The Valorant action continues in the Asia-Pacific region with the start of the VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers group stage.
The 16 qualified representatives from the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, and Oceania will compete for the two spots at VCT Stage 2 Masters Copenhagen in July.
Masters Reykjavik contenders Paper Rex and Xerxia Esports are aiming to make it to their second international Valorant LAN in 2022. Both squads remain in top form, winning their respective Stage 2 Challengers regional competitions.
VCT APAC Stage 1 Challengers champion Paper Rex are the team to beat in Stage 2. The team clinched a top-four placing in Iceland and have continued to show off supreme confidence and unorthodox team compositions in regional competition.
What is the VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers group stage?
The multi-regional competition features the top teams from Southeast Asia, Oceania, and South Asia. VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers consists of three phases: the play-ins, group stage, and knockouts.
The group stage is the penultimate phase before the VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers knockouts stage (also known as the playoffs).
12 teams made it to the group stage through their respective VCT Stage 2 Challengers regional tournaments, while four qualified via the play-ins.
VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers group stage schedule and results
The tournament will take place from June 15 to 20.
In total, four matches will be played each day from 11:00 a.m. GMT+8 onwards.
VCT APAC Stage 2 Group Stage Standings
|1st||ONIC Esports||2 — 0|
|2nd||Griffin E-Sports||2 — 1|
|3rd||Gaimin Gladiators||1 — 2|
|4th||Made in Thailand||0 — 2|
|1st||Xerxia Esports||2 — 0|
|2nd||Alter Ego||2 — 1|
|3rd||Rex Regum Qeon||1 — 2|
|4th||Global Esports||0 — 2|
|1st||Paper Rex||2 — 0|
|2nd||BOOM Esports||2 — 1|
|3rd||ORDER||1 — 2|
|4th||Oasis Gaming||0 — 2|
|1st||Bleed eSports||2 — 0|
|2nd||Team Secret||2 — 1|
|3rd||Fancy United Esports||1 — 2|
|4th||FW Esports||0 — 2|
|Gaimin Gladiators||2 — 0||Griffin E-Sports|
|Alter Ego||2 — 0||Global Esports|
|Oasis Gaming||0 — 2||ORDER|
|FW Esports||1 — 2||Fancy United Esports|
|ONIC Esports||2 — 0||Made in Thailand|
|Xerxia Esports||2 — 0||Rex Regum Qeon|
|Paper Rex||2 — 0||BOOM Esports|
|Team Secret||0 — 2||Bleed Esports|
|Griffin E-Sports||2 — 0||Made in Thailand|
|Global Esports||1 — 2||Rex Regum Qeon|
|Oasis Gaming||0 — 2||BOOM Esports|
|FW Esports||0 — 2||Team Secret|
|ONIC Esports||2 — 0||Gaimin Gladiators|
|Xerxia Esports||2 — 0||Alter Ego|
|ORDER||0 — 2||Paper Rex|
|Fancy United Esports||1 — 2||Bleed eSports|
|Gaimin Gladiators||0 — 2||Griffin E-Sports|
|Rex Regum Qeon||1 — 2||Alter Ego|
|BOOM Esports||2 — 1||ORDER|
|Team Secret||2 — 0||Fancy United Esports|
Teams that are competing in the group stage
Here are the 16 teams competing for a chance to represent the APAC region on the international stage in Denmark. They have been split up into four groups of four teams each.
|Gaimin Gladiators||Malaysia and Singapore||A|
|Griffin E-Sports||Hong Kong and Taiwan||A|
|Made in Thailand||Thailand||A|
|Global Esports||South Asia||B|
|Rex Regum Qeon||Philippines||B|
|Paper Rex||Malaysia and Singapore||C|
|Fancy United Esports||Vietnam||D|
|Bleed eSports||Malaysia and Singapore||D|
The 16 teams will play in a GSL format with the top two teams from each group proceeding to the next phase.
Where to watch VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers?
Valorant fans can watch the matches live on Riot’s official Twitch, YouTube, or Facebook channels:
VCT Malaysia and Singapore
VCT Hong Kong and Taiwan