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Valorant Champions: Schedule, format, teams, how to watch and more

The biggest tournament to date in Valorant is set to crown the game's first World Champion. Here's your viewer's guide to the Valorant Champions tournament so you don't miss a second of the action.
Valorant Champions: Schedule, format, teams, how to watch and more

Throughout 2021, teams across the world have been fighting for a spot in Valorant Champions, the Worlds equivalent for Riot's tactical shooter. After an entire year of exciting competition, only 16 remain with a chance to become the first-ever VCT kings.

Riot Games has given fans a deep dive into how the format will look, which will not divert much from previous Masters events, as well as their selection process when it came time to draw pools.

Let's not beat around the bush and get down to everything you need to know regarding Valorant Champions, the last stop for greatness in 2021's VCT.

Valorant Champions - Teams

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The 16 competing teams at Berlin. (Picture: Riot Games)

The 16 teams that managed to qualify via VCT points, winning Masters events, or through the Last Chance Qualifiers are: 

EMEA - 4 teams

  • Acend
  • Fnatic
  • Gambit Esports
  • Team Liquid

North America - 3 teams

  • Cloud9
  • Sentinels
  • Team Envy

Brazil - 3 teams

  • Vivo Keyd
  • Furia
  • Team Vikings

Korea - 1 team

  • Vision Strikers

Japan - 1 team

  • Crazy Raccoon

LATAM - 1 team

  • KRU Esports

SEA - 3 teams

  • X10 Esports
  • Team Secret
  • Full Sense

Valorant Champions - Schedule

Valorant Champions will start on 1st December and will run until 12th December. 

All group stage matches will be done by the 7th, with the final single-elimination bracket kicking off on the 8th.

Check the full schedule on the image down below:

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The full Valorant Champions schedule. (Picture: Riot Games)

Valorant Champions - Format

As we mentioned, the format involves an initial group stage with four teams split into the same amount of pools. From there, they'll face off in a double-elimination bracket to determine which teams advance to the final single-elimination bracket.

The two teams that advance from each group will be placed into separate sides of the bracket, however, the matchups will be drawn randomly from this point onwards. 

All matches will be best-of-three, except the grand finals, which will be a best-of-five affair.

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The Valorant Champions initial bracket. (Picture: Riot Games)

Valorant Champions - How to watch

Riot Games has yet to announce any co-streamers as it's often been the case with previous events, but still, there's no shortage of ways you can tune in.

The main channels will be the Valorant Twitch and YouTube pages. On top of these, Riot has confirmed they'll stream the competition via Trovo, an emerging streaming platform.

In any case, we've embedded the Twitch stream down below for your convenience. 


Don't forget to check out our dedicated Valorant section for the latest news, guides, updates, esports coverage, and more.

Featured image courtesy of Riot Games.