The VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers playoffs, also known as the Knockouts, are set to kick off after an action-packed week of group stage action. Eight teams have advanced to the final stage of the competition, where they will battle for one of the two spots at Masters Copenhagen.
Paper Rex, XERXIA Esports, and ONIC Esports look in prime form, with all three teams winning their respective groups without dropping a single map. Meanwhile, play-in squad Bleed eSports is another strong contender, taking the top spot in Group D.
Griffin E-Sports, Alter Ego, BOOM Esports, and Team Secret round out the playoffs as the runners-up in their groups. The four squads are set to face the top-seeded teams from the group stage.
What is the VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers playoffs?
The competition is the culmination of the different regional tournaments in the Asia-Pacific region in Stage 2.
It features the top teams from Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, all competing for a chance to represent the APAC region at the second international Valorant LAN event of the year.
VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers playoffs schedule and results
The playoffs will run for four days from June 23 to 26. Top seeds will face runners-up from the group stage, with teams from the same group drawn into opposite sides of the bracket to avoid repeat match-ups early on.
On match days, games are scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. GMT+8.
Upper bracket quarterfinals
|Paper Rex||2 — 1||Alter Ego|
|Bleed eSports||2 — 0||Griffin E-Sports|
|ONIC Esports||2 — 1||BOOM Esports|
|XERXIA Esports||1 — 2||Team Secret|
Upper bracket semifinals
|Paper Rex||2 — 1||Bleed eSports|
|ONIC Esports||0 — 2||Team Secret|
Lower bracket round 1
|Alter Ego||2 — 0||Griffin E-Sports|
|BOOM Esports||1 — 2||XERXIA Esports|
Lower bracket quarterfinals
|ONIC Esports||2 — 1||Alter Ego|
|Bleed eSports||1 — 2||XERXIA Esports|
Upper bracket final
|Paper Rex||2 — 0||Team Secret|
Lower bracket semifinal
|ONIC Esports||0 — 2||XERXIA Esports|
Lower bracket final
|Team Secret||1 — 2||XERXIA Esports|
|Paper Rex||3 — 0||XERXIA Esports|
Teams that are competing in VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers playoffs
|Paper Rex||Malaysia and Singapore|
|Bleed eSports||Malaysia and Singapore|
|Griffin E-Sports||Hong Kong and Taiwan|
VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers playoffs prize pool
|STANDING||TEAM||VCT POINT POOL||PRIZE MONEY|
|1st||Paper Rex||Qualifies for Masters Copenhagen||US$30,000|
|2nd||XERXIA Esports||Qualifies for Masters Copenhagen||US$20,000|
Format of the tournament
All teams will compete in double-elimination best-of-three matches, except during the grand final, which is a best-of-five game.
Where to watch VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers playoffs matches live?
Valorant fans can watch the matches live on Riot Games’ official Twitch and YouTube channels:
VCT Malaysia and Singapore
VCT Hong Kong and Taiwan