The final tournament of the VALORANT Champions Tour, known as VALORANT Champions 2021, is set to begin on Dec. 1. The Last Chance Qualifier events have concluded in all four regions, including a much-delayed North American tournament. The top VALORANT teams will train throughout the month of November before heading to Berlin for the tournament
Who is competing at Champs?
16 teams will compete in the final tournament of VALORANT’s first year of competitive play. Seven teams qualified through earning enough regional circuit points while four others qualified through regional Last Chance Qualifier tournaments. One team, Gambit Esports, qualified by winning Masters Berlin.
— VALORANT Champions Tour (@ValorantEsports) November 1, 2021
Here are all 16 teams who have secured a trip to Berlin for Champions.
- Gambit Esports (Masters Berlin Champions)
- Sentinels (NA)
- Team Envy (NA)
- Cloud9 (NA)
- KRÜ Esports (LATAM)
- Team Vikings (BR)
- Keyd Stars (BR)
- Acend (EMEA)
- Fnatic (EMEA)
- Vision Strikers (KR)
- Crazy Raccoon (JP)
- X10 Esports (SEA)
- Team Secret (SEA)
- Team Liquid (EMEA LCQ)
- FURIA Esports (SA LCQ)
- FULL SENSE (APAC LCQ)
- Cloud9 Blue (NA LCQ)
How to watch VALORANT Champions
Champions will be streamed on the official VALORANT Twitch and YouTube Channels. An official schedule has yet to be released by Riot Games. We’ll update this article once it’s out in the wild. The tournament will run from Dec. 1 to Dec. 12 with matches played on all standard maps as well as Fracture.
What is the format for VALORANT Champions?
Riot has yet to confirm the format for the final VALORANT tournament of the year. The Santa Monica-based studio and publisher has made changes to the format for other tournaments after the initial announcement, shifting from single-elimination to double-elimination after community backlash. Riot has said the news will be revealed soon.