Everything you need to know about the LCQ

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Eight teams will compete for the last slot at VALORANT Champions in December. Learn all about the LCQ participants, the format, and where to watch right here! The epic finale of this year's VCT is just around the corner and there is only one more event for the teams to prove themselves before VALORANT Champions. In the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ), eight teams from EU, TR, CIS, and MENA will fight for the honour to represent EMEA at the first official VALORANT world championship in Berlin next to Gambit Esports, Fnatic, and Acend.

Who will compete in the tournament?

EMEA's LCQ offers one last chance for teams that did extraordinarily well over the 2021 VCT season but didn't quite make the cut to advance to Champions. Gambit, who won Masters Berlin, as well as Acend and Fnatic, who occupy places two and three in the standings, have already qualified for Champions. Seven seeds have been given to the top teams below Gambit, Acend and Fnatic on the EMEA circuit points leaderboard while the final seed went to the winner of Strike Arabia as the representative of the MENA region.

RankingTeamTotal Circuit PointsRemarks
1.Gambit Esports520qualified for Champions as Masters Berlin winners
2.Acend375qualified for Champions as second place on the leaderboard
3.Fnatic350qualified for Champions as third place on the leaderboard
4.G2 Esports325qualified for LCQ
5.Team Liquid300qualified for LCQ
6.SuperMassive Blaze225qualified for LCQ
7.Oxygen Esports120qualified for LCQ
7.Futbolist120qualified for LCQ
9.Guild Esports115qualified for LCQ
10.One Breath Gaming (former: forZe)110qualified for LCQ
Winner of Strike ArabiaAnubis Gaming-qualified for LCQ as winner of the MENA region

What are the teams fighting for?

The teams are fighting for the last spot to represent their organization at Champions - the pinnacle of VCT Esports. There is no prize pool or circuit points on the line.

The winner of the EMEA LCQ will then join the other three EMEA teams Gambit, Acend and Fnatic at VCT Champions to compete for the largest prize pool in VALORANT to date.

What is the format of the Last Chance Qualifier?

The event will follow the same format as the Challengers Main Events with eight teams competing in a double-elimination bracket. All match-ups will be played in best-of-three matches, except for the Grand Final which will be a best-of-five series.

When and where will the event take place?

The Last Chance Qualifier will take place from 10-17 October. Just like the EMEA Challengers Playoffs, the LCQ will be an online event.

What's the schedule?

All times correspond to your time zone setting:

DateBroadcast StartPhase
10 OctoberUpper Bracket Round 1
11 OctoberUpper Bracket Round 1
12 OctoberLower Bracket Round 1
13 OctoberUpper Bracket Round 2
14 Octoberbreakbreak
15 OctoberLower Bracket Round 2
16 OctoberUpper Bracket Final, Lower Bracket Final & 3rd Place Decider
17 OctoberGrand Final

Where can I watch the games?

Here's a list of all of the official VCT channels which will be streaming the LCQ:



Will there be Watch Parties again?

Of course, there will be Watch Parties for the LCQ! All participating channels will be announced in an additional Watch Guide. Check the website later to learn which of your favourite content creators will host the event on their channels.

What talents will guide us through the event?

These are our observers:

  • Felix "Synga" Regitz
  • Melanie "mel" Hoi-San Man
  • Luke "xilv" Davis

How can I stay updated?

To stay up to date with the latest news and information on VCT EMEA, follow our social channels listed below:

I still have questions!

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