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?

VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers Play-ins
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, 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

VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers
Credit: Riot Games

The tournament will take place from June 9 to 12.

Group Stage Standings

Group A

1stBOOM Esports1 — 0
2ndMade in Thailand1 — 0
3rdEnigma Gaming0 — 1
4thCERBERUS Esports0 — 1

Group B

1stRex Regum Qeon1 — 0
2ndBleed eSports1 — 0
3rdGhetto Artist0 — 1
4thTeam BigBAAM0 — 1

June 9

BOOM Esports2 — 1CERBERUS Esports
Bleed eSports2 — 1Ghetto Artist

June 10 

Rex Regum Qeon2 — 0Team Big BAAM
Made in Thailand2 — 1Enigma Gaming

June 11

BOOM Esports1 — 2Made in Thailand
Bleed eSports2 — 1Rex Regum Qeon
CERBERUS Esports2 — 1Enigma Gaming
Ghetto Artist2 — 0Team Big BAAM

June 12

BOOM Esports2 — 0CERBERUS Esports
Rex Regum Qeon2 — 0Ghetto Artist

Teams that are competing in the Play-ins

VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers teams
Credit: Riot Games
Rex Regum QeonPhilippines3rd place in VCT Philippines Stage 2 Challengers
Made in ThailandThailand3rd place in VCT Thailand Stage 2 Challengers
CERBERUS EsportsVietnam2nd place in VCT Vietnam Stage 2 Challengers
Bleed eSportsSingapore3rd place in VCT Malaysia and Singapore Stage 2 Challengers
BOOM EsportsIndonesia3rd place in VCT Indonesia Stage 2 Challengers
Team Big BAAMVietnam3rd place in VCT Vietnam Stage 2 Challengers
Ghetto ArtistTaiwan2nd place in VCT Hong Kong and Taiwan Stage 2 Challengers
Enigma GamingSouth Asia2nd place in Champions Series

Tournament format

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 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

READ MORE: The complete VCT 2022 circuit point standings for all teams and regions