Knights Arena, the events arm of the Pittsburgh Knights and professional esports team and gaming technology brand, is the official tournament organizer for the 2023 VALORANT Game Changers NA presented by Verizon season. With a total of three regular season tournaments, Game Changers Series I will begin with Open Qualifiers leading into a Main Event.
In each Game Changers Series, teams will compete for a share of the $50,000 prize pool and earn valuable points for the 2023 Game Changers World Championship qualification. There will be a total of 410 points available for the top 16 placed teams throughout each Game Changer Series.
32 Team Best of Three GSL Bracket, with top 2 advancing per group. Final 16 teams are placed into another GSL Bracket, with top 2 advancing per group. Top 8 qualify for the VCT Game Changers Series 1 Main Event which will be a Best of Three Double Elimination bracket with the exception of the Lower Finals and Grand Finals, which will be a Best of Five.
Dates: April 4th-6th Open Qualifier, April 7th & April 11th-14th Main Event
Cap: 32-Team Tournament
Region: North America
Registration: March 17th at 12pm PT – March 23rd at 7am PT. Waitlist will be made available.
TEAM CAPTAIN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR REGISTERING ENTIRE TEAM
ALL TEAMS MUST BE VERIFIED BY ANYKEY.
VERIFY HERE: https://anykey.org/verification
ALL PLAYERS AND SUBSTITUTES MUST BE ASCENDANT+ in Episode 6: ACT 1 or Episode 6: ACT 2 WITH PROOF PER RIOT RULES
ALL PLAYERS MUST PROVIDE A CAREER TAB SCREENSHOT OF THEIR RANK IN GAME AND THEIR ANYKEY VERIFIED CERTIFICATE IN ONE IMGUR POST AND ADD THE URL TO THE REQUIRED TICKET FIELD.EXAMPLE HERE.*.
1st Place: $20,000 & 80 points
2nd Place: $10,000 & 60 points
3rd Place: $7,000 & 50 points
4th Place: $5,000 & 40 points
5th Place: $3,000 & 30 points
6th Place: $3,000 & 30 points
7th Place: $1,000 & 20 points
8th Place: $1,000 & 20 points
9th-16th Place: 10 points
Join codes for the VCT Game Changers Open Qualifier will be sent out to the Team Captain’s contact email after a team registers and their ranks are verified. Each team captain will be able to use the code given to them to register on Battlefy. All players, substitutes and coach are required to join the Battlefy team.
Map bans, side selection and further tournament rules will be further outlined on Battlefy and Discord.
All teams must use the KnightsArena’s VCT Game Changers Discord for voice communications and tournament support throughout the tournament. Discord access will be given once a player has been registered for the tournament and verified with Anykey.
Any questions please join the KnightsArena Discord and create a #mod-mail ticket
Day 1: Tuesday, April 4
2:00pm PT - Round 1 (32 teams)
4:15pm PT - Upper Decider/Lower Round 1
24 teams will move onto Day 2.
Day 2: Wednesday, April 5
2:00pm PT - Lower Decider (top 16 teams move onto Stage 2 of GSL Groups)
4:15pm PT - Round 1 (16 teams)
Day 3: Thursday, April 6
2:00pm PT - Upper Decider/Lower Round 1
4:15pm PT - Lower Decider
The remaining 8 teams qualify for the 2023 VALORANT Game Changers Series I Main Event
Day 1: Friday, April 7
2pm PT - Upper Round 1: Match 1-4
4pm PT - Upper Round 2: Match 1 & 2
4pm PT - Lower Round 1: Match 1 & 2
Day 2: Tuesday, April 11
2pm PT - Lower Round 2: Match 1
4pm PT - Lower Round 2: Match 2
Day 3: Wednesday, April 12
2pm PT - Lower Round 3: Match 1
4pm PT - Upper Finals
Day 4: Thursday, April 13
2pm PT - Lower Finals
Day 5: Friday, April 14
2pm PT - Grand Finals