The Valorant Champions Tour is on in Asia as the VCT Korea Stage 1 Challengers Group Stage kicks off, with the top eight teams in the region competing for the six spots in the playoffs stage.
Here’s everything you need to know about the group stage, including the complete schedule, teams, results, and where to watch the matches live.
What is the VCT Korea Stage 1 Challengers Group Stage?
VCT Korea Stage 1 Challengers Group Stage is the first competition of the 2022 season in Korea. It consists of three phases, the open qualifiers, the group stage, and the playoffs stage.
The group stage, or main event, will determine which six teams make it to the playoffs. The teams that advance will battle for a spot at the first Valorant Masters event of the year and earn VCT circuit points to qualify for Valorant Champions.
Only one team from the tournament will make it through the playoffs and represent Korea at Stage 1 Masters in April.
VCT Korea Stage 1 Challengers Group Stage schedule and results
The group stage kicks off on February 23 and continues until March 13. Matches will be played every Wednesday through Sunday for the duration of the tournament, starting at 3:00 p.m. GMT+8.
VCT Korea Stage 1 Challengers Group Stage Standings
|1st||On Sla2ers (ESports Connected)||6 — 1|
|2nd||DRX Vision Strikers||6 — 1|
|3rd||DAMWON Gaming||5 — 2|
|4th||World Game Star||4 — 3|
|5th||Maru Gaming||3 — 4|
|6th||Holy Molly||2 — 5|
|7th||Team T5||1 — 6|
|8th||Desperado||1 — 6|
|World Game Star||2 — 1||Team T5|
|DRX Vision Strikers||2 — 0||Desperado|
|Holy Molly||0 — 2||DAMWON Gaming|
|On Sla2ers (ESports Connected)||2 — 1||Maru Gaming|
|World Game Star||0 — 2||DRX Vision Strikers|
|Team T5||0 — 2||Desperado|
|On Sla2ers (ESports Connected)||2 — 1||Holy Molly|
|Maru Gaming||0 — 2||DAMWON Gaming|
|World Game Star||2 — 0||Desperado|
|Team T5||0 — 2||DRX Vision Strikers|
|Maru Gaming||2 — 1||Holy Molly|
|On Sla2ers (ESports Connected)||2 — 0||DAMWON Gaming|
|Team T5||2 — 0||Holy Molly|
|World Game Star||1 — 2||DAMWON Gaming|
|Maru Gaming||0 — 2||DRX Vision Strikers|
|On Sla2ers (ESports Connected)||2 — 0||Desperado|
|Team T5||0 — 2||DAMWON Gaming|
|World Game Star||1 — 2||Holy Molly|
|On Sla2ers (ESports Connected)||2 — 0||DRX Vision Strikers|
|Maru Gaming||2 — 0||Desperado|
|DAMWON Gaming||2 — 1||Desperado|
|Holy Molly||0 — 2||DRX Vision Strikers|
|Team T5||1 — 2||On Sla2ers (ESports Connected)|
|World Game Star||2 — 1||Maru Gaming|
|DAMWON Gaming||0 — 2||DRX Vision Strikers|
|Holy Molly||2 — 0||Desperado|
|World Game Star||2 — 0||On Sla2ers (ESports Connected)|
|Team T5||0 — 2||Maru Gaming|
Teams that are competing in the tournament
You can view all the teams in the Group Stage below.
|DRX Vision Strikers|
|World Game Star|
|On Sla2ers (ESports Connected)|
Format of the tournament
The eight teams that advanced through the qualifiers were placed into a single group.
Instead of the traditional double-elimination format, they will compete in round-robin best-of-three matches, and the top six teams from the group will advance to the playoffs that start March 17. The bottom two will be eliminated.
Where to watch VCT Korea Stage 1 Challengers Group Stage matches live?
Valorant fans can watch the matches live on Riot Games’ official Twitch, YouTube, and Afreeca TV channels: