The Valorant action continues in the Asia-Pacific region with the top Filipino squads competing in the VCT Philippines Stage 2 Challengers’ open qualifier and group stage.
South Built Esports, NAOS Esports, Action PH, and Oasis Gaming, the country’s top four squads from the VCT Philippines Stage 1 Challengers playoffs, are all looking to make another deep run in the regional tournament.
These four teams have also secured direct spots in the group stage, where they await the four teams from the open qualifier.
Teams are playing to qualify for the upcoming VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers tournament, where Asia’s best Valorant teams will clash once again.
What is the VCT Philippines Stage 2 Challengers?
The competition is the second VCT tournament in the Philippines for the 2022 season. The event consists of three phases – the open qualifier, the group stage, and the knockouts (playoffs).
All teams will be vying to qualify for the VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers circuit. The top three teams will advance and join other top squads in the Asia-Pacific region for a chance to qualify for the second Masters event of the year.
VCT Philippines Stage 2 Challengers schedule and results
The open qualifiers take place from May 7 to 8, and the top four teams will advance to the group stage.
|QUALIFIED TEAMS FROM THE OPEN QUALIFIER|
|Rex Regum Qeon|
|Alpha Esports Pro|
Group Stage schedule and results
The group stage and knockouts are scheduled from May 11 to 29, with the top three teams advancing to the VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers tournament.
|1st||Team Secret||6 — 1|
|2nd||Rex Regum Qeon||4 — 3|
|3rd||Alpha Esports Pro||4 — 3|
|4th||Oasis Gaming||4 — 3|
|5th||Action PH||3 — 3|
|6th||South Built Esports||3 — 4|
|7th||Bren Esports||3 — 4|
|8th||NAOS Esports||1 — 6|
|Action PH||0 — 2||Oasis Gaming|
|NAOS Esports||0 — 2||South Built Esports|
|Bren Esports||2 — 0||Rex Regum Qeon|
|Team Secret||2 — 1||South Built Esports|
|Alpha Esports Pro||0 — 2||Action PH|
|Team Secret||2 — 0||Oasis Gaming|
|Rex Regum Qeon||2 — 1||South Built Esports|
|Bren Esports||2 — 0||NAOS Esports|
|Action PH||2 — 1||South Built Esports|
|Alpha Esports Pro||2 — 0||NAOS Esports|
|Team Secret||2 — 1||Rex Regum Qeon|
|Oasis Gaming||2 — 1||NAOS Esports|
|Alpha Esports Pro||2 — 1||Bren Esports|
|Rex Regum Qeon||1 — 2||Action PH|
|Alpha Esports Pro||2 — 1||Oasis Gaming|
|Team Secret||2 — 0||Bren Esports|
|Alpha Esports Pro||1 — 2||South Built Esports|
|Rex Regum Qeon||2 — 0||NAOS Esports|
|Bren Esports||1 — 2||Oasis Gaming|
|Team Secret||2 — 0||Action PH|
|Alpha Esports Pro||0 — 2||Rex Regum Qeon|
|Oasis Gaming||2 — 1||South Built Esports|
|Team Secret||2 — 1||NAOS Esports|
|Bren Esports||2 — 1||Action PH|
|Rex Regum Qeon||2 — 0||Oasis Gaming|
|Bren Esports||1 — 2||South Built Esports|
|Alpha Esports Pro||2 — 0||Team Secret|
|Action PH||1 — 2||NAOS Esports|
Format of VCT Philippines Stage 2 Challengers
The group stage features just a single group with eight teams competing in a round-robin format. All the matches are best-of-three series.
The top six teams will continue to the knockouts stage, with the top two teams advancing straight to the upper bracket quarterfinal of the knockouts. Meanwhile, squads that finish in third to sixth place will play against each other in the first round of the upper bracket of the playoffs.
The knockouts will adopt 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.
VCT Philippines Stage 2 Challengers teams
|South Built Esports||1st place Stage 1 Challengers|
|NAOS Esports||2nd place Stage 1 Challengers|
|Action PH||3rd place Stage 1 Challengers|
|Oasis Gaming||4th place Stage 1 Challengers|
|TBD||1st place Stage 2 Challengers qualifiers|
|TBD||2nd place Stage 2 Challengers qualifiers|
|TBD||3rd place Stage 2 Challengers qualifiers|
|TBD||4th place Stage 2 Challengers qualifiers|
Where to watch VCT Philippines Stage 2 Challengers?
Fans can watch the matches live on PPGL’s official Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook channels: