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VCT Stage 3 2021 Challengers Global hub: All regions’ schedule & results

Published: 26/Jul/2021 2:50 Updated: 26/Jul/2021 2:54

by Andrew Amos

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The Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) is on the final stretch for 2021, with only one Stage left ahead of Valorant Champions. Here’s everything you need to know about all the action across the globe, including who makes it to Masters Berlin.


  • 16 teams will qualify from domestic Challengers events to Masters Berlin in VCT Stage 3
  • Europe and North America dominate the slots, but rising stars from other regions could prevail
  • Action starts in late June and runs all the way to August

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Valorant Champions Tour 2021: stream

While each region has its own dedicated stream, the best way to stay on top of the action is via the official Valorant Twitch account.

Miss a game? You can catch up with VODs on the Valorant Champions Tour YouTube channel.

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VCT Stage 3 2021 Challengers: North America

  • Challengers 1: July 8 to 11
    • Qualified for Challengers Playoffs: 100 Thieves, XSET, Sentinels, Envy
Placement Team Prize Money (USD)
1 Sentinels $20,000
2 XSET $10,000
3 100 Thieves $7,000
4 Envy $5,000
5-6 Pioneers $3,000
Gen.G
7-8 Version1 $1,000
Rise
  • Challengers 2: July 29 to August 1
    • Teams: Gen.G, Pioneers, Rise, Version1, FaZe Clan, TSM, T1, Luminosity
    • Top 4 teams progress to Challengers Playoffs
  • Challengers Playoffs: August 11 to 15
    • 8 teams qualify from Challengers 1 and 2
    • Top 3 teams progress to Masters Berlin

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VCT Stage 3 2021 Challengers: Europe

  • Challengers 1: July 7 to 11
    • Qualified for Challengers Playoffs: Acend, Guild Esports, G2 Esports, FunPlus Phoenix
Placement Team Prize Money (EUR)
1 Acend €20,000
2 G2 Esports €10,000
3 Guild Esports €7,000
4 FunPlus Phoenix €5,000
5-6 Team Liquid €0
Fnatic
7-8 Team BDS
Rix.GG Thunder
  • Challengers 2: July 28 to August 1
    • Teams: Fnatic, Team Liquid, Team BDS, Rix.GG Thunder, TENSTAR, Giants Gaming, Team Vitality, Alliance
    • Top 2 teams progress to Challengers Playoffs
  • Challengers Playoffs: August 12 to 22
    • 12 teams qualify from three different regions: Europe (6), Turkey (3), CIS (3)
    • Top 4 teams progress to Masters Berlin

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VCT Stage 3 2021 Challengers: Korea

  • Challengers 1: July 8 to August 1
    • 16 teams qualify from Open Qualifier, starting June 3
    • Top 8 teams progress to Challengers Playoffs
  • Challengers Playoffs: August 6 to 15
    • Teams: F4Q, TNL Esports, Vision Strikers, NUTURN Gaming, 4 TBD
    • Top 2 teams progress to Masters Berlin

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VCT Stage 3 2021 Challengers: Brazil

  • Challengers 1: July 3 to 11
    • Qualified for Challengers 2: Team Vikings, Gamelanders Blue, FURIA, Sharks Esports
Placement Team Prize Money (USD)
1-2 Team Vikings $2,852
Gamelanders Blue
3-4 FURIA $1,901
Sharks Esports
5-6 SLICK $0
NOORG 2.0
7-8 Stars Horizon
Havan Liberty
  • Challengers 2: July 17 to 25
    • Qualified for Challengers Playoffs: Stars Horizon, Sharks Esports, Team Vikings, Gamelanders Blue
Placement Team Prize Money (USD)
1-2 Stars Horizon $2,852
Sharks Esports
3-4 Team Vikings $1,901
Gamelanders Blue
5-6 NOORG 2.0 $0
SLICK
7-8 FURIA
INGAMING Esports
  • Challengers 3: July 31 to August 8
    • 8 teams qualify from Challengers 2 and Open Qualifier
    • Top 4 teams progress to Challengers Playoffs
  • Challengers Playoffs: August 12 to 22
    • 8 teams qualify from Challengers 2 and 3
    • Top 2 teams progress to Masters Berlin

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VCT Stage 3 2021 Challengers: CIS

  • Challengers 1: July 6 to 10
    • Qualified for Challengers Playoffs: Gambit Esports, No Pressure
Placement Team Prize Money (EUR)
1 Gambit Esports €8,000
2 No Pressure €5,000
3 forZe €3,000
4 One Breath Gaming €2,000
5-6 Axsor €0
Team Singularity
7-8 Aim.Attack
GMT Esports
  • Challengers 2: July 27 to 31
    • Teams: forZe, One Breath Gaming, Axsor, Team Singularity, tyeasy, GMT Esports, AG, Crypto Esports
    • Winner progresses to EMEA Challengers Playoffs

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VCT Stage 2 2021 Challengers: Turkey

  • Challengers 1: July 6 to 10
    • Qualified for Challengers Playoffs: Oxygen Esports, SuperMassive Blaze
Placement Team Prize Money (EUR)
1 SuperMassive Blaze €8,000
2 Oxygen Esports €5,000
3 Futbolist €3,000
4 Fire Flux Esports €2,000
5-6 BBL Esports €0
OtherSide Esports
7-8 Zero Zone
Team AURORA
  • Challengers 2: July 27 to 31
    • Teams: Futbolist, Fire Flux Esports, BBL Esports, OtherSide Esports, Rare Esports, Besiktas Esports, Thunderbolts Gaming, Digital Athletics
    • Winner progresses to EMEA Challengers Playoffs

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VCT Stage 3 2021 Challengers: Japan

  • Challengers 1: July 10 to 11
    • Qualified for Challengers Playoffs: ZETA DIVISION, BlackBird Ignis, Northeption, Crazy Raccoon
Placement Team Prize Money (USD)
1-2 ZETA DIVISION $0
Crazy Raccoon
3-4 Northeption
BlackBird Ignis
5-6 SETOUCHI ENLIFE
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7-8 Icicle Conflict
Storks Phalanx
  • Challengers 2: July 22 to 23
    • Qualified for Challengers Playoffs: FENNEL, REJECT, Feeling, Insomnia
Placement Team Prize Money (USD)
1-2 FENNEL $0
REJECT
3-4 Feeling
Insomnia
5-6 Gaming team Selector
Storks Phalanx
7-8 Icicle Conflict
SETOUCHI ENLIFE
  • Challengers Playoffs: August 12 to 15
    • Teams: ZETA DIVISION, BlackBird Ignis, Northeption, Crazy Raccoon, FENNEL, REJECT, Feeling, Insomnia
    • Top 2 teams progress to Masters Berlin

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VCT Stage 3 2021 Challengers: South East Asia

  • Challengers 1: July 8 to 11
    • Thailand Winners: X10 Esports
    • Philippines Winners: Bren Esports
    • Malaysia & Singapore Winners: Paper Rex
    • Indonesia Winners: ONIC Esports
    • Hong Kong & Taiwan Winners: Griffin E-Sports
    • Vietnam Winners: Steal Your Glory
  • Challengers 2: July 22 to 25
    • Thailand Winners: FULL SENSE
    • Philippines Winners: Galaxy Racer
    • Malaysia & Singapore Winners: UwU
    • Indonesia Winners: Alter Ego
    • Hong Kong & Taiwan Winners: CBT Gaming
    • Vietnam Winners: CERBERUS Esports
  • Challengers 3: August 5 to 8
    • Each region has different qualifying and progression formats
    • Winners will be listed here after each stage finishes
  • Challengers Playoffs: August 12 to 22
    • 16 teams qualify from different regions: Thailand (3), Indonesia (3), Philippines (3), Vietnam (3), Hong Kong and Taiwan (2), Malaysia and Singapore (2)
    • Top 2 teams progress to Masters Berlin

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VCT Stage 3 2021 Challengers: Latin America

  • LATAM Challengers Playoffs: August
    • 4 teams qualify from LATAM North Playoffs (2) and LATAM South Playoffs (2)
    • Winner progresses to Masters Berlin
    • Held on LAN in Mexico City

Latin America North

  • Challengers 1: July 6 to 11
    • Qualified for Challengers Playoffs: Six Karma, Infinity
Placement Team Prize Money (USD)
1 Six Karma $2,500
2 Infinity $1,000
3 LAZER $500
4 Ryze Gaming
5-6 Akave Esports $0
Pass Gaming
7-8 Border Monsters
Reven Esports
  • Challengers 2: July 27 to August 1
    • Teams: LAZER, Ryze Gaming, Akave Esports, Pass Gaming, En Corto Gamers, Border Monsters, Funkboings, Granjeros
    • Top 2 teams progress to Challengers Playoffs
  • Challengers Playoffs: August
    • Top 4 teams qualify from Challengers 1 and 2
    • Top 2 progress to LATAM Challengers Playoffs (against South)

Latin America South

  • Challengers 1: June 29 to July 4
    • Qualified for Challengers Playoffs: KRU Esports, Australs
Placement Team Prize Money (USD)
1 KRU Esports $2,500
2 Australs $1,000
3 9z Team $500
4 Kaos Latin Gamers
5-6 Furious Gaming $0
Motion Team
7-8 Meta Gaming
VELOX
  • Challengers 2: July 20 to 25
    • Qualified for Challengers Playoffs: Kaos Latin Gamers, 9z Team
Placement Team Prize Money (USD)
1 Kaos Latin Gamers $2,500
2 9z Team $1,000
3 Optix $500
4 Motion Team
5-6 Cruzados Esports $0
VELOX
7-8 Furious Gaming
Meta Gaming
  • Challengers Playoffs: August
    • Teams: KRU Esports, Australs, Kaos Latin Gamers, 9z Team
    • Top 2 progress to LATAM Challengers Playoffs (against North)

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Who has qualified for Masters Berlin?

16 teams will qualify through VCT Stage 3 2021 for Masters Berlin. The second global event is set to be bigger than the 10-team event in Iceland, and is penned for September 9 to 19.

While no team has qualified yet, you can look at how many teams from each region get a spot below. We will update this once teams start punching their tickets to Germany.

Region Team Players
EMEA TBD TBD
EMEA TBD TBD
EMEA TBD TBD
EMEA TBD TBD
NA TBD TBD
NA TBD TBD
NA TBD TBD
Brazil TBD TBD
Brazil TBD TBD
Korea TBD TBD
Korea TBD TBD
Japan TBD TBD
Japan TBD TBD
SEA TBD TBD
SEA TBD TBD
LATAM TBD TBD

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How does the Valorant Champions Tour work?

The Valorant Champions Tour allows the best teams across the world to fight their way to the top not only domestically but internationally.

Teams can qualify for the global Masters events by performing well in domestic Challengers stages. Only the very best, however, will be invited to Champions in December ⁠— Valorant’s take on a World Championship.

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VCT 2021 timeline

The format forces teams to excel all year round, with action kicking off in late January and running all the way through.

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