VCT Pacific LCQ 2023 Recap: ZETA Division emerges victorious

ZETA Division will represent the Pacific region and compete in Valorant Champions 2023.

The VCT Pacific 2023 season ended with the VCT Pacific LCQ 2023 tournament. Whichever team wins the event will be moving on to represent the Pacific region at the Valorant Champions 2023.

Seven teams have gone head to head for a chance to not only represent their country but to be a part of the big leagues against the top Valorant teams in the world. The teams are:

  • Gen.G Esports (Korea)
  • Team Secret (Philippines)
  • Zeta Division (Japan)
  • Rex Regum Qeon (Indonesia)
  • Global Esports (India)
  • Talon Esports (Hong Kong)
  • DetonatioN FocusMe (Japan)

VCT Pacific LCQ 2023 began with the Upper Bracket Round 1 game, which decided the fate of the losing team, sending them packing from the competition. Subsequently, a second round of single-elimination matches ensued before transitioning into the double-elimination stage.

Throughout the entire tournament, each match followed a best-of-three series format, except for the pivotal Lower Bracket Final and Grand Final. In these decisive encounters, the format shifted to a best-of-five series, amplifying the stakes and placing immense pressure on the teams.

Team Secret at VCT Pacific LCQ 2023

Here’s a breakdown of what happened in VCT Pacific LCQ 2023:

  • Day 1 – July 18, 2023
    • Talon Esports vs. DetonatioN FocusMe (2-0)
  • Day 2 – July 19, 2023
    • Rex Regum Qeon vs. Global Esports (2-0)
    • Gen.G vs. Talon Esports (2-1)
  • Day 3 – July 20, 2023
    • ZETA Division vs. Rex Regum Qeon (2-1)
    • Team Secret vs. Gen.G (2-0)
  • Day 4 – July 21, 2023
    • ZETA Division vs. Team Secret (2-0)
    • Rex Regum Qeon vs. Gen.G (1-2)
  • Day 5 – July 22, 2023
    • Team Secret vs. Gen.G (3-1)

Day 6 was grand finals day. After sending Gen.G home, Philippines’ Team Secret would crawl their way out of the Lower Bracket for a rematch against Japan’s ZETA Division, the team that dominated them during Day 4. 

Game 1 took place in Fracture and went the distance with an overtime. ZETA Division ultimately came on top. Game 2 was Team Secret’s moment to come back with a fairly convincing 13-9 victory over the Japanese team, tying the series 1-1. However, it was in Game 3 and 4 where ZETA Division seemingly found their groove and dominated Team Secret with a 13-7 and 13-6 victory on Split and Lotus. 

ZETA Division are champions

Japan’s ZETA Division would go on to win VCT Pacific LCQ 2023 and will move forward to represent the Pacific region and compete in Valorant Champions 2023 which will take place on August 6-26.