The VCT Korea Stage 2 Challengers playoffs are set to kick off after four weeks of group stage matches. Six teams have advanced to the final stage of the competition, where they will battle for Korea’s single spot at Masters Copenhagen.
It was business as usual for DRX. The kings of Korea won all seven of their group stage matches, proving beyond a doubt that they are still the best team in Korea. Kim “stax” Gu-taek and the boys in blue did not even drop a single map in the group stage, securing an upper bracket semifinals berth in the playoffs.
On Sla2ers and DWG KIA finished right behind DRX with 5-2 records. However, since On Sla2ers beat DWG KIA 2-1 in Week 3, Park “Bazzi” Jun-ki and the rest of his squad secured the head-to-head advantage and took the second upper bracket semifinals spot in the playoffs.
DWG KIA will start their playoffs run in the upper bracket quarterfinals, alongside Spear Gaming, World Game Star, and Maru Gaming, three squads that finished with 3-4 records in the group stage.
What is the VCT Korea Stage 2 Challengers playoffs?
The playoffs are the final leg of VCT Korea Stage 2 Challengers and will determine which team qualifies for the second international LAN event of the year.
The team that qualifies for Masters Copenhagen in July will compete for a pool of 4,450 circuit points that will go toward qualifying for Valorant Champions at the end of the year.
The winner of Masters Copenhagen will also automatically receive a slot in Valorant Champions.
VCT Korea Stage 2 Challengers playoffs schedule and results
The playoffs will run for two weeks from June 18 to 26. Top seeds DRX and On Sla2ers have received a direct bye to the upper bracket semifinals. The remaining four teams will start in the quarterfinals.
On match days, games are scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. GMT+8.
Upper bracket quarterfinals
|World Game Star||2 — 1||Maru Gaming|
|DWG KIA||2 — 0||Spear Gaming|
Upper bracket semifinals
|DRX||2 — 0||World Game Star|
|On Sla2ers||1 — 2||DWG KIA|
Lower bracket quarterfinals
|Maru Gaming||2 — 0||On Sla2ers|
|Spear Gaming||1 — 2||World Game Star|
Upper bracket final
|DRX||2 — 0||DWG KIA|
Lower bracket semifinal
|Maru Gaming||2 — 0||World Game Star|
Lower bracket final
|DWG KIA||1 — 3||Maru Gaming|
|DRX||3 — 0||Maru Gaming|
Teams that are competing in the tournament
|World Game Star|
VCT Korea Stage 2 Challengers prize and point pool
|STANDING||TEAM||VCT POINT POOL||PRIZE MONEY|
|1st||DRX||Qualifies for Masters Copenhagen||US$23,800|
|4th||World Game Star||55||US$8,700|
Format of the tournament
All teams will compete in double-elimination best-of-three matches, except during the lower final and grand final, which are best-of-five games.
Where to watch VCT Korea Stage 2 Challengers matches live?
Valorant fans can watch the matches live on Riot Games’ official Twitch and YouTube channels: