For the second year in a row, Riot is bringing the VCT Game Changers 2022 to APAC. The circuit will be held in partnership with FSL, Southeast Asia’s leading women’s gaming circuit, as it was the previous year. Within the VALORANT esports ecosystem, the competition is aimed to provide new chances and exposure for women and other underrepresented genders.
The VCT Game Changers 2022 Series will complement the current VCT competitive season by creating a pro player circuit that reflects the VALORANT community’s diversity and global character, as well as the region’s player potential.
This year’s series consists of 4 stages with a total prize pool of USD60,000 up for grabs throughout the year. This year’s stages are as follows:
VCT Game Changers APAC Open 1 – 4: A maximum of 64 teams will compete in a series of double elimination rounds across 4 Open tournaments to win points. The top 3 teams on the leaderboard will qualify for the APAC Elite stage. Teams stand to win USD5,000 at each stage of the Open tournaments.
VCT Game Changers APAC Open Overtime: 8 teams ranked 4th to 11th in the previous APAC Open stage have another chance to qualify for the APAC Elite tournament. Matches will be played in a double-elimination format and the top 3 teams will qualify for the APAC Elite stage.
VCT Game Changers APAC Last Chance: This is the final opportunity for teams who have not qualified for the APAC Elite tournament to fight for one of 2 final qualification slots. A maximum of 64 teams will fight through a series of double elimination brackets. Successful teams also stand to win a USD5,000 prize.
VCT Game Changers APAC Elite: This is the grand final stage in the APAC 2022 series. The final 8 qualifying teams will compete over two weekends for a chance to be crowned the champion in APAC. They will also be fighting for a part of the final USD35,000 prize pool and a chance to be invited to participate in Riot Games’ global Game Changers tournament later in the year. More details about this global tournament will be released closer to the date.