The VCT Pacific Playoffs 2023 are starting to take place from May 19-28, 2023 in Seoul, South Korea. The playoffs will feature the top six teams from the VCT Pacific League, which ran from March 25-May 16.
The top three teams from the playoffs will qualify for the VCT Masters 2023 in Tokyo, Japan. The top three teams will also qualify for the Valorant Champions 2023 tournament. Moreover, this is one of the biggest tournaments of VALORANT, and there is a lot at stake for these teams.
The six teams that have qualified for the playoffs are DRX, Paper Rex, T1, ZETA DIVISION, Team Secret, and Gen.G Esports. The playoffs will be a double-elimination bracket. Additionally, all matches except the lower final and grand final are best-of-three (Bo3). Lastly, the lower final and grand final will be best-of-five (Bo5).
VCT Pacific Playoffs Schedule
First Day: May 19
- Upper Bracket Quarterfinals 1: ZETA Division vs. Team Secret
- Upper Bracket Quarterfinals 2: Gen.G Esports vs. T1
Second Day: May 20
- Upper Bracket Semifinals 1: Team Secret vs. DRX
- Upper Bracket Semifinals 2: vs. Paper Rex
Third Day: May 21:
- Lower Bracket Quarterfinals 1: Loser of Upper Bracket Quarterfinals 2 vs. Loser of Upper Bracket Semifinals 1
- Lower Bracket Quarterfinals 2: Loser of Upper Bracket Quarterfinals 1 vs. Loser of Upper Bracket Semifinals 2
Fourth Day: May 22
- Upper Bracket Final: Winner of Upper Bracket Semifinals 1 vs. Winner of Upper Bracket Semifinals 2
- Lower Bracket Semifinal: Winner of Lower Bracket Quarterfinals 1 vs. Winner of Lower Bracket Quarterfinals 2
Fifth Day: May 27
- Lower Bracket Final: Winner of Lower Bracket Seminal vs. Loser of Upper Bracket Final
Sixth Day: May 28
- Grand Final: Winner of Lower Bracket Final vs. Winner of Upper Bracket Final
The battle between DRX and Paper Rex is one of the most exciting matchups of the playoffs. These two teams have been the dominant forces in the APAC region in 2023. Moreover, they are the favorites to win the playoffs. There is no doubt in my mind that they are two of the strongest teams in APAC
Team Secret’s rise to the Playoffs is a joy to behold. This Filipino team has been one of the most impressive teams in the region. Additionally, they are capable of beating any team as seen with their major upsets over DRX and PRX.
The VCT Pacific Playoffs 2023 are sure to be an exciting tournament, with the top teams from the region competing for a spot at the VCT Masters and Valorant Champions. The playoffs will be broadcast live on Twitch and YouTube.