Riot Games Reveals Updated Schedule for Valorant Champions Tour: NA LCQ
With Valorant Masters Berlin coming to a close, there is just one final event for North American teams that will lock in the final spot for Valorant Champions. The Valorant Champions Tour: North America (NA) Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) is set to kick off next month from 12th October and eight teams will be competing in the upcoming event.
Two teams from Oceania were originally scheduled to join the upcoming event but travel restrictions and COVID guidelines have prevented them from competing in the upcoming event. Riot Games has updated its original schedule and brackets for the upcoming event to account for the recent change. Even though the upcoming event will be played on patch 3.07, it will not have the Fracture map enabled.
Valorant Champions Tour NA Last Chance Qualifier Format and Schedule
After the original format was heavily criticized, Riot Games has tweaked the upcoming event to feature a double elimination bracket instead, which will lead up to a best-of-five series for the grand finals on 17th October.
The teams participating in the upcoming event include:
NA LCQ - Day 1: Tuesday, October 12
[12:00 PM PT] Match 1: 100 Thieves (#1 seed) vs. Gen.G Esports (#8 seed)
[3:00 PM PT] Match 2: XSET (#4 seed) vs. Luminosity Gaming (#5 seed)
[6:00 PM PT] Match 3: Match 1 Winner vs Match 2 Winner
NA LCQ - Day 2: Wednesday, October 13
[12:00 PM PT] Match 4: FaZe Clan (#3 seed) vs. Rise (#6 seed)
[3:00 PM PT] Match 5: Version1 (#2 seed) vs. Cloud9 Blue (#7 seed)
[6:00 PM PT] Match 6: Match 4 winner vs. Match 5 winner
NA - Day 3: Thursday, October 14
[12:00 PM PT] Match 7: Match 1 Loser vs. Match 2 Loser
[3:00 PM PT] Match 8: Match 4 Loser vs. Match 5 Loser
NA LCQ - Day 4: Friday, October 15
[12:00 PM PT] Match 9: Match 6 Loser vs. Match 7 Winner
[3:00 PM PT] Match 10: Match 3 Loser vs. Match 8 Winner
Upper Bracket Finals
[6:00 PM PT] Match 11: Match 3 Winner vs. Match 6 Winner
NA LCQ - Day 5: Saturday, October 16
Lower Bracket Semi-finals
[12:00 PM PT] Match 12: Match 9 Winner vs Match 10 Winner
Lower Bracket Finals
[3:00 PM PT] Match 13: Match 12 Winner vs Match 11 Loser
NA LCQ - Day 6: Sunday, October 17
Grand Final - Best-of-5
[12:00 PM PT] Match 14: Match 11 Winner vs. Match 13 Winner
Valorant Champions Tour NA Last Chance Qualifier: Where to watch
In a special partnership with Iconic Events, the NA/OCE LCQ Grand Final will be broadcasted live in select theaters across the United States on October 17. Fans can book tickets at: www.valorantliveintheaters.com
The event will also be streamed by content creators in official watch parties. The list of participating streamers is yet to be finalized.