Teams at the ongoing Masters 3 event of the Valorant Champions Tour are now in contention to secure a significant amount of circuit points across their respective regions in a bid to further qualify for the ultimate Valorant Champions event, to be held later this year in Berlin.
The ones who are unable to qualify for the said Champions event will have to go through a regional Last Chance Qualifier [LCQ] event where they will fend off themselves in a Best of 5 Grand Finale battle to determine their fate further in the VCT circuit. Four Last Chance Qualifier events have been organized by Riot, including the regions, North America [NA], South America [SA], Asia-Pacific [APAC], and lastly Europe, Middle East & African regions [EMEA]
Valorant today on their blog revealed the details towards the APAC Last Chance Qualifier, scheduled to run from October 11-17. The APAC LCQ event will see 10 teams from 5 regions compete for a single spot at Champions. They have also revealed the regional team allocations which are as follows:
- Southeast Asia [SEA]: 3
- China [CN]: 2
- Korea [KR]: 2
- Japan [JP]: 2
- South Asia [SA1]: 1
As being said, slots will be secured upon the basis of the circuit points earned in the respective regions that previously missed out on their chance to qualify for the Champions. The 10-team bracket would see teams from Southeast Asia, Japan, China, and Korea get seeded in the second bracket following the rule that teams from the SEA regions won’t be matched up against each other in Round 1 itself. The latter will have randomized seedings and are yet to be decided.
Teams will engage in a Best of 3 double elimination bracket from October 11-16 while the Best of 5 Grand Finale series for the lone spot at the Champions will be played on October 17. The APAC Last Chance Qualifier will be an online event amid the current travel restrictions imposed due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic.