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.

Gambit Esports earned a direct invite to the tournament for winning VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin, while 11 teams with the most VCT 2021 circuit points have qualified for Valorant Champions 2021.

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?

Gambit Esports versus Crazy Raccoon at VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin
Credit: Riot Games

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

Credit: Riot Games

The event spans from December 1 to 12. Riot Games has yet to release the format of the tournament.

Group Stage

December 1, Wednesday

TEAMRESULTMAPTEAMGROUP
Vision Strikers2 — 0Haven 13-5
Breeze 13-5
Full SenseD

December 1-2, Thursday

TEAMRESULTMAPTEAMGROUP
Team Vikings2 — 0Icebox 13-9
Haven 13-8
Crazy RaccoonC
Fnatic2 — 1Icebox 13-11
Split 11-13
Fracture 14-12
Cloud9 BlueD
Gambit Esports2 — 1Icebox 6-13
Breeze 13-0
Bind 13-6
Team SecretC

December 2-3, Friday

TEAMRESULTSMAPTEAMGROUP
Sentinels2 – 1Ascent 13-9
Breeze 10-13
Haven 13-9
Furia EsportsB
KRU Esports0 — 2Haven 5-13
Ascent 8-13
Team LiquidB
Acend**1 — 2Icebox 9-13
Bind 13-3
Breeze 8-13
Vivo KeydA

**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

TEAMRESULTSMAPTEAMGROUP
Fnatic2 — 1Icebox 13-10
Haven 10-13
Fracture 13-6
Vision StrikersD
Team Envy2 — 0Breeze 13-8
Ascent 13-8
X10 CRITA
Team Vikings1 – 2Split 6-13
Bind 13-5
Icebox 12-14
Gambit EsportsC

December 4-5, Sunday

TEAMRESULTSMAPTEAMGROUP
Team Liquid2 — 1Breeze 14-12
Bind 3-13
Split 13-10
SentinelsB
Vivo Keyd1 — 2Breeze 10-13AcendA
Crazy Raccoon0 — 2Split 5-13
Haven 2-13
Team SecretC

December 5-6, Monday

TEAMRESULTSMAPTEAMGROUP
FURIA Esports1 — 2Fracture 13-11
Ascent 8-13
Haven 9-13
KRU EsportsB
Cloud9 Blue2 — 0Split 13-7
Breeze 14-12
Full SenseD
Acend2 — 0Ascent 13-8
Bind 13-11
Team EnvyA

December 6-7, Tuesday

TEAMRESULTSMAPTEAMGROUP
Vivo Keyd0 – 2Icebox 6-13
Haven 5-13
X10 CritA
Sentinels1 — 2Fracture 13-7
Haven 11-13
Split 11-13
KRU EsportsB
Vision Strikers10:00 p.m. GMT+8 | 2:00 p.m. GMT | 6:00 a.m. PTCloud9 BlueD

December 7-8, Wednesday

TEAMSCHEDULETEAMGROUP
Team Vikings1:00 a.m. GMT+8 | 5:00 p.m. GMT | 9:00 a.m. PTTeam SecretC
TBD4:00 a.m. GMT+8 | 9:00 p.m. GMT | 1:00 p.m. PTTBDA

December 8-9, Thursday

Quarterfinals

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
Acend1:00 a.m. GMT+8 | 5:00 p.m. GMT | 9:00 a.m. PTTeam Vikings/Team Secret
Team Liquid3:30 a.m. GMT+8 | 8:30 p.m. GMT | 12:30 p.m. PTVision Strikers/Cloud9 Blue

December 9-10, Friday

Quarterfinals

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
Gambit Esports1:00 a.m. GMT+8 | 5:00 p.m. GMT | 9:00 a.m. PTTeam Envy/X10 Crit
Fnatic3:30 a.m. GMT+8 | 8:30 p.m. GMT | 12:30 p.m. PTKRU Esports

Format of Valorant Champions 2021

Valorant Champions Tour, VCT, Circuit Points, Valorant
Credit: Riot Games

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

Valorant Champions 2021, Sentinels, Gambit Esports, VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin, Stage 2 Masters Reykjavík
Credit: Riot Games

Riot Games has announced that Valorant Champions 2021 will have a US$1 million prize pool.

PLACETEAMEARNINGS
1stTBDUS$350,000
2ndTBDUS$150,000
3rdTBDUS$90,000
4thTBDUS$90,000
5thTBDUS$40,000
6thTBDUS$40,000
7thTBDUS$40,000
8thTBDUS$40,000
9thTBDUS$20,000
10thTBDUS$20,000
11thTBDUS$20,000
12thTBDUS$20,000
13thVivo KeydUS$20,000
14thFURIA EsportsUS$20,000
15thCrazy RaccoonUS$20,000
16thFull SenseUS$20,000


Teams competing in the Valorant world championship 2021

Credit: Riot Games

Group Stage draws:

Group A

TEAMREGION
AcendEMEA (Europe)
Team EnvyNorth America
X10 CRITSEA (Thailand)
Vivo KeydSouth America (Brazil)

Group B

TEAMREGION
SentinelsNorth America
KRU EsportsLatin America
Team LiquidEMEA (Europe)
FURIA EsportsSouth America (Brazil)

Group C

TEAMREGION
Gambit EsportsCIS (EMEA)
Team VikingsSouth America (Brazil)
Team SecretSEA (Philippines)
Crazy RaccoonJapan

Group D

TEAMREGION
Vision StrikersKorea
FnaticEMEA (Europe)
Full SenseSEA (Thailand)
Cloud9 BlueNorth 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:

TEAMREGIONQUALIFICATION
Gambit EsportsEMEA (CIS)VCT Masters 3 Berlin winner
SentinelsNorth America775 VCT points
KRÜ EsportsLatin America495 VCT points
Crazy RaccoonJapan475 VCT points
Team EnvyNorth America450 VCT points
Vision StrikersKorea415 VCT points
AcendEMEA (Europe)375 VCT points
FnaticEMEA (Europe)350 VCT points
Team VikingsSouth America (Brazil)350 VCT points
X10 CRITSEA (Thailand)295 VCT points
Team SecretSEA (Philippines)225 VCT points
Vivo KeydSouth America (Brazil)225 VCT points
Team LiquidEMEA (Europe)EMEA LCQ winner
FULL SENSESEA (Thailand)APAC LCQ winner
FURIA EsportsSouth America (Brazil)SA LCQ winner
Cloud9 BlueNorth AmericaNA LCQ winner

Where to watch the Valorant Champions 2021?

Gambit Esports, Team Envy, VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin,
Credit: Riot Games

Valorant fans can watch the matches live on Valorant’s Twitch channel and YouTube page.

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