We’re in for another week of intense Valorant action in the Asia-Pacific region with the start of the VCT APAC Stage 1 Challengers Group Stage on March 16.

The Group Stage comprises the 16 best Valorant teams in Asia-Pacific. 12 teams earned their spots through Riot Games’ VCT Stage 1 Challengers local qualifiers. The remaining four teams made their way into the Group Stage by advancing from the Play-ins.

Teams will compete for the eight spots in the Knockouts phase, or what you can think of as the Playoffs. The top two teams will then advance to VCT Stage 1 Masters Reykjavik 2022.

The tournament is headlined by the former X10 Crit roster XERXIA, Filipino squads South Built Esports and NAOS Esports, and Bleed eSports’ international Valorant roster featuring former G2 Esports player Jacob “pyth” Mourujärvi.

What is the VCT APAC Stage 1 Challengers Group Stage?

VCT APAC Stage 1 Challengers
Credit: Riot Games

The multi-regional competition features the top teams from Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, and Australia. The Group Stage is the second leg of the VCT APAC Stage 1 Challengers Playoffs and is followed by the Knockouts phase.

Of the 16 participating teams in the Group Stage, 12 finished first or second during their respective local VCT Stage 1 Challengers qualifiers. The four remaining teams are those that made it through the Play-ins.

VCT APAC Stage 1 Challengers Group Stage schedule and results

VCT APAC Stage 1 Challengers Play-ins teams
Credit: Riot Games

(To be updated)

The tournament will run from March 16 to 21.

The 16 teams have been split into four groups. Each team will play in a GSL format with the top two teams from each group advancing to the Knockouts.

VCT APAC Stage 1 Challengers Group Stage standings

Group A

1stBOOM Esports2 — 0
2ndMade in Thailand2 — 1
3rdCERBERUS Esports1 — 2
4thNo Namers0 — 2

Group B

1stPaper Rex2 — 0
2ndPersija Esports2 — 1
3rdBonkers1 — 2
4thFancy United Esports0 — 2

Group C

1stBleed eSports2 — 0
2ndXERXIA Esports2 — 1
3rdONIC Esports1 — 2
4thNAOS Esports0 — 2

Group D

1stFULL SENSE2 — 0
2ndVelocity Gaming1 — 1
3rdSouth Built Esports1 — 1
4thOblivion Force0 — 2

VCT APAC Stage 1 Challengers Group Stage schedule

March 16

Made in Thailand2 — 1CERBERUS Esports
Bonkers1 — 2Persija Esports
NAOS Esports1 — 2Bleed eSports
Velocity Gaming2 — 0Oblivion Force

March 17

BOOM Esports2 — 0No Namers
Paper Rex2 — 0Fancy United Esports
XERXIA Esports2 — 1ONIC Esports
South Built Esports0 — 2FULL SENSE

March 18

CERBERUS Esports2 — 1No Namers
Bonkers2 — 0Fancy United Esports
NAOS Esports1 — 2ONIC Esports

March 19

Made in Thailand0 — 2BOOM Esports
Persija Esports1 — 2Paper Rex
Oblivion Force0 — 2South Built Esports

March 20

Bonkers1 — 2Persija Esports
Bleed eSportsW — FFXERXIA Esports
Velocity Gaming0 — 2FULL SENSE

Update: XERXIA Esports forfeit the match due to technical issues according to Bleed eSports.

March 21

CERBERUS Esports0 — 2Made in Thailand
ONIC Esports1 — 2XERXIA Esports
South Built Esports2 — 0Velocity Gaming

Teams that are competing in the Group Stage

VCT APAC Stage 1 Challengers Play-ins teams
Credit: Riot Games

Group A

BOOM EsportsIndonesia
Made in ThailandThailand
CERBERUS EsportsVietnam
No NamersSingapore

Group B

Paper RexSingapore
Persija EsportsIndonesia
Fancy United EsportsVietnam

Group C

NAOS EsportsPhilippines
Bleed eSportsSingapore
ONIC EsportsIndonesia

Group D

South Built EsportsPhilippines
Velocity GamingIndia
Oblivion ForceHong Kong

Where to watch VCT APAC Stage 1 Challengers Group Stage?

VCT APAC Last Chance Qualifier, VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin Stage, Valorant, Riot Games
Credit: Riot Games

Valorant fans can watch the matches live on Riot’s official Twitch, YouTube or Facebook channels:

VCT Philippines

Valorant Esports 3Twitch
Valorant EsportsYouTube
Valorant Esports PHFacebook

VCT Indonesia

Valorant IDTwitch
Valorant Esports IDYouTube
Valorant Esports IDFacebook

VCT Malaysia & Singapore

Valorant Esports 2Twitch
Valorant EsportsYouTube
Valorant Esports MYSGFacebook

VCT Thailand

Valorant THTwitch
Valorant ThailandYouTube
Valorant Esports THFacebook

VCT Hong Kong & Taiwan

Valorant TWTwitch
Valorant TWYouTube
Valorant Esports TWHKFacebook

VCT Vietnam

Valorant VietnamYouTube
Valorant Esports VNFacebook

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