VALORANT Champions, the final tournament of the VALORANT Champions Tour has had its groups, format and schedule released today. The seven-day tournament features a GSL group stage and a single-elimination bracket stage as the event begins on Dec. 1.
The schedule and details on how to watch the tournament are provided below:
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VALORANT Champions schedule and streaming
The tournament will start at 9 a.m. EST from Dec. 1-6. The final group stage day will start at 12 p.m. EST. Each group stage day will consist of three matches across the four groups starting with Vision Strikers vs. FULL SENSE on Dec. 1. The final group stage day, Dec. 7, will only have two matches played. The knockout stage will start at 12 p.m. EST on Dec. 8, with the first two quarterfinal matches. The next two will start at the same time the following day and lead into a break day with no games on Dec. 10. The semifinals and finals will be played across the next two days starting at the same time.
Riot Games will stream the event on their VALORANT Twitch and YouTube channels, as well as on Trovo. On Twitch, the tournament will be broadcast across the different languages in which the esport operates — including English, Turkish, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Finnish, Korean, German and Arabic. The YouTube stream will only have English, Turkish and Russian available.
Riot Games also seems to be pushing Trovo, which is owned by its parent company Tencent, as another avenue to watch the event.
“Trovo is a video game live streaming platform exiting beta, focused on allowing more content and people to be seen and connected. Centered around the core values of inclusiveness, interactivity and empowerment, Trovo’s key features, including its Trovo 500 and Trovo Play programs, enable better discoverability for all, support streamer growth and monetization and serve communities with diverse backgrounds,” Riot’s VCT Champions explainer article said.
This will be the first VALORANT tournament streamed on the service.
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