Updated on March 18, 9:20 a.m. (GMT+8): Updated results.

The North American Tier 2 scene is officially underway. The Valorant Challengers NA Split 1 group stage will be the start off point for teams looking to advance into the partnered leagues next year.

A total of 12 teams will compete for playoff seeding at the upcoming Mid Season Invitational.

Headlining the group stage are The Guard, TSM, G2 Esports, FaZe Clan, and Shopify Rebellion — teams that were left out of the VCT Americas league. The group stage also features Disguised, the Valorant team started and independently funded by popular streamer Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang.

All teams will compete in group stage matches for the next five weeks. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, teams, results, and where to watch the action unfold.

What is the Valorant Challengers NA Split 1 group stage?

Valorant NA Challengers league schedule
Screenshot by Nigel Zalamea/ONE Esports from Knights Arena

The Valorant Challengers NA league is the official Tier 2 competition hosted by Riot Games and Knights Arena.

The group stage is the first leg of Challengers NA Split 1. The tournament features six teams that were directly invited to the tournament and another six squads that made it through the open and last chance qualifier.

The tournament begins on February 1, and at the end of the split, teams will be awarded challengers points depending on their standing.

These challengers points will determine which teams qualify for the Ascension tournament at the end of the season.

Valorant Challengers NA Split 1 group stage schedule and results

Valorant Challengers NA Split 1 schedule
Credit: Knights Arena

Valorant Challengers NA Split 1 group stage standings

Group A

1stG2 Esports4 – 1126 – 106
2ndMoist Moguls3 – 2146 – 141
3rdOxygen Esports3 – 2142 – 138
4thFaZe Clan2 – 3130 – 134
5thTurtle Troop2 – 3123 – 133
6thShopify Rebellion1 – 4136 – 151

Group B

1stM804 – 1132 – 81
2ndThe Guard4 – 1127 – 86
3rdTSM4 – 1140 – 133
4thDisguised2 – 3120 – 129
5thMAD Lions1 – 4103- 134
6thOREsports0 – 5103 – 162

February 1

FaZe Clan1 – 2G2 Esports
The Guard2 – 0Disguised

February 2

TSM2 – 1MAD Lions
Moist Moguls2 – 0Oxygen Esports

February 3

Shopify Rebellion2 – 0Turtle Troops
M802 – 1OREsports

February 8

Shopify Rebellion1 – 2Oxygen Esports
The Guard2 – 0OREsports

February 9

Disguised2 – 0MAD Lions
M802 – 0TSM

February 10

FaZe Clan2 – 1Turtle Troops
G2 Esports2 – 1Moist Moguls

February 27

The Guard0 – 2TSM
Turtle Troops2 – 0Moist Moguls

February 28

G2 Esports2 – 0Oxygen Esports
FaZe Clan2 – 1Shopify Rebellion

March 1

Disguised2 – 1OREsports
M802 – 0MAD Lions

March 8

M802 – 0Disguised
TSM2 – 0OREsports

March 9

G2 Esports0 – 2Turtle Troops
The Guard2 – 0MAD Lions

March 10

Shopify Rebellion1 – 2Moist Moguls
FaZe Clan0 – 2Oxygen Esports

March 15

TSM2 – 1Disguised
The Guard2 – 0M80

March 16

OREsports1 – 2Mad Lions
FaZe Clan0 – 2Moist Moguls

March 17

Turtle Troops1 – 2Oxygen Esports
G2 Esports2 – 0Shopify Rebellion

Teams competing in the group stage

Qualified teams to Valorant Challengers NA Split 1
Credit: Knights Arena
FaZe ClanInvited
Shopify RebellionInvited
G2 EsportsInvited
The GuardInvited
Moist MogulsOpen qualifier
DisguisedOpen qualifier
Oxygen EsportsOpen qualifier
MAD LionsOpen qualifier
Turtle TroopsLast chance qualifier
OREsportsLast chance qualifier

Tournament format

Valorant G2 Esports
Credit: G2 Esports

The 12 teams were split into two groups of six squads via a group draw conducted by Knights General Manager Garett Bambrough.

Teams were split into pools based on how they qualified, so teams like G2 Esports who received direct invites took priority, followed by those who qualified through the open and last chance qualifiers.

All teams will compete in round-robin best-of-three group stage matches. The top four teams from each group will advance to the upper bracket of the playoffs. The bottom two teams from each group will continue their run in the lower bracket of the playoffs.

Where to watch Valorant Challengers NA Split 1 Group Stage

Valorant fans can watch the matches live on Riot Games’ official Twitch and YouTube channels:

Valorant 2Twitch
Valorant EsportsYouTube

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