❘ Published: 2022-09-22T20:00:19
❘ Updated: 2022-09-22T20:00:41
VCT partner teams will have to follow a set of Riot rules themselves, which details a list of requirements such as player eligibility, transfer windows and more.
On September 21, it was finally revealed which teams we will see in three Valorant Partnership Leagues held in the Americas, EMEA, and Pacific regions.
Similar to League of Legends, Riot has implemented a list of roster rules that partner Valorant organizations must adhere to for the 2023 season, such as the number of players imported per team, salary requirements, and more.
Rules for constructing the list of VCT partners
According to the official VCT roster building rules produced by Riot, teams must oblige and follow a list of rules to “promote competitive integrity” within partner Valorant leagues. Some of the more notable rules detail salary, age, and residency requirements.
Each organization must maintain at all times during the season at least four members on its starting roster who reside in a country within the league’s territory. Lists must also consist of at least six players and at least one general manager and coach, all of whom must have the right to work in their hub city.
Team members must also be born on or before March 26, 2005 to participate in the league. Special exceptions are made for players who participated in a Challengers main event in any VCT league in 2022 if permission is given by a parent or legal guardian.
Pre-season and mid-season transfer window dates
A pre-season transfer window will extend from September 26, 2022 and close on February 1, 2023.
However, organizations must submit rosters to the league by October 15 with proof of eligibility to work in the central city or proof of application for necessary work permits or visas.
A mid-season transfer window will also take place from March 6 to March 25, 2023.
Salaries & contracts
The minimum wage is at least US$50,000 for the Americas, €50,000 for the EMEA regionWhere ₩67,000,000 KRW for Pacific.
Contract terms must be for at least one full season if done during the pre-season window. Contracts traded outside the pre-season window must have a minimum duration of at least seven days.
The VCT partner teams must arrive in their respective hub cities by March 19, 2023, a few weeks after the end of the 2023 kick-off tournament in Sao Paulo. Organizations must also provide suitable housing options and facilities for their roster to play when needed.
The 2023 VCT season will begin on February 14 and end on September 11.