The final iteration of the VCT 2021 is here, with the Ultimate Champions Event slated to begin on December 1st. A total of 16 teams will compete for the Champions title, along with a lion’s share of $ 350,000 from the $ 1,000,000 prize pool.
After a series of events around the Valorant Champions Tour professional circuit in 2021, we saw a host of highly respected professional teams such as Cloud9 Blue, Team Liquid and Fnatic battling their way through regional qualifiers and events to keep their place at book the upcoming Valorant Champions, Riot’s biggest event to date that would determine a world champion since the game was released in June 2020.
As already mentioned, 16 teams made it through various regional events, including the Masters and the Last Chance Qualifiers, to the Valorant Champions Berlin, while some had to count on their fate according to the table standings.
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The Champions Berlin will have a group stage with GSL games, followed by an individual elimination playoff stage with eight teams. The first match-ups were already set by Riot before the Champions Berlin, who drew 4 draws, with the teams being set according to their final scoring and the results of the previous regional events.
Group a :
Group B :
Group C :
Group D :
The top two teams in each group would advance to the playoffs as they face double elimination. After the group phase, the knockout phase is set by a random drawing. The four first-placed teams from their group meet a randomly selected second-placed team from another group. The teams then play through an eight-team elimination round, with teams in first place playing against teams in second place in the first round. With the exception of the Grand Finals, all matches would follow a best-of-3 format, while the former would be a best-of-5 series.
The opening games are as follows:
December 1, 2021
Vision Strikers vs. FULL SENSE – 7:30 p.m. IST
Team Vikings vs Crazy Raccoon – 10:30 p.m. IST
Dec 2, 2021
Gambit Esports Vs Team Secret – 7:30 p.m. IST
KRÜ Esports Vs Team Liquid – 22:30 PM IST
Fnatic vs Cloud9 Blue – 1:30 AM IST
December 3, 2021
Ascend Vs Keyd Stars – 7:30 p.m. IST
Team Envy vs. X10 CRIT – 10:30 p.m. IST
Sentinels Vs FURIA – 01:30 AM IS
Where can you see Valorant Champions Berlin?
Valorant Champions Berlin is broadcast in many languages and the full list of channels can be found below. In addition to Pull out and Youtube, Valorant Champions Berlin would be the first event to be streamed I find, a live streaming video game platform.