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?

VCT Korea Stage 1 Challengers Group Stage On Sla2ers Bazzi interview
Credit: Riot Games

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

VCT Korea Stage 2 Challengers playoffs bracket
Credit: Riot Games

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.

June 18

Upper bracket quarterfinals

World Game Star2 — 1Maru Gaming
DWG KIA2 — 0Spear Gaming

June 19

Upper bracket semifinals

DRX2 — 0World Game Star
On Sla2ers1 — 2DWG KIA

June 20

Lower bracket quarterfinals

Maru Gaming2 — 0On Sla2ers
Spear Gaming1 — 2World Game Star

June 21

Upper bracket final


Lower bracket semifinal

Maru Gaming2 — 0World Game Star

June 25

Lower bracket final

DWG KIA1 — 3Maru Gaming

June 26

Grand final

DRX3 — 0Maru Gaming

Teams that are competing in the tournament

VCT Korea Stage 2 Challengers playoff teams
Credit: Riot Games
On Sla2ers
World Game Star
Maru Gaming
Spear Gaming

VCT Korea Stage 2 Challengers prize and point pool

Maru Gaming in VCT Korea Stage 2 Challengers group stage
Credit: Riot Games
1stDRXQualifies for Masters CopenhagenUS$23,800
2ndMaru Gaming75US$15,900
3rdDAMWON Gaming65US$11,900
4thWorld Game Star55US$8,700
5thOn Sla2ers45US$6,300
6thSpear Gaming45US$6,300

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:

Valorant KRAfreeca TV
Valorant KRTwitch
Valorant KRYouTube

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