The VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers is set to kick off its first phase of competition with the Play-ins stage.
Over the past weeks, the best Valorant teams from across Southeast Asia have been competing in their respective local tournaments for a chance to advance to the upcoming APAC event in June.
The stakes couldn’t be any higher. The top two teams from the APAC Stage 2 Playoffs will represent the Asia-Pacific region at VCT Stage 2 Masters Copenhagen in July.
What is the VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers Play-ins?
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, Main Event, and Knockouts.
The Play-ins feature teams from Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam that finished third in their respective Stage 2 Challengers competitions. The tournament also includes three teams from Vietnam, South Asia, and Hong Kong and Taiwan that finished second in their qualifier tournaments.
Out of the eight teams, the top four will advance to the VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers Main Event (also known as the group stage).
VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers Play-ins schedule and results
The tournament will take place from June 9 to 12.
Group Stage Standings
|1st||BOOM Esports||1 — 0|
|2nd||Made in Thailand||1 — 0|
|3rd||Enigma Gaming||0 — 1|
|4th||CERBERUS Esports||0 — 1|
|1st||Rex Regum Qeon||1 — 0|
|2nd||Bleed eSports||1 — 0|
|3rd||Ghetto Artist||0 — 1|
|4th||Team BigBAAM||0 — 1|
|BOOM Esports||2 — 1||CERBERUS Esports|
|Bleed eSports||2 — 1||Ghetto Artist|
|Rex Regum Qeon||2 — 0||Team Big BAAM|
|Made in Thailand||2 — 1||Enigma Gaming|
|BOOM Esports||1 — 2||Made in Thailand|
|Bleed eSports||2 — 1||Rex Regum Qeon|
|CERBERUS Esports||2 — 1||Enigma Gaming|
|Ghetto Artist||2 — 0||Team Big BAAM|
|BOOM Esports||2 — 0||CERBERUS Esports|
|Rex Regum Qeon||2 — 0||Ghetto Artist|
Teams that are competing in the Play-ins
|Rex Regum Qeon||Philippines||3rd place in VCT Philippines Stage 2 Challengers|
|Made in Thailand||Thailand||3rd place in VCT Thailand Stage 2 Challengers|
|CERBERUS Esports||Vietnam||2nd place in VCT Vietnam Stage 2 Challengers|
|Bleed eSports||Singapore||3rd place in VCT Malaysia and Singapore Stage 2 Challengers|
|BOOM Esports||Indonesia||3rd place in VCT Indonesia Stage 2 Challengers|
|Team Big BAAM||Vietnam||3rd place in VCT Vietnam Stage 2 Challengers|
|Ghetto Artist||Taiwan||2nd place in VCT Hong Kong and Taiwan Stage 2 Challengers|
|Enigma Gaming||South Asia||2nd place in Champions Series|
Eight teams will play in a GSL format with the top two teams from each group proceeding to the next phase.
Where to watch the matches live?
You can watch the matches live on Riot Games’ official Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook channels:
VCT Malaysia and Singapore
VCT Hong Kong and Taiwan