NAVI earns a place in VCT Champions 2023
After the dust settled from the VCT Masters Tokyo 2023, all eyes turned to the VCT Champions main event. After months of grueling matches, the organizers have chosen the qualifying teams. However, there is still room for one more team from all regions in the main event. The battle for the last available spot is in full swing as Natus Vincere dominated KOI with a 3-0 victory in the VCT EMEA LCQ final.
Despite competing in the Tokyo Masters, NAVI is in the odd position of competing for the LCQ win. Teams in the Americas and Pacific that qualified for the Masters received the red carpet treatment for the Champions. Due to FNATIC’s reign in LOCK//IN, the situation in EMEA is different, as four teams from that region participated in the Masters. The Champions Tournament will now see five teams competing for glory from there.
A clean sweep! We win 3-0 VS @KOI and qualify for the Champions League!
— NAVI Valorant (@NAVIValorant) July 22, 2023
Taken at face value, KOI faced complete dominance by Natus Vincure. However, if we dive deep into the detailed score of each map, it becomes clear that KOI puts up a good fight every time. Despite their efforts, this victory of the Tokyo Masters contender is definitely deserved and they are indeed a worthy qualifier for the next Champions event.
— VALORANT Champions EMEA Tournament (@valesports_emea) July 22, 2023
The result in Split was narrow 14-12 in favor of NAVI. They then beat Pearl 13-10 and Fracture 13-9. Since the VCT EMEA began, this was the Europeans’ first win over the KOI.
What’s next for NAVI in the EMEA LCQ?
NAVI has qualified for the VCT Champions 2023 tournament and is currently awaiting the release of the full list of competing teams. Only one more Americas League team remains to be selected through the last chance qualifying event.
All teams have qualified for Valorant Champions 2023 so far
- Evil Geniuses
- TBD (LCQ)
- Team Liquid
- FUT Esports
- Letter Rex
- TBD (LCQ)
- Bilibili Gaming
- Edward Gaming
- FunPlus Phoenix
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