The most important Valorant tournament of the year is upon us. In just a month, the best teams from around the globe will compete for the World Champion title.
In just a few weeks, we will experience the finale of the current competitive season. Valorant Champions are virtually the "Valorant World Championships", and they will run from December 1-12 in Berlin. The best teams from 4 different regions will compete against each other for possibly the biggest prize pool in the game's history. We've been waiting for this for almost a whole year, so let's find out what we can expect from the event!
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Let's start with all the tournament participants that have a chance to win that sweet Valorant World Champion title. There were 3 ways to get to Valorant Champions:
- Winning the Masters Berlin tournament (1 slot)
- Winning the Last Chance qualifier (4 slots)
- Being one of the top VCT Circuit Points earners (11 slots)
|Sentinels||ShaZam, SicK, zombs, dapr, TenZ||North America||VCT Circuit Points|
|Team Envy||FNS, yay, Victor, Marved, crashies||North America||VCT Circuit Points|
|Cloud9 Blue||mitch, leaf, xeta, Xeppaa, vanity||North America||NA Last Chance|
|Gambit Esports||Chronicle, d3ffo, Sheydos, nAts, Redgar||EMEA||Masters Berlin|
|Acend||cNed, BONECOLD, starxo, zeek, Kiles||EMEA||VCT Circuit Points|
|Fnatic||Boaster, Doma, Mistic, Derke, Magnum||EMEA||VCT Circuit Points|
|Team Liquid||soulcas, ScreaM, Nivera, L1NK, Jamppi||EMEA||EMEA Last Chance|
|KRÜ Esports||Klaus, Mazino, NagZ, delz1k, keznit||South America||VCT Circuit Points|
|Team Vikings||gtnziN, Sacy, frz, sutecas, Saadhak||South America||VCT Circuit Points|
|Keyd Stars||heat, jhoW, v1xen, murizzz, mwzera||South America||VCT Circuit Points|
|FURIA Esports||xand, qck, Khali, Nozwerr, mazin, Carlao||South America||SA Last Chance|
|Vision Strikers||stax, Rb, k1ng, BuZz, MaKo||APAC||VCT Circuit Points|
|Crazy Raccoon||Bazzi, ade, Fisker, Munchkin, neth||APAC||VCT Circuit Points|
|X10 Esports||Crws, foxz, sScary, sushiboys, Patiphan||APAC||VCT Circuit Points|
|Team Secret||JessieVash, DubsteP, BORKUM, Dispenser, witz||APAC||VCT Circuit Points|
|FULL SENSE||ChAlalala, JohnOlsen, LAMMYSNAX, PTC, SuperBuSs||APAC||APAC Last Chance|
This will be an exciting tournament, for sure. North America, theoretically the strongest region right now, has only 3 qualified teams; but will that stop their dominance? And by the way, it's been a while since we've seen Fnatic in a game, so it will be interesting to see if they are still in as good shape as they once were.
Valorant Champions Location
Formerly, the Valorant Champions tournament was to be held in Los Angeles. However, due to travel restrictions, Riot decided to organize this event at the same venue as the last Masters tournament — the Verti Music Hall in Berlin. We don't have any information yet about whether you can attend Valorant Champions as a spectator, but you can set up an email notification on the Verti Music Hall website (specifically here) when the ticket sales go live.
Valorant Champions Prize Pool Distribution
The prize pool for Valorant Champions will be $1,000,000 and will be distributed as follows:
Valorant Champions Official Stream
Like every major tournament, Valorant Champions will be streamed on the official Valorant Twitch channel.