The last ten days saw sixteen of the world's top teams fight through the group stage of the ongoing Champions tournament, the capstone event to 2022's VCT circuit.

Eight teams remain, but only one can earn the title of 2022 Valorant Champions. has compiled everything you need to know about the upcoming playoff stage of the event.


The top two teams from each of four groups from the group stage have advanced to playoffs. To recap, the playoff teams from each group are as follows:

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

These eight teams were randomly drawn into a double elimination playoff bracket, with teams from the same group placed on opposite sides of the bracket. Top-seeded teams will face a second-seed team from a group different from their own in the opening upper quarterfinal matches.

Each match in the playoff stage will be Bo3 with the exception of the Lower Final and Grand Final, which will each be Bo5.

Prize Pool

The event's $1,000,000 USD prize pool will be distributed to the teams in the following manner:

  • 1st: $300,000
  • 2nd: $150,000
  • 3rd: $110,000
  • 4th: $80,000
  • 5th-6th: $60,000
  • 7th-8th: $40,000
  • 9th-12th: $25,000
  • 13th-16th: $15,000

Additionally, 50% of net proceeds from the Champions 2022 Skin Collection will be distributed to participating teams.

Schedule (Playoffs)

Friday, September 9

Saturday, September 10

Sunday, September 11

Monday, September 12

Tuesday, September 13

Wednesday, September 14

  • Dark Day (no matches scheduled)

Thursday, September 15

  • Dark Day (no matches scheduled)

Friday, September 16

Saturday, September 17

  • 7:00 AM PST | 16:00 PM CEST | 23:00 PM JST - Lower Final

Sunday, September 18

  • 7:00 AM PST | 16:00 PM CEST | 23:00 PM JST - Grand Final

JST times past midnight refer to the following day.


Champions Broadcast Drops are back this year, which means that you can earn in-game rewards from watching official streams. If you connect your Valorant account with your Twitch or YouTube account, you may be rewarded in-game with a Champions-exclusive title, spray and player card.

The player title can be earned by watching a live game from August 31 to September 13, and the VCT spray by catching the streams on September 16-17. As for the VCT player card, this can be earned during the finals on September 18.

English Broadcast Talent

  • Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez (Host)
  • Yinsu Collins (Host)
  • Chrissy Costanza (Host)
  • Seth "Achilios" King (Commentator)
  • Arten "Ballatw" Esa (Commentator)
  • Brennon "Bren" Hook (Commentator)
  • Doug "EsportsDoug" Cortez (Commentator)
  • Michael "hypoc" Robins (Commentator)
  • Jessica "Jess" Bolden (Commentator)
  • Mimi "aEvilcat" Wermcrantz (Commentator)
  • Mitch "MitchMan" McBride (Commentator)
  • Lauren "Pansy" Scott (Commentator)
  • Ryan "Ryancentral" Horton (Commentator)
  • Josh "Sideshow" Wilkinson (Commentator)
  • Tom "Tombizz" Bissmire (Commentator)
  • David "prius" Kuntz (Observer)
  • Heather "sapphiRe" Garozzo (Observer)
  • Felix "Synga" Regitz (Observer)
  • Nicholas "Yehty" Tesolin (Observer)


Coverage is covering all of Champions in our event hub, which includes our live match ticker and stats to comb over. The event also features pick'ems.