Valorant VCT Champions group stage schedule revealed, and it bangs

Valorant developer Riot Games has revealed the VCT Champions 2022 Group Stage schedule, and there are some pretty spicy games in store

Valorant Champions Tour Champions 2022 Group Stage schedule: VCT Copenhagen stage

The apex of the Valorant Champions Tour calendar – Champions – is just mere weeks away. Soon, the top teams from all over the world will flock to Istanbul to take part in the most important tournament of the year, and developer Riot Games has now revealed in a new explainer who will be taking on who during the Group Stage of the competition.

In tried and tested fashion, the Champions Group Stage – which will take place from August 31 to September 13 – will feature four randomly-sorted groups of four teams. During this stage teams will play best-of-threes in a double-elimination bracket until only the top two emerge.

From September 16-18, Group Stage victors will head to the Finals, where they will duke it out for the right to call themselves the best in the world. Once again, best-of-threes will be played, apart from the Lower and Grand Finals which will both be best-of-fives – spicy.

Here are the opening matchups for the Valorant VCT Champions Group Stage:

Group A:

  • Paper Rex vs EDward Gaming
  • Leviatán vs Team Liquid

Group B:

  • OpTic Gaming vs BOOM Esports

Group C:

  • FunPlus Phoenix vs KRÜ Esports

Group D:

  • DRX vs FURIA Esports
  • Fnatic vs 100 Thieves

Valorant Champions Tour Champions 2022 Group Stage: brackets

You can also check out the format in video form below.

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From the international debut of China’s Valorant scene through EDward Gaming, to the EMEA vs NA clash between Fnatic and 100 Thieves, Champions is going to slap from the very beginning.