Champions finishes off the primary yr of the VALORANT Champions Tour in model.
The top-of-year occasion follows the identical format as Masters Berlin and features a whole of 16 groups evenly distributed right into a GSL-style double-elimination group stage, adopted by single-elimination playoffs.
There can be 4 teams at Champions, which have been drawn primarily based on “a mixture of their respective last placements at Challenger occasions and the energy of their area,” in keeping with Riot.
Taking after Starcraft II and Counter-Strike, every group will consist of 4 groups and every match can be a best-of-three. The winners of the 2 opening matches of every group will advance to the winners’ match and the losers will drop right down to the losers’ match.
The winner of the winners’ match will advance to the playoffs and the loser will play the winner of the loser’s match in a last group decider. In whole, two groups from every group will qualify for the subsequent spherical of the occasion.
The playoffs, or the knockout stage, will function eight groups, which can be redrawn right into a single-elimination bracket. All matches can be best-of-three, aside from the grand finals, which can be a best-of-five.
This format ought to present an excellent taking part in discipline, stuffed with thrilling matches.
Group A: Acend, Staff Envy, Vivo Keyd, X10 Esports
Group B: Sentinels, Staff Liquid, FURIA, KRU Esports
Group C: Gambit, Loopy Raccoon, Staff Secret, Staff Vikings
Group D: Imaginative and prescient Strikers, Fnatic, Cloud9, Full Sense