All teams in Valorant franchising leagues are announced. Full VCT 2023 list of teams2022-09-21 15:19:00
Riot Games announced all 30 teams which secured the franchising deals with the Valorant developer. They will be split in three regional leagues of 10 teams: Americas, EMEA, and Pacific.
The final list is missing few prominent names, including G2 Esports. That might confirm the neL rumor that the organization lost its NA slot in a final moment after G2 CEO got in the Andew Tate scandal. FunPlus Phoenix is another successful team which didn't make the cut. According to the report by Dexerto, now the organization is considering selling its roster.
Riot also shared the guidelines they were following when picking new partners.
- Organizations who share our values of always putting fans first, celebrate our diverse community, and are committed to supporting pros
- Organizations who have created a strong connection with fans through engaging content, a compelling brand, and an exciting roster
- Organizations who build for the long-term, with a focus on sustainability