North America’s Last Chance Qualifier Kicks Off Thursday, August 4

Jul 26, 2022

North America’s Last Chance Qualifier begins August 4 with the top eight North American teams squaring up. The winner will join OpTic and XSET as NA’s third and final representative at VALORANT Champions in Istanbul.

The teams with the most VCT Circuit Points that have not yet qualified for VALORANT Champions will face off in a double elimination bracket, with a final showdown at the Grand Finals on August 14.



The following eight teams will compete in North America's Last Chance Qualifier:

  • The Guard
  • FaZe Clan
  • NRG
  • Shopify Rebellion
  • Cloud9
  • 100 Thieves
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Sentinels


LCQ - Day 1: Thursday, August 4

  • Upper Bracket Round 1
    • [1:00 PM PT] Match 1: The Guard (#1 seed) vs. Sentinels (#8 seed)
    • [4:00 PM PT] Match 4: FaZe (#2 seed) vs. Evil Geniuses (#7 seed)

LCQ - Day 2: Friday, August 5

  • Upper Bracket Round 1
    • [1:00 PM PT] Match 3: NRG (#3 seed) vs. 100 Thieves (#6 seed)
    • [4:00 PM PT] Match 2: Shopify Rebellion (#4 seed) vs. Cloud9 (#5 seed)

LCQ - Day 3: Saturday, August 6

  • Upper Bracket Semifinals
    • [1:00 PM PT] Match 7: Match 1 Winner vs. Match 2 Winner
  • Lower Bracket Round 1
    • [4:00 PM PT] Match 5: Match 1 Loser vs. Match 2 Loser

LCQ - Day 4: Sunday, August 7

  • Upper Bracket Semifinals
    • [1:00 PM PT] Match 8: Match 3 Winner vs. Match 4 Winner
  • Lower Bracket Round 1
    • [4:00 PM PT] Match 6: Match 3 Loser vs. Match 4 Loser

LCQ - Day 5: Thursday, August 11

  • Lower Bracket Round 2
    • [1:00 PM PT] Match 9: Match 8 Loser vs. Match 5 Winner
    • [4:00 PM PT] Match 10: Match 7 Loser vs. Match 6 Winner

LCQ - Day 6: Friday, August 12

  • Upper Bracket Finals
    • [1:00 PM PT] Match 11: Match 7 Winner vs. Match 8 Winner
  • Lower Bracket Semifinals
    • [4:00 PM PT] Match 12: Match 9 Winner vs. Match 10 Winner

LCQ - Day 7: Saturday, August 13

  • Lower Bracket Finals - Best-of-5
    • [1:00 PM PT] Match 13: Match 11 Loser vs. Match 12 Winner

LCQ - Day 8: Sunday, August 14

  • Grand Finals - Best-of-5
    • [1:00 PM PT] Match 14: Match 11 Winner vs. Match 13 Winner


You’ll be able to watch North America’s Last Chance Qualifier on YouTube and on Twitch:


Anyone who wishes to host a Watch Party must read and agree to our VCT Co-streaming Guidelines and comply with the following steps in order to gain permission to co-stream the event:

  • If you’re broadcasting from North America, sign up to host a Watch Party here. All NA Watch Parties must comply with the Watch Party Guidelines. If you can do both, you’re clear to kick off your Watch Party come game day.
  • If you’re broadcasting from anywhere else in the world, apply to host an International Watch Party here. Then, keep an eye on your email. Please allow a few days for review. If your application is approved you’ll receive a message from us giving you permission.


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