The open qualifier event for Valorant Champions Tour’s Stage 3 Challengers 1 in North America has concluded and we have our top 8 teams from the qualifier who have progressed onto the Challengers 1 event, scheduled to be held from July.
- Team Envy
- 100 Thieves
- Gen.G Esports
The VCT open qualifier in North America saw a couple of S-tier teams that were unable to qualify for the next stage as the former is deemed to be brutal, featuring back-to-back matches right from the Round of 128. Cloud9 Blue, TSM.FTX, T1, and FaZe Clan were among those who weren’t able to progress through their brackets despite having top-notch squads. Teams like Rise, Pioneers surprisingly rose to dominance and eventually qualified for the Challengers in just one flawless attempt.
The North American Challengers 1 event is set to kick off today with the fixtures already been determined by the event organizer and are as follows:
- Version1 Vs 100 Thieves: Tonight, 2:30 IST
- Team Envy Vs Pioneers: Tonight, 2:30 IST
- XSET Vs Rise: Tonight, 2:30 IST
- Sentinels Vs Gen.G Esports: Tonight, 2:30 IST
The broadcast schedule for Challengers 1 has been revealed by the event organizer on Twitter.
You can catch the action live on Valorant’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
- Thursday, 8th July > Upper Bracket Quarterfinals along with Lower Bracket Round 1
- Friday, 9th July > Upper Bracket Semi-Finals along with Lower Bracket Round 2
- Saturday, 10th July > The Upper Bracket Final, Lower Bracket Round 3, and the Lower Bracket Final
- Sunday, 11th > Grand FinaleTeams would engage in a double-elimination bracket with the top 4 teams to advance on to the Challengers playoffs while those eliminated would need to play a Challengers 2 event.
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