The stage is set for the best teams in Asia-Pacific to compete in the VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers playoffs.
Paper Rex, XERXIA Esports, and ONIC Esports had impressive group stage runs, with all three teams winning their respective groups without dropping a single map. Meanwhile, play-in squad Bleed eSports continues to improve, taking the top spot in Group D.
Coming in as runners-up in their respective groups are Griffin E-Sports, Alter Ego, BOOM Esports, and Team Secret, who will face the top-seeded teams from the group stage.
Full list of teams qualified for VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers playoffs
|TEAM||MATCH RECORD (W-L)||MAP RECORD (W-L)||ROUND DIFFERENTIAL||REGION|
|ONIC Esports||2 — 0||52 — 23||+29||Indonesia|
|XERXIA Esports||2 — 0||55 — 34||+21||Thailand|
|Paper Rex||2 — 0||52 — 33||+19||Malaysia and Singapore|
|Bleed eSports||2 — 0||59 — 45||+14||Malaysia and Singapore|
|Griffin E-Sports||2 — 1||68 — 51||+17||Hong Kong and Taiwan|
|Alter Ego||2 — 1||82 — 67||+15||Indonesia|
|BOOM Esports||2 — 1||72 — 67||+5||Indonesia|
|Team Secret||2 — 1||70 — 52||+18||Philippines|
Here are the eight qualified teams that have secured their spot at the Stage 2 Challengers playoffs, which begin on June 23. The top two teams in the playoffs will qualify for VCT Stage 2 Masters Copenhagen in July.
Teams in the competition will play in a double-elimination bracket, starting in the upper bracket quarterfinals. Teams from the same group have also been deliberately drawn into the opposite side of the bracket.
All matches will be best-of-three series, except for the grand final, which will be best-of-five.