The Valorant Champions Tour 2022 EMEA Challengers kicks underway today, with the region’s best teams vying for a place in the Playoffs. The Group Stage saw the advancement of twelve teams, who were separated into two groups. The top three teams from each group will advance to the Playoffs, where they will compete for a spot in the Valorant Masters in April.
Furthermore, in the forthcoming VCT 2022 Stage 1- NA Challengers, Valorant has presented its North American fans with over a month of heated clashes between 12 of the region’s strongest teams. In this article, we’ll go over all of the details for the Valorant Champions Tour 2022 EMEA Challengers.
Valorant Champions Tour 2022 EMEA Challengers Format
Our opening weekend for the Stage 1 #VCTChallengersNA Main Event looks insane. Tune in this Friday starting at 1PM PT to catch our first match!
— VALORANT Champions Tour NA (@valesports_na) February 10, 2022
The event’s Group Stage will include twelve North American teams. aLSO, Sentinels, Envy, Cloud9, and 100 Thieves were the four teams that qualified directly for VCT 2021 based on their performance.
Evil Geniuses, Pittsburgh Knights, Luminosity, and Rise qualified via Open Qualifiers 2, while Version1, XSET, NRG, and The Guard qualified from Open Qualifiers 1. For the Group Stage games, these 12 clubs have been divided into two groups of six.
Moreover, the Group Stage will be contested in a round-robin format, with a best-of-three series-deciding each match. The top four clubs from each group will advance to the playoffs. Besides, the teams are divided into the following divisions:
- 100 Thieves
- Luminosity Gaming
- Evil Geniuses
- The Guard
- Pittsburgh Knights
Furthermore, the tournament’s Playoffs will begin on March 17 and run for two weeks, with games scheduled from Thursday through Sunday. Even so, the Lower and Grand Finals will be best-of-five sets, with the remaining matchups being best-of-three. In Week 3, Envy and Sentinels, two of NA’s top hopes for the Valorant Champions 2021, square off. Week 4’s 100 Thieves vs. XSET and Week 5’s NRG vs. Team Rise are two more fascinating matches that Valorant fans should keep an eye on.