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The final qualifier in the series of Stage 3 VALORANT Champions Tour events is upon us in Europe. The EU VCT Challengers Finals kicks off on Aug. 12 to decide the four VCT Masters 3: Berlin EMEA representatives out of the 12-team field.

The tournament also features a $101,430 prize pool with circuit points up for grabs for teams that do not make that cut for the international LAN. Here is how to watch the upcoming event and its schedule.

Stage 3 EU VCT Challengers Finals schedule and Twitch channel

The event kicks off on Aug. 12 and will crown a champion on Aug. 21. Fans can catch the action on the main VALORANT Twitch channel and in Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, German and Polish on their broadcasted channels.

The bracket is double-elimination with four teams receiving byes into the second round of play. The four top seeded teams include Acend, G2 Esports, SuperMassive Blaze and Gambit Esports. The four teams earned their byes by placing highest in the first round of qualifying tournaments, Stage 3 Challengers 1. The field includes six European teams, four Turkish teams and two teams from the CIS region.

EU VCT Challengers Finals
The EMEA Challengers Playoffs bracket. | Provided by Riot Games

The Stage 3 EU VCT Challengers Finals will feature two games a day at the start, with Natus Vincere taking on Team Liquid and Guild Esports vs. ForZe Esports in the first day of competition. The top four teams will advance to the international LAN in Berlin, while the two teams in fifth and sixth will receive 50 circuit points toward champions qualifications. The next placing teams will receive 40 and the bottom three teams will gain 30 for their attendance at the tournament.

The Stage 2 EU VCT Challengers Finals featured a double elimination group stage with a single elimination playoff stage to choose the two VCT Masters 2: Reykjavík EMEA representatives. Fnatic and Team Liquid made the cut in a much lighter field; the tournament only featured eight teams, four from Europe, one from the CIS regions and three from Turkey.


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