LOUD — Champion VALORANT Champions 2022perepelovsky
VALORANT Champions 2022 has come to an end. As part of the championship, which was held from August 31 to September 18 in Istanbul at the Volkswagen Arena, sixteen participants from Europe, North and South America, Brazil, South Korea, Japan, China and Southeast Asia are fighting for a total prize pool of $1,000,000. The winner of the tournament was the Brazilian team LOUD, which defeated OpTic Gaming in the grand final with a score of 3:1 (Ascent - 15:13; Bind - 6:13; Breeze - 16:14; Haven - 13:5).
Even at the group stage, the Brazilian team showed their intentions to win the championship, starting their way in the competition with a confident victory over ZETA DIVISION (2:0). Despite a further defeat from OpTic Gaming (1:2), LOUD again managed to cope with ZETA DIVISION (2:0) and reached the championship playoffs.
Here, bzkA's wards showed themselves in all their glory, as they first outplayed Leviatán (2:0), and then confidently dealt with DRX (2:0). Having made it to the final of the upper bracket, the Brazilian team took revenge on OpTic Gaming (2:0) for the defeat in the group and advanced to the grand final.
In the decisive match of the competition, LOUD tried to dominate, but it did not always work out. And yet, the will to win, colorful comebacks on the Ascent and Breeze maps helped the team outplay OpTic Gaming (3:1) for the second time in a row, and at the same time become the winner of VALORANT Champions 2022.
VALORANT Champions 2022 Results
- 1st place: LOUD - $300,000
- 2nd place: OpTic Gaming — $150,000
- 3rd place: DRX — $110,000
- 4th place: FunPlus Phoenix - $80,000
- 5th-6th place: Fnatic and XSET — $60,000
- 7th-8th place: Leviatán and Team Liquid — $40,000
- 9th-12th place: Paper Rex, KRÜ Esports, 100 Thieves ZETA DIVISION — $25,000
- 13th-16th place: BOOM Esports, XERXIA, FURIA Esports and EDward Gaming — $15,000