Filipino fans, rejoice! The 2022 Valorant season is ready to begin in the Asia Pacific region with VCT Philippines Stage 1 Challengers.
Team Secret is the main headliner of the tournament after their impressive Valorant Champions 2021 performance, where they made it all the way to the playoffs. Joining them are the up-and-coming squads in the region including Bren Esports, Oasis Gaming, and South Built Esports.
What is the VCT Philippines Stage 1 Challengers?
VCT Philippines Stage 1 Challengers is the first competition of the 2022 season, consisting of three phases — the open qualifiers, the group stage, and the playoffs.
All the best teams will be competing to qualify for the VCT APAC Stage 1 Challengers competition. The top three teams will advance and join other top-performing teams in the Asia-Pacific region for a chance to qualify for the first Masters event of the 2022 season.
Tournament schedule and results
The open qualifiers took place from January 22 to 30, and the top six performing teams have advanced to the group stage.
|QUALIFIED TEAMS FROM OPEN QUALIFIER|
|Looking For Org|
|South Built Esports|
|1st||Oasis Gaming||4 — 2|
|2nd||Team Secret||3 — 3|
|3rd||Action PH||3 — 3|
|4th||Bren Esports||2 — 4|
|1st||NAOS Esports||5 — 1|
|2nd||Zeal Esports||3 — 3|
|3rd||South Built Esports||2 — 4|
|4th||Looking for Org||2 — 4|
|Looking for Org||0 — 2||NAOS Esports|
|Zeal Esports||2 — 0||South Built Esports|
|Action PH||2 — 1||Bren Esports|
|Action PH||2 — 1||Oasis Gaming|
|South Built Esports||1 — 2||Looking for Org|
|Team Secret||1 — 2||Oasis Gaming|
|NAOS Esports||2 — 0||Zeal Esports|
|Bren Esports||2 — 0||Team Secret|
|Zeal Esports||2 — 0||Looking for Org|
|Team Secret||1 — 2||Action PH|
|Bren Esports||0 — 2||Oasis Gaming|
|NAOS Esports||2 — 0||South Built Esports|
|NAOS Esports||1 — 2||Looking for Org|
|South Built Esports||2 — 0||Zeal Esports|
|Bren Esports||2 — 1||Action PH|
|Oasis Gaming||1 — 2||Team Secret|
|Looking for Org||1 — 2||South Built Esports|
|Action PH||1 — 2||Oasis Gaming|
|Zeal Esports||0 — 2||NAOS Esports|
|Team Secret||2 — 1||Bren Esports|
|Looking for Org||2 — 0||Zeal Esports|
|Action PH||0 — 2||Team Secret|
|Oasis Gaming||2 — 0||Bren Esports|
|South Built Esports||0 — 2||NAOS Esports|
The group stage takes place from February 10 to 20, with the eight teams competing to advance to the playoffs.
The playoffs will run from February 24 to 27 where the top three teams will advance to the VCT APAC Stage 1 Challengers tournament.
Format of VCT Philippines Stage 1 Challengers
The group stage features two groups with four teams competing in a double round-robin format. All the matches are best-of-three and the top team from each group will advance to the second round of the upper bracket.
Teams that finished in second and third place will continue to the first round of the upper bracket. Squads that finish in last place will be eliminated.
The playoffs will have a double-elimination bracket with all matches played in a best-of-three, except for the grand final, which will be a best-of-five.
Teams that are participating in the competition
|NAOS Esports||First place Open Qualifier|
|Bren Esports||Second place Open Qualifier|
|Looking For Org||Third place Open Qualifier|
|Oasis Gaming||Fourth place Open Qualifier|
|Action PH||Fifth place Open Qualifier|
|South Built Esports||Sixth place Open Qualifier|
Where to watch VCT Philippines Stage 1 Challengers?
Valorant fans can watch the matches live on PPGL’s official Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook channels: