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Valorant Champions Tour Bracket: Stage 01 Schedule Explained

Valorant Champions Tour Bracket has entered its first stage.
Valorant Champions Tour Bracket has entered its first stage. | Photo by Riot Games

Valorant Champions Tour Bracket has entered its first stage. Stage 01 of the 2021 Valorant Champions tour will run from Jan. 27 to March 21 and will feature open and close qualifiers for teams both amateur and pro battling it out for a coveted slot in the Master's event.

Valorant Champions Tour Bracket: Stage 01 Schedule

Stage 01 will be run over eight weekends, alternating between open and close qualifiers. According to Riot Games, the schedule for the Champions Tour is as follows:

Challengers Weekend 1

  • Open: Jan. 27-31
  • Closed: Feb. 4-7

Challengers Weekend 2

  • Open: Feb. 11-14
  • Closed: Feb. 18-21

Challengers Weekend 3

  • Open: Feb. 25-28
  • Closed: March 4-7

Masters Stage 01

  • March 13-14
  • March 19-21

According to tournament organizer Nerd Street Gamers, the second stage's qualifier games will start late-April and the third stage begins mid-July. The last chance qualifier to take place in October before everything culminates in the Champions tournament in December.

Valorant Champions Tour Bracket: Stage 01 Results

The first weekend just wrapped up, with Immortals taking first and Team Envy in second. NRG and Sentinels took top four, followed by Gen.G Esports, Luminosity Gaming, XSET and Andbox in top eight.

Future matches can be watched at Nerd Street Gamers's Twitch channel.