Riot has announced the final details about the EMEA last chance qualifiers tournament for Valorant Champions.
EMEA Last Chance Qualifiers – some of the biggest teams’ last hope
Before the EMEA Challengers Playoffs kicked off, we wrote about what every team had to do to secure a seat in Valorant Champions or the EMEA Last Chance Qualifiers. While the playoffs are still ongoing, Riot has announced several essential details about the LCQ.
In an announcement made on the official Valorant Champions Tour website, Riot shared details concerning the final dates, format, and where the LCQ will be taking place. Teams that have a chance at making it into the tournament finally have some answers.
The only way into Valorant Champions
The EMEA Last Chance Qualifier will see the winner of Strike Arabia or the MENA region representative join the seven EMEA teams that place 3rd to 9th on the VCT circuit standings. The teams will then battle it out for the final spot for Valorant Champions.
The LCQ is playing out after Masters Berlin. Should an EMEA representative win it all at Berlin, the 10th placed team on VCT circuit points will participate in the LCQ. The tournament will be held on October 10-17, a double-elimination bracket, and online.
The current narrative for the EMEA teams
- FNATIC currently has the most circuit points with 350, but they risk losing their seat at Valorant Champions since they failed to qualify for the Challengers Playoffs and Masters Berlin.
- Acend, SuperMassive Blaze, Gambit Esports, and G2 Esports have all qualified for Masters Berlin and secured a minimum of 175 circuit points which is enough to get them all into the LCQ.
- Gambit Esports have taken Team Liquid’s 2nd place seat in the circuit standings but need to finish at least 9th-12th at Masters Berlin to secure a seed into Valorant Champions.
- Acend needs to come in 2nd place or win Masters Berlin to make it to Valorant Champions.
- Futbolist, Oxygen Esports, and Guild Esports secured enough points to qualify for the EMEA Last Chance Qualifier.
- forze is sitting at 9th place with 110 circuit points and will only make it into LCQ if an EMEA representative wins Masters Berlin
Masters Berlin will play out from September 10 to 19, and it will be Valorant’s second international LAN tournament. You can catch all the action on Valorant’s official Twitch Channel.