VCT APAC Challengers Stage 1 Playoffs Start Next Week!

Posted by George Wong on March 3, 2022

Valorant fans in the region will be pleased to know that the competitive season is just around the corner. The 20 best teams in APAC will be duking it out starting next week in the VCT APAC Challengers Stage 1 Playoffs! It will be a three-stage tournament, starting with the play-ins, followed by the group stage and the knockouts. The teams will be playing for a cut of the USD 150,000 Prize Pool, and more importantly - one of two seats in Masters 1.

8 teams will be taking part in the play-ins (GSL format), with only 4 moving forward to join the other 12 teams in the group stages. Dates: 10-13 March.

For the play-ins, we have:

  • Team Big Baam (VN)
  • Onic Esports (ID)
  • Full Sense (TH)
  • Action (PH)
  • Griffin Esports (HK/TW)
  • Fancy United Esports (VN)
  • NN (MY/SG)
  • Global Esports (SA)

In the group stages, there will be 12 + 4 teams going through a GSL format stage as well. 8 teams will move on to the knockout stage. Dates: 16-21 March.

  • Boom Esports (ID)
  • Made In Thailand (TH)
  • Cereberus Esports (VN)
  • Xerxia (TH)
  • Naos Esports (PH)
  • Bleed Esports (SG)
  • Paper Rex (MY/SG)
  • Bonkers (OCE)
  • Boy With Love (ID)
  • South Built Esports (PH)
  • Velocity Gaming (SA)
  • Oblivion Force (HK/TW)

For the knockouts, 8 teams will go through a series of double elimination brackets, with the final 2 teams being invited to Masters 1 in Iceland. Dates: 24-27 March. Liquipedia.

Want to watch the action live? Follow the official Valorant esports website for the latest info and details.


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