The playing field is being whittled down at Valorant Champions 2022.

In Group A, LATAM squad Leviatán pulled off two huge upsets over Team Liquid and Paper Rex to become the first team to make it into the playoffs.

Meanwhile, North American powerhouse OpTic Gaming finally broke the curse of their slow starts at international events, emerging from their group with a clean 2-0 record. The Masters Reykjavik 2022 champions defeated BOOM Esports and LOUD, securing the top seed in Group B.

Over in Group D, DRX were the first team to secure their spot in the next stage. After defeating FURIA Esports, the Korean squad found their first win against a North American team, beating 100 Thieves 2-0. 

Only two teams from each of the four groups will proceed to the double-elimination playoffs bracket.

Which teams have qualified for the Valorant Champions 2022 playoffs?

DRX advances to Valorant Champions 2022 playoffs
Credit: Riot Games

Here’s a look at all eight teams that have secured a spot in the playoffs.

Qualified teams will continue their tournament run on September 9.

Team LiquidAEMEA
OpTic GamingBNorth America
XSETCNorth America
FunPlus PhoenixCEMEA

The prize distribution of the tournament is expected to be similar to last year’s, where the winner of the tournament will take home US$350,000 in prize money, the lion’s share of the US$1 million prize pool.

Keep track of all the Valorant action with our guide to the complete schedule for Valorant Champions 2022. All matches will be broadcast on the official Valorant Twitch and YouTube channels.

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