VCT Ascension Americas 2023: Scores, schedule, format
One shot to join the best in the region.
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Although the rest of the world has its eyes locked on VALORANT Masters, another important tournament is shaping up with a spot at the top of the mountain up for grabs at the 2023 VCT Americas Ascension event.
Six of the best Challenger teams from North America, Brazil, and Latin America will be colliding from Friday, June 30 to Sunday, July 9 at Riot Games’ Brazil studio in São Paulo, aiming to break through and qualify for VCT Americas 2024.
With multiple different teams and plenty of fan favorites, there are so many reasons to be excited for this group of exciting squads as they try to earn their place among the best players and organizations in the region. Making it to VCT Americas will represent the culmination of months and years of hard work from the players and staff, looking to finally get the recognition they deserve on the grandest stage.
How to watch VCT Ascension Americas 2023
Fans can tune into Ascension Americas through Riot Games’ official VALORANT Americas Twitch and YouTube channels. Supporters can also check out any of their favorite content creators if Riot gave them exclusive co-streaming rights to broadcast the game from their own channels. There will be broadcasts on the official Portuguese and Spanish channels, too.
VCT Ascension Americas 2023 groups and format
At VCT Ascension Americas, the tournament will run through a single round-robin group stage with every team facing off against the other two teams in their group once. Group A will have Brazil’s The Union, North America’s M80, and LATAM’s FUSION, while Group B will have LATAM’s 9z Team, Brazil’s 00Nation, and NA favorite The Guard.
These matches will determine the seeding for the playoffs, where teams will play best-of-three matches all the way up to the best-of-five grand final. From Monday, July 3 onward, teams move to a double-elimination bracket with spots based on their final position in their respective groups. The best team from each group will head straight to the second round, while the second and third-best teams will face off in the first round.
VCT Ascension Americas 2023 scores and schedule
Friday, June 30
3pm CT: The Union 2-0 M80 Union win map one on Fracture, 13-7. Union win map two on Pearl, 17-15. 6pm CT: 00Nation 2-0 9z Team 00N win map one on Fracture, 13-8. 00N win map two on Haven, 13-11.
Saturday, July 1
3pm CT: M80 2-0 FUSION M80 win map one on Fracture, 13-7. M80 win map two on Lotus, 13-7. 6pm CT: The Guard 2-0 00Nation The Guard win map one on Bind, 14-12. The Guard win map two on Haven, 13-5.
Sunday, July 2
3pm CT: The Union 2-0 Fusion Union win map one on Pearl, 13-7. Union win map two on Fracture, 13-6. 6pm CT: The Guard 2-0 9z Team The Guard win map one on Ascent, 13-6. The Guard win map two on Lotus, 13-6.
Monday, July 3 – Upper Bracket Quarterfinals
3pm CT: FUSION 2-0 00Nation FUSION win map one on Ascent, 13-4. FUSION win map two on Fracture, 13-11. 5pm CT: M80 2-0 9z Team M80 win map one on Split, 13-9. M80 win map two on Lotus, 13-4.
Tuesday, July 4 – Upper Bracket Semifinals
3pm CT: The Union 2-0 FUSION Union win map one on Pearl, 13-7. Union win map two on Fracture, 13-8. 5pm CT: The Guard 2-0 M80 The Guard win map one on Haven, 13-9. The Guard win map two on Ascent, 13-7.
Wednesday, July 5 – Lower Bracket Quarterfinals/Upper Bracket Final
3pm CT: M80 2-0 00Nation M80 win map one on Split, 13-10. M80 win map two on Lotus, 13-7. 5pm CT: 9z Team 2-0 FUSION 9z win map one on Split, 13-4. 9z win map one on Ascent, 13-9. 7pm CT: The Guard 2-1 The Union The Union win map one Fracture, 16-14. The Guard win map one on Ascent, 13-2. The Guard win map one on Pearl, 13-7.
Saturday, July 8 – Lower Bracket Semifinals/Lower Bracket Final
1pm CT: M80 vs. 9z TTeam 3pm CT: The Union vs. M80/9z winner
Sunday, July 9 – Grand Final
1pm CT: The Guard vs. TBD
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