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YOU CAN SIGN-UP HERE. BE SURE TO READ ALL RULES AND REQUIREMENTS FIRST.
The sign-up for the first Open Qualifiers is open from 25 January, 14:00 CET and closes on 31 January, 23:59 CET.
Time-line for the first Open Qualifiers & Challengers Weekend:
|Open Qualifiers||Open Qualifiers||Open Qualifiers|
|4 February (512 teams compete, top 32 advance)||11 February (512 teams compete, top 32 advance)||11 February (512 teams compete, top 32 advance)|
|5 February (32 teams compete, top 8 advance)||12 February (32 teams compete, top 8 advance)||12 February (32 teams compete, top 8 advance)|
|Challengers Weekend||Challengers Weekend||Challengers Weekend|
|6 February (QF 1/2)||13 February (QF 1/2)||13 February (QF 1/2)|
|7 February (QF 3/4)||14 February (QF 3/4)||14 February (QF 3/4)|
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AM I ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE?
If you are ready to show the world how you actually play VALORANT, then start practicing. The qualifiers are open to everyone and you don't need a professional organisation as back-up or anything – just pure skill.
Before jumping straight into the action, please read all the rules in advance. If there are any questions, just shoot us a message.
- Every single player must confirm their participation on the website
- Every single player needs to download and install the Tournament Client.
- Sign-ups start one week before the start of each qualifier
- Sign-ups close three days before the start of the qualifier
- Riot Games runs anti-cheat checks between the end of the sign-up and the start of the qualifier
Make sure you assemble your squad in time so you're ready for your first shot to make it to the final stage: the VALORANT Champions event! But don't worry if you are still looking for the perfect teammates to take on the challenge. And sometimes you need another attempt to get the hang of a competitive environment if you don't make it first time around. Therefore, there will be more Open Qualifiers for additional Challengers Weekends coming up soon.
THE TOURNAMENT FORMAT
The 2021 VALORANT Champions Tour is split into several stages. To vie with the very best in the world, you need to prove your skills in your region first.
The three stages all lead to the final VALORANT Champions event in December. Source: Riot Games.
There are three stages on the regional level. At the very beginning of each stage, players participate in one of the three open qualifiers. The top 8 squads of the first qualifiers (which you can sign-up for now) then move on to the first Challengers Weekend.
In this first Challengers Weekend, the top 4 earn a spot in the second Challengers Weekend, while the remaining teams need to try their luck again in one of the next Open Qualifiers.
Once all teams are recruited for the second Challengers Weekend and the upcoming third Challengers Weekend, they battle each other for the next stage: the top 4 of each Weekend advance to the Challenger Final, also called the Regional Masters. There, teams can grab a ticket to the final main event: The VALORANT Champions.
The entire sequence of "Open Qualifiers -> Challengers Weekend -> Challenger Final (Regional Masters)" takes place three times in total, as there are three stages. Therefore, you have a total of nine chances to make it through the Open Qualifiers during the year.
For more information about the tournament format, check out the article below.
NOW PRACTICE YOUR STRATEGIES, BLAZES AND SHADOW WALKS, BECAUSE HERE IS YOUR FIRST CHANCE TO MAKE IT TO THE 2021 VALORANT CHAMPIONS TOUR!
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