On December 1st, VALORANT Champions will take off. 16 teams from different regions will face off to determine which team is crowned the VALORANT World Champion. Without further ado, meet the teams from the seven different regions in attendance.


Three teams are representing North America: Sentinels, Envy and Cloud9 Blue. Each of these teams is a dangerous threat in the tournament. Sentinels dominated in Masters 2 and Envy placed second in Masters 3 behind Gambit. Expect each of these teams to make deep runs in the tournament with their dominant playstyles.


There are four teams from the EMEA region at Champions – Gambit, Acend, Fnatic, and Team Liquid. Although Gambit won Masters 3 in Berlin, Team Liquid has been on a tear recently and has not lost a series since signing Nivera. Each team from the region is a threat that has the potential to make a deep run in the tournament.


Team Vikings, Vivo Keyd, and Furia Esports are the three teams representing Brazil. While Vivo Keyd was the only of the three teams to attend Masters 3, Vikings were at Masters 2 and Furia has shown great potential. In past events, Brazil’s playstyle hasn’t worked and this time around, they must change something to have a chance.


For South East Asia, there are three teams: X10 Crit, Team Secret, and FULL SENSE. While Team Secret and FULL SENSE are average teams, X10 stands out. They’ve known for a long time that they were attending Champions and kept their strategies secret and played very few games truly seriously. While Secret and FULL SENSE might do alright, X10 is a hit or miss for the tournament.


Unlike other regions, there is only one team representing Korea: Vision Strikers. Vision Strikers are strong and only lost to Gambit at the last LAN in Berlin. They are coming into Champions looking to take the trophy home.


Representing Japan is the team Crazy Racoon. They have improved over their many LAN performances, but still aren’t a heavy hitter in the grand scheme of things. They might win their first match against Team Vikings, but they’re in a stacked group.


For Latin America, its KRÜ Esports once again. The team performed even better in Masters 3 than in Masters 2 but still aren’t quite at the level of Sentinels and Gambit. However, if they have some tricks up their sleeves, they may be able to get a run going.

Zain Merchant is a writer at jaxon.gg covering competitive first-person shooters, with an emphasis on the two biggest names in FPS esports: Counter-Strike and Valorant. With a background in business analytics, Zain is able to break down everything happening in both CS and Valorant in a way few other authors can. He's also fluent in Japanese.