Valorant Champions: Teams, Prize Pool, Stream & More

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.

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The Valorant World Championships will run from December 1-12 | © Riot Games

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!

Teams

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)
TeamPlayersRegionQualified from
SentinelsShaZam, SicK, zombs, dapr, TenZNorth AmericaVCT Circuit Points
Team EnvyFNS, yay, Victor, Marved, crashiesNorth AmericaVCT Circuit Points
Cloud9 Bluemitch, leaf, xeta, Xeppaa, vanityNorth AmericaNA Last Chance
Gambit EsportsChronicle, d3ffo, Sheydos, nAts, RedgarEMEAMasters Berlin
AcendcNed, BONECOLD, starxo, zeek, KilesEMEAVCT Circuit Points
FnaticBoaster, Doma, Mistic, Derke, MagnumEMEAVCT Circuit Points
Team Liquidsoulcas, ScreaM, Nivera, L1NK, JamppiEMEAEMEA Last Chance
KRÜ EsportsKlaus, Mazino, NagZ, delz1k, keznitSouth AmericaVCT Circuit Points
Team VikingsgtnziN, Sacy, frz, sutecas, SaadhakSouth AmericaVCT Circuit Points
Keyd Starsheat, jhoW, v1xen, murizzz, mwzeraSouth AmericaVCT Circuit Points
FURIA Esportsxand, qck, Khali, Nozwerr, mazin, CarlaoSouth AmericaSA Last Chance
Vision Strikersstax, Rb, k1ng, BuZz, MaKoAPACVCT Circuit Points
Crazy RaccoonBazzi, ade, Fisker, Munchkin, nethAPACVCT Circuit Points
X10 EsportsCrws, foxz, sScary, sushiboys, PatiphanAPACVCT Circuit Points
Team SecretJessieVash, DubsteP, BORKUM, Dispenser, witzAPACVCT Circuit Points
FULL SENSEChAlalala, JohnOlsen, LAMMYSNAX, PTC, SuperBuSsAPACAPAC 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

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Verti Music Hall during League of Legends 2019 Worlds | © Verti Music Hall

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:

PlacePrize
1st$350,000
2nd$150,000
3rd-4th$90,000
5th-8th$40,000
9th-16th$20,000

Valorant Champions Official Stream

Like every major tournament, Valorant Champions will be streamed on the official Valorant Twitch channel.

Valorant Champions Format

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Valorant Champions Groups | source: liquipedia.net
Valorant Champions will be played in a Double Elimination Group Stage format, where 8 teams advance to the Single Elimination playoff phase. All matches will be played in BO3, except the Grand Final, which will be in BO5. All maps are available in the tournament, while the only banned agent is Chamber.