VCT EMEA 2023 - playoffs teams
Since the end of March, the ten teams of the EMEA League face each other in fierce battles. After no less than eight weeks of competition, the six best performers have secured their place for the phase of the playoffs. This new stage is particularly important: the teams that finish on the podium, and the one that finishes in fourth place, will be invited at the Tokyo Masters.
The different teams
Boaster - Alfajer - Derke - Leo - Chronicle - Kamyk
Results: 9 wins - 0 losses
ANGE1 - Zyppan - SUYGETSU - Shao - cNed
Results: 7 wins - 2 losses
soulcas - Jamppi - nAts - Redgar - Sayf
Results: 6 wins - 3 losses
Fit1nho - hoody - nukkye - rhyme - Cloud - milan
Results: 5 wins - 4 losses
mojj - MrFaliN - Muj - qRaxs - qw1 - ATA KAPTAN
Results: 5 wins - 4 losses
BONECOLD - ceNder - MOLSI - Destrian - Twisten - Gorilla
Results: 4 wins - 5 losses
At the end of the regular season, two teams really stood out: Fnatic on the one hand and Natus Vincere of the other.
Fnatic has simply achieved a perfect record, accumulating nine wins in nine games. Moreover, the team led by coach mini conceded only one card out of the nineteen played. The team easily qualified for the playoffs, which they will enter directly into the semi-finals. It is without doubt the great favourite of this stage.
The NaVi, as for them, lost twice, in the first place, in a match of anthology against KOI - as a reminder, the second map required thirty-eight rounds and lasted almost an hour and a half - and then in the last match of the season against Fnatic. With only two losses, they have also won seven games. Their very good performance makes them the second team to secure their place in the semi-finals, and at the same time the other team to watch in the playoffs.
Even if their results are not as good as those of the two behemoths mentioned above, the other teams in the playoffs did not lose out ; if they made it to the playoffs, it was because they deserved to. The big difference is that their seeds were much more competitive, with almost all of them getting between 4 and 5 wins overall.
While it is not entirely impossible for either of them to defeat Fnatic or Natus Vincere on their way to the Final, it is unlikely. It is more likely that Fnatic and NaVi will meet at the top of the top bracket, before facing each other again at the Grand Final.
In fact, they don't have the same objectives in these playoffs. Having already beaten NaVi to reach the LOCK//IN Finals, if they happened to win the playoffs, Fnatic would definitely establish their dominance in the EMEA League. Natus Vincere, on the other hand, would regain their number one status. Last year, the majority of the roster played for FunPlus Phoenix, with whom they did the region proud internationally, thanks in part to a superb victory at the Masters 2 in Copenhagen and a fine fourth place at the Valorant Champions 2022.
The two teams that will join Fnatic and Natus Vincere in the semi-finals of the top bracket will be determined on Tuesday 23rd May. To follow the matches live, go to the Twitch channel of the French Valorant League.
Team Liquid won the VCT EMEA 2023, defeating Fnatic three to one in the Grand Final. It was a fine revenge for the team that lost to them in the final of the top bracket.
|Quarter-final 1||Tue. 23/05||5pm||Giants Gaming||0 - 2||FUT Esports|
|Quarter-final 2||Tue. 23/05||8pm||Team Liquid||2 - 1||Team Vitality|
|Semi-final 1||Wed. 24/05||5pm||Fnatic||2 - 1||FUT Esports|
|Semi-final 2||Wed. 24/05||8pm||Natus Vincere||0 - 2||Team Liquid|
|Lower bracket Round 1 - Match 1||Thu. 25/06||5pm||Team Vitality||1 - 2||FUT Esports|
|Lower bracket Round 1 - Match 2||Thu. 25/06||8pm||Giants Gaming||0 - 2||Natus Vincere|
|Upper bracket final||Fri 26/05||5pm||Fnatic||2 - 0||Team Liquid|
|Round 2 of the lower bracket||Fri 26/05||8pm||Natus Vincere||0 - 2||FUT Esports|
|Lower bracket final||Sat. 27/05||5pm||Team Liquid||3 - 0||FUT Esports|
|Grand Final||Sun. 28/05||5pm||Fnatic||1 - 3||Team Liquid|