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VALORANT Champions Tour 2022: EMEA Stage 1 Challengers

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[e][h]VCT 2022: EMEA Stage 1 Challengers
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Riot Games
Patch:
Type:
Online
Location:
Europe Europe
CIS CIS
Turkey Turkey
Format:
Group Stage: Single Round Robin (Bo3)
Playoffs: Double Elimination (Bo3) & (Bo5)
Prize Pool:
€200,000 EUR
(≃ $221,315 USD)
Start Date:
2022-02-11
End Date:
2022-03-27
Teams:
12
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Maps
Bind • Haven • Split • Ascent • Icebox • Breeze • Fracture
Chronology


About[edit]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

  • Observers:
  • Spanish Commentators:
  • Polish Commentators:
    • Poland Nero (Dominik Dąbrowski)
    • Poland Magvayer (Tomasz Filipiuk)
    • Poland TheFakeOne (Tomasz Milaniuk)
    • Poland Avahir (Michał Kudliński)
    • Poland Terp (Krystian Terpiński)
    • Poland K1KS (Patryk Cieszyński)
    • Poland SnoWWie (Gerard Gołumbiewski)
    • Poland frs (Jakub Czapran)
    • Poland rekd (Mikołaj Bryła)
    • Poland NFist (Adrian Czerniło)
  • Russian Commentators & Analysts:
  • Czech Commentators:
  • Finnish Commentators:
    • Finland Kapa (Matti Kailanto)
    • Finland MP (Miikka Kämäräinen)
    • Finland Nihvu (Niklas Hirvelä)
    • Finland Judsi (Jussi Halme)
    • Finland L3uku (Marko Kivelä)
  • Hungarian Commentators:
  • Portuguese Commentators:
  • Italian Commentators:

Format[edit]

  • Group Stage: 2 groups of six teams in a Round Robin format
    • Top 3 teams advance to Playoffs
    • Top team has a one round bye into the Playoffs.
    • Bottom team is relegated to the VCT Promotion
    • All matches are Bo3
  • Playoffs: 6 teams in a Double-Elimination bracket
    • All matches (excl. Lower Bracket Final and Grand Final) are Bo3
    • Lower Bracket Final and Grand Final are Bo5
    • Top 3 teams qualify for Stage 1 Masters

Prize Pool[edit]

€200,000 EUR and VCT Circuit Points are spread among the teams as seen below:


(Converted USD prizes are based on the exchange rate on Mar 27, 2022: €1 EUR ≃ $1.10657 USD)

Note Team Liquid Team Liquid will not receive circuit points in Challengers 1 due to their invitation to Masters 1 to replace FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix. [1]

Participants[edit]

Acend
Notes
SRussia purp0
Main Roster
1Finland BONECOLD
2Turkey cNed
3Ukraine Kiles
4Poland starxo
5Poland zeek
CLithuania Nbs Netherlands Milan 
Substitutes
1 March 13th, 2022 - Russia purp0 is stepping in for Poland zeek who struggles due mental health. [2]
M3 Champions
Notes
1Russia Chronicle
2Russia d3ffo
3Russia Sheydos
4Russia nAts
5Russia Redgar
CRussia Engh Russia Gray 
1 February 10th - Gambit Esports sign Russia Gray as coach. [3]
2 March 14th - Gambit Esports' lineup will continue playing under the name M3 Champions following a decision from the organisation to allow their players to continue in the VCT as an independent team. [4]
Team Liquid
CUnited Kingdom Sliggy
AUnited Kingdom Bacon9
Main Roster
1United Kingdom soulcas
2United Kingdom L1NK
3Belgium ScreaM
4Finland Jamppi
5Belgium Nivera
Staff
Fnatic
Notes
S
DNP
United Kingdom otom
Main Roster
1United Kingdom Boaster
2Czechia Magnum
3United Kingdom Mistic
4Finland Derke
5Russia BraveAF
CUnited Kingdom mini
Substitutes
1 December 14th, 2021 - Fnatic bench Croatia Doma. [5]
2 January 10th, 2022 - Croatia Doma is acquired by TENSTAR. [6]
3 January 21st, 2022 - Fnatic sign Russia BraveAF. [7]
4 March 3rd, 2022 - Fnatic sign United Kingdom otom as substitute. [8]
G2 Esports
Notes
1France keloqz
Main Roster
1Lithuania nukkye
2Denmark AvovA
3Spain Mixwell
4Finland hoody
5Sweden Meddo
CRussia pipsoN
Former
1 February 23rd - G2 Esports Spain mixwell returns to active roster while France keloqz is moved to bench. [10][11]
2 February 25th - G2 Esports part ways with France keloqz. [12]
BBL Esports
Notes
STurkey Muj
Main Roster
1Turkey AsLanM4shadoW
2Turkey aimDLL
3Turkey QutionerX
4Turkey pAura
5Turkey Turko
CTurkey Fabre Turkey Vlad 
Substitutes
1 February 15th, 2022 - BBL Esports sign Turkey Turko. [13]
2 February 22nd, 2022 - BBL Esports bench Turkey Muj. [14]

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A
1.FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix4-1166-146+20
2.M3 Champions M3 Champions4-1144-86+58
3.Team Liquid Team Liquid3-2119-120-1
4.Natus Vincere Natus Vincere2-3139-154-15
5.LDN UTD LDN UTD2-3107-132-25
6.BIG BIG0-5122-159-37
Group B
1.Fnatic Fnatic4-0120-82+38
2.G2 Esports G2 Esports2-2108-96+12
3.Guild Esports Guild Esports2-2102-98+4
4.BBL Esports BBL Esports1-378-103-25
5.Acend Acend1-398-127-29
.SuperMassive Blaze SuperMassive Blaze-  


For detailed match results of the Group Stage, click here.


Playoffs[edit]

Upper Bracket Round 1
M3 Champions M3 Champions
2
March 22, 2022 - 16:05 CET
BrimstoneRazeCypherBreachSage
134
9
CypherRazeBrimstoneBreachJett
811
3
BrimstoneRazeViperSkyeSage
138
5
SkyeSovaBrimstoneSageRaze
46
2
 
 
 
 
MVP: nAts
Casters: United Kingdom Dinko & United Kingdom RyanCentral
Guild Esports Guild Esports
0
G2 Esports G2 Esports
1
March 22, 2022 - 18:25 CET
BrimstoneSageBreachChamberRaze
97
2
BreachOmenBrimstoneSageRaze
513
8
ViperSageKilljoyChamberSova
1542
81
OmenViperChamberJettSova
0813
14
OmenSkyeBreachChamberRaze
86
2
JettBrimstoneChamberSkyeOmen
613
7
MVP: ScreaM
Casters: United Kingdom Dinko & United Kingdom RyanCentral
Team Liquid Team Liquid
2
Upper Bracket Round 2
Fnatic Fnatic
2
March 23, 2022 - 16:05 CET
ViperRazeBreachCypherBrimstone
137
6
BrimstoneRazeCypherBreachSage
511
6
SkyeRazeSovaViperBrimstone
85
3
BrimstoneRazeViperSkyeSage
713
6
KAY/ORazeSageViperOmen
2394
37
ChamberNeonAstraKAY/OBreach
6321
39
MVP: Derke
Casters: Ireland MitchMan & United Kingdom Tombizz
M3 Champions M3 Champions
1
FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix
2
March 23, 2022 - 20:30 CET
JettOmenSageCypherRaze
135
8
BreachOmenBrimstoneSageRaze
710
3
JettAstraSovaKilljoyKAY/O
137
6
JettBrimstoneChamberSkyeOmen
59
4
 
 
 
 
MVP: ardiis
Poland baddyG subs-in for Ukraine ANGE1 on the series for FunPlus Phoenix.

Casters:Ireland MitchMan & United Kingdom Tombizz
Team Liquid Team Liquid
0
Upper Bracket Final
Fnatic Fnatic
0
March 25, 2022 - 16:00 CET
KAY/ORazeSageViperOmen
00
0
JettOmenSageCypherRaze
1213
1
BreachJettSovaKilljoyOmen
103
7
JettAstraSovaKilljoyKAY/O
913
4
 
 
 
 
MVP: ANGE1
Poland baddyG subs-in for Latvia ardiis on the series for FunPlus Phoenix.

Casters:United Kingdom Dinko & United Kingdom RyanCentral
FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix
2
Lower Bracket Round 1
M3 Champions M3 Champions
0
March 24, 2022 - 16:00 CET
ChamberJettOmenSovaKAY/O
85
3
ViperSageKilljoyChamberSova
713
6
BrimstoneRazeViperSkyeSage
106
4
OmenSkyeViperChamberRaze
613
7
 
 
 
 
MVP: mixwell
Casters: United Kingdom Pansy & United Kingdom Hypoc
G2 Esports G2 Esports
2
Team Liquid Team Liquid
2
March 24, 2022 - 18:20 CET
SovaViperChamberJettKAY/O
138
5
SkyeCypherViperSovaJett
411
7
JettOmenKilljoyKAY/OSova
138
5
CypherKAY/OAstraSovaJett
48
4
 
 
 
 
MVP: Nivera
Casters: United Kingdom Pansy & United Kingdom Hypoc
Guild Esports Guild Esports
0
Lower Bracket Round 2
G2 Esports G2 Esports
2
March 25, 2022 - 17:55 CET
ViperSageKilljoyChamberSova
139
4
OmenViperChamberJettSova
34
1
BrimstoneSageBreachChamberRaze
138
5
BreachOmenBrimstoneSageRaze
44
0
 
 
 
 
MVP: mixwell
Casters: United Kingdom Dinko & United Kingdom RyanCentral
Team Liquid Team Liquid
0
Lower Bracket Final
Fnatic Fnatic
0
March 26, 2022 - 16:00 CET
SkyeJettSovaChamberViper
96
3
KAY/OSovaViperChamberJett
613
7
SageJettSovaKilljoyViper
22
0
ViperSageKilljoyChamberSova
1013
3
KAY/OJettSovaKilljoyAstra
104
6
OmenKAY/OKilljoyJettSova
813
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MVP: nukkye
Casters: United Kingdom Pansy & United Kingdom Hypoc
G2 Esports G2 Esports
3
Grand Finals
FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix
3
March 27, 2022 - 15:00 CET
SovaSageJettViperKAY/O
138
5
ViperSageKilljoyChamberSova
46
2
JettViperSovaCypherKAY/O
85
3
KAY/OSovaViperChamberJett
713
6
SovaOmenJettCypherSage
137
6
OmenKAY/OKilljoyJettSova
57
2
BreachOmenSageCypherRaze
1642
82
BrimstoneSageBreachChamberRaze
1814
14
 
 
 
 
MVP: SUYGETSU
Poland baddyG subs-in for Latvia ardiis on the series for FunPlus Phoenix.

Casters:Ireland MitchMan & United Kingdom Tombizz
G2 Esports G2 Esports
1

Additional Data[edit]

Country Representation[edit]

#Country / RegionRepresentationPlayers
1Russia Russia12 / 64 (19%)BraveAF, Chronicle, Cloud, d3ffo, dinkzj, Duno, Jady, nAts, purp0, Redgar, Sheydos, trexx
1Turkey Turkey12 / 64 (19%)aimDLL, AsLanM4shadoW, Brave, cNed, CyderX, glovee, Izzy, Muj, pAura, QutionerX, Turko, XiSTOU
3Finland Finland5 / 64 (8%)BONECOLD, Derke, hoody, Jamppi, Kaspe
3Lithuania Lithuania5 / 64 (8%)Boo, Destrian, Dreamas, feqew, nukkye
3United Kingdom United Kingdom5 / 64 (8%)Boaster, L1NK, Mistic, Russ, soulcas
6Poland Poland4 / 64 (6%)baddyG, MOLSI, starxo, zeek
6Sweden Sweden4 / 64 (6%)Leo, Meddo, Sayf, Zyppan
8Germany Germany3 / 64 (5%)AslaN, gob b, Obnoks
9Belgium Belgium2 / 64 (3%)Nivera, ScreaM
9Czech Republic Czechia2 / 64 (3%)Magnum, Twisten
9Non-representing Non-representing2 / 64 (3%)Shao, SUYGETSU
9Spain Spain2 / 64 (3%)koldamenta, Mixwell
9Ukraine Ukraine2 / 64 (3%)ANGE1, Kiles
14Belarus Belarus1 / 64 (2%)7ssk7
14Denmark Denmark1 / 64 (2%)AvovA
14France France1 / 64 (2%)keloqz
14Latvia Latvia1 / 64 (2%)ardiis

Additional Content[edit]

Streams[edit]

Primary
LanguageEnglish Speaking
Streams
Secondary
LanguageSpainFranceGermanyPolandTurkeyRussiaCzechiaFinlandHungaryVietnamPortugalArab StatesItaly
Streams

Articles[edit]

Esports.gg[edit]
Run It Back[edit]

Viewership Statistics[edit]

Viewership Stats
Peak Viewers 241 246
Average Viewers 93 292
Hours Watched 9 702 332

References[edit]

  1. VALORANT Champions Tour EMEA (2022-04-02). "Following the announcement that FunPlus Phoenix would not be able to attend VCT Masters in Reykjavík, we have made the decision to award FPX the equivalent of an 8th place finish, which is the lowest placement they could have achieved at the event.".
  2. Acend (2022-03-13). "purp0 is standing-in for zeek against BBL Esports today." (in English Speaking English).
  3. [Inside source]
  4. "Gambit has made the decision to allow individual players to continue in the VCT competition as an independent team". VALORANT Champions Tour EMEA. 2022-03-14.
  5. Fnatic (2021-12-14). "Valorant Roster Update: @domaVALORANT has been moved to the inactive roster, and will be allowed to pursue new opportunities." (in English Speaking English).
  6. TENSTAR (2022-01-10). "A new crew member is aboard" (in English Speaking English).
  7. "FNATIC VALORANT WELCOMES BRAVEAF" (in English Speaking English). Fnatic. 2022-01-21.
  8. Fnatic (2022-03-03). "Valorant Team Update: As part of our 2022 VCT plans, we welcome @otomhh to the team as a substitute." (in English Speaking English).
  9. d00mbr0s (2022-03-10). "For the upcoming season, FPX are adding @baddyyG as our substitute" (in English Speaking English).
  10. G2 Esports (2022-02-23). "I'M BACK".
  11. G2 Esports (2022-02-23). "With mixwell coming back to the active roster, Keloqz will be moved to the bench.".
  12. G2 Esports (2022-02-25). "From a rookie, to our MVP of Masters Berlin.Today we say goodbye to @G2Keloqz. Thank you for everything.Good luck, frérot" (in English Speaking English).
  13. BBL Esports (2022-02-15). "Aramıza hoş geldin Mehmet "TURKO" Özen @Turkovalorant " [Welcome aboard Mehmet "TURKO" Özen @Turkovalorant] (in Turkey Turkish).
  14. BBL Esports (2022-02-22). "Duyuru " [Announcement] (in Turkey Turkish).