VALORANT Champions Tour: Game Changers, hosted by Dignitas, returns Saturday, June 19 with 31 all-female teams..
VCT Game Changers is an effort by Riot Games to include women and other marginalized gender people in esports. The last Game Changers event was hosted by Riot themselves in March of 2021. At the first event, well-known female roster Cloud9 White took home the win after defeating CLG Red in the finals.
Since March, teams have begun forming – and in some cases re-forming – their rosters in preparation for the event. This Game Changers will be hosted by Dignitas, a well-known organization that recently gave up its main roster to focus on its all-female one. On top of roster changes and a new tournament host, we will see a few new faces from organizations coming into the fold. There will be 31 teams competing in the two-day qualifiers to advance onto the main event. Only eight teams will be able to move through to the main tournament.
Where to watch VCT Game Changers and who is competing
The original Game Changers event had eight teams competing, half of which were signed to prestigious organizations. Cloud9 White, TSM Female, CLG Red, Dignitas, and Moon Raccoons Black were all present at the event. This time, over 30 teams will be competing with the same core four organizations returning. TSM, Cloud9, CLG, and Dignitas will all be back with similar rosters from March. In addition, we will see new rosters like Gen.G, Shopify Rebellion, Invicta, and 24/Haven competing.
$50,000 on the line for the best Women's teams in North America 😎
Which 8 teams will make it through the qualifier?
📅 Qualifier: June 19-20
📅 Main Event: June 24-27 pic.twitter.com/YWEE8RGM5b
— Dignitas (@dignitas) June 16, 2021
VCT Game Changers qualifiers begin June 19 and will continue through June 20. The following weekend will host the main event which spans from June 24 through 27. Both the qualifiers and the main event will take place on YouTube and Twitch. You can catch the action on VALORANT Esports NA’s channels on both platforms. There has not been an announced start time for the event at the time of publication.