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The start of the VALORANT Champions Tour 2023 season kicks off with the VCT LOCK//IN LAN tournament, live in Brazil with fans in the stands. It will feature every partnered team from every region around the world, from the Americas to the Pacific and EMEA leagues. The event starts on Feb. 13, 2023, stretching to Mar. 4, with a live crowd for every single day.

Location, dates, and tickets

As the first LAN in Brazil, the VCT LOCK//IN LAN will be live at the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo. With the event starting on Feb. 13 and ending on Mar. 4, there are some break days in between. Here are all the off days over the course of the event.

  • Thursday, Feb. 16
  • Monday, Feb. 20 – Tuesday, Feb. 21
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28 – Wednesday, Mar. 1

Every other day will contain the best VALORANT teams from across the world fighting against each other for the first time in the 2023 format. Fans can start buying tickets starting Dec. 13, at 11 AM EST. The tickets will be sold on the Brazilian website Ticket360. There will be a virtual queue starting at noon EST, with a hundred people allowed to purchase tickets for twenty minutes at a time. If you are to purchase tickets, make sure not to close or refresh the tab, as that will reset your place in the queue.

The prices of the tickets are as follows:

  • Weekdays = R$90 (~$17 USD) each
  • Weekends = R$110 (~20 USD) each
  • Finals Weekend = R$110 (~20 USD) each
  • Grand Finals = Upper Bowl for R$130 (~25 USD) each, Lower Bowl for R$150 (~$28 USD)

There are student discounts for these tickets as well, making the tickets half-price. For more details about the rules of the VCT 2023 LOCK//IN LAN event, the website answers the FAQs.