  • VIT pick Split
  • NAVI pick Fracture
  • VIT ban Icebox
  • NAVI ban Lotus
  • Ascent remains
Map 1 (Split)

Vitality’s first pick of Split wasn’t a surprise at all as they have tons of experience on that map. But NaVi’s start on Split surely made Vitality scratch their heads. A determined NaVi roster made sure that they won the first pistol rounds. While they did concede their bonus round, they kept the momentum on their side throughout the first half. And that is why the first half finished 9-3 in favor of NaVi.

The second half saw Vitality recollecting themselves and putting on a better show. CeNder and Twisten tried their level best to bring their team back into the match. An impressive comeback was on the horizon as Team Vitality almost equaled the scores at 10-11. However, the NaVi team made sure not to drag it any further and picked up two rounds to win their first map of the night.

Map 2 (Fracture)

It was now time for the two teams to play on NaVi’s map pick. With Vitality starting on defense, they picked up the first two pistol rounds. But NaVi soon leveled the score 2-2 by winning the next two rounds. It was Vitality again in the driver’s seat as they won two rounds of their own. But the rest of the first half saw NaVi dominate. The first half was over with NaVi up 7-5.

The second half came with intense neck and neck competition. Vitality won the first round but couldn’t follow it up with the next round. The following rounds saw things go back and forth as both looked desperate to win on Fracture. But Vitality eventually caught up to Natus Vincere with the score line reading 10-10. At this point, one of the teams had to step up and it was NaVi.  They picked up the next three rounds without flinching and won the map 13-10. As expected, NaVi came out on top!

The VCT EMEA 2023 action returns on Wednesday with Team Vitality set to face Fnatic. NaVi will face Team Liquid next in about a week’s worth of time. Can both Fnatic & NaVi continue their domination at the VCT EMEA 2023?

The Indian franchise team, Global Esports’ Valorant roster performed at an S-Tier tournament for the first time. The SEA representatives faced Team Vitality in a round of 32 match of Group Omega. How did the Asian team perform and did they meet the expectations? Find out!

Global Esports vs Team Vitality

It was an Asia vs Europe affair as  the Valorant roster of Global Esports faced Team Vitality. This was the first match of Global Esports at a tournament of this scale. On the other hand, Vitality is an organization that is well accustomed to playing top tournaments. Both the teams have fresh rosters with new recruits, so it was surely exciting to see the two teams clash.

Map Picks & Bans

  • GE bans Ascent
  • VIT bans Icebox
  • GE picks Split
  • VIT picks Pearl
  • GE bans Haven
  • VIT bans Fracture
  • Lotus remains


Let’s take a look at the lineups of the two teams of last night.

Global Esports

  • Jordan “AYRIN” He (IGL)
  • Ganesh “SkRossi” Gangadhar
  • Kim “t3xture” Na-ra
  • Park “Bazzi” Jun-ki
  • Cahya “Monyet” Nugraha

Team Vitality

  • Santeri “BONECOLD” Sassi (IGL)
  • Jokūbas “ceNder” Labutis
  • Michał “MOLSI” Łącki
  • Tomas “Destrian” Linikas
  • Karel “Twisten” Ašenbrener

The Series

Let’s check out how the series went between Team Vitality and Global Esports at Valorant Lock In.

Map 1 (Split)

The first map of the series started with Global Esports on defense. They won the first round with a successful defuse. But Vitality didn’t seem to be bothered as they picked up the next four rounds with ease. Global Esports showed little resistance picking up only two other rounds for the rest of the first half. The first half ended 9-3 in favor of Team Vitality. Global started the second half winning the first pistol round too- a ray of hope for the Asian fans. But Vitality buried all of those hopes and dreams for Global Esports as they didn’t take long to reach 13 round wins. The first map ended 13-4 in favor of Team Vitality.

Map 2 (Pearl)

Pearl began with Global Esports now on attack. This time, they managed to pick up the first two pistol rounds showing quite the determination. Vitality then responded picking up two rounds of their own as the scores leveled. Vitality started to pick up pace on defense and the first half ended 7-5 in favor of the boys from Europe. The second half started in favor of Global Esports yet again as they again won both the pistol rounds. From that point onwards, Global Esports looked like a more refined roster as they kept dominating Team Vitality. They got down a bunch of defuses in the second half as they picked up the second map.

With the map score being 1-1, it was now time for the decider. Can the Indian organization cause a Global upset (see what we did there?) or can Vitality pick up the expected result?

Map 3 (Lotus)

Global Esports just seemed to be dominated pistol rounds as they started off Lotus winning the first two rounds yet again. But Vitality responded when it was needed the most. They showed everyone who’s the boss with sheer firepower picking up round after round in the first half. The first half ended 8-4 in favor of Vitality. The second half started with Global yet again picking up the pistol rounds. And while they were hoping to gain some momentum, Team Vitality turned the game around again. They took the next four rounds without pause as they closed the decider map 13-6.

With the series closed, Team Vitality moves onto the round of 16 of VCT Lock In.

With their win in this series, Vitality aren’t the only victors of the night. Their next round opponent, Leviathan also picked up a 2-0 win over ZETA. The round of 16 also welcomes two other teams- FUT Esports and 100 Thieves. Team Vitality will be facing Leviathan tomorrow night in the round of 16.

We are just hours away from the Round of 16 matches with DRX vs C9 and EG vs Talon Esports. Who will be joining NRG and LOUD at the quarter finals of VCT Lock In 2023? Today, we predict the two winners of the night as we move towards the business end of the tournament.

Round Of 16 Predictions

DRX vs Cloud9

South Korean Giants will be facing the representatives of NA on our first match of the night.

Probable Lineups

  • Kim “stax” Gu-taek (IGL)
  • Goo “Rb” Sang-Min
  • Kim “Zest” Gi-seok
  • Yu “BuZz” Byung-chul
  • Kim “MaKo” Myeong-kwan
  • Anthony “vanity” Malaspina (IGL)
  • Nathan “leaf” Orf
  • Erick “Xeppaa” Bach
  • Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro
  • Jacob “yay” Whiteaker

Our Prediction

It’s the North America vs Asia in the first match of the night. DRX have defeated BBL Esports 2-1 to make it to the round of 16. On the other hand, Cloud9 steamrolled over another Asian team, Paper Rex. Both teams have shown similar levels of confidence so far in the tournament.

A lot of this DRX vs C9 match boils down to the rosters. Cloud9 now has a pretty much new roster thanks to the Riot Games partnership program. With Zellsis and yay now in the squad, they surely are a force to be reckoned with. But the same DRX roster has been playing together since VCT 2021. There are few teams that come close in terms of co-ordination and that was well displayed at Valorant Champions 2022. This should be a close encounter but we feel like DRX is making it into the quarterfinals from here.

Don’t believe us? We got both our predictions right last night!

DRX is confident they can avenge PRX with this hilarious post tweeted earlier today:

Evil Geniuses vs Talon Esports

We’ll be finishing the night off with the last match between Evil Geniuses and Talon Esports.

Probable Lineups

Evil Geniuses
  • Kelden “Boostio“Pupello (IGL)
  • Corbin “C0M” Lee
  • Alexander “jawgemo” Mor
  • Brendan “BcJ” Jensen
  • Ethan “Ethan” Arnold
Talon Esports
  • Itthirit “foxz” Ngamsaard (IGL)
  • Thanamethk “Crws” Mahatthananuyut
  • Apiwat “garnetS” Apiraksukumal
  • Jittana “JitboyS” Nokngam
  • Panyawat “Sushiboys” Subsiriroj

Our Prediction

Both Evil Geniuses and Talon won their opening matches 2-0, against Heretics and MIBR respectively. The teams seem quite equal in terms of the performance they have displayed so far in the tournament.

The most impressive aspect about Evil Geniuses is the fact that they have a stacked 9-man roster. So, for Talon it’s gonna be hard to predict the lineup of EG. Ethan and BcJ brings a wealth of experience in the lineup which will be crucial for their run here. But let’s not count out Talon Esports. The Thai boys have showed nothing but courage and co-ordination in their opening match against the locals, MIBR. Former XERXIA man, Sushiboys was crowned the MVP of the match. A lot rests on his shoulders tonight as they’ll try to see it through at the series. Evil Geniuses on paper have more experience and firepower, so they should be clinching a spot at the quarterfinals.

Guess only time will tell if we get our predictions right tonight as well!


It is the comeback of the Valorant competitive season and things are burning up in Sao Paulo. The VCT 2023 Lock In is underway already with the round of 16 kicking off tomorrow. Today at Gamopo, we make some predictions on who’s winning on the first day of the Ro16.

About The VCT Lock In

VCT Lock In Round Of 16

The VCT Lock In is the first tournament of the VCT season and takes place early in the year. The Lock In is meant to help teams get into top form for the rest of the season by providing them with an opportunity to compete against other top teams. Lock In is featuring every team from the Americas, Pacific, EMEA leagues as well as two invited teams from China! The winning team that secures the championship will earn their region an extra slot at Masters 2023.


The round of 16 will be featuring NRG vs. Giants and LOUD vs. Karmine Corp on the first day. Visit the link to learn more about the event.

Round Of 16 Predictions

NRG vs Giants

NRG beat KOI 2-0 in a pretty tight series to make it to this round. On the other hand, Giants beat DetonatioN FM convincingly with a 2-0 score line.

But let’s move onto the first round of 16 matchup for now. NRG is walking into this series being one of the tournament favorites. They have a well-balanced team composing of the core players of the previous OpTic lineup. While there were some doubts about s0m, he buried that in the last match against KOI with a stellar performance. Giants has a decent lineup as well but they seem to be quite reliant on nukkye, the former G2 man.

The two teams have not played against each other before. With all of that being considered, we give the edge to NRG.

LOUD vs Karmine Corp

LOUD also had a bit of a hard time making it to the round of 16 beating Gen. G in a close series. Their opponent, Karmine Corp had to try hard too. They beat FunPlus Phoenix in a series that went all the way, on a score line of 2-1.

The victors of Champions 2022 will be looking to decimate Karmine Corp. While the Brazilian team has let go of Sacy and pAncada, they are still a formidable lineup with tuyz and cauanzin. With ScreaM as the IGL, KC looks promising as well. Shin and Nivera have shown form in the maps they have played at thus far. But we don’t think it’s enough to take down LOUD. We’re going for a LOUD win tonight.

Both the matches should be quite exciting tonight. May the best teams win!

We have drawn the curtains on the VCT 2022 season earlier this week with LOUD securing the Valorant Champions 2022. The end of the season marks the hype for the next season and things are already getting hot. With Riot Games declaring the franchise teams of VCT 2023, social media has erupted with mixed reactions.

During Champions 2022, Riot Games announced that they will be introducing a franchise-like event next year. This means that only a select number of teams will be able to join upon invites into the competitive ecosystem. There will be a total of three leagues across the world based upon location. A total of 30 teams will be participating with 10 teams for each of Americas, Pacific and EMEA. The esports organizations are legally partnered with Riot to allow them to compete in the event while providing their intellectual property to the developers. Teams that are not partnered with Riot will have to qualify for the event through the amateur scene.

Franchise Teams of VCT 2023

Here are all the franchise teams for the VCT 2023 season:

VCT Americas

  • 100 Thieves
  • Cloud9
  • Evil Geniuses
  • KRU Esports
  • Leviatan
  • LOUD
  • MIBR
  • NRG
  • Sentinels


  • BBL Esports
  • Fnatic
  • Team Vitality
  • Team Heretics
  • NAVI
  • Team Liquid
  • Karmine Corp
  • Giants
  • FUT Esports
  • KOI

VCT Pacific

  • Zeta Division
  • Gen.G
  • DRX
  • Paper Rex
  • Talon Esports
  • Detonation Gaming
  • T1
  • Team Secret
  • Rex Regum Qeon
  • Global Esports

You can learn more about the franchise teams reveal here.

Teams Missing Out

Unfortunately, some big names are missing out from the franchise event. OpTic Gaming, the team that finished top 3 in the last three top tier Valorant events have been left out. Their former IGL, FNS and yay have both announced that they are up for grabs as a restricted free agent.

Deeming themselves the best EMEA team in a recent announcement, FPX are also disheartened to not be a part of the plan. They not only won Copenhagen but also finished top 4 at Champions 2022. The organization announced that they will be focusing on “taking care of their players” in the near future.

The winners of Valorant Champions 2021, Acend Club are also missing out on a franchise spot. Their founder, Benjamin Rolle took to social media assuring fans that he’s still proud of what the organization has achieved. Bencb went on to state:

We’re disappointed, but we’re determined to build a powerhouse.

You can check out the full statement here:

Well, it surely is disappointing that some big teams will be missing out on the biggest stage of Valorant next year. We hope that these teams do make a comeback and perform on the main stage!