After two opens and one closed qualifier, Valorant Challengers League Brazil's team list is complete. Among the eight squads stand notable names such as Keyd Stars Keyd Stars Brazil Rank #19 and Gamelanders Blue Gamelanders Blue Inactive .
Four of the teams in VCL Brazil were directly invited by Riot Brazil. Gamelanders Blue, Keyd Stars, Liberty Liberty Brazil Rank #24 , and TBK Esports TBK Esports Brazil Rank #9 all got to skip the qualifying stages, owing to their performance in VCT Brazil during 2022. The four remaining slots were left open for qualified teams.
Neither open qualifier brackets produced surprising results, besides the elimination of Brazil mainstays Rise Gaming Rise Gaming Brazil Rank #11 in both qualifier's final game and RED Canids RED Canids Brazil Rank #12 's elimination at the hands of 100Jobs 100Jobs Brazil Rank #17 . Each qualifier placed eight teams in the closed qualifier, which was played in a double-elimination bracket with no upper finals or lower semifinals.
ODDIK ODDIK Brazil Rank #6 and The Union The Union Brazil Rank #2 ravaged the upper bracket, with the former dropping just one map throughout to REiGN REiGN Brazil Rank #22 in the qualifying Bo5 match. The Union lost two maps overall, both in the qualifying match against TropiCaos TropiCaos Brazil Rank #10 .
TropiCaos then dropped to the final match of the lower bracket, also a Bo5, where they swept 100Jobs. Acadêmicos do Tucuruvi Acadêmicos do Tucuruvi Inactive , who had been earlier relegated by TropiCaos to the lower bracket, ended up losing just one map to Tuzzy E-Sports Tuzzy E-Sports Brazil Rank #7 on their way to qualifying for Brazil's VCL.
VCL Brazil will begin on January 18 and 19, the days of its first matchweek. The full calendar can be found here. The regular season will be played in a Bo3 single round-robin format. The six best teams will move on to a seeded double-elimination bracket to decide a national champion.
At the end of both splits of competition, the teams with the most accumulated points will be selected to participate in Challengers Ascension, which will provide a direct path for VCT Americas.
The full team list for VCL Brazil is:
- Keyd Stars Keyd Stars Brazil Rank #19
- Gamelanders Blue Gamelanders Blue Inactive
- Liberty Liberty Brazil Rank #24
- TBK Esports TBK Esports Brazil Rank #9
- ODDIK ODDIK Brazil Rank #6
- The Union The Union Brazil Rank #2
- Acadêmicos do Tucuruvi Acadêmicos do Tucuruvi Inactive
- TropiCaos TropiCaos Brazil Rank #10