First 12 Valorant teams confirmed for VCT Champions

Cypher and Omen standing next to one another in Valorant

Following Gambit’s dominant win over Team Envy in the final of the Valorant Champions Tour Stage 3 Masters in Berlin, three quarters of the field for the end-of-year VCT Champions has now been determined.

Champions will be the biggest Valorant esports event to date, crowning the first VCT season’s official world champion. 16 teams from across the globe will be in Berlin to fight for that crown, and we now know 12 of the teams that have qualified.

Even prior to the Stage 3 Masters, North America’s Sentinels had already secured its spot at Champions. After a run to the final in Berlin last weekend, Team Envy bagged the second NA spot at Champions thanks to its VCT Circuit Points tally. The team that conquered Envy 3-0 in the Masters final, Gambit, also secured its spot at Champions, while Acend and Fnatic from the EMEA region also qualify via their VCT Circuit Points – the latter squeaking in by just 25 points thanks to Gambit’s victory.

The likes of South Korea’s Vision Strikers and LATAM’s KRÜ Esports have also secured spots at Champions through their respective regions’ Circuit Points.

The full list of confirmed VCT Champions teams can be found below:

  • Gambit (EMEA)
  • Acend (EMEA)
  • Fnatic (EMEA)
  • Sentinels (NA)
  • Team Envy (NA)
  • Team Vikings (Brazil)
  • Keys Stars (Brazil)
  • Team Secret (SEA)
  • X10 Esports (SEA)
  • KRÜ Esports (LATAM)
  • Vision Strikers (South Korea)
  • Crazy Raccoon (Japan)
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD

The final four spots at VCT Champions will be decided by four Last Chance Qualifiers. The LCQs see the best of the rest in EMEA, NA, SEA, and APAC compete in gruelling double-elimination brackets for a precious spot at Champions.

All four LCQs conclude on one Valorant-packed day: October 17.

VCT Champions will take place in Berlin between December 2 – 12.

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