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Here's all the leaks and rumors of Valorant franchising partnership. What teams will play in Valorant leagues in 2023 Rumors

Riot Games reportedly finished the initial process of applications for partnership with Valorant leagues in 2023. Judging by various tweets, the company began final selection, which involves more up close negotiations with clubs. There will be three leagues with 8-10 slots for every region.

We gathered all rumors and confirmed information in one place. The following organizations are the ones that applied for partnership, some advanced to the next stage of application. We'll keep the list updated.

Americas

The Americas list was presented by Dot Esports based on their sources. Shortlisted teams are those who made it to the final phase of the application.

EMEA

The EMEA list was shared by a Turkish journalist under the nickname Dr. Kutluhan Alpha. He deleted his Tweet later. Saif "Sayf" Jibraeel from Guild Esports, who were surprisingly missing on the list, denied this rumor on stream. Note that the first Valorant Champions winner Acend is also missing.

Asia and Oceania

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Teams who were denied by Riot Games or won't participate in franchising

NA

APAC

EMEA

  • SK Gaming (doesn't have a team, reportedly left on their own decision)

The North American list was mostly built by DarkZero Esports captain Justin "Trick" Sears. He called the list "Valorant NA Graveyard." Two days after that, his organization joined the list, stating they leave Valorant as well.

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Some teams who were denied of application went public to announce their exit from the Valorant scene. NYFU players stated their organization is leaving, while Akrew put their roster on hold. This immediately became concerning for the community. It seems that Riot Games didn't explain their plans for the tier-2 scene, and risks losing many prominent esports organizations.

The final selection will continue until late August, and the results may be announced during the Valorant Champions 2022 event. So far, the criteria for getting the slot are unclear. Future league partners will get slots for free, provided with a stipend from Riot Games.

Here are all the teams qualified for Valorant Champions 2022
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TSM TSM

G2 G2

C9 C9

COL COL

NRG NRG

GLD GLD

V1 V1

ACE ACE

AKREW AKREW

GUARD GUARD

NYFU NYFU

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