The 2021 Valorant Champions Tour season is finally coming to a close, and Riot Games is ready to crown its first-ever world champion at Valorant Champions 2021.
After competing in three action-packed VCT stages and two international Masters tournaments, 12 teams will battle in Valorant’s most prestigious tournament to date.
The final four teams joining the Valorant Champions 2021 tournament will be the winners of the regional Last Chance Qualifiers.
What is Valorant Champions 2021?
The Valorant Champions 2021 tournament is the final event of the 2021 VCT season. It is the event all teams have been working towards throughout the year.
The tournament features 16 of the best Valorant teams from North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Brazil, Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia.
Valorant Champions 2021 schedule and results
The event spans from December 1 to 12. Riot Games has yet to release the format of the tournament.
December 1, Wednesday
|Vision Strikers||2 — 0||Haven 13-5|
December 1-2, Thursday
|Team Vikings||2 — 0||Icebox 13-9|
|Fnatic||2 — 1||Icebox 13-11|
|Gambit Esports||2 — 1||Icebox 6-13|
December 2-3, Friday
|Sentinels||2 – 1||Ascent 13-9|
|KRU Esports||0 — 2||Haven 5-13|
|Acend**||1 — 2||Icebox 9-13|
**Due to Vivo Keyd’s Cypher Spycam exploit on Breeze, Riot Games overturned the result of their game against Acend on Breeze, and map three will be replayed starting with Vivo Keyd 0 -7 Acend.
December 3-4, Saturday
|Fnatic||2 — 1||Icebox 13-10|
|Team Envy||2 — 0||Breeze 13-8|
|Team Vikings||1 – 2||Split 6-13|
December 4-5, Sunday
|Team Liquid||2 — 1||Breeze 14-12|
|Vivo Keyd||1 — 2||Breeze 10-13||Acend||A|
|Crazy Raccoon||0 — 2||Split 5-13|
December 5-6, Monday
|FURIA Esports||1 — 2||Fracture 13-11|
|Cloud9 Blue||2 — 0||Split 13-7|
|Acend||2 — 0||Ascent 13-8|
December 6-7, Tuesday
|Vivo Keyd||0 – 2||Icebox 6-13|
|Sentinels||4:00 a.m. GMT+8 | 9:00 p.m. GMT | 1:00 p.m. PT||KRU Esports||B|
|Vision Strikers||10:00 p.m. GMT+8 | 2:00 p.m. GMT | 6:00 a.m. PT||Cloud9 Blue||D|
December 7-8, Wednesday
|Team Vikings||1:00 a.m. GMT+8 | 5:00 p.m. GMT | 9:00 a.m. PT||Team Secret||C|
|TBD||4:00 a.m. GMT+8 | 9:00 p.m. GMT | 1:00 p.m. PT||TBD||A|
Format of Valorant Champions 2021
Valorant Champions 2021 begins with the Group Stage. All 16 teams will be divided into four groups of four teams competing in a double-elimination format. All Group Stage matches will be best-of-three.
The tournament then shifts to the Playoffs where teams will compete in a single-elimination bracket. All matches are best-of-three, except for the Final, which is a best-of-five.
Valorant’s newest agent Chamber will not be available for Champions.
Valorant Champions 2021 prize pool
Riot Games has announced that Valorant Champions 2021 will have a US$1 million prize pool.
Teams competing in the Valorant world championship 2021
Group Stage draws:
|Team Envy||North America|
|X10 CRIT||SEA (Thailand)|
|Vivo Keyd||South America (Brazil)|
|KRU Esports||Latin America|
|Team Liquid||EMEA (Europe)|
|FURIA Esports||South America (Brazil)|
|Gambit Esports||CIS (EMEA)|
|Team Vikings||South America (Brazil)|
|Team Secret||SEA (Philippines)|
|Full Sense||SEA (Thailand)|
|Cloud9 Blue||North America|
These are the 12 teams that earned enough 2021 VCT circuit points to qualify for the competition, including the four teams who won their regional Last Chance Qualifiers:
|Gambit Esports||EMEA (CIS)||VCT Masters 3 Berlin winner|
|Sentinels||North America||775 VCT points|
|KRÜ Esports||Latin America||495 VCT points|
|Crazy Raccoon||Japan||475 VCT points|
|Team Envy||North America||450 VCT points|
|Vision Strikers||Korea||415 VCT points|
|Acend||EMEA (Europe)||375 VCT points|
|Fnatic||EMEA (Europe)||350 VCT points|
|Team Vikings||South America (Brazil)||350 VCT points|
|X10 CRIT||SEA (Thailand)||295 VCT points|
|Team Secret||SEA (Philippines)||225 VCT points|
|Vivo Keyd||South America (Brazil)||225 VCT points|
|Team Liquid||EMEA (Europe)||EMEA LCQ winner|
|FULL SENSE||SEA (Thailand)||APAC LCQ winner|
|FURIA Esports||South America (Brazil)||SA LCQ winner|
|Cloud9 Blue||North America||NA LCQ winner|