Following some incredible performances from APAC teams during Stage 1 tournaments, Riot Games has kicked off the VCT Challengers APAC Stage 2 main events!
8 of the top teams in each market will compete through May for a chance to enter the VCT Challengers APAC Stage 2 Playoffs in June.
VCT Challengers Apac Stage 2 Qualified Teams
8 teams from Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore/Malaysia, and Taiwan/Hong Kong, have qualified to participate in the VCT Challengers Stage 2.
Due to their top performances on the local level during Stage 1, four of these teams per market were given direct invitations to VCT Challengers APAC Stage 2.
The next 4 teams have qualified through Open Qualifier events that wrapped up in April.
Qualified teams from the Philippines are the following:
- Direct Invites: NAOS Esports, South Built Esports, Action PH, Oasis Gaming
- Open Qualifier: Bren Esports, RRQ, Team Secret, Alpha Esports Pro
Tournament Format and Dates
The VCT Challengers APAC Stage 2 main event tournaments are structured in two stages.
The 8 teams in each market will begin by going through a series of single round-robin matches where two teams will be eliminated.
The remaining 6 teams will then fight through a series of double elimination brackets. Then, depending on which market they come from, the top teams will be assigned a select number of slots at the upcoming Challengers APAC Stage 2 Playoffs in June.
The Challengers APAC Stage 2 Playoffs give the region’s top teams a chance to be invited to Masters 2, VCT’s 2nd and final global tournament of the year!
Regional allocations for the upcoming Challengers APAC Stage 2 Playoffs in June are split across a 20-team competitive format. Seeds are determined by the size of the competitive playbase in each region. Slot allocations by region are as follows:
Catch all the matches from the following channels below:
- Twitch: VALORANT Esports, VALORANTesports3, PPGL VCT PH
- YouTube: VALORANT Esports, PPGL YouTube
- Facebook: VALORANTEsports PH, PPGL Facebook