The VCT North America Last Chance Qualifier will be exciting to watch. With the conclusion of VCT Stage 1 and 2, eight teams have earned the right to compete for a spot in Valorant Champions Istanbul.

The VCT NA LCQ will headline Sentinels’ new roster featuring popular Twitch streamer Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek, who is returning to pro play after four years as a fulltime content creator. 

Shroud will be teaming up with the Masters Reykjavik 2021 champions, including Tyson “TenZ” Ngo and Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan, who are dead set on returning to the VCT’s global stage.

The tournament also includes other top-performing teams from the North American region: The Guard, Shopify Rebellion, Cloud9, FaZe Clan, Evil Geniuses, NRG Esports, and 100 Thieves.

The eight teams in the VCT NA LCQ are looking to join OpTic Gaming and XSET as North America’s representatives in Valorant Champions Istanbul.

No team can be overlooked in the LCQ. Even Evil Geniuses, who looked lackluster in Stage 1, appear revitalized now with an impressive group stage showing that included a win over OpTic Gaming.

What is the VCT North America Last Chance Qualifier?

Valorant The Guard Masters Reykjavik 2022 Trent
Credit: Riot Games

The VCT NA LCQ will be the last tournament for North American teams to claim the final spot at Valorant Champions Istanbul.

Behind OpTic Gaming and XSET are eight teams with the most VCT circuit points. These teams will get one more shot at Champions in the VCT NA LCQ, where they will battle for the final regional spot in Riot Games’ Valorant world championship.

VCT North America Last Chance Qualifier schedule and results

Vanity Cloud9 Valorant
Credit: Riot Games

(To be updated)

The tournament will run for one action-packed week from August 7 to 14.


August 5

Upper bracket quarterfinals

The Guard 2 — 1Sentinels
FaZe Clan2 — 1Evil Geniuses

August 6

Upper bracket quarterfinals

NRG Esports1 — 2100 Thieves
Shopify Rebellion0 — 2Cloud9

August 7

Upper bracket semifinals

The Guard2 — 0Cloud9

Lower bracket round 1

Sentinels2 — 0Shopify Rebellion

August 8 

Upper bracket semifinals

FaZe Clan2 — 1100 Thieves

Lower bracket round 1

Evil Geniuses1 — 2NRG Esports

August 12

Lower bracket quarterfinals

Sentinels1 — 2100 Thieves
Cloud92 — 0NRG Esports

August 13

Upper bracket final

The Guard2 — 0FaZe Clan

Lower bracket semifinal

100 Thieves2 — 0Cloud9

August 14

Lower bracket final

FaZe Clan0 — 3100 Thieves

August 15

Grand final

The Guard0 — 3100 Thieves

Teams that are competing in the VCT NA LCQ

VCT NA teams circuit point standings
Credit: Riot Games
The Guard
FaZe Clan
Shopify Rebellion
100 Thieves
Evil Geniuses

Format of the VCT NA Last Chance Qualifier

100 Thieves Valorant roster for VCT NA Stage 2 Challengers 2022
Credit: 100 Thieves

The tournament begins with the playoffs where all eight teams will play through a double-elimination bracket.

All matches will play out in a best-of-three series, except for the lower bracket final and grand final, which will be best-of-five games.

Where to watch VCT North America Last Chance Qualifier matches live?

Valorant fans can watch the matches live on Riot Games’ official Twitch and YouTube channels:

Valorant 2Twitch
Valorant EsportsYouTube

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