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VCT APAC 2022 Challengers Stage 1: Know Format, Participating Teams and Timeline

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VCT APAC Challengers Stage 1: Know Format and Participating Teams

Following the completion of eight sub-regional VALORANT Champions Tour events across Asia-Pacific yesterday, the 20 teams for VCT APAC Stage 1 Challengers were determined. A lengthy qualifying process involving hundreds of teams from across the Asia-Pacific region determined the participating teams.

South Asia and Oceania will now compete in the APAC circuit alongside Southeast Asia markets, bringing the total number of participating regions to eight. As a result of their inclusion, players from South Asia and Oceania will now be subject to the APAC residency rule and will no longer be considered imports. Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Asia, Oceania, Singapore/Malaysia, and Taiwan/Hong Kong are among the total competitive markets.

Group Stage Teams

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Play-ins Teams

VCT APAC Challengers Teams

Tournament Format

  • Play-Ins :  There are total of 8 teams participating in Playins of VCT APAC stage 1 challengers. 8 Teams will be divided into 2 groups each of double elimination. Top 2 teams from each group will advance to group stage and will join remaining 12 teams.
  • Group Stage: 16 Teams will be divided into 4 groups of 4 team each. This will also follow double elimination bracket. Top 2 teams from each group will advance to Playoffs
  • Playoffs:
    • Double-Elimination bracket
      • All matches are TBA
    • Top two teams will qualify for Stage 1 Masters

The VCT APAC Stage 1 Challengers will take place on March 10-27, and will feature a stacked field of 20 of APAC’s best teams. Notably absent from the team list is Team Secret, with the other Masters-qualified team from SEA last year making it to Stage 1. The top three teams at the event, XERXIA Esports, Paper Rex, and FULL SENSE, will all fancy their chances, but there are several intriguing dark horses with no prior VCT experience who could steal the show from the more experienced teams. But Teams from newly added region- South Asia and Oceania can also be surprise factor for  APAC teams. Valorant

Read More: VCC 2022 Grand Finals: Velocity Gaming and Global Esports into the APAC Challengers Playoffs

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