Valorant Champions Tour NA 2022


Valorant Champions Tour NA 2022: Everything You Need to Know

Abhimannu Das
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Valorant Champions Tour will feature a shorter season with Riot Games stepping away from a three-stage format.
There will be two stages only, leading up to the last chance qualifiers and world championships.
Riot Games will work with tournament organizers to host more third-party events and shall also further support the women's Valorant scene.

Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) 2022 is set to commence in early 2022 and Riot Games is going to incorporate its Game Changers and Galorants events as a core part of the VCT. The world championships will take place earlier than usual with Riot Games speeding up the stages for a more event-filled season.

North America’s Valorant esports calendar has already been set in stone and the region will be looking to redeem itself after a disappointing performance at Champions earlier this month. Unlike last year, there will only be two stages leading up to the last chance qualifiers and Masters events.

Valorant Champions Tour North America 2022 Schedule

Teams will start competing in the open qualifiers for the first Challengers event from 27th January 2022. Kicking off on February 11, the first five weeks of the Challengers main event are a round-robin competition. Weeks six and seven will feature double-elimination playoffs to determine the North American representatives for Masters One 2022.

Valorant Champions Tour 2022

VCT 2022 - Stage One

Valorant Champions Tour NA Challengers 1

  • VCT Stage 1 - Challengers NA - Open Qualifier: 27th January to 30th January 2022

  • VCT Stage 1 - Challengers NA - Main Event: 11th February to 27th March 2022

Valorant Champions Tour - Masters One

Valorant Masters One will be a global event that will feature the top teams from Stage One compete in a LAN setting. The event will take place in April 2021.

VCT 2022 - Stage Two

Valorant Champions Tour NA Challengers 2

  • VCT Stage 2 - Challengers NA - Open Qualifier: 5th May to 8th May 2022

  • VCT Stage 2 - Challengers NA - Closed Qualifier: 13th May to 26th June 2022

Valorant Champions Tour - Masters Two

The dates for the second Masters event have not been decided and all we know for now is that it will take place sometime in July 2022.

Valorant Champions Tour - NA Last Chance Qualifier

The invite-only event will feature teams that accumulate the most circuit points during Stage One and Two. The event will take place in August 2022.

Valorant Champions 2022

The second-ever Valorant world championship will take place in September 2022. Unlike the 2021 season which spanned the entire year, Riot Games wants to speed up the season to make room for more events towards the end of the year as soon as the world championship ends.

New Tournament Circuit - Q4 2022

There will be no off-season between the 2022 and 2023 season. Riot Games will be partnering with third-party tournament organizers to host events

Valorant Game Changers 2022

The Valorant Game Changers 2022 event will take place from March to October 2022. Next year’s Game Changers event will crown one team with the title of the first-ever Game Changers Champion. In addition to the flagship event, Galorants will continue producing monthly VCT Game Changers Academy tournaments for women’s VALORANT teams.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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