VALORANT Champions Tour Lands at the Kia Forum for Three Days of Competition
Thursday, August 24
Friday, August 25
Saturday, August 26
The 2023 VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) will close out the season in Los Angeles, home of VALORANT’s newest agent – Gekko! Champions is a celebration of the entire VALORANT community and the pinnacle of the competitive season. Each year, the top players, creators, and fans descend on the host city for the biggest show of the year and to see which team will be crowned the VALORANT World Champion. Last year, in front of a sold out arena and an online audience of more than 1.5 million viewers, LOUD defeated Optic Gaming in a thrilling 3-1 match that earned them the right to raise the 2022 Champions Cup.
Since then, new rosters and new leagues have been established all over the world and it’s anyone’s guess which team will earn the title of World Champion. The path to Champions will be long and difficult, with teams from North America, Brazil, Latin America, EMEA, and Asia in the running to earn one of 16 qualification slots for the tournament. After LOCK//IN, VCT teams will head to their three respective regional competitions, the Americas, PACIFIC, and EMEA leagues, where they will earn the chance to qualify for Masters Tokyo and Champions Los Angeles.
We’re excited to bring the first ever international VALORANT tournament to North America where two storied locations will serve as the home of Champions during the month of August. The Shrine Auditorium will host the opening rounds from August 6-20, narrowing down the field of competitors from 16 to the top 4. Champions will conclude in front of the largest capacity venue in the history of VALORANT esports at the iconic Kia Forum. Across three days of competition beginning on August 24, the tournament will narrow the remaining four teams and conclude with the Final on August 26. Be on the lookout for information on how to purchase tickets and additional details on the event in the coming months.
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About the Kia Forum
The Kia Forum, located in Inglewood, California, is the only arena-sized venue in the country dedicated to music and entertainment, delivering a superior experience for artists and fans alike. The iconic venue attracts a wide variety of premier events including the biggest names in music and entertainment, award shows, combat sports and more. Fans at the Kia Forum enjoy approximately 8,000 square feet of event level hospitality offerings, including merchandise and food and beverage options. A tinted glass wall separates this concession area from the arena, ensuring fans do not miss a moment of the show. A 40,000-square-foot outdoor terrace wraps around the perimeter of the building and offers comfortable furnishings and food and beverage options from some of SoCal’s most celebrated brands. Designed with entertainers and performers in mind, Kia Forum Backstage includes star-caliber dressing rooms that provide unparalleled comfort. The Kia Forum was honored at the 2022 Pollstar Awards as recipient of the Arena of the Decade award. For more information, please visit thekiaforum.com. Instagr
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