The North American region is set to host its final qualifier event for VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin with the VCT NA Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs.
The best eight teams from the region will battle it out for three invites to Berlin. With the 2021 VCT season coming to a close, all teams are looking to earn more VCT Circuit Points to qualify for the Valorant Champions Tournament at the end of the year.
What is the VCT NA Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs?
The tournament will decide the top three teams from the region that will represent North America in the upcoming VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin tournament on September 9, 2021.
VCT NA Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs schedule and results
The Playoffs start on August 12 and end with the Grand Final on August 16. (All times and days are in GMT+8.)
(To be updated)
August 12 (Thursday)
- Upper Bracket — Sentinels 2 — 1 Rise
- Upper Bracket — Team Envy 2 — 1 TSM
- Upper Bracket — XSET 2 — 0 Luminosity
- Upper Bracket — 100 Thieves 2 — 0 FaZe Clan
- Upper Bracket Semifinals — Sentinels 2 — 0 Team Envy
- Upper Bracket Semifinals — XSET 0 — 2 100 Thieves
August 13 (Friday)
- Lower Bracket — Rise 2 – 1 TSM
- Lower Bracket — Luminosity Gaming 1 – 2 FaZe Clan
- Lower Bracket — XSET 2 — 1 Rise
- Lower Bracket — Team Envy 2 — 1 FaZe Clan
August 14 (Saturday)
- Upper Bracket Final — Sentinels 2 — 0 100 Thieves
- Lower Bracket Semifinal — XSET 0 — 2 Team Envy
August 15 (Sunday)
- Lower Bracket Final — Team Envy 2 — 3 100 Thieves
August 16 (Monday)
- Grand Final — 100 Thieves 2 — 3 Sentinels
Format of the Challengers Main Event
The Playoffs follow a double-elimination bracket with all teams competing in best-of-three matches, except for the Grand Final, which will be a best-of-five.
VCT NA Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs prize pool
The tournament has a US$100,000 prize pool that will be shared among the teams according to their placing.
- 1st: US$40,000
- 2nd: US$20,000
- 3rd: US$15,000
- 4th: US$10,000
- 5th: US$5,000
- 6th: US$5,000
- 7th: US$2,500
- 8th: US$2,500
The top three teams advance to the VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin where the best teams around the world will compete in Valorant’s second international tournament.
Teams that are competing in the VCT NA Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs
These eight teams advanced from the VCT NA Stage 3 Challengers 1 and 2 Main Events.
- FaZe Clan
- 100 Thieves
- Team Envy
Where to watch the VCT NA Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs?
Valorant fans can watch the matches live on Valorant’s Twitch channel and YouTube page. Matches will be streamed on Nerdstreet Gamers‘ Twitch streams as well.
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