VCT Stage 3 Challengers NA is just around the corner. Valorant is the newcomer in the Esports scene and it already delivered one of the best esports experiences for both esports athletes and viewers. Valorant made it pretty clear that they are here to stay and climb to the top of the esports ladder. After an exciting VCT LAN event in Iceland, VCT is back with VCT Stage 3 Challengers.
VCT Stage 3 Challengers Stages
VCT is Riot’s year-long global tournament. There are 3 main tiers of this tournament Challengers, Masters, and Champions. Stage 3 of the Challengers NA is just around the corner. This tournament will lead to September’s international VCT Stage 3 Masters tournament held in Berlin, Germany.
NA team will have to make their way to stage 3 Masters through Challengers Weeks 1 and 2. Each Challengers tournament will have an Open Qualifier and Main Event. For Challengers Week 1, the top eight teams from the 120-team Open Qualifiers will advance to the Main Event. Sentinels and Version1 have been given byes until the Challengers Week 1 Open Qualifiers Round of 32 as they were the faces of NA in VCT stage 2 Masters. Of the eight teams at the Challengers Week 1 Main Event, the top four will be seeded into the Challengers Playoffs, and the bottom four will receive direct invites to the Challengers Week 2 Main Event. They will face the top four teams from the 128-team Challengers Week 2 Open Qualifiers. The top four teams from the Challengers Week 2 Main Event will get themselves in the Challengers Playoffs. The Top 3 Teams of the Challengers Playoffs will represent North America at VCT Stage 3 Masters in Berlin.
- All the Open Qualifiers will be single-elimination tournaments featuring best-of-three matches.
- Challengers Main Events and Challengers Playoffs will be double elimination tournaments with best-of-three matches.
- The Grand Finals best-of-fives.
Breeze And KAY/O in VCT Stage 3 Challengers
We will finally get to watch Breeze in the top level competitive tournament. As this will the 6th map in Valorant’s map pool. the map pick/ban process has been adjusted across best-of-one, best-of-three and best-of-five formats. You can view the updated rules in section 7.6 of the VCT Global Competition Policy.
And per rule 7.4.1 of the VCT Global Competition Policy, the new agent KAY/O will not be available for VCT NA Challengers Week 1 but we will see some high IQ KAY/O plays in the Challengers Week 2 Open Qualifiers.
VCT Stage 3 Challengers Schedule and Live Stream
VCT Stage 3 Challengers will be a one and a half months long tournament.
- Week 1 Qualifier: July 1 – 4
- Week1 Main Event: July 8 – 11
- Week 2 Qualifier: July 22 – 25
- Week 2 Main Event: July 29 – August 1
- Challengers Playoffs: August 11 – 15
Current NA VCT Stage 3 Challengers Standings
The current NA VCT Stage 3 Challengers Standings are revealed by Valorant.