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

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

December 1-2, Thursday

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

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

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

December 4-5, Sunday

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

December 5-6, Monday

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

Vivo Keyd0 – 2Icebox 6-13
Haven 5-13
X10 CritA
Sentinels1 — 2Fracture 13-7
Haven 11-13
Split 11-13
KRU EsportsB
Vision Strikers1 — 2Ascent 10-13
Split 13-9
Breeze 11-13
Cloud9 BlueD

December 7-8, Wednesday

Team Vikings0 — 2Haven 6-13
Icebox 7-13
Team SecretC
Team Envy1 — 2Icebox 13-10
Split 8-13
Haven 12-14
X10 CritA

December 8-9, Thursday


Acend2 — 0Icebox 13-8
Breeze 13-6
Team Secret
Team Liquid2 — 0Bind 13-10
Ascent 13-11
Cloud9 Blue

December 9-10, Friday


Gambit Esports2 — 1Fracture 13-7
Ascent 7-13
Breeze 13-7
X10 Crit
Fnatic1 — 2Haven 13-15
Icebox 13-6
Split 8-13
KRU Esports

December 11-12, Sunday


Acend2 — 0Bind 13-6
Split 13 -5
Team Liquid
Gambit Esports2 — 1Breeze 13-8
Ascent 7-13
Bind 18-16
KRU Esports

December 12-13, Monday

Grand Final

Gambit Esports2 — 3Breeze 13-11
Ascent 7-13
Fracture 13-3
Icebox 12-14
Split 8-13

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.

2ndGambit EsportsUS$150,000
3rd-4thKRU EsportsUS$90,000
3rd-4thTeam LiquidUS$90,000
5th-8thTeam SecretUS$40,000
5th-8thX10 CritUS$40,000
9th-12thTeam EnvyUS$20,000
9th-12thTeam VikingsUS$20,000
9th-12thVision StrikersUS$20,000
13th-16thVivo KeydUS$20,000
13th-16thFURIA EsportsUS$20,000
13th-16thCrazy RaccoonUS$20,000
13th-16thFull SenseUS$20,000

Teams competing in the Valorant world championship 2021

Credit: Riot Games

Group Stage draws:

Group A

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

Group B

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

Group C

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

Group D

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:

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
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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