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.

Meanwhile, Team Secret are eyeing a return to the international stage after an impressive run in VCT Philippines Stage 2 Challengers, where they did not drop a single match.

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?

VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers Main Event
Credit: Riot Games

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

XERXIA Esports Valorant roster
Credit: XERXIA Esports

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

Group A

1stONIC Esports2 — 0
2ndGriffin E-Sports2 — 1
3rdGaimin Gladiators1 — 2
4thMade in Thailand0 — 2

Group B

1stXerxia Esports2 — 0
2ndAlter Ego2 — 1
3rdRex Regum Qeon1 — 2
4thGlobal Esports0 — 2

Group C

1stPaper Rex2 — 0
2ndBOOM Esports2 — 1
3rdORDER1 — 2
4thOasis Gaming0 — 2

Group D

1stBleed eSports2 — 0
2ndTeam Secret2 — 1
3rdFancy United Esports1 — 2
4thFW Esports0 — 2

June 15

Gaimin Gladiators2 — 0Griffin E-Sports
Alter Ego2 — 0Global Esports
Oasis Gaming0 — 2ORDER
FW Esports1 — 2Fancy United Esports

June 16

ONIC Esports2 — 0Made in Thailand
Xerxia Esports2 — 0Rex Regum Qeon
Paper Rex2 — 0BOOM Esports
Team Secret0 — 2Bleed Esports

June 17

Griffin E-Sports2 — 0Made in Thailand
Global Esports1 — 2Rex Regum Qeon
Oasis Gaming0 — 2BOOM Esports

June 18

FW Esports0 — 2Team Secret
ONIC Esports2 — 0Gaimin Gladiators
Xerxia Esports2 — 0Alter Ego

June 19

ORDER0 — 2Paper Rex
Fancy United Esports1 — 2Bleed eSports
Gaimin Gladiators0 — 2Griffin E-Sports

June 20

Rex Regum Qeon1 — 2Alter Ego
BOOM Esports2 — 1ORDER
Team Secret2 — 0Fancy United Esports

Teams that are competing in the group stage

Team Secret at Valorant Champions 2021
Credit: Riot Games

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.

ONIC EsportsIndonesiaA
Gaimin GladiatorsMalaysia and SingaporeA
Griffin E-SportsHong Kong and TaiwanA
Made in ThailandThailandA
Xerxia EsportsThailandB
Alter EgoIndonesiaB
Global EsportsSouth AsiaB
Rex Regum QeonPhilippinesB
Paper RexMalaysia and SingaporeC
Oasis GamingPhilippinesC
BOOM EsportsIndonesiaC
Team SecretPhilippinesD
FW EsportsThailandD
Fancy United EsportsVietnamD
Bleed eSportsMalaysia and SingaporeD

Tournament format

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 Philippines

Valorant Esports 3Twitch
Valorant EsportsYouTube
Valorant Esports PHFacebook

VCT Indonesia

Valorant IDTwitch
Valorant Esports IDYouTube
Valorant Esports IDFacebook

VCT Malaysia and Singapore

Valorant Esports 2Twitch
Valorant EsportsYouTube
Valorant Esports MYSGFacebook

VCT Thailand

Valorant THTwitch
Valorant ThailandYouTube
Valorant Esports THFacebook

VCT Hong Kong and Taiwan

Valorant TWTwitch
Valorant TWYouTube
Valorant Esports TWHKFacebook

VCT Vietnam

Valorant VietnamYouTube
Valorant Esports VNFacebook

South Asia

SkySports IndiaYouTube

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