The highly anticipated day has finally arrived for Valorant esports fans! Today marks the start of the VCT LOCK//IN Alpha Bracket Day 1. After a five-month wait since the VCT Champions 2022 in Istanbul, Turkey, 32 talented teams are ready to embark on a new journey in the 2023 VCT season. To help you stay in the loop, here is all the information you need to know about the VCT LOCK//IN Alpha Bracket Day 1, including the participating teams and where to catch the action. VCT 2023 LOCK//IN Alpha Bracket Day 1
Teams Included in Alpha Bracket:
The 32 participating teams have been divided into two separate 16-team brackets: the Alpha and Omega bracket, inspired by the lore of Alpha and Omega Earths. Each match within these brackets will be a best-of-three (Bo3) series, where the stakes are high and every team will be fighting for their survival. The brackets are single-elimination, meaning that one loss could spell the end of a team’s journey. The pressure is on, and the competition is expected to be fierce.
- NRG Esports (Americas)
- Cloud9 (Americas)
- Evil Geniuses (Americas)
- MIBR (Americas)
- LOUD (Americas)
- KOI (EMEA)
- Giants Gaming (EMEA)
- Team Heretics (EMEA)
- Karmine Corp (EMEA)
- BBL Esports (EMEA)
- DetonatioN FocusMe (Pacific)
- Gen.G (Pacific)
- DRX (Pacific)
- Paper Rex (Pacific)
- Talon Esports (Pacific)
- FunPlus Phoenix (China)
VCT LOCK//IN Alpha Bracket Day 1 Matchup
KOI vs NRG
The first match of the day will be a clash between Europe (KOI) and North America(NRG). VLR predictors have given weight to KOI considering their team strength. The match will be played in Bo3 format. The match will commence today from 10: 30 PM IST onwards.
DetonatioN FocusMe vs. Giants Gaming
The second match of the day will be a clash between Japan (DetonatioN FocusMe) and Europe(Giants Gaming). VLR predictors have given high weight to the Japanese side, considering their team strength. The match will be played in Bo3 format. The match will commence today from 1: 30 AM IST onwards on 14th Feb.
Where to Watch VCT LOCK//IN Day 1?
The VCT LOCK//IN tournament in Brazil will be live-streamed on Riot Games’ Twitch and YouTube channels for all to enjoy. To make it easier for you, the Twitch stream has been embedded below.