VCT Ascension Pacific 2023: Everything you need to know

Only 1 team will ascend to take their place in the ranks of the VCT Pacific league.  

VCT Ascension Pacific 2023: Everything you need to know
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After months of gruelling competition in the VCT Challengers Pacific, 10 teams will emerge as the top stars of their regions through their sheer skill, willpower and tenacity. But only 1 team will ascend to take their place in the ranks of the VCT Pacific league.


VCT Ascension Pacific gives teams in Japan, Korea, Oceania, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia & Singapore, Taiwan & Hong Kong and South Asia an opportunity to be promoted to international league status where they will have a chance to compete for seats at global tournaments, Masters and Champions. They will also be fighting for a USD 100,000 total prize pool.


The tournament will be played on LAN in front of a live audience in Bangkok, Thailand.  Ticketing information will be released soon, so stay tuned!





The tournament will start with the Group Stage where 2 groups of 5 teams each will fight through a single elimination round robin in a best-of-3 format.


The top 3 teams from each group will advance to the Playoffs. The top 2 teams from the Group Stage will earn automatic bye ins to the Semifinals. The other 4 teams will start in the Quarterfinals.


Playoffs will be structured as a single elimination bracket. Early Playoff rounds will be in a best-of-3 format followed by a best-of-5 Grand Final.



Don’t miss out on our slate of online content that will get you hyped for Ascension! Keep an eye on our VCT Pacific YouTube channel for when the videos drop.


Promo Trailer


Stay tuned for our promo trailer dropping later in June that will introduce the 10 teams that qualify for Ascension.


Ascension Pacific Preview


Get to know the 10 teams more intimately with insightful analysis from our official casters. Learn about their strengths, play styles and our casters’ predictions for the tournament.


Influencer Rallies


Rally behind your local team representatives with your favorite VALORANT influencers! Influencers will be giving you an up close and personal look at each team. Rally videos will be dropped leading up to the tournament. Subscribe to the VCT Pacific YouTube channel so you don’t miss out on the newest episodes!



Ascension Pacific will unfold across 10 days of intense competition from 28 June - 9 July. The tournament is structured in two stages:


  • Group Stage: 28 June - 4 July
  • Playoffs: 7 - 9 July


Tournament day matches will begin at the following times:


  • Group Stage: 13:00 THA // 14:00 GMT+8
  • Playoffs: 16:00 THA // 17:00 GMT+8