NA Teams Who Failed To Secure A Spot For VCT 2023: Valorant recently revealed the new format for Valorant Champion Tour for 2023. Moreover, there are some changes in the format and a total of selected 30 teams will compete for the next season. Out of these, 10 teams will be from the America region, which includes North America, South America, and LATAM.
A total of 5 NA Teams managed to secure the spot and as a result, many big names will be missing the next season of Valorant. Some of the names were so surprising as they won Masters previously and were one of the best teams from the region. So, let’s have a look on these teams.
5 Valorant Teams From NA Region Who Will Be Missing VCT 2023
5. Faze Clan
Faze Clan may not have achieved something big in Valorant, but we all know how big the organization is. Not to forget, the team was still evolving and started giving some good results recently.
In the 2022 LCQ, Faze Clan finished 3rd behind The Guard and the winners 100 Thieves. Moreover, they missed out on Masters Stage-2 as they finished 3rd behind XSET and Optic Gaming.
These positive results were surely coming in the favor of the team and we could have been seeing Faze on the international stage very soon. But, this won’t be possible now, as the team failed to make it into the list which will be competing in the VCT 2023.
4. Version 1
Version 1 were not in their best form recently, but they started things off well. The team was one of the two NA Teams along with Sentinels who played at the first LAN event in Reykjavík.
For a very long time, Version 1 were among the top teams from North America. However, the team saw a slight downfall in 2022. Looks like, it will take some time for Version 1 to come up as they’re not even in the 30 teams and won’t be playing any official event in 2023.
3. The Guard
The Guard is arguably one of the top teams from North America. The team dominated in the Stage-1 NA challengers to win the event against Optic gaming. Moreover, they were also the runner-up in the NA LCQ.
Despite some good results in the NA region, The Guard failed to secure their partnership with Riot, which means they won’t be playing the VCT 2023.
XSET is one of the teams which recently came up and proved their capabilities. The team won the Stage-2 challengers ahead of Optic Gaming to secure their spot in Masters Copenhagen. They also played well at Champions 2022, finishing 5th-6th.
Despite these solid performances, XSET failed to secure their spot for VCT 2023.
Optic Gaming has been consistently representing the North American region at the International stage. On both the Stages, Optic finished as runner-up and featured in the Masters. They eventually won the Stage-1 Masters in Reykjavík and finished 3rd in Copenhagen.
Optic also finished the Champions 2022 as runner up, losing to LOUD. Despite putting these good performances consistently, both on the international stage and in the NA region, Optic failed to secure the spot for VCT 2023.
NA Teams Who Will Be Playing In VCT 2023
A total of 5 NA teams managed to secure their spot for VCT 2023. They are:
- 100 Thieves
- Cloud 9
- Evil Geniuses