Riot Games announced the format and schedule of Valorant Champions 2021

After a full year of competition, the teams are locked in for Valorant Champions, the final destination where the first Valorant world champions will be crowned. The event will start on December 1, 2021 with 16 teams competing in 12 consecutive days. Berlin, the host city of Stage 3 Masters will be the venue for next month’s world championships. The event will come to an end on December 12, 2021, with one team claiming the lion’s share of $1 million USD prize.

Overview of Valorant Champions 2021

Champions Berlin will be Valorant’s biggest international tournament to date. 16 squads from seven regions will compete in the event. These teams have qualified through the roundabout points of the Valorant Champions Tour, winning the Valorant Masters event and the Last Chance Qualifier.

Here are the teams that will be participating in the upcoming event:

EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)

  • Acend

  • Fnatic

  • Gambit Esports

  • Team Liquid

North America

  • Cloud9

  • Sentinels

  • Team Envy


  • Vivo Keyd

  • Furia

  • Team Vikings



LATAM (Latin America)

Southeast Asia

  • X10 Esports

  • Secret Team

  • Omniscient

Valorant Champions: Format and Schedule

The tournament will consist of a GSL-style group format, followed by an 8-team knockout. First, teams were placed into four draw groups based on a combination of their respective final placement at the Challenger events and the strength of their region.

● Group 1 – NA #1, EMEA #1, KR, M3 Winner

● Group 2 – NA #2, EMEA #2, LATAM, BR #1

● Group 3 – NA LCQ, EMEA LCQ, SEA #1, JP

● Group 4 – BR 2, SEA 2, SAM LCQ, APAC LCQ

During the Group Stage, teams will compete in a four-team format, with two knockouts to determine the two winners in each group. In the first round of each group, the teams from Group 1 will face the teams from Group 4 and the teams from Group 2 will face the teams from Group 3.

After the Group Stage, a random draw will initiate the Qualifier. The four teams that break out of their group in first place will be randomly assigned an undetermined 2nd place team from another pool.

The teams will then compete in an eight-team knockout, with the first round seeing the first-placed teams play against the second-placed team. Riot Games announced the format and schedule of Valorant Champions 2021


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