EMEA is the first of Valorant's three superregions to crown all of its Split 1 champions. Only one core was able to retain their title from last year's European competitions.

SAW SAW Europe Rank #13 Fragger Henrique Correia brk Bruno Ferreira GrTw Tiago Costa Addicted Eduardo Torres Cunha20 David Cunha — who last year played under Arroz Arroz Inactive Zino Paulo Figueiredo Bati Miguel Batista DaviH David Cruz tomaszy Tomás Machado VTaguT Rui Ribeiro — were the only core to make a repeat of their 2022 feats. Last year, Arroz dominated Portugal's competitions by sweeping both Campeonato de Elite splits. This year, with only three of its players under SAW, the team bruised through Portugal's VCL.

Case Esports Case Esports Inactive was also the first and only organization to conquer a second title, albeit with different rosters.

VCL Northern Europe: Polaris

Northern Europe's three-best teams were all within touching distance of each other. Les Petits Bouffons Les Petits Bouffons Inactive vong Vong Nguyen Luzuh Joseph Loose KRAY Calum Knight Russ Russel Mendes L1NK Travis Mendoza , where L1NK and Russ play, tied first with Apeks Apeks Europe Rank #11 hype Tautvydas Paldavicius kaajak Kajetan Haremski MOLSI Michał Łącki soulcas Dom Sulcas AvovA Auni Chahade , who signed a core of former FNATIC FNATIC Europe Rank #2 Leo Leo Jannesson Derke Nikita Sirmitev Boaster Jake Howlett Chronicle Timofey Khromov Alfajer Emir Ali Beder players earlier this year, at a 6-1 record. FOKUS FOKUS Europe Rank #45 Lime Jacob Foster bucher Maximilian Bucher SEIDER Mathias Seider al0rante Felix Brandl YaBoiLewis Lewis Hughes trailed them in third with five wins and two losses.

HSDIRR HSDIRR Inactive Ale Alend Khalaf vicious Benjamin Guilotte lyNxi Felix Björklund Meddo Johan Renbjörk Lundborg freddan , who qualified fourth with four wins, and Apeks found opening wins in the playoffs against LPB and FOKUS, respectively. FOKUS flawlessly beat LPB and HSDIRR in the lower bracket, rematching Enzo 's squad in the grand final.

Mistic & co. proved superior in the final again, dropping just one map (Split, 13-5) to FOKUS, on their way to a 3-1 win. Apeks' near-flawless regular season was mirrored by a playoffs run in which they dropped just two maps, leading themselves to the Polaris trophy.

The winners of Split 1 are @ApeksValorant! 🏆

VCL Spain: Rising

One of just four 10-team VCLs in Europe, Spain's playoffs featured six teams. Team Queso Team Queso Inactive mezoky Boom Daniel Jiménez lost just four out of 18 matches, while Case qualified second with a 13-5 record. Rebels Gaming Rebels Gaming Inactive and UCAM Esports Club UCAM Esports Club Europe Rank #14 Flickless Karel Maeckelbergh Famsii Ramses Valentino Erasmus Koivukangas OLIZERA Diogo Oliveira azury Luca Sammer Quick Fabián Pereira both had 11 wins and seven losses. KPI Gaming KPI Gaming Europe Rank #15 zeddy Nikolai Lapko B1SK Vitaliy Emelyanov Insider Artem Puzanov Sayonara Ștefan Mîtcu Kiles Vlad Shvets and Falcons Falcons Inactive synsi Jere Virtanen eXerZ Miguel Marín KILLDREAM João Ferreira Guardy Antonio Guardiola circu Fernando Puerta Jimenez rounded out the playoffs list with a 10-8 record.

Unlike KPI, Falcons were able to overcome their opponents and moved to the semifinals. Queso and Case made clean work of their opponents, both taking 3-1 wins from UCAM Tokiers and Falcons that sent both teams into the grand final.

Case remained in control for most of the Bo5 grand final, dropping just one map. Tied 1-1 after trading Icebox (Case 13-5) for Haven (Queso 13-6), Kiles ' team raced through Ascent and Lotus to take a 3-1 win that crowned them champions. Case, as an organization, was also last year's VRL winner, albeit with a different roster.

Lo volvieron a hacer: ¡@CaseEsports campeones del split de primavera!

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VCL France: Revolution

In France, one of EMEA's biggest leagues, SBG SBG Inactive APO Tom Bonnion stand-in TakaS Jonathan Paupard logaN Logan Corti Wailers Wailers Locart beyAz Beyazit Körpe nataNk Nathan Bocqueho were a step above the field. They were the only team to lose just four matches, while Mandatory Mandatory Europe Rank #20 CyvOph Clement Millard SoOn Terence Tarlier HyP Damien Souville thebigfiz Julien Auberton AKUMAAAAA Alex Lo Bello Goaster Tony Richard trailed with a 12-6 record. Zerance Zerance Europe Rank #58 Babax Baptiste Bertrand Jady Yaroslav Nikolaev UNFAKE Bartosz Bernacki lux9 Lucas Danna , WYLDE WYLDE Europe Rank #29 , and VALIANT VALIANT Europe Rank #31 d3ffo Nikita Sudakov Ambi Štěpán Beránek NeskaaS Sohan Bessassa Sacake Ladislav Sachr Jesse Adam Čtvrtníček all ended the regular season 10-8, and Joblife Joblife Europe Rank #38 MAGiK Calvin Spaaij jas Jasiek Nieliwodzki RobbieBk Robbie Boerkamp kamyk Maks Rychlewski mikee Michael Lim qualified over beGenius beGenius Inactive due to winning the tiebreaker.

VALIANT and Zerance both took opening wins in the quarterfinals without dropping a map, but in two very close matches. Both Mandatory and SBG found close wins over Zerance and VALIANT, respectively, with the latter going the distance.

Mandatory and SBG outlasted each other on Split (13-8) and Lotus (13-11), leveling the series at 1-1. SBG had to prise Fracture (13-11) from their opponents and stop a comeback in the process, but dominated Icebox (13-2) to crown themselves VCL France champions.

🏆 @SBGEsport SONT LES CHAMPIONS DU VALORANT CHALLENGERS FRANCE : RÉVOLUTION 👏

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#VALRevolution

VCL DACH: Evolution

DACH was the only league to use and keep a Bo2 format throughout the league, allowing teams to finish matchdays tied up. MOUZ MOUZ Europe Rank #8 xuss Tselmeg Tsolmon Obnoks Nico Garczarczyk iluri Ilari Puranen Fizzy David Figueiredo starki Krzysztof Lewandrowski were the only lossless team throughout the VCL with a 4-0-3 record. Unicorns of Love Unicorns of Love Inactive bleeshh Christopher Bledowski also won four matches but dropped one. Angry Titans Angry Titans Inactive ngiN Engin Kor HyDrO Lukas Brill (3-1-3) and CGN Esports CGN Esports Europe Rank #5 elllement Dragan Milanović aNguiSt Ross Pendleton DaviH David Cruz BennY Benjamin Domgörgen Vince Vincent Kranz (2-1-4), mainstays from last year's VRL, rounded out the playoffs.

CGN came swinging out the gate in the playoffs with a 2-0 over MOUZ, but were struck down in the upper final by Unicorns of Love — who had won against Angry Titans in the semifinal. MOUZ were eliminated in the lower semifinal, and Angry Titans fell shortly after to CGN.

In a rematch between CGN and Unicorns of Love, the former found a 3-0 win that crowned them VCL DACH Champions one season after three of its players were fighting in the region's Relegation tournament.

🎉Eure Stage 1 Champions!🎉

@cgnesportsgg

#ChallengersEvolution

VCL Turkey: Birlik

Fire Flux Esports Fire Flux Esports Europe Rank #9 sociablEE Volkan Yonal qw1 Konuralp Şahin Ruxic Uğur Güç Turko Mehmet Özen w0zzip Zafer Gungor and Parla Esports Parla Esports Inactive Jlerst Naci Enes Yıldırım sociablEE Volkan Yonal lauress Toprak Kaynak Ruxic Uğur Güç jeyj7y Soner Eren Kent — the latter of which placed second in an end-of-year run at G-Loot Clash — dominated the regular season with an 8-1 record. Papara SuperMassive Papara SuperMassive Europe Rank #27 sterben Emre Demirci skylen Asil Yalçın hiro Emirhan Kat SouhcNi Ibrahim Sağır Izzy Baran Yılmaz and S2G Esports S2G Esports Europe Rank #167 lauress Toprak Kaynak Patrui Göktuğ Uyan AsLanM4shadoW Ali Osman Balta jeyj7y Soner Eren Kent russ Batuhan Malgaç qualified third and fourth (6-3). İstanbul Wildcats İstanbul Wildcats Europe Rank #119 baha Baha Gözmen dRKY Onur Bora Genç sh1va Arda Özkaya MERZ Emre Aktaş deminatiX Akın Tak and Galatasaray Esports Galatasaray Esports Europe Rank #63 CyderX Caner Demir Padisah Onur Dönmez LewN Burak Alkan Docent Kadri Vatandaş Touven Can Eryıldız rounded out the playoffs, both sharing a 4-5 record.

S2G and SuperMassive dominated their opponents in the playoffs, but the latter had a tough time overcoming Parla in the semifinals. SuperMassive were forced to reverse sweep Parla, booking their grand finals slot alongside S2G.

In the final, S2G — a team consisting of pAura , russ , and others — breezed their way to a 3-0 win over SuperMassive. After a long time away from Turkey, pAura and russ have finally returned to the top and won a championship.

VALORANT Challengers TR: Birlik Ligi 1. Split Büyük Finali

Karşılaşma sonucuyla birlikte Şampiyon S2G Espor oluyor!

@s2gespor : 3
@supmass : 0

#ChallengersTR

VCL East: Surge

Over a year after dominating the world, Acend Acend Europe Rank #12 ALIVE Gilad Hakim musashi Alessio Xhaferi pyrolll Artur Minin cullumx Nikolaj Cullum Andersen chiwa Egor Stepanyuk 's reign was now limited to Eastern Europe. Their 15-3 record was unmatched, being followed closely by Enterprise Esports Enterprise Esports Inactive LUKYYY Cantzer Václav Jan Stezka SH0UTyy Michal Glacner Hasaa Radim Haša Enrik Michal Vejvoda patagod Patrik Bojkovský (13-5). Of the remaining four qualified squads — Rapid Ninjas Rapid Ninjas Inactive ikke Martin Erdei Barcode Kevin Bana oli Olivér Paksi arbie Kornel Holecz , Diamant Esports Diamant Esports Europe Rank #10 xiTsha Arkadiusz Nowak westside Thander Andrej Živanović Grmekista Tilen Grmek Prti Ivan Erak Pa1ze , Cyber Wolves Esports Cyber Wolves Esports Inactive ALMO Albert Moscicki Freyy Krystian Konopka Hitch Martin Srp pyrolll Artur Minin tatzuki Jovan Milovanovic , and Anonymo Esports Anonymo Esports Inactive belmonte Kacper Mordak xuss Tselmeg Tsolmon Stix Wojciech Chamielec grubinho Grzegorz Ryczko Katu Kacper Twórz — only one had reached the playoffs in last year's VRL East.

Acend and Enterprise Esports had a strong grip on the upper bracket, although the former took a 2-0 win in the upper final. Anonymo, who had been knocked down in the opening round by Enterprise, took wins over Diamant and Cyber Wolves, but were unable to complete their run as Enterprise took them down 2-0 in the lower final.

Acend capped off their VCL East run with a 3-0 over Enterprise, where the team barely struggled. Haven (14-12), Enterprise's first pick, was the only map where Acend struggled, taking clean wins on Icebox and Pearl.

THEY ARE THE CHAMPIONS! 🏆

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Congratulations 👏

VCL Italy: Rinascimento

DSYRE DSYRE Europe Rank #3 caydeN Yari Olmi Tag Alessandro Voci wackie Rikardo Birjukov waddle Wadir Taraki Filu Dawid Czarnecki had a flawless regular season right up to the final match, meaning they topped off league play with a 13-1 record. The three teams that met them in the playoffs all had a much bumpier ride. HMBLE HMBLE Inactive KnightVoice Hubert Lorenc looM Luca Landolfo — who defeated DSYRE — managed nine wins and five losses, while GMT Esports GMT Esports Inactive N A I S Alessandro Montanari AFoxx Fábio Veigas and Macko Esports Macko Esports Inactive shared an 8-6 record.

In the playoffs, DSYRE didn't let HMBLE defeat them a second time and reached the grand final with a 3-2 win. GMT Esports defeated Macko and HMBLE, being the only VCL team to complete a lower bracket run. They would match DSYRE in the grand final, who had taken two strong wins off of GMT in the regular season.

While the final initially seemed like a close match, as the teams went 1-1, GMT scored back-to-back 13-7 wins on Haven and Icebox and became VCL Italy champions. In July of last year, the same core ( bipo , HearthBeat , AFoxx ) became VRL DACH champions after a 3-0 over a different DSYRE squad.

I @GMTesports sono i vincitori del primo Split della VALORANT Challengers Italy Rinascimento, congratulazioni! 🏆🔥

#VALrinascimento #Sognatori @itVALORANT

VCL Portugal: Tempest

One of two new VCLs alongside Italy, Portugal was completely dominated by SAW. The former Arroz core, who won outshone everyone in Portugal's VRC throughout 2022, had just one loss in the regular season. GTZ Esports GTZ Esports Europe Rank #178 Cal Callum Burgoyne H4te Rodrigo Ribeiro Kayn Tiago Teixeira Dos Santos Hiiro Eric Brassac Caim Hugo Fonseca , mostly made up of VRL DACH: Unity winners, trailed with a 12-2 record. VIKINGS Fourteen VIKINGS Fourteen Inactive twokey brk Bruno Ferreira GrTw Tiago Costa VTaguT Rui Ribeiro KenzmPs Simão Azevedo Ds Daniel Silva (9-5) and EGN Esports EGN Esports Europe Rank #49 (8-6) qualified to the playoffs in third and fourth.

EGN and SAW powered through their opening playoffs opponents, 14VK and GTZ respectively. GTZ were adamant about getting a title shot, winning the lower final 3-1 against EGN, but couldn't get much done in the grand final.

SAW quickly jumped to a 2-0 lead, when a dominant first half of Icebox allowed GTZ to take their first and only point. On Lotus, SAW went from a 10-2 deficit to a 13-10 map win, giving the former Arroz core their fourth national trophy.

HABEMUS CAMPEÕES 🏆

Os @sawggofficial conquistam o Split 1 do Challengers Portugal x Worten Game Ring com uma vitória por 3-1 sobre @GTZEsports! GG 🫡

#VALTempest @WortenPT

VCL MENA: Resilience

MENA is subdivided into two: Levant & North Africa and GCC & Iraq. Geekay Esports Geekay Esports MENA Rank #8 , NASR Esports NASR Esports MENA Rank #6 sibeastw0w Anton Govorukhin 7ssk7 Artur Kurshin Avez Hazem Khaled xenon Vladimir Lobov vakk Vakaris Bebravičius , and Team RA'AD Team RA'AD Inactive Depyro Nour Sherif Shniider Yousef Osama Sand Mark Emad phaze Karim Fouad Tuna Ayman Mosaad dominated the regular season of the former, while Team Falcons Team Falcons MENA Rank #1 Sand Mark Emad stand-in Akai SpYzera Abed Doughan Moh Mohammad Bin Oti KHaaLiD Khalid Al Talib and Unity Esports Unity Esports MENA Rank #3 SnipKw Kuro Mansour Mohammed Al-Ahmed vAgue Saif Al Ameri xelouz Saleh Abdulaziz Near Fahad Salem cheK Fayez Saif finished on top of the latter.

Falcons and Unity matched in the upper final, where the former took a 2-1 win. Their rematch in the grand final finished with the opposite result, as Unity took a rough 3-1 win over Falcons.

While Geekay defeated NASR in the upper final of Levant & NA, RA'AD were sweeping the lower bracket. After 2-1 wins over Onyx Ravens Onyx Ravens MENA Rank #7 Kheops Anis Mokrani Eso177 Stanislav Nikolov ease Manuel López ACHRF Adjabi Cheraf zMART Amokrane Ahmed and NASR, RA'AD capped off their playoffs run with a 3-0 over Geekay in the grand final.

EMEA

These ten teams are now the frontrunners for EMEA's Ascension, which will be held this Summer. Teams will still have to go through a second split of competition, due to start in April, where they will keep fighting for points in the hopes of claiming their region's only Ascension spot.

Ascension's winner will get a two-year promotion to the VCT EMEA, where they can fight for Masters and Champions slots while receiving similar benefits to partnered teams.