Publish Date: 01/10/2021
Fact checked by: Sophie McCarthy
The international finals for this year’s Valorant Champions tour are fast approaching. They are being held in Berlin from the 2nd to the 12th of December. Most of the teams from the competing regions have already been confirmed for the event but there are still a few open slots for the winners of the Last Chance Qualifiers. As always, there are plenty of updates about the event as we get closer to the finals.
There will be sixteen teams at the Valorant Champions in December. They are drawn from the North America, Latin American, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian, Southeast Asian, Asia Pacific, and the European, Middle East, and African regions. Twelve of the teams are already confirmed. They have worked their way through the Valorant ranking system and earned their place through the Master’s events as well as their total circuit points from their individual regions.
The teams that have qualified are as follows:
Team Secret: The former roster of Bren Esports is now under the Team Secret organisation. They are based in the Philippines and qualified through their circuit points in the SEA region.
X10 Esports: They are based in Thailand and qualified through their circuit points in SEA. We don’t expect them to go very far at Champions, they have had a great early season but in the last couple of months, their performance has dipped significantly.
Crazy Racoon: Crazy Racoon are a Japanese team they were formed in July of 2020 and are relative veterans of Valorant. They are the only team from Japan to qualify for the event. They were knocked out of the Reykjavík Masters by the previous team, X10 Esports.
Vision Strikers: Vision Strikers are a Korean team that is made up of former CS:GO pros that operated under the name MVP PK. Their biggest achievement was a 102-match winning streak from June of last year until April of 2021. They have completely dominated the Korean Valorant scene.
Fnatic: Fnatic is a massive esports organisation based in London. They entered the Valorant scene back in February of this year when they acquired SUMN FC. SUMN FC was an org-less Valorant team that had some success in Europe.
Acend: Acend is a relatively new esports organisation. They were formed by the previous roster of Raise Your Edge Gaming. Since the sponsorship debacle at the beginning of the year, this European club has only improved. They are certainly one to watch when the Champions kick off.
Keyd Stars: A Brazilian team that had some decent success in C-Tier tournaments in 2020 before kicking off their international career.
Team Vikings: Another Brazilian team with an interesting origin story. They are owned by professional footballers João Pedro and Kaique Rocha.
KRÜ Esports: They are an Argentinian team that have had some great successes in the LATAM region but failed to make it far at the Master’s events, they were eliminated by G2 Esports.
Team Envy: A veteran North American esports organisation that began fielding a Valorant roster back in June of last year. They came second in the final Masters event of the year and have a great chance of making it far at the Finals.
Sentinels: A Los Angeles based esports organisation, they are perhaps the best Valorant team of all time with a laundry list of first place finishes in S and A-Tier events. One of the teams to beat going forward.
Gambit Esports: The only Russian team to qualify for the finals. Gambit Esports are also the only team not to qualify through their regional circuit points. They made it to the event by winning the Berlin Masters.