RIAT Games has released the group pairings and schedule for the VALORANT Champions Tour 2022 Champions ( VCT 2022 Champions), an international tournament to determine the annual champion of VALORANT.
The tournament will start on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, and the Japanese team " ZETA DIVISION " will appear on the second day of the tournament!
VCT 2022 Champions" is about to begin!
RIAT Games has released the groupings and schedule for the "VCT 2022 Champions" on Thursday, August 18, 2022!
The groupings are...
- Group A1: Paper Rex, Edward Gaming
- Group A2: Leviatán, Team Liquid
- Group B1: Optic Gaming, BOOM Esports
- Group B2: ZETA DIVISION, LOUD
- Group C1: FPX, KRÜ Esports
- Group C2: XSET, XERXIA
- Group D1: DRX, FURIA Esports
- Group D2: FNATIC, 100Thieves
The Japanese team "ZETA DIVISION" will play their first match against the Brazilian team "LOUD".
The group stage of the tournament will be played in a double elimination bracket format, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the next stage.
The VCT 2022 Champions will be held in Istanbul, Turkey.
The first match on the first day of the group stage will begin at 23:00 JST, and the first match of each day's group stage on the second and subsequent days will begin at 9:00 PM JST, with the third match possibly lasting until around 5:00 AM JST.
Just like the "2022 VALORANT Champions Tour Stage 1 Masters" held in Reykjavik, Iceland in April 2022, you will have to leave the next day free if you want to cheer for the team until the end...!
The first match of Japan's "ZETA DIVISION" will be played on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 9:00 p.m. Japan time!
If "ZETA DIVISION" wins the first match, the second match will be played on September 2, 2022 (Fri.) at 3:00 a.m. Japan time. If ZETA DIVISION loses the first game, the second game will start at 3:00 a.m. Japan time on September 4 (Sunday), 2022.
Tournament Schedule (Japan time)
- Group Stage: Wednesday, August 31 through Thursday, September 8, 2022
- Bracket Stage: Friday, September 9 through Tuesday, September 13, 2022
- Lower Bracket Semifinals: Friday, September 16, 2022
- Upper Bracket Finals: Friday, September 16, 2022
- Lower Bracket Finals: Saturday, September 17, 2022
- Grand Finals: Sunday, September 18, 2022
- Tuesday, September 6, 2022 and Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15, 2022 are rest days
Thanks to ZETA DIVISION's third-place finish in the "2022 VALORANT Champions Tour Stage 1 Masters," VALORANT has become a household name in Japan.
This first ever accomplishment was featured on a terrestrial news program, and the "2022 VCT Challengers Japan Stage 2" Playoff Finals held at Saitama Super Arena attracted approximately 26,000 people over two days, even though it was a pay-per-ticket event. The "2022 VCT Challengers Japan Stage 2" Playoff Finals was held at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Prefecture.
The first match of Japan's "ZETA DIVISION" will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 9:00 p.m. Japan time!
This is an easy time to watch from Japan, so please come and support the team in real time!