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VALORANT Champions 2021 Begins To Fill Out

Riot Games’ newest esports product is nearing the finish line. The VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) will close out their inaugural season this year in Berlin, Germany from December 1st to the 12th. VALORANT Champions is the grand finale for the hundreds of teams that have competed worldwide throughout the VALORANT Champions Tour. Think League of Legends’ World Championships but with more explosions and trash talk. 

All year, VALORANT has seen competitions ranging from offline to online, from the comfort of your domestic stomping grounds to the steady landscape of Reykjavík, Iceland–all we need now is a champion. 16 teams will chase glory and battle for the right to call themselves the 2021 VALORANT World Champions.

  • Sentinels
  • Vision Strikers
  • Team Vikings
  • Vivo Keyd / Keyd Stars
  • KRÜ Esports
  • Crazy Raccoon
  • X10 Esports

As of Tuesday the 14th, there are 9 tickets to VALORANT Champions 2021 that have yet to be booked. 

While Sentinels have already booked their tickets well in advance towering over the region with 775 total circuit points, Team Envy and 100 Thieves–both of whom are currently competing in VCT: Masters 3 – Berlin–hold the solid placings with 350 and 325 points respectively. The North American Last Chance Qualifiers will include teams like Version1, FaZe Clan, XSET and Cloud9 Blue among other names.

1 ticket goes to the winner of VCT: Masters 3 – Berlin. Additionally, the region that wins Masters 3 will have an additional slot added to their home regions Last Chance Qualifiers–meaning if you’re a TSM fan, you’re cheering for Sentinels. 

Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) still has the majority of its seeds left open with Gambit Esports currently leading the pack with 370 circuit points tailed by Fnatic with 350 and Acend with 325. Fan favourites, Team Liquid, stand alongside Oxygen Esports Futbolist, Guild Esports as those who have currently qualified for the EMEA Last Chance Qualifiers. The winner of whom will earn a ticket to represent their region at VALORANT Champions. 

Brazil’s Sharks Esports holds a steady 3rd place in circuit points with 215, whereas Havan Liberty, FURIA Esports and Gamelanders Blue await their fate at Brazil’s Last Chance Qualifier. 

Fan favourites, F4Q has secured their seed for APAC’s Last Chance Qualifiers and bronze medalists at Masters 2 – Iceland, NUTURN Gaming, are likely to join them with 410 circuit points. The fate of late-stage contenders, DAMWON Gaming, rests in Vision Strikers hands. Scraping together 160 circuit points puts them outside the range for the Last Chance Qualifiers, but a Vision Strikers win at Masters 3 would give them the nod to join the race to Champions. The key to remember with this particular qualifier is that it is the entirety of the Asian and Pacific region.

This means Japanese teams like ZETA DIVISON and REJECT, South East Asian teams like Paper Rex and Team Secret, as well as two Chinese teams will battle for 1 ticket back to Berlin, Germany for the end of season festivities. 

Images via Riot Games

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