How much is the full VCT Champions prize pool?

Big money, big stakes.

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The inaugural year of the VALORANT Champions Tour circuit is going out with a bang at Champions in Berlin. A total of 16 teams will collide in the Verti Music Hall for the right to be called the first VALORANT world champions.

Some of the biggest names from the hottest regions are competing in the group stages. Sentinels, Team Envy, and Cloud9 headline a dangerous North American collection of teams, with Acend, Team Liquid, Fnatic, and Masters Berlin winners Gambit representing the EMEA region.

Aside from just a trophy, the teams are also competing for the lion’s share of the biggest prize pool for a single VALORANT event yet.

What is the full VCT Champions prize pool?

The teams competing at VCT Champions are competing for a $1-million prize pool, the largest ever for a VALORANT tournament. Prior to this event, the largest VALORANT pools were $700k for Masters Berlin, $600K for Masters Reykjavík, and $150k each for NA Masters One and EU Masters One.

Of course, first place will take home the largest share of the pool: $350,000. Here’s the full prize pool distribution:

PlacePrize Money
Third to fourth$90,000
Fifth to eighth$40,000
Ninth to 12th$20,000
13th to 16th$20,000

The competitors will also earn half of the proceeds earned from VALORANT players who purchase the VCT Champions skin bundle in-game. The bundle costs 6,264 VP, featuring a Vandal skin, Karambit melee, and some other cosmetic items, and is available until Dec. 12 when Champions concludes.

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Scott Robertson

VALORANT lead staff writer, also covering CS:GO, FPS games, other titles, and the wider esports industry. Watching and writing esports since 2014. Previously wrote for Dexerto, Upcomer, Splyce, and somehow MySpace. Jack of all games, master of none.