The World Championships of Valorant is known as the Valorant Champions, and the 2022 event took place from the 31st of August to the 18th of September. This S-tier tournament featured a massive prize pool and the 16 most skilled teams on the planet.
Which Teams Competed at the Valorant Champions 2022?
The Valorant Champions 2022 only featured 16 of the most elite Valorant teams on the planet. Only serious professional teams qualified for this ultra-tough team. The teams who competed included:
- OpTic Gaming
- FunPlus Phoenix
- Team Liquid
- Paper Rex
- ZETA DIVISION
- KRÜ Esports
- 100 Thieves
- EDward Gaming
- BOOM Esports
- FURIA Esports
We were super pumped to check out OpTic Gaming, FunPus Phoneix, Fnatic, and LOUD. We expected all of those teams to be on fire and have a great shot at becoming world champions.
What Was the Prize Pool?
Teams at the Valorant Champions 2022 were battling for a crazy high $1,000,000 prize pool. First place was $300,000, second place was $150,000, and 3rd place was $110,000. With so much cash on the line, this was an extremely high-pressure event. Whichever team could handle the pressure, the best would win!
In order not to miss important tournaments, we recommend to follow the Valorant tournament schedule. Also, at Eplay-Info.com you can find all the prize pools and results of Valorant eSports competitions.
What Happened in The Group Stages at the Valorant Champions 2022?
The 16 teams were split into four groups, with each group having four teams. Only the top two teams from each group would progress to the playoffs.
In Group A, Edward Gaming were quickly eliminated as they didn’t even win a single game. Paper Rex quickly followed them after posting a poor 1-2 record. Leviatan went undefeated and clinched the top seed, while Team Liquid joined them in the playoffs with a 2-1 record.
In Group B, OpTic Gaming were perfect with a 2-0 record. OpTic Gaming played extremely well and they were our picks to win the whole tournament. LOUD also looked strong and qualified for playoffs with a 2-1 record.
In Group C, XSET had a perfect record of 2-0, and their whole team was playing well. We were surprised that XSET managed to defeat FunPlus Phoenix. However, FunPlus Phoenix still qualified for the playoffs with a 2-1 record.
In Group D, DRX were on fire! And easily beat their rivals. In second place was Fnatic, who defeated Furia Esports and 100 Thieves.
What Happened in Playoffs at the Valorant Champions 2022?
The playoffs at the Valorant Champions 2022 were incredible, probably the best Valorant matches we have ever seen! DRX started strong and quickly crushed FunPlus Phoenix 2-0. LOUD, OpTic Gaming, and XSET all progressed to the next round.
In the upper bracket semi-finals, DRX and LOUD had an absolute battle. We thought DRX would prove too strong for LOUD, but the Brazilians proved us wrong. LOUD ended up winning 2-0. After seeing their amazing performance, we were confident they would make it to the grand final.
The only real threat to LOUD was OpTic Gaming. They had a close back-and-forth match with XSET but managed to win 2-1. This set up an amazing upper bracket final between OpTic Gaming and LOUD.
LOUD were incredibly strong, and it didn’t take them long to crush OpTic Gaming. It seemed like they could do nothing wrong as they destroyed OpTic Gaming over and over again. After their defeat, OpTic Gaming took on DRX in the lower bracket final and just managed to beat them in an amazing display of Valorant skills.
The grand final took place between LOUD and OpTic Gaming, a rematch of the upper bracket final. OpTic Gaming did show signs of improvement, but in the end, it wasn’t enough. LOUD ended up winning 3-1, which has put Brazilian esports on the map.
LOUD is your 2022 Valorant World Champions! LOUD is an ultra-exciting Brazilian Valorant team that put the world on notice with their incredible performance. They proved too strong for other top teams like OpTic Gaming and DRX. Congratulations to LOUD they deserved the $300,000 first place prize!
What to Expect next from Valorant eSports?
A discipline like Valorant was originally created as an eSport ready to replace the world’s shooter classics. Therefore, it is not surprising that there are so many major events on it. Fans look forward to new tournaments and performances of their favorite teams. The new season is sure to delight us with big prize pools. The schedule and results, as we said before, can be followed at Eplay-info.com, as this site reports all updates in the Valorant eSports world in live mode.
What is Valorant and How to Play it?
Valorant is a famous tactical first-person shooter game developed by Riot Games, which was released on June 2, 2020 and is currently available on PC. The game is set in the not-too-distant future, where a global crisis has led to a new form of terrorism. The design came out quite modern and not like other famous shooters.
Valorant is a 5×5 match in which players must plant or disarm a bomb. There are two sides – attackers and defenders. The attackers must plant the bomb and the defenders must defuse it. The game has a wide variety of weapons, including shotguns, rifles, pistols, SMGs, and more. A wide variety of maps, including Ascent, Bind, Haven, Split and others, make Valorant not boring and exciting in terms of variety of strategies. By the way, this game is available for free for computers and you can download it from the official website.
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