March Valorant News Roundup

Fnatic wins VCT 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo

Fnatic defeated LOUD in the final of VALORANT Champions Tour 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo. The result of the meeting is 3:2. Jake Howlett’s Boaster team earned $100,000 LOUD took second place in the championship and received $60,000. Natus Vincere and DRX finished in 3-4 positions. Both teams earned $40,000 each.

VCT 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo took place from February 13 to March 5 in Brazil. The teams competed for a prize fund of $500,000. The results of the tournament can be found in the report. The final of the Brazilian VCT 2023 LOCK//IN became the second most popular in the history of the discipline.

The Valorant VCT 2023 LOCK//IN Grand Final turned out to be the second most popular event in the history of the discipline. The statistics were provided by the analytical service Esports Charts. At its peak, over 1.4 million fans followed the duel between Fnatic and the Brazilian LOUD. The record kept the grand final of Valorant Champions 2022, which gathered 1.5 million fans on the screens at the same time. The rest of the tournaments in the top 5 barely passed the million-viewer mark.

For comparison, VCT 2023 LOCK//IN managed to surpass the last CS: GO Major — IEM Rio Major 2022 in this indicator. The tournament final between Outsiders ( and Heroic gathered 1.1 million viewers at the peak, and the (FURIA Esports – Natus Vincere) stopped at 1.38 million fans. Fnatic beat LOUD 3-2 after coming back from 3-11 on the deciding map. The roster of Timofey «Chronicle» Khromov earned $100,000, while the Brazilians received $60,000. The Russian also became the first in the history of the discipline to hold two titles at LAN tournaments.

VCT 2023 LOCK//IN São Paulo was held from February 13 to March 4 in Brazil and became the first LAN tournament after the shooter switched to a franchise model. The best teams in the world competed for $500,000. The only representative of Eastern Europe, NAVI, took 3rd-4th place and received $40,000.

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Riot Games has announced the dates and location of Valorant Champions 2023

Riot Games has announced the dates and locations for the 2023 Valorant World Championship. Information about the event appeared on social networks. Valorant Champions 2023 will be held in Los Angeles, USA. From August 6 to 20, the championship will be hosted by the Shrine Expo Hall, a venue next to the Shrine Auditorium concert hall. The final confrontations will be held at the Kia Forum arena from August 24 to 26.

Valorant Champions 2023 will feature 16 top teams from three international leagues. The format of the final tournament, the distribution of slots and the prize pool are still unknown. The Valorant World Championship will be the third international tournament in the 2023 VCT season. The first LOCK//IN São Paulo event runs from February 13 to March 4, while the second event will be the VCT Masters hosted by Tokyo in June.

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