Valorant Champions 2022 Playoffs: Teams, Schedule, Scores & More

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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The top eight teams in Valorant Champions 2022 groups have made it to the playoffs and are inching closer to the title of Champions.
Here’s everything you need to know about Valorant Champions 2022 Playoffs.

Valorant Champions 2022 is the culmination of this year’s Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) tournaments and the top sixteen teams from around the world came together in Istanbul, Turkey to participate in the tournament to fight for the title of “Champions” and win the lion’s share of the prize pool. Valorant Champions 2022 kicked off on 2nd September and is scheduled to conclude on 18th September.

The tournament hosted teams from the regions of North America (NA), Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Korea (KR), Japan (JP), Brazil (BR), East Asia (EA), Asia Pacific (APAC), and Latin America (LATAM). The group stage of the tournament is all set to conclude on 8th September with eight teams advancing to the playoffs bracket.

With the first four teams already locked in for playoffs, Riot Games unveiled the bracket draw for the next stage. Here’s everything you need to know about Valorant Champions 2022 playoffs.

Valorant Champions 2022 is the conclusion of the 2022 Valorant Champions Tour where one team will be crowned the Global Champion of Valorant esports

A guide to Valorant Champions 2022 Playoffs

Valorant Champions is the final tournament of the competitive season and presents the globe with one winner. This offline LAN event will have a live audience present at the venue, starting on 9th September for the playoffs. Fans will have the opportunity to cheer on their favorite teams during the playoffs at the Volkswagen Arena in Istanbul.


  • A total of eight teams will participate.

  • Four teams will make it to the playoffs by winning the Winners’ matches, the other four will fight through the lower bracket decider matches.

  • Playoffs will also feature a double-elimination bracket

  • Teams will be seeded into the upper bracket (four quarter-finals) and the losers will eventually fall to the lower bracket as the tournament progresses

  • All matches are best-of-three (BO3)

  • The lower Bracket Final and Grand Final series are best-of-five (BO5)


The eight teams that are playing in the Valorant Champions 2022 Playoffs are:

  • OpTic Gaming (OPTC)

  • XSET

  • DRX

  • Leviatán (LEV)

  • Team Liquid (TL)

  • LOUD Esports

  • FunPlus Phoenix (FPX)

  • Fnatic (FNC)

OpTic, DRX, XSET, and DRX emerged as the number one seeds from their respective groups in the group stage of Valorant Champions 2022. Meanwhile, Team Liquid and LOUD won their respective group's decider matches.


The times mentioned in the tables are all in CET and are subject to change. The schedule will be updated as and when the teams progress to the next stage in the upper bracket or when they falter and find their way to the lower bracket.

Upper bracket Quarterfinals

9th September

10th September

Lower Bracket Round 1

11th September

Upper Bracket Semi-finals

12th September

Lower Bracket Quarter-finals

13th September

Upper Bracket Final & Lower Bracket Semifinal - 16th September

Lower Bracket Final - 17th September

Grand Final - 18th September

Where to watch Valorant Champions 2022

Fans can catch all the spicy, international Valorant action live on the Valorant Twitch channel and the Valorant Champions Tour Youtube channel.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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