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VCT Stage 3 2021 Challengers NA and Europe: Sentinels & Acend win VCT Stage 3 Week 1

Published: 12/Jul/2021 0:05 Updated: 12/Jul/2021 0:15

by Andrew Amos

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The Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) 2021 is approaching its end with the final stage in North America and Europe kicking off at the end of June. Here’s what you need to know about the two major regions, including who qualifies for Masters Berlin at the end.


  • Acend win the roster swap battle, defeating G2 Esports 3-1 to claim their first EU title.
  • Sentinels get revenge on XSET and take NA title with 3-1 win.
  • XSET unable to finish off run to the NA Grand Final after beating 100 Thieves.

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Valorant Champions Tour 2021: stream

You can catch both the VCT Stage 3 Challengers NA and Europe action on the official Valorant channels.

Main stream:

Second stream:

Miss the games? Don’t stress ⁠— VODs are uploaded daily for NA and Europe on YouTube.

The race to Valorant Champions, reportedly set to be held in Los Angeles in December, is heading up in VCT Stage 3. Teams across the world have one last chance to make the big dance and Valorant’s first true World Championship.

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In North America and Europe, that race is going to be tighter than ever. With both regions putting up spectacular showings in Iceland, all eyes will be on the victors of VCT Stage 3 Challengers ⁠— who’ll undoubtedly be favorites for Masters Berlin.

Valorant VCT Masters Sentinels win
Colin Young-Wolff, Riot Game
Masters Iceland champions Sentinels will be hot favorites to take home VCT Stage 3 Challengers NA.

VCT Stage 3 Challengers: North America

VCT Stage 3 Challengers 1 NA

  • Dates: July 8 to 11
  • Format: Double-elimination bracket, best-of-three (except for grand final best-of-five).
  • Qualified for Playoffs: 100 Thieves, XSET, Sentinels, Envy

VCT Stage 3 Challengers 1 NA Final Placements

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

Day 1: July 8

Stage Match PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Quarterfinals Version1 0-2 100 Thieves 2PM 5PM 10PM
Envy 2-0 Pioneers 2PM 5PM 10PM
XSET 2-1 Rise 4:30PM 7:30PM 12:30AM
Sentinels 2-1 Gen.G 4:30PM 7:30PM 12:30AM
Lower Bracket Round 1 Version1 1-2 Pioneers 7PM 10PM 3AM
Rise 1-2 Gen.G 7PM 10PM 3AM

Day 2: July 9

Stage Match PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Semfinals Version1 0-2 100 Thieves 2PM 5PM 10PM
Envy 2-0 Pioneers 2PM 5PM 10PM
Lower Bracket Round 2 XSET 2-1 Rise 4:30PM 7:30PM 12:30AM
Sentinels 2-1 Gen.G 4:30PM 7:30PM 12:30AM

Day 3: July 10

Stage Match PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Final 100 Thieves 1-2 XSET 12PM 3PM 8PM
Lower Bracket Round 3 Sentinels 2-0 Envy 2:30PM 5:30PM 10:30PM
Lower Bracket Final 100 Thieves 0-2 Sentinels 5PM 8PM 1AM

Day 4: July 11

Stage Match PT ET BST
Grand Final (BO5) XSET 1-3 Sentinels 12PM 3PM 8PM

VCT Stage 3 Challengers 2 NA

  • Dates: July 29 to August 1
  • Top four qualify for Challengers Playoffs

VCT Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs NA

  • Dates: August 11 to 15
  • Teams: 100 Thieves, XSET, Sentinels, Envy, 4 TBD
  • Top three teams qualify for Masters Berlin

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VCT Stage 3 Challengers: Europe

VCT Stage 3 Challengers 1 Europe

  • Dates: July 7 to 11
  • Format: Double-elimination bracket, best-of-three (except for grand final best-of-five).
  • Qualified for Playoffs: Acend, Guild Esports, G2 Esports, FunPlus Phoenix

VCT Stage 3 Challengers 1 Europe Final Placements

Placement Team Prize Money (EUR)
1 Acend €15,000
2 G2 Esports €10,000
3 Guild Esports €6,000
4 FunPlus Phoenix €4,000
5-6 Team Liquid €0
Fnatic
7-8 Team BDS €0
Rix.GG Thunder

Day 1: July 7

Stage Match PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Quarterfinals Liquid 1-2 Fnatic 5AM 8AM 1PM
Guild 2-1 BDS 5AM 8AM 1PM
G2 Esports 0-2 FunPlus Phoenix 9AM 12PM 5PM
Acend 2-0 Rix.GG 9AM 12PM 5PM
Lower Bracket Round 1 Liquid 2-0 BDS 11AM 2PM 7PM
G2 Esports 2-0 Rix.GG 11AM 2PM 7PM

Day 2: July 8

Stage Match PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Semfinals Fnatic 1-2 Guild 8PM 11AM 4PM
FunPlus Phoenix 1-2 Acend 8PM 11AM 4PM
Lower Bracket Round 2 FunPlus Phoenix 2-0 Liquid 11:30AM 2:30PM 7:30PM
Fnatic 0-2 G2 Esports 11:30AM 2:30PM 7:30PM

Day 3: July 9

Stage Match PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Final Guild 0-2 Acend 12PM 3PM 8PM
Lower Bracket Round 3 FunPlus Phoenix 1-2 G2 Esports 2:30PM 5:30PM 10:30PM

Day 4: July 10

Stage Match PT ET BST
Lower Bracket Final Guild 2-3 G2 Esports 6AM 9AM 2PM

Day 5: July 11

Stage Match PT ET BST
Grand Final (BO5) Acend 3-1 G2 Esports 6AM 9AM 2PM

VCT Stage 3 Challengers 2 Europe

  • Dates: July 28 to August 1
  • Top four qualify for Challengers Playoffs

VCT Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs Europe

  • Dates: August 11 to 15
  • Teams: Europe (6), Turkey (3), CIS (3)
    • Europe: Guild Esports, Acend, FunPlus Phoenix, G2 Esports, 2 TBD
    • Turkey: Oxygen Esports, SuperMassive Blaze, TBD
    • CIS: Gambit Esports, No Pressure, TBD
  • Top four teams qualify for Masters Berlin

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How does the Valorant Champions Tour work?

The Valorant Champions Tour allows the best teams from 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. However, only the very best 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 the action kicking off in late January and running all the way through.

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