Of the 10 teams who qualified via circuit points, a large majority were confirmed when they reached Masters Copenhagen via each regional circuit. This was the case for North America, Brazil, Korea and Asia-Pacific. The teams at the top of the standings in EMEA, Japan and LATAM still had their fates on the line.
International debutants Guild Esports Guild Esports Europe Rank #5 had the chance to knock either FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Europe Rank #11 or FNATIC FNATIC Europe Rank #6 off the top two slots, but the draw pit FPX against Guild in the lower bracket. The latter lost 2-1, confirming that FPX and FNATIC would be the first representatives of EMEA in Turkey.
In Japan, NORTHEPTION NORTHEPTION Japan Rank #8 had a slim chance of sending ZETA DIVISION ZETA DIVISION Japan Rank #2 to the East Asia LCQ, but they would have to finish third in Copenhagen. Ultimately, FPX knocked them out in Group B's decider, which meant NORTHEPTION accrued only 200 points. As such, ZETA DIVISION's 475 points were enough to book their tickets to Istanbul.
The final region to define its representative via circuit points was LATAM. KRÜ Esports KRÜ Esports Latin America South Rank #1 qualified to Masters Copenhagen via the LATAM/BR LCQ after Leviatán bested them in the regional circuit, and an unlucky groups run saw OpTic eliminate them from the tournament. As a result, Leviatán needed just one win in the playoffs into which they were seeded to secure more points than KRÜ, and they got there by eliminating XSET in the lower bracket.
Every team currently participating in Masters Copenhagen that isn't directly seeded into Champions is already locked for their regional LCQ.
In total, there will be 16 teams in Turkey between September 2 and 18, but only one can come out Valorant World Champion. The remaining six teams will be defined in August, through the six regional Last Chance Qualifiers.
Valorant Champions will feature the following teams:
- OpTic Gaming OpTic Gaming North America Rank #
- XSET XSET North America Rank #5
- FNATIC FNATIC Europe Rank #6
- FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Europe Rank #11
- LOUD LOUD Brazil Rank #
- Leviatán Leviatán Latin America South Rank #18
- DRX DRX Korea Rank #
- ZETA DIVISION ZETA DIVISION Japan Rank #2
- Paper Rex Paper Rex Asia-Pacific Rank #5
- XERXIA Esports XERXIA Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #
- NA LCQ
- EMEA LCQ
- South America LCQ
- South America LCQ
- East Asia LCQ
- APAC LCQ