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?

VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers
Credit: Riot Games

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

VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers playoffs bracket
Credit: PPGL

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.

June 23

Upper bracket quarterfinals

Paper Rex2 — 1Alter Ego
Bleed eSports2 — 0Griffin E-Sports
ONIC Esports2 — 1BOOM Esports
XERXIA Esports1 — 2Team Secret

June 24

Upper bracket semifinals

Paper Rex2 — 1Bleed eSports
ONIC Esports0 — 2Team Secret

Lower bracket round 1

Alter Ego2 — 0Griffin E-Sports
BOOM Esports1 — 2XERXIA Esports

June 25

Lower bracket quarterfinals

ONIC Esports2 — 1Alter Ego
Bleed eSports1 — 2XERXIA Esports

Upper bracket final

Paper Rex2 — 0Team Secret

Lower bracket semifinal

ONIC Esports0 — 2XERXIA Esports

June 26

Lower bracket final

Team Secret1 — 2XERXIA Esports

Grand final

Paper Rex3 — 0XERXIA Esports

Teams that are competing in VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers playoffs

VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers playoffs qualified teams
Credit: PPGL
ONIC EsportsIndonesia
XERXIA EsportsThailand
Paper RexMalaysia and Singapore
Bleed eSportsMalaysia and Singapore
Griffin E-SportsHong Kong and Taiwan
Alter EgoIndonesia
BOOM EsportsIndonesia
Team SecretPhilippines

VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers playoffs prize pool

XERXIA Esports at VCT STage 1 Masters Reykjavik 2022
Credit: Riot Games
1stPaper RexQualifies for Masters CopenhagenUS$30,000
2ndXERXIA EsportsQualifies for Masters CopenhagenUS$20,000
3rdTeam Secret75US$12,500
4thONIC Esports65US$10,000
5thAlter Ego55US$8,750
6thBleed eSports55US$8,750
7thGriffin E-Sports45US$7,500
8thBOOM Esports45US$7,500

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 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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