Updated on August 11, 9:43 a.m. (GMT+8): Updated score.

The Valorant world championship officially begins with the Valorant Champions 2023 group stage.

16 of the world’s best Valorant teams will compete in Los Angeles, California, from August 6 to 26.

Instead of having the top-seeded teams advance straight to the playoffs, all qualified teams in the tournament will begin their run in the group stage.

The group stage seedings for Pacific, Americas, and EMEA teams were determined by their performances in the VCT international leagues and their standings at Masters Tokyo. The LCQ teams will represent the lower regional seeds.

All four groups will play in a double-elimination format, where all matches played are best of three. The top two teams from each group will advance to the playoffs.

Valorant Champions 2023 group stage standings

Credit: Riot Games

Group A

1stPaper Rex2 – 0
2ndEdward Gaming1 – 1
4thGiants0 – 1
4thKRÜ Esports0 – 1

Group B

1stEvil Geniuses2 – 0
2ndFUT Esports1 – 1
2ndT11 – 1
4thFunPlus Phoenix0 – 2

Group C

1stFnatic2 – 0
2ndBilibili Gaming1 – 1
4thZeta Division0 – 1
4thNRG Esports0 – 1

Group D

1stDRX2 – 0
2ndNatus Vincere1 – 1
2ndLOUD1 – 1
4thTeam Liquid0 – 2

Valorant Champions 2023 group stage schedule and results

NRG at VALORANT Masters Tokyo Rehearsal Day at Tipstar Dome Chiba on June 10, 2023 in Tokyo, Japan
Credit: Riot Games

The group stage will begin on August 6 and continue until August 13.

August 6, Sunday

Team Liquid0 – 2Natus Vincere

August 7, Monday

FUT Esports2 – 0T1
Evil Geniuses2 – 0FunPlus Phoenix
Natus Vincere1 – 2DRX

DRX qualifies for the playoffs.

August 8, Tuesday

NRG Esports0 – 2Bilibili Gaming
Fnatic2 – 0Zeta Division
FUT Esports0 – 2Evil Geniuses

Evil Geniuses qualifies for the playoffs.

August 9, Wednesday

Paper Rex2 – 0KRÜ Esports
Edward Gaming2 – 1Giants
Bilibili Gaming0 – 2Fnatic

Fnatic qualifiers for the playoffs.

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August 10, Thursday

Team Liquid0 – 2LOUD
T12 – 0FunPlus Phoenix
Paper Rex2 – 0Edward Gaming

Team Liquid and FunPlus Phoenix have been eliminated.

Paper Rex qualifies for the playoffs.

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August 11, Friday

KRÜ Esports12 p.m. PDT
9 p.m. CEST
August 12, 3 a.m. GMT+8
August 12, 4 a.m. JST
Zeta Division3 p.m. PDT
August 12, 12 a.m. CEST
August 12, 6 a.m. GMT+8
August 12, 7 a.m. JST
NRG Esports

August 12, Saturday

Natus Vincere12 p.m. PDT
9 p.m. CEST
August 14, 3 a.m. GMT+8
August 14, 4 a.m. JST
FUT Esports3 p.m. PDT
August 14, 12 a.m. CEST
August 14, 6 a.m. GMT+8
August 14, 7 a.m. JST

August 13, Sunday

Edward Gaming12 p.m. PDT
9 p.m. CEST
August 13, 3 a.m. GMT+8
August 13, 4 a.m. JST
Bilibili Gaming3 p.m. PDT
August 13, 12 a.m. CEST
August 13, 6 a.m. GMT+8
August 13, 7 a.m. JST

Valorant Champions 2023 group stage teams

DRX at VCT Pacific regular season super week
Credit: Riot Games
1st in VCT Pacific LeaguePaper Rex
2nd in VCT Pacific LeagueDRX
3rd in VCT Pacific LeagueT1
1st in VCT Pacific League LCQZeta Division
1st in VCT Americas LeagueLOUD
2nd in VCT Americas LeagueNRG Esports
3rd in VCT Americas LeagueEvil Geniuses
1st in VCT Americas League LCQKRÜ Esports
Top EMEA team in Masters TokyoFnatic
2nd EMEA team in Masters TokyoTeam Liquid
3rd EMEA team in Masters TokyoFUT Esports
1st in EMEA League LCQGiants
2nd in EMEA League LCQNatus Vincere
1st in VCT China QualifierEdward Gaming
2nd in VCT China QualifierBilibili Gaming
3rd in VCT China QualifierFunPlus Phoenix

Where to watch the Valorant Champions 2023 group stage

Valorant fans can watch the matches live on Riot Games’ official Twitch and YouTube channels:

Valorant (English)Twitch
Valorant Esports (Turkish)Twitch
Valorant (Russian)Twitch
Valorant (Dach)Twitch
Valorant (Japan)Twitch
agentrange_it (Italy)Twitch
polsatgames (Polish)Twitch
lvpes2 (Spanish)Twitch
valleague_fr (French)Twitch
leetesports (Hungarian)Twitch
leetplus (Hungarian)Twitch
esportsfinland (Finnish)Twitch
valorant_kr (Korean)Twitch
valorantleague_mena (Arabic)Twitch
Valorant ArabiaYouTube
Valorant (English)YouTube
Valorant (Turkish)YouTube
Valorant (Russian)YouTube
Valorant (Arabia)YouTube

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