Valorant – Everything you need to know about Valorant Champions

The inaugural edition of Valorant Champions 2021 kicked off yesterday 1st December, in Berlin. Here is everything you need... | 2. December 2021

The inaugural edition of Valorant Champions 2021 kicked off yesterday 1st December, in Berlin. Here is everything you need to know about this 12-day long gaming event. The Valorant Champions Tour was announced as far back as November 2020. The 12-day long event happening in Berlin will see 16 of the best Valorant teams from all over the world slugging it out from December 1 to December 12 2021 to determine who becomes Champion.

These 16 teams are the best of the best Valorant teams that qualified for the championship after putting up incredibly fascinating performances all the regular season. These teams have dominated the Masters and Challengers events at their various regions, and now they’ve come to prove who’s truly king in this one-of-a-kind championship event.

Valorant Champions 2021

2021 has been an eventful year for Valorant teams all over the globe. They have clashed against each other in 3 Challengers and Masters Events, in which the best teams of each event walked away with mouthwatering cash rewards. Sentinels and KRU were the first two teams to qualify for the championship, as they started their dominance right from the playoff of the qualifier events, quickly racking up points that undeniably secured them a slot in the championship event.

The 2021 Valorant Championship games kicked off yesterday in Berlin. The 16 teams that qualified for this championship have been divided into four groups of 4. The group stage games, which kicked off yesterday, will run from December 1 to December 7. It will be a series of double elimination games in which the best performing teams will advance to the next round.

What fans can expect

The teams in Group A include: Ascend, Keyd Stars, X10 CRIT and Team Envy. Group B teams include KRU Esports, FURIA Esports, Sentinels and Team Liquid. Group C is made up of Team Secret, Crazy Raccoon, Team Vikings and Gambit Esports, while the last group, Group D consist of Vision Strikers, Full Sense, Cloud9 Blue and Fnatic.

All matches will be live streamed via Valorant Champions Tour’s Twitch and YouTube channels, so fans can have fun in and watch as the action unfolds. The first game took place between Vision Strikers and Full Sense of Group D took place yesterday at 3:00 PM CET. Later on, Vikings had a faceoff with Crazy Raccoon at 6:00 PM CET, after which Cloud9 Blue clashed with Fnatic at 9:00PM CET.

Vision Strikers defeated Full Sense after winning them 13-5 and 13-8 in Haven and Breeze maps respectively. In the same vein, Team Vikings defeated Crazy Racoons after winning them 13-9 on both Icebox map and Haven map. Fnatic also won their early morning match after a fierce battle with Cloud9 Blue. Fnatic won 13-11 on the first map (Icebox), Cloud9 Blue made a comeback by winning them 13-11 on the second map (Split), but Cloud9 resumed the winning momentum when they hit their opponents with a 14-12 score line on the third map, Fracture.

Today, being the second day of the event, Gambit will face Secrets at 3:00PM CET, Sentinels will battle with Furai by 6:00 PM CET, while KRU and Team Liquid will slug it out by 9:00 PM CET.