Valorant was officially released in June back in 2020. It took less than a year for this game to completely explode in popularity and take the gaming world by storm. The hype around Valorant sparked interest from all sides, and tournaments of all sizes started popping up.
We’re all familiar with the mega tournament that is Valorant Champions Tour, but there’s a whole list of other Valorant tournaments that are just around the corner and you should check them out.
We’ll list some of the top Valorant Tournaments 2021 and tell you what makes each of those Valorant tournaments unique.
1. Valorant Champions Tour
We hope you didn’t expect us to start this list without mentioning the most hyped Valorant tournament of the year.
Valorant Champions Tour is a year-long tournament that features the best of the best in the competitive Valorant scene. It’s separated into three distinct stages, and each stage divided into multiple events that all culminate into a Masters event by the end of every stage.
What makes Valorant Champions Tour the top Valorant tournament 2021 is the fact that it boasts the highest prizes and carries the most prestige. Every Valorant team worth their salt wants to make it here, and all the other Valorant tournaments serve as a stepping stone.
This tournament will finish with the Valorant Champions 2021, and that’s only in December. This is by far the most popular Valorant tournament and is covered by almost every possible Valorant betting site.
2. VCT: Game Changers
This is another tournament that Riot Games introduced, and it will go hand in hand with the current Valorant Champions Tour.
The goal of this tournament was to create new opportunities for women and other marginalized genders in Valorant, and to supplement the ongoing competitive season.
VCT: Game Changers is what you’d expect from a top-tier Valorant tournament. You have some of the best teams competing for very respectable prizes, and it follows a similar structure that VCT has – including taking place in multiple regions.
If you’re starving for more VCT content and want to see some quality Valorant action, then make sure to follow VCT: Game Changers. You might just find your new favorite Valorant squad.
3. Red Bull Campus Clutch
When it comes to top Valorant tournaments 2021, it’s important to mention the upcoming Red Bull Campus Clutch – World Final Stage.
As the tournament name suggests, this is the final event of Red Bull Campus Clutch and 12 teams from different regions of the world will be competing here. The €20.000 prize pool is incentive enough for these Valorant teams to give it their all, but there’s more.
The winners of Red Bull Campus Clutch – World Final Stage will also get a direct invitation to watch an upcoming Valorant Masters event. Money prize aside, this might be the thing most of these teams will be after.
It’s a short event, but that’s why it’s so exciting. There’s no delays and it’s just quality Valorant action all day long. Make sure to tune in for this event, and who knows, you might even find some really good Valorant odds for these matches.
4. Nerd Street Gamers: Summer Championship
Nerd Street Gamers have been involved in competitive Valorant since the very beginning. To this day, the Nerd Street Gamers Valorant tournaments have been some of the most consistent ones.
Sure, they might not have the resources that Riot has to throw events the size of Valorant Champions Tour, but what they do have in spades is passion for Valorant.
Nerd Street Gamers: Summer Championship – Open 9 has recently finished and we saw 32 teams battle it out all the way until the Grand Finals. The Open 10 is just around the corner, and we know you’ll be following the major teams in Valorant Champions Tour, but do give these smaller teams a try as well.
Who knows, you could find a new TenZ here and decide to follow their journey in Valorant.
5. VALORANT Conquerors Championship
The fifth spot on our top Valorant tournament 2021 list is a Valorant tournament located in South Asia.
NODWIN Gaming and Riot Games have decided to throw a great tournament for fans and teams from South Asia, and it’s looking pretty great!
It boasts a large $33.000 prize pool, which is slightly more than what you’d usually expect from a tournament of this size. Eight teams will battle it out in a series of best-of-three matches and the winner will be announced on August 29th.
Here’s the best thing, though. The winners get to participate in the Valorant Champions Tour 2021: Asia Last Chance Qualifier, which is a huge opportunity for any team participating. With dedication and some luck, one of these teams might make it all the way to the top and find themselves in the Valorant Champions, which would be a dream come true for almost any Valorant team.
Be sure to pay attention to this event and learn some new tips and tricks from the South Asian professional Valorant teams.
6. Strike Arabia Grand Finals
The Valorant spotlight is mostly centered on the North American and the European regions, but now it’s time to take a look at the Middle Eastern Valorant scene.
The Strike Arabia Grand Finals will feature eight teams carefully selected through circuit points and the first two seasons of the Strike Arabia Championship.
The team that wins this tournament will land in the EMEA Last Chance Qualifier, so we expect fierce competition.
7. Moscow Cybersport Series
We’re moving on to Russia, and on our number 7 spot of the top Valorant tournaments 2021 we have the Moscow Cybersports Series.
This tournament will be the final event to wrap a series of six weeks of competition spread out across several months. Each Moscow Cybersport week featured four teams fighting in a single-elimination bracket.
The Superfinal will have 16 teams fighting for the top spot, so CIS fans can look forward to an exciting event.
Epic.LAN have been around for quite some time, and it’s no wonder to see them involved in Valorant as well.
The EPIC.LAN #33 is the 33rd iteration of this tournament, and this time it features 16 teams from Europe. Like with most other Valorant esports tournaments right now, EPIC.LAN will also be played entirely online.
But that’s perfectly fine as fans will have plenty of ways to keep track of all the matches, either through Epic.LAN social media or the official Twitch stream. It’s going to be a fun tournament, so make sure to keep an eye on this one.
9. Valorant Open Tour: France
The French Valorant scene is booming and the preparations are being made for the final event of the series – VALORANT Open Tour: France Finals. This event is scheduled for November, so there’s quite some time left before it starts.
However, we’re entering into the Summer Qualifier with 128 teams competing, and it’s just three out of all of those teams who will make it to the France Finals.
In case you miss the Summer action, don’t worry. There’s also a last qualifier in the fall, and this one’s even bigger with 256 teams competing for just two spots in the French Finals.
Overall, the Valorant Open Tour will be a lot of fun and should keep the French Valorant fans entertained for quite some time.
10. LVP – Rising Series
We’re wrapping up our top 10 Valorant tournaments 2021 list with another Valorant tournament from Europe.
LVP Rising Series is the most hyped Valorant tournament in Spain, and two out of four scheduled events have already concluded. Each Rising Series features a respectable €5,000 prize pool, and the LVP – Rising Series – Finale will have a massive €20,000 on the line.
Make sure to follow this tournament and watch some of Spain’s finest Valorant squad battle for dominance in the region.
These are some of the top Valorant Tournaments 2021, but we expect more to slowly start appearing as the year goes on. Visit our Twitter @esportsbetscom and let us know which Valorant tournaments you’re most excited for. We’re eager to hear your opinion.