VCT 2022: APAC Stage 1 kicked off yesterday and will last till the end of the month. 


VCT 2022: APAC Stage 1: Everything You Need to Know

Nutan Lele
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VCT 2022: APAC Stage 1 will include Play-ins, a Group Stage and Knockouts.
The top two teams will not only earn prize money but get a place in the Masters 1 event.

The Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) 2022 Asia Pacific (APAC) Challengers Stage 1 Playoffs brings together the top 20 Valorant teams from the Asia-Pacific region to compete for two spots in VCT 2022: Masters Stage 1. The tournament will feature top talent from Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Singapore and Hong Kong. VCT APAC Stage 1 has kicked off today with the Play-in stage and will continue till Sunday, 13th March. This will be followed by the Group Stage and Knockouts phase. Apart from one of 2 seats in Masters 1, the teams will also be competing for a piece of the $150,000 USD prize pool.

VCT 2022: APAC Stage 1 Format

VCT Challengers Stage 1 - APAC Finals Play-ins:

Date: 10th -13th March 2022

  • 8 teams will play in GSL (two double-elimination) format.

  • Top 4 teams will proceed to the next stage.

VCT Challengers Stage 1 - APAC Finals Groups:

Date: 16th -21st March 2022.

  • 16 teams will play in GSL format.

  • Top 8 teams will proceed to the knockout stage.

VCT Challengers Stage 1 - APAC Finals Knockouts:

Date: 24th - 27th March 2022

  • 8 teams will go through a series of double elimination brackets.

  • The final 2 teams will be invited to Masters 1.

VCT 2022: APAC Stage 1 Qualified Teams

The following 20 teams have proven their skills and successfully fought through their local qualifiers to compete in Playoffs. These teams’ local performances in the various national Challengers events have seeded them into Playoffs and determine their starting point in this event.

Thailand: XERXIA, Made in Thailand, FULL SENSE

Philippines: South Built Esports, NAOS Esports, Action PH

Indonesia: BOOM Esports, BOY WITH LOVE, ONIC Esports

Vietnam: CERBERUS Esports, Fancy United Esports, Team Big BAAM

Singapore/Malaysia: Paper Rex, Bleed eSports, NN

Taiwan/Hong Kong: Oblivion Force, Griffin E-Sports

South Asia: Velocity Gaming, Global Esports

Oceania: Bonkers

Here are all the teams participating in the Play-ins and the Group Stage for VCT 2022: APAC Stage 1. 

VCT Philippines

VCT Indonesia

VCT Malaysia & Singapore

VCT Thailand

VCT Taiwan, Hong Kong

VCT Vietnam

VCT South Asia

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Nutan is AFK Gaming's source for everything from Twitch to the Twitterati. Her focus lies in distilling esports content from around the world. As the former captain of Girlaxy India, she brings an experienced eye in analysing the League of Legends scene.