Coming to America: 2023 VCT Champions will reportedly be held within the U.S.

After the VALORANT Champions Tour has established its residence in Europe for the previous two years, it seems to be like North American followers will lastly get a style of the worldwide LAN expertise.

According to a report from Alejandro Gomis of BLIX.GG, Riot Games is taking a look at Los Angeles as a goal metropolis to host the 2023 VCT championship match in August.

Since VALORANT was launched through the top of the COVID-19 pandemic, the aggressive circuit began largely in a web based setting, and each LAN match appears to have in some way been impacted by the virus as properly. Players have missed matches, have needed to play from their lodge rooms, amongst different roadblocks.

The first location for VCT LAN tournaments was in Reykjavik, Iceland, in a comparatively remoted setting so gamers may keep protected whereas additionally having the aggressive integrity {that a} LAN expertise gives.

Since then, as COVID restrictions have waned, the VCT has hosted main worldwide tournaments in Berlin and Istanbul as properly. Regional tournaments have principally been performed on-line.

Los Angeles is a promising host metropolis if the VCT does resolve to carry the championship match within the United States this 12 months. Several different esports have held main occasions in Los Angeles and the encompassing space, just like the Overwatch League Grand Finals held in Anaheim final November.

There are different notable cities in America to select from which are widespread locations for worldwide esports occasions, as properly. The LCS championships, for instance, have been held on the United Center in Chicago final 12 months. And the Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas can be a preferred and compelling vacation spot.

Though VALORANT has seen durations the place the competitors was dominated by groups from Europe, groups throughout not solely North but in addition Central and South America have sturdy fan bases that might be excited to see the esport make its technique to the Americas.

Berlin, Istanbul, and Reykjavik have all been unbelievable locations for VCT occasions previously, regardless of sure native restrictions that impacted match schedules and lengthy journey distances for some groups.

There aren’t any particulars but of the place within the Los Angeles space Riot would hope to host the 2023 VCT Championships, however different occasions held by the corporate there previously present some potentialities. Riot Games and the LCS are additionally headquartered in Los Angeles.

European followers could also be upset the VCT Championships received’t return for 2023, however American followers now have one thing enormous to sit up for later this summer season.

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