Valorant Champions Istanbul Commences

Sixteen (16) of the best  Valorant teams from all over the globe converged in Istanbul, Turkey to compete for the coveted glory of winning Valorant’s second world championship!

The Valorant Champions Istanbul began last August 31, 2022. (16) Sixteen of the best  Valorant teams from all over the globe converged in Istanbul, Turkey to compete for the coveted glory of winning Valorant’s second world championship!

Credits to the Valorant Esports Facebook Page

The tournament will host 16 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), vying for a lion’s share of the US$1 million prize pool.

Here is the list of the teams participating at Valorant Champions 2022:

  • OpTic Gaming (OPTC)
  • XSET
  • Fnatic (FNC)
  • FunPlus Phoenix (FPX)
  • LOUD
  • Leviatán (LEV)
  • DRX
  • ZETA DIVISION (ZETA)
  • Paper Rex (PRX)
  • XERXIA Esports (XIA)
  • 100 Thieves (100T)
  • Team Liquid (TL)
  • KRÜ Esports (KRÜ)
  • FURIA (FUR)
  • EDward Gaming (EDG)
  • BOOM Esports (BME)

Format:

  • Valorant Champions 2022 is split into a group stage and playoffs, both played in a double-elimination format.
  • Four groups of four teams will face each other in the group stage, with the top two of each group advancing to the playoffs.
  • Playoffs will feature eight teams in a double-elimination bracket.
  • All matches are best-of-three (BO3)
  • The lower Bracket Final and Grand Final series are best-of-five (BO5)

Full Schedule:

Credits to the Valorant Esports Website

Where to watch:

All matches will be broadcast live on the official Valorant Twitch and YouTube channels as well as PPGL channels for the local broadcast.

Em Dangla

Em "Kaisaya" Dangla is an esports shoutcaster on different mobile MOBA game titles. She also has experience in various aspects of the industry, from professionally competing in tournaments, managing esports players and teams, and organizing online tournaments. The former game developer also advocates for women in esports and safe spaces.