Valorant Champions is right around the corner, and we got all the details you need to know about the culmination of the FPS esports scene for 2022.
With all teams decided, Riot Games gave fans plenty of information to dig through. Including the matchups during group stages, the prize pool, and much more information.
We don't want to waste more of your time so let's get down to it and break down all you need to know about Valorant Champions 2022.
Valorant Champions - Teams & Groups
The 16 from across all regions have already qualified, with the last few coming via the Last Chance Qualifiers. The group stage will be played as follows:
- Group A - Paper Rex, Edward Gaming, Leviatán, Team Liquid
- Group B - Optic Gaming, BOOM Esports, ZETA DIVISION, LOUD
- Group C - FPX, KRÜ Esports, XSET, XERXIA
- Group D - DRX, FURIA Esports, FNATIC, 100Thieves
Valorant Champions - Schedule and Format
Valorant Champions will be held from 31 August to September 18. The first round of matches, which will consist of group stages play following a double-elimination format, will end on September 13 - after a three-day rest period, the final eight-team double-elimination bracket will start on September 16.
Each group will consist of four teams. Two teams advance per group and are placed randomly on the final bracket with the only caveat being that teams from the same group will have to be placed on separate sides of it. One more thing, those that qualify as first seeds will be assigned a yet-to-be-determined second seed.
You can watch the full schedule down below:
- Wednesday Aug 31 - 17:00 TRT // 7:00 PDT Group Play
- Thursday Sep 1 - 15:00 TRT // 5:00 PDT Group Play
- Friday Sep 2 - 15:00 TRT // 5:00 PDT Group Play
- Saturday Sep 3 - 15:00 TRT // 5:00 PDT Group Play
- Sunday Sep 4 - 15:00 TRT // 5:00 PDT Group Play
- Monday Sep 5 - 17:00 TRT // 7:00 PDT Group Play
- Tuesday Sep 6 - Dark Day
- Wednesday Sep 7 - 17:00 TRT // 7:00 PDT Group Play
- Thursday Sep 8 - 17:00 TRT // 7:00 PDT Group Play
- Friday Sep 9 - 17:00 TRT // 7:00 PDT Bracket Stage
- Saturday Sep 10 - 17:00 TRT // 7:00 PDT Bracket Stage
- Sunday Sep 11 - 17:00 TRT // 7:00 PDT Bracket Stage
- Monday Sep 12 - 17:00 TRT // 7:00 PDT Bracket Stage
- Tuesday Sep 13 - 17:00 TRT // 7:00 PDT Bracket Stage
- Wednesday Sep 14 - Dark Day
- Thursday Sep 15 - Dark Day
- Friday Sep 16 - 17:00 TRT // 7:00 PDT Lower Semifinal & Upper Final
- Saturday Sep 17 - 17:00 TRT // 7:00 PDT Lower Final
- Sunday Sep 18 - 17:00 TRT // 7:00 PDT Grand Final
Valorant Champions - Where To Watch
You'll be able to tune in to Champions on the following channels: