The Valorant Champions Tour North America Last Chance Qualifier kicked off on 4th August with the new look sentinels taking on the youngsters at The Guard and Cloud 9 taking on the ex-luminosity Gaming Shopify Rebellion.
This year, For NA, After the qualification of Optic gaming AND XSET, The top eight teams remaining are as follows:
- The Guard (Sayaplayer, Trent, JonahP, neT, Valyn)
- Shopify Rebellions (ex- Luminosity Gaming: TiGG, bdog, dazzle, mada, moose)
- Faze Clan (supamen, POISED, dicey, BABYBAY, flyuh)
- NRG esports (hazed, s0m, tex, eeiu, Ethan)
- 100 Thieves (Asuna, stellar, Will, Derrek, bang)
- Evil Geniuses (Boostio, C0M, Reformed, jawgemo, Apoth)
- Cloud9 Blue (Vanity, leaf, Xeppa, mitch, curry)
- Sentinels (Shazam, Dapr, Tenz, Shroud, Zellsis)
These eight teams would battle it out in a double elimination bracket tournament, with the top seed taking on the bottom seed in the first match of the LCQ, starting with Shroud’s comeback in the competitive scene against The Guard.
Only one of these eight teams would qualify for Istanbul and join Optic Gaming and XSET. Apart from being one of the most crucial tournaments, this also marks the comeback of Shroud and would surely be one of the most excited and watched tournaments for Valorant.
VCT NA Last Chance Qualifier Bracket and Schedule
All the matches start at 01:00 PM PT and would span for two weeks, with all the matches being Best of three with the exceptions of the lower finals and Grand finals which would be a best of five. All the matches would be online, and players would play them from their respective Bootcamp.
VCT NA Last Chance Qualifiers Results
|Shopify Rebellion||0||2||Cloud 9|
|Faze Clan||2||1||Evil Geniuses|
|NRG esports||1||2||100 Thieves|
|Lower Bracket Round 1|
|Evil Geniuses||0||2||NRG Esports|
|The Guard||2||0||Cloud 9|
|Faze Clan||2||1||100 Thieves|
|Lower bracket round 2|
|Cloud 9||NRG Esports|
|The Guard||Faze Clan|
|Lower Round 3|
|100T / Sentinels||C9/NRG|
|Upper Finals Loser||Lower Round 3 winner|
|The Guard / FaZe winner||Lower Final Winner|
Along with the official streams, many watch parties are hosted by multiple people on stream for North America. All the watch parties are hosted on stream and will be very fun. Amongst others, Tarik is a crowd favourite, with his streams reaching 160k viewers during VCT Masters Copenhagen.
VCT NA LCQ would also mark the last leg of the Valorant Champions Tour, which is all set to conclude in Istanbul, Turkey, with Valorant Champions Starting September 2nd.
Stay tuned as we will bring you more on LCQs from other regions.