VALORANT releases VCT Game Changers Championship schedule
VALORANT has released the schedule for the first VCT Game Changers Championship. The event will start on November 15 and end on November 20. The eight winners of the regional tournaments will clash in Berlin across six days.
The tournament will feature top VALORANT women’s teams, including Cloud9 White, Shopify Rebellion, G2 Gozen, Guild X and Liquid Brazil. They will compete for a prize pool of $500,000 in a best-of-three format throughout the event, except for the grand final, which will be a best-of-five.
There will be three matches on the first day of the tournament on November 15. The first match is between Cloud9 White and KRÜ Fem at 8 a.m. Next, at 11 a.m., G2 Gozen will face X10 Sapphire. The last match of the day will be the clash between the winners of the Upper Bracket Quarterfinals at 2 p.m.
The second day will also have three matches, with Guild X taking on Shopify Rebellion at 8 a.m. Then, FENNEL Female will go head to head against Liquid Brazil. The winners of the first and second matchups of the day will then clash at 2 p.m.
The full schedule of the tournament is as follows, with all times listed in Central Time:
Day 1: Tuesday, November 15
Match 1 – Cloud9 White vs. KRÜ Fem (M1): 8 a.m.
Match 2 – G2 Gozen vs. X10 Sapphire (M2): 11 a.m.
Match 3 – Winners of M1 vs. Winners of M2 (M3): 2 p.m.
Day 2: Wednesday, November 16
Match 4 – Guild X vs. Shopify Rebellion (M4): 8 a.m.
Match 5 – FENNEL Female vs. Liquid Brazil (M5): 11 a.m.
Match 6 – Winners of M4 vs. Winners of M5 (M6): 2 p.m.
Day 3: Thursday, November 17
Match 7 – Losers of M1 vs. Losers of M2 (M7): 10 a.m.
Match 8 – Losers of M4 vs. Losers of M5 (M8): 1 p.m.
Day 4: Friday, November 18
Match 9 – Losers of M6 vs. Losers of M7 (M9): 8 a.m.
Match 10 – Losers of M3 vs. Losers of M8 (M10): 11 a.m.
Match 11 – Winners of M3 vs. Winners of M6 (M11): 2 p.m.
Day 5: Saturday, November 19
Match 12 – Winners of M9 vs. Winners of M10 (M12): 10 a.m.
Match 13 – Losers of M11 vs. Losers of M12 (M13): 1 p.m.
Day 6: Sunday, November 20
Grand finals/Match 14 – Winners of M11 vs. Winners of M13 (M14): 10 a.m.
The event will be live-streamed from the LEC Studio in Berlin. Viewers can claim exclusive Valorant Game Changers Championship drops by watching the streams. To be eligible, they must link their Valorant account to their YouTube or Twitch accounts.
By watching a live game between November 15 to 19, viewers can earn the Title: Game Changer. They can also obtain the 2022 Game Changers Championship Card by tuning in to the final day stream on November 20.
Riot to hold female-only LoL tournament
After seeing the success of VCT Game Changers for Valorant, Riot announced plans to organize a female-only tournament for League of Legends. The competition will be called Rising Stars and held in Northern Europe.
Each team will comprise five players, who will compete from November 26 to 27. The winners will receive a total prize of around $3,000, with the first place getting around $1750. Each game will be a best-of-one, with the grand final being a best-of-three.
All female players with an “in good standing” account can register for the tournament until November 22. Participants must be 16 years old or above and undergo a gender verification process by DivE, a non-profit organization that aims to raise gender diversity in esports.
Riot also revealed a female-only League of Legends: Wild Rift tournament last month. The event is titled Wild Circuit Game Changers and is available for all female players from Europe, North Africa and Turkey.