Riot Games announced the date, brackets, format and everything else that needs to be known about NA and OCE Last Chance Qualifiers for Valorant Champions 2021.
Last Chance Qualifiers (LCQ) for NA and OCE regions in Valorant run from October 12 to 17, 2021. The tournament will feature 10 teams from the aforementioned regions, battling for the right to participate in Valorant Champions 2021.
Teams participating in NA/OCE LCQ are:
- 100 Thieves (NA)
- Version1 (NA)
- FaZe Clan (NA)
- XSET (NA)
- Luminosity Gaming (NA)
- Rise (NA)
- Cloud 9 Blue (NA)
- Gen.G Esports (NA)
- Chiefs Esports Club (OCE)
- ORDER (OCE)
There will be no group stage as the teams will participate in a double-elimination bracket, with higher seeds getting byes in the first rounds. Speaking of which, the Round of 10 will start with teams from the four lowest seeds duking it out:
- C9B vs Gen.G
- Rise vs Chiefs Esports Club
The winner of the first match will face 100T in the upper bracket quarterfinals while the winner of the second match will go up against Version1. In the pre-determined upper bracket quarterfinals, XSET will face ORDER while FaZe will battle Luminosity.
While all the necessary dates are known, Riot Games didn't reveal the broadcast time yet. It will presumably be unveiled once they announce the casting talent as well.