Superstar Twitch streamer Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek has confirmed that he will be participating in the upcoming VCT NA Stage 3 Challengers 2 Open Qualifier.

The news broke when Shroud was streaming the first VCT NA Stage 3 Challengers 1 Open Qualifier and shared his intentions to compete in Valorant’s competitive regional circuit.

He also plans to play in the Open Qualifier when Valorant’s latest agent KAY/O will be available for competitive play.

“So the next qualifier is probably where they’re gonna play KAY/O. That’s cool, that’s the one I’m supposed to play in. I’ll run around and silence things,” shared Shroud.

Who is Shroud playing with in the upcoming VCT NA Stage 3 Challengers 2 Open Qualifier?

Shroud, Streamer, Twitch
Credit: Shroud/Twitch

Shroud’s VCT NA Stage 3 Challengers 2 Open Qualifier team

  • Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek
  • Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert
  • ShawnBM

The world-renowned Twitch streamer divulged that he plans to play alongside his former Cloud9 CS:GO teammate n0thing, and top Valorant streamer ShawnBM

He further explained that he couldn’t play with other popular Twitch streamers like Brandon “Ace” Winn and his other former C9 teammate Sean “sgares” Gares, for they are currently signed with NRG and Gen.G Esports.

Riot Games has a ruling that esports organizations can only have one team participating in Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) events to maintain its competitive integrity. Players signed to an organization cannot join another team according to VCT’s Competitive Policies and Rules for Valorant Esports.

Shroud also plans to stream his initial VCT matches on his Twitch channel, provided Riot Games allows him to.

When will the VCT NA Stage 3 Challengers 2 Open Qualifier begin?

VCT NA Stage 3 Schedule
Credit: Riot Games

The tournament is scheduled from July 22 to 25 with the winners advancing to the Main Event.

The top four teams from the Main Event will qualify for the playoffs, where the top three North American teams will advance to the VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin international tournament.

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