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Format, groups and planning - Valorant Champions Istanbul

The Valorant Istandul ChampionsThe final stage of the VCT is fast approaching. As a result, Riot Games is starting to reveal more and more information about the competition. In an article and a video recently posted, the FPS publisher presented the format, groups and planning of the championship.


Throughout the year, more than 100 teams from around the world have been fighting for their place in the Valorant Champions, the most important stage of the season. Only sixteen of them have managed to qualify and are now ready to fight for the second World Champion title. Last year, Acend had lifted the trophy but this year theteam was eliminated by G2 Esports at the Last Chance Qualifier EMEA. Who will succeed them?

Competition format

The Valorant Champions will start with a GSL group phaseThis is a four-team double elimination bracket. Four groups have been created, into which the teams have been previously divided according to their ranking in their region. In order to advance to the next stage of the competition, they will have to finish in the top 2 of their group, after having played two or three matches respectively, depending on their results.

Valorant Champions group stage programme

Once the group stage is over, the eight qualified teams will compete in a double elimination bracketThis is the case until one of them wins the ultimate title.


Composition of the groups

Group A

Team Liquid logo
Team Liquid (EMEA)
EDward Gaming logo
EDward Gaming (East Asia)
Leviatán logo
Leviatán (LATAM)
Paper Rex logo
Paper Rex (APAC)

Group B

OpTic Gaming logo
OpTic Gaming (NA)
LOUD logo
LOUD (Brazil)
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ZETA DIVISION (Japan)
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BOOM Esports (APAC)

Group C

FPX logo
FunPlus Phoenix (EMEA)
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KRÜ Esports (SA)
XSET logo
XSET (NA)
Xerxia logo
XERXIA (APAC)

Group D

Fnatic
Fnatic (EMEA)
DRX logo
DRX (Korea)
Furia Esports logo
FURIA Esports (SA)
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100 Thieves (NA)

Planning of the Valorant Champions

Here are the important dates to remember during the Valorant Champions:

  • 31 August to 08 September - Group phase
  • 09 to 13 September - Double elimination bracket
  • 16 September - Upper Bracket Final and Lower Bracket Semi-Final
  • 17 September - Lower Bracket Final
  • 18 September - Grand Final
Valorant Champions 2022 Programme

How to follow the competition

The Valorant Champions will be broadcast in all languages, mainly on Twitch. It will also be available on YouTube in English, Russian and Turkish.

Official Twitch Stream (EN) - Official YouTube stream - Official Twitch stream (FR)


We look forward to seeing you on 31 August to follow the start of the last stage of the Valorant Champions Tour.

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