The VCT NA Last Chance Qualifier will get back underway on October 27.
Riot Games are looking to right the ship on the North American VCT Last Chance Qualifier after the event was postponed ‘indefinitely’ over COVID-19 concerns and competitive integrity issues. The competition will resume on Wednesday, October 27 at noon PDT.
The new schedule for the Last Chance qualifier can be viewed below. As you can see, Riot has chosen not to reset the bracket and instead will let 100 Thieves keep their slot in the upper bracket winner’s finals. The event will be entirely online rather than the originally planned LAN event.
The new VCT NA schedule
NA LCQ – Day 1 [COMPLETED]: Tuesday, October 12
Match 1: 100 Thieves (#1 seed) defeated Gen.G Esports (#8 seed)
Match 2: XSET (#4 seed) defeated Luminosity Gaming (#5 seed)
Match 3: 100 Thieves defeated XSET to qualify for the Upper Final
NA LCQ – Day 2: Wednesday, October 27
[12:00 PM PT] Match 4: FaZe Clan (#3 seed) vs. Rise (#6 seed)
[3:00 PM PT] Match 5: Version1 (#2 seed) vs. Cloud9 Blue (#7 seed)
[6:00 PM PT] Match 6: Match 4 winner vs. Match 5 winner
NA LCQ – Day 3: Thursday, October 28
[12:00 PM PT] Match 7: Gen.G Esports vs. Luminosity Gaming
[3:00 PM PT] Match 8: Match 4 Loser vs. Match 5 Loser
NA LCQ – Day 4: Friday, October 29
[12:00 PM PT] Match 9: Match 6 Loser vs. Match 7 Winner
[3:00 PM PT] Match 10: XSET vs. Match 8 Winner
Upper Bracket Finals
[6:00 PM PT] Match 11: 100 Thieves vs. Match 6 Winner
NA LCQ – Day 5: Saturday, October 30
Lower Bracket Semi-finals
[12:00 PM PT] Match 12: Match 9 Winner vs Match 10 Winner
Lower Bracket Finals
[3:00 PM PT] Match 13: Match 12 Winner vs Match 11 Loser
NA LCQ – Day 6: Sunday, October 31
Grand Final – Best-of-5
[12:00 PM PT] Match 14: Match 11 Winner vs. Match 13 Winner
Riot hopes to right the Valorant NA Last Chance Qualifier Ship
The VCT NA Last Chance Qualifier has seen a number of issues so far, a lot of them stemming from the fact that Riot chose to run a LAN event in Los Angeles, California. There are strict COVID-19 guidelines in place in Los Angeles County which caused even the false-positive COVID-19 tests from FaZe Clan to grind the event to a halt. When combined with the issues the event faced from using an online server on LAN, and the NA LCQ was almost doomed from the very beginning. After a tense couple of days, Riot decided to postpone the event for 2 weeks.
Here’s a quick rundown of the entire saga so far:
- The NA LCQ format was announced, with an odd combination of single elimination and double elimination, leading to fan outcry.
- ORDER and Chiefs were deemed unable to attend due to travel restrictions, leading to Riot Games changing to an 8-team, double elimination format.
- Mass server issues and lag as Riot chooses to use an online server despite being on LAN.
- False positive COVID-19 tests derail day 2, leading to Wednesday’s matches being postponed.
- Thursday’s matches were also postponed later that day as Riot decides what to do.
- The NA LCQ was postponed “indefinitely,” until today’s rescheduling.
The NA LCQ will kick off on October 27 at Noon pacific as Rise takes on FaZe Clan. Keep it locked here to esports.gg as we will have continuing coverage of the Valorant NA Last Chance Qualifier then.