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Team Liquid & Cloud9 Blue win VCT LCQ for Valorant Champions: Final placements & recap

Published: 31/Oct/2021 23:55 Updated: 31/Oct/2021 23:56

by Bill Cooney

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The VCT 2021 EU & NA Last Chance Qualifiers are now in the books as Team Liquid and Cloud9 Blue both punched their tickets to the year’s biggest tournament, Valorant Champions, in December.


  • Cloud9 Blue wins NA Champions spot after 3-0 sweep over Rise.
  • Team Liquid secures EMEA Champions spot with 3-1 win over Guild.
  • Favorites XSET, 100 Thieves fall at final hurdle.

Teams that hadn’t yet punched their ticket to Valorant Champions had one final opportunity to do so during the Last Chance qualifiers in October. While eight teams from NA and eight from EU battled for the remaining spots, only one in each region was able to make it through. Here’s how the Last Chance Qualifiers played out across the two territories.

NA & EU VCT LCQ recap

Although the NA LCQ kicked off on October 12, games were postponed after the first day of action. Matches resumed on October 27, however, with all remaining games taking place online.

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Moreover, the NA tourney was initially also due to feature ORDER and Chiefs, but the Oceanic duo were forced out of the event due to travel issues.

Once action resumed it was just a matter of days before Cloud9 Blue proved their worth in an epic lower bracket run. After falling short to Rise in the Upper Bracket semifinals, C9 went on to win three high-stakes matches in a row to secure the Grand Final rematch.

When the two NA juggernauts clashed again, it was C9 that dominated to a 3-0 sweep, even securing a 13-0 map win on Split in the process.

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Meanwhile, for the EU portion of the event, it was Team Liquid that proved unstoppable. Cruising through the upper bracket without tasting defeat, they soon crushed Guild in the Grand Finals to secure their spot at the Champions event.

VCT 2021 Last Chance Qualifier: North America

VCT NA LCQ details

  • Dates: October 12 to October 31.
  • Format: Double-elimination bracket, best-of-three (except for best-of-five final).

VCT NA LCQ final placements

Placement Team
1 Cloud9 Blue
2 Rise
3 100 Thieves
4 XSET
5-6 Gen.G Esports
Version1
7-8 FaZe Clan
Luminosity

VCT NA LCQ schedule & results

Day 1: October 12

Stage Match PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Round 1 100 Thieves 2-1 Gen.G 12PM 3PM 8PM
XSET 2-1 Luminosity 3PM 6PM 11PM
Upper Bracket Round 2 100 Thieves 2-1 XSET 6PM 9PM 2AM

Day 2: October 27

Stage Match PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Round 1 FaZe 1-2 Rise 12PM 3PM 8PM
Version1 0-2 Cloud9 Blue 3PM 6PM 11PM

Day 3: October 28

Stage Match PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Round 2 Rise 2-1 Cloud9 Blue 12PM 3PM 8PM
Lower Bracket Round 1 Gen.G 2-0 Luminosity 3PM 6PM 11PM
FaZe Clan 0-2 Version1 6PM 9PM 2AM

Day 4: October 29

Stage Match PT ET BST
Lower Bracket Round 2 Cloud9 Blue 2-1 Gen.G 12PM 3PM 8PM
XSET 2-0 Version1 3PM 6PM 11PM
Upper Bracket Final 100 Thieves 1-2 Rise 6PM 9PM 2AM

Day 5: October 30

Stage Match PT ET BST
Lower Bracket Round 3 Cloud9 Blue 2-0 XSET 12PM 3PM 8PM
Lower Bracket Final 100 Thieves 1-2 Cloud9 Blue 3PM 6PM 11PM

Day 6: October 31

Stage Match PT ET BST
Grand Final Rise 0-3 Cloud9 Blue 12PM 3AM 8PM

VCT Last Chance Qualifier: Europe

VCT Europe LCQ details

  • Dates: October 10 to 15
  • Format: Double-elimination bracket, best-of-three (except for grand final best-of-five).

VCT Europe LCQ final placements

Placement Team
1 Team Liquid
2 Guild Esports
3 G2 Esports
4 Futbolist
5-6 Oxygen
SuperMassive Blaze
7-8 One Breath
Anubis

VCT Europe LCQ schedule & results

Day 1: October 10

Stage Match PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Round 1 G2 Esports 2-0 Anubis 8AM 11AM 4PM
Futbolist 2-0 Oxygen 10AM 1PM 6PM

Day 2: October 11

Stage Match PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Round 1 SuperMassive 1-2 Guild 8AM 11AM 4PM
Liquid 2-0 One Breath 10AM 1PM 6PM

Day 3: October 12

Stage Match PT ET BST
Lower Bracket Round 1 Anubis 0-2 Oxygen 8AM 11AM 4PM
SuperMassive 2-1 One Breath 10AM 1PM 6PM

Day 4: October 13

Stage Match PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Round 2 G2 Esports 2-1 Futbolist 8AM 11AM 4PM
Guild 0-2 Team Liquid 10AM 1PM 6PM

Day 5: October 15

Stage Match PT ET BST
Lower Bracket Round 2 Oxygen 0-2 Guild 8AM 11AM 4PM
SuperMassive 0-2 Futbolist 10AM 1PM 6PM

Day 6: October 16

Stage Match PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Final G2 Esports 1-2 Team Liquid 8AM 11AM 4PM
Lower Bracket Round 3 Guild 2-0 Futbolist 10AM 1PM 6PM
Lower Bracket Final G2 Esports 0-2 Guild 12PM 3PM 8PM

Day 7: October 17

Stage Match PT ET BST
Grand Final Team Liquid 3-1 Guild 8AM 11AM 4PM