Valorant Champions kicks off today in Berlin and is marked as the final iteration of the Valorant Champions Tour 2021 pro season which features a total of 16 teams contesting to grab the Champions title along with a lion’s share of $350,000 USD from the prize pool worth $1,000,000 USD.
After a series of events held under the Valorant Champions Tour in 2021, we saw a plethora of highly estimable professional teams like Cloud9 Blue, Team Liquid, Fnatic battle out through the regional qualifiers and events in a bid to further book their slot at the Valorant Champions, Riot’s first largest event till date, to determine the game’s first-ever world champion since it’s launch in June 2020.
Being said, 16 teams made their way to the Valorant Champions Berlin through different regional events including the Masters, Last Chance Qualifiers while some had to bank on their fate as per the table standings.
The Champions Berlin will have a group stage featuring GSL play followed by a single-elimination eight-team playoff stage. The initial match-ups have already been determined by Riot ahead of the Champions Berlin which have drawn 4 where teams have been seeded according to their final standings and results from the previous regional events.
Valorant Champions Groups:
- Team Envy
- X10 CRIT
- Keyd Stars
- KRU Esports
- Team Liquid
- FURIA Esports
- Gambit Esports
- Team Vikings
- Team Secret
- Crazy Raccoon
- Vision Strikers
- Full Sense
- Cloud9 Blue
The top two teams from each group would move further to the Playoffs while facing double elimination. After the Group Stage, a random draw will seed the Knockout Stage.
The four teams who have advanced out of their group in 1st place will face a randomly selected 2nd place team from a different group. The teams will then play through an eight-team elimination bracket, with the first round seeing teams who placed 1st play against teams who placed 2nd. Except for the Grand finals, all the matches would follow a Best of 3 format while the former would be a best of 5 series.
Valorant Champions Day 1 Schedule:
- 8am CT: Vision Strikers vs. Full Sense (Group D)
- 11am CT: Vikings vs. Crazy Raccoon (C)
- 2pm CT: Fnatic vs. Cloud9 (D)
Valorant Champions Live Stream?
Valorant Champions Berlin will be broadcast in many languages and the full list of channels can be found below. In Addition to Twitch and YouTube, Valorant Champions Berlin would be the first-ever event to be streamed on Trovo, a video game live streaming platform.