The Valorant action continues in Asia with VCT Korea Stage 2 Challengers Group Stage.
The top eight teams from the region are set to compete in a single round-robin competition over four weeks to determine the top six teams in the playoffs.
Top Korean teams from Stage 1 in DRX, On Sla2ers, DAMWON Gaming, and Maru Gaming will be joined by CNJ Esports, Spear Gaming, World Game Star, and Tartarus, the top four teams from Stage 2 qualifiers.
What is the VCT Korea Stage 2 Challengers Group Stage?
VCT Korea Stage 2 Challengers Group Stage is the second 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 winning team from the playoffs will represent Korea at VCT Stage 2 Masters Copenhagen.
VCT Korea Stage 2 Challengers Group Stage schedule and results
The group stage kicks off on May 21 and continues until June 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 2 Challengers Group Stage Standings
|1st||DRX||7 — 0|
|2nd||On Sla2ers||5 — 2|
|3rd||DAMWON Gaming||5 — 2|
|4th||Maru Gaming||3 — 4|
|5th||Spear Gaming||3 — 4|
|6th||World Game Star||3 — 4|
|7th||Tartarus||1 — 6|
|8th||CNJ Esports||1 — 6|
|Maru Gaming||0 — 2||On Sla2ers|
|DRX||2 — 0||DAMWON Gaming|
|World Game Star||2 — 1||CNJ Esports|
|Spear Gaming||2 — 1||Tartarus|
|Maru Gaming||1 — 2||DAMWON Gaming|
|On Sla2ers||0 — 2||DRX|
|Tartarus||2 — 1||CNJ Esports|
|Spear Gaming||2 — 1||World Game Star|
|On Sla2ers||2 — 0||Spear Gaming|
|CNJ Esports||0 — 2||DAMWON Gaming|
|World Game Star||0 — 2||DRX|
|Tartarus||0 — 2||Maru Gaming|
|Spear Gaming||0 — 2||DAMWON Gaming|
|CNJ Esports||0 — 2||On Sla2ers|
|World Game Star||1 — 2||Maru Gaming|
|Tartarus||0 — 2||DRX|
|World Game Star||2 — 0||Tartarus|
|DAMWON Gaming||1 — 2||On Sla2ers|
|DRX||2 — 0||Maru Gmaing|
|CNJ Esports||1 — 2||Spear Gaming|
|On Sla2ers||2 — 0||Tartarus|
|DAMWON Gaming||2 — 1||World Game Star|
|DRX||2 — 0||CNJ Esports|
|Maru Gaming||2 — 1||Spear Gaming|
|DAMWON Gaming||2 — 0||Tartarus|
|On Sla2ers||1 — 2||World Game Star|
|DRX||2 — 0||Spear Gaming|
|Maru Gaming||1 — 2||CNJ Esports|
Teams that are competing in the tournament
These are all the teams competing in the tournament:
|World Game Star|
Format of the tournament
The group stage includes four teams from Stage 1, along with the four teams that advanced through the qualifiers. All eight teams are placed into a single group.
They will compete in single round-robin best-of-three matches, and the top six teams from the group will advance to the playoffs that start on June 18. The bottom two teams will be eliminated.
Where to watch VCT Korea Stage 2 Challengers Group Stage matches live?
Valorant fans can watch the matches live on Riot Games’ official Twitch, YouTube, and Afreeca TV channels: