All Valorant Teams Selected As Riot Partners

Riot Games will take a different approach with the Valorant competitive scene starting next year, here's every team that will take part at the top level of play.

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Valorant will adopt a franchised system. I ©Riot Games

For 2023, the current Valorant Champions Tour system will be changed, allowing for a more exclusive but consistent interregional play. Teams selected to compete in the three different leagues will be called "Riot partners," in other words, they'll become franchises.

Ensuring a place as one of the few selected teams is crucial to the hundreds of teams looking to maintain a sense of security within the Valorant esports ecosystem. This is why many orgs that have already been denied the option to become Riot partners have simply opted to shut down their endeavors, dropping entire rosters at a time.


You might be wondering who is in contention for becoming a partner, fret not, we're here to help by grouping all squads that have become Valorant franchises for 2023.

Valorant Franchises For 2023

To give you an idea of what teams are in the pole position for becoming franchises, Riot will most likely prioritize things such as tournament results, marketability, and the overall impact they've had on the scene. So think teams like Sentinels, Team Liquid, Fnatic, and the likes. Of course, they'll have to have a somewhat even divide between regions.

Despite all that, at the moment of writing, no teams have been confirmed as Riot partners for 2023. Teams from different regions are closing in on being selected according to several reports from multiple influencers.


These are the regions that will partake in the league format for 2023:

  • North America, Latin America, and Brazil
  • Europe, Russia, Turkey, and MENA
  • Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan, South Asia, and Oceania

Keep it locked to this page as we'll be updating it as soon as teams confirmed they have been selected as Riot partners.

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