Valorant Champions 2021: How to Watch, Qualified Teams, Format, Schedule, Prize Pool

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The Valorant Champions Tour 2021 is the first real global competitive circuit of Riot Game’s newest creation. As Valorant amassed astonishing success within the video game industry, and especially among the esports community, there is no better way to celebrate its popularity than by holding a competition to find the greatest champion among all Valorant players.

Valorant Champions 2021 Qualified Teams

There have been a total of 12 teams who qualified to make it toward competing for the title of champions. The teams are as follows:

  • Gambit Esports
  • Sentinels
  • KRÜ Esports
  • Crazy Raccoon
  • Team Envy
  • Vision Strikers
  • Acend
  • Fnatic
  • Team Vikings
  • X10 CRIT
  • Team Secret
  • Vivo Keyd
  • Team Liquid
  • FURIA Esports
  • Cloud9 Blue

Valorant Champions 2021 Format

Now that the twelve teams have qualified, here is the format the teams will be playing in the group stages then the playoffs.

Group Stage: 4 groups of four teams in a double-elimination format. [1]
Top 2 teams advance to the Playoffs.
All matches are Bo3
Playoffs: 8 teams in a single-elimination bracket
All matches (excl. Grand Final) are Bo3
Grand Final is Bo5

Valorant Champions 2021 Prize Pool

Of course, the title of World Champion is not the only reward that these players are after, but a prize pool of $1 million.

1st Place: $350,000
2nd Place: $150,000
3rd and 4th Place: $90,000

How to Watch Valorant Champions 2021

The Champions tour can be viewed on Valorant’s Twitch as well as its YouTube page.

Valorant Champions 2021 Schedule

The tournament will begin on Dec. 1. Playoffs will begin on Dec. 8 while the finals will take place on Dec. 12.