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2021 VCT STAGE 3 - CHALLENGERS SEA: TOURNAMENT FORMAT & BROADCAST SCHEDULE

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Due to emergent COVID-19 developments in our key tournament markets, the group stage of the VCT Stage 3 - Challengers SEA - Playoffs will be pushed back by one day and will now take place between 13 - 16 August. This change does not affect the Playoffs finals dates which remain from 19 - 22 August, and the overall tournament format and our roster of casters will remain the same. 


At the VALORANT Champions Tour Masters 2 Reykjavík in May, it was announced that the tour will head next to Berlin, Germany for Stage 3 Masters. Masters Berlin will begin on September 9th, bringing together 16 teams from across the globe to compete for points that count towards qualification at VALORANT Champions, the final event of the 2021 VCT. The tournament will conclude with a final scheduled to take place on September 19th.

Riot Games Southeast Asia will kick off regional Challengers Open Qualifiers this July, seeding a total of 16 teams across: Thailand (3 seeds), Indonesia (3 seeds), the Philippines (3 seeds), Singapore and Malaysia (2 seeds), Hong Kong and Taiwan (2 seeds), as well as Vietnam (3 seeds).

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TOURNAMENT DATES

  • Challengers Open Qualifiers 1: July 2 - 4
  • Challengers Week 1: July 8 - 11
  • Challengers Open Qualifiers 2: July 16 - 18
  • Challengers Week 2: July 22 - 25
  • Challengers Open Qualifiers 3: July 30 - August 1
  • Challengers Week 3: August 5 - 9
  • Challengers Playoffs Groups: August 12 13 - 15
  • Challengers Playoffs Bracket: August 19 - 22

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN VCT STAGE 3

Registrations for the first round of VALORANT Challengers Stage 3 open qualifiers have started for most regions. Depending on where you are based, you can refer to the registration details on the webpage -

To qualify, you should be at least 16 years old at the time of registration, and have a minimum rank of Diamond 1. 

HOW DO THE VCT STAGE 3 - CHALLENGERS SEA - PLAYOFFS WORK?

In Stage 3 Challengers, Playoffs will be extended to a two-week event with more teams and more action! Indonesia, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam will have three teams represented at the Playoffs, and Singapore and Malaysia, as well as Hong Kong and Taiwan will have two teams represented. The first week is a group stage fielding four groups of four teams, while the second week pits eight teams against each other in a double elimination bracket.

Week 1’s format is a single round robin with Best of 2 matches, for which group points are awarded based on match results. Tie breakers are first decided according to the Head-to-Head map score, followed by Head-to-Head round score, then finally, the overall round score. The final tiebreaker will be played on a single map, after which the bracket is drawn following the fourth day of groups.

The two teams that emerge victorious at the VCT Challengers Stage 3 Playoffs will go on to represent SEA at the VALORANT Masters: Berlin, and will get to compete alongside the best VALORANT teams from North America, EMEA, Brazil, LATAM, Japan, and Korea.

HOW TO WATCH & STAY UPDATED

Twitch will continue to be a broadcast partner for VCT Challengers Stage 3. Full details of the schedule can be found on VALORANTesports.com or on our local partner pages, with broadcasts for the following languages -

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