With the conclusion of the Skyesports Champions Series, we have our last two teams for Stage 2 Valorant Champions Tour APAC Challengers from South Asia Region. The tournament starts on 9th June and spans 18 days, concluding on 26th June, and with it, we would get the two representatives of the APAC region for the VCT Masters 2: Copenhagen.
The APAC region consists of eight minor regions: Malaysia/Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Oceania, South Asia, and Hong Kong/Taiwan. Each region has had a grueling qualifier and has sent three or two of its best teams to APAC Challengers, and Oceania is the only region with one team.
The tournament can be divided into three stages; Play-ins, Group Stage, and Playoff.
The play-ins would have eight lower-seeded teams from the regions, divided into two groups of four. The four teams would then play in a double-elimination bracket where two teams would qualify for the Group Stage.
VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers Play-in Group:
|Group A||Group B|
|BOOM Esports (Indonesia)||BLEED (Malaysia/Singapore)|
|CERBERUS Esports (Vietnam)||Ghetto Artitsts (Hong Kong/Taiwan)|
|Made in Thailand (Thailand)||Rex Regum Qeom (Philipines)|
|Enigma Gaming (South Asia)||Team Big Baam (Vietnam)|
- In Group A, BOOM Esports would take on Cerberus, while Made in Thailand would take on Enigma Gaming.
- In Group B, BLEED would take on Ghetto Artists, while Rex Regum Qeom would take on Team Big BAAM.
- Only four teams would make it out of the Play-In stage to the Group Stage.
The Group Stage of Stage 2 VCT APAC Challengers would have four groups, with the top seeds already skipping a stage. The format would be similar to that of Play-ins, where a group of four would battle it out in a double-elimination bracket, and two teams from each group would make it to the final Playoff Stage.
Groups For VCT APAC Stage 2 Challengers Group Stage:
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|ONIC G (ID)||XERXIA Esports (TH)||Paper Rex (MY/SG)||Team Secret (PH)|
|Gaimin Gladiators (MY/SG)||Alter Ego (ID)||Oasis Gaming (PH )||FW Esports (TH)|
|Griffin Esports (HK/TW)||Global Esports (SA)||Order (Oceania)||Fancy United (VN)|
The top seeds from Indonesia, Malaysia/Singpore, Thailand and Philipines would face the teams qualified through play-ins.While the other two teams would face each other.
The final playoffs stage of Stage 2 VCT APAC Challengers would be a double-elimination bracket with eight teams, two from each group of Group Stage. The winner and the runner-up from the qualifiers would then represent APAC at Valorant Champions Tour Masters 2: Copenhagen.
The first game of the Stage 2 VCT APAC Challengers would start at 07:00 GMT on 9th June. The Group Stage begins on 15th June, and the Playoffs on 23rd June. Let’s hope we get to watch some exciting Valorant and all the teams bring their best to the table.
The matches can be followed on Twitch and Youtube in different languages based on your preference. The broadcast links for all the languages can be found on Riot’s official VCT APAC post.