VALORANT Champions Tour Game Changers: Everything You Need To Know

Dates, times and more on the new event series!

On February 23, we announced the launch of the VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) Game Changers: a year-long program with the goal of creating new opportunities and exposure for marginalized genders within VALORANT, through a combination of community events and top-tier competition.

We believe our esport should reflect the diverse and global nature of the competitive VALORANT community. VCT Game Changers is our way of building a more representative VALORANT Champions Tour.

Here are all the details on key dates and upcoming events in North America:

VCT Game Changers Series

The VCT Game Changers Series is an array of top tier competitions that will take place around the world during the course of 2021.

The first tournament kicks off in North America and boasts a prize pool of $50,000 USD. The format consists of open qualifiers, from which the Top 8 teams will advance to the final tournament.

VALORANT NA is partnering with Nerd Street Gamers to operate the first Game Changers Series event this March, during the following dates:

  • Open Qualifiers: March 19 - 21
  • Top 8 Tournament: March 25 - 28

All participants must be a verified member of the GALORANTs Discord Community, in addition to registering for the competition through Nerd Street Gamers. Deadline to register is Wednesday, March 17.

Where to watch: The Top 8 tournament will be broadcast on and Additional details on the broadcast will be released closer to the event.

VCT Game Changers Academy

The VCT Game Changers Academy program will host six monthly tournaments, giving players even more opportunities to compete at the semi-pro and grassroots level. These Academy events will be organized in partnership with GALORANTs, one of the largest communities within VALORANT. In addition to a prize pool, each tournament will offer extra incentives such as merchandise, various in-game rewards, or a trip to an offline VALORANT event.

Dates for the GALORANT Monthly Tournaments are as follows (subject to change):

  • April 24 - 25
  • May 28 - 29
  • June 25 - 26
  • July 30 -31
  • August 27 - August 28
  • October 29 - October 30
To participate, register at the GALORANTs Discord server.