Update (March 15, 2022): Click here for the VCPT APAC Stage 1 Challengers Group Stage results.
The top Valorant teams in the Asia-Pacific region are set to compete in the VCT APAC Stage 1 Challengers Play-ins, the first stage in a three-stage playoffs structure that will whittle 20 teams down to just two.
After weeks of working their way up through the local qualifiers, teams are now competing for a chance to represent the APAC region at the first Masters event of the year in April.
The play-in stage will see eight teams battle for four spots in the Group Stage, where they will join 12 other teams that have already secured their berths there.
What is the VCT APAC Stage 1 Challengers Play-ins?
The tournament is a multi-regional competition that features the top teams from Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, and India. The Play-ins stage is the first leg of the VCT APAC Stage 1 Challengers playoffs and is followed by the Group Stage and Knockouts phase.
The eight participating teams in the play-ins are those that finished in either second or third place during their respective local VCT Stage 1 Challengers qualifiers.
VCT APAC Stage 1 Challengers Play-ins schedule and results
(To be updated)
The tournament will take place in a single weekend, running from March 10 to 13.
Group Stage Standings
|1st||ONIC Esports||2 — 0|
|2nd||FULL SENSE||2 — 1|
|3rd||Action PH||1 — 2|
|4th||Team Big BAAM||0 — 2|
|1st||NN||2 — 0|
|2nd||Fancy United Esports||2 — 1|
|3rd||Griffin E-Sports||1 — 2|
|4th||Global Esports||0 — 1|
|NN||2 — 0||Fancy United Esports|
|Action PH||2 — 0||Team Big BAAM|
|FULL SENSE||0 — 2||ONIC Esports|
|Global Esports||0 — 2||Griffin E-Sports|
|Action PH||0 — 2||ONIC Esports|
|NN||2 — 0||Griffin E-Sports|
|Team Big BAAM||0 — 2||FULL SENSE|
|Fancy United Esports||2 — 0||Global Esports|
|Action PH||0 — 2||FULL SENSE|
|Griffin E-Sports||0 — 2||Fancy United Esports|
Teams that are competing in the Play-ins
|Team Big BAAM||Vietnam|
|Griffin E-Sports||Hong Kong|
|Fancy United Esports||Vietnam|
The eight teams will play in two double-elimination GSL-style format groups. The top four teams will move on to the Group Stage.
Where to watch the matches live?
You can watch the matches live on Riot Games’ official Twitch, YouTube, or Facebook channels:
VCT Malaysia & Singapore
VCT Hong Kong & Taiwan