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The last closed qualifier for VALORANT Champions Tour Stage 3, which begins on July 29, will be the final stepping stone for many teams to reach the Challengers Playoffs. With four of the eight spots already claimed, there is even more pressure competing.

The tournament begins with the eight teams that have either gotten there through the closed qualifier or from the Challengers 2 open qualifier. From the Challengers 2 closed qualifier, the top four out of the eight teams will qualify for Challengers Playoffs. The teams that succeed at Challengers Playoffs will then qualify for Masters 3 in Berlin. In addition to qualifying for the second international event of the year, teams will also earn points toward VALORANT Champions.

Where to watch VCT Challengers 2

VALORANT Champions Tour is streamed on both YouTube and Twitch across several different channels. For YouTube, the games will be streamed on VALORANT Esports North America. On Twitch, the games will be spread out across Nerd Street Gamers and VALORANT Esports. If multiple games are being played, then you will most likely find the different POVs on Nerd Street’s channels.

Games begin at 3 p.m. ET, starting with TSM facing off against Gen.G Esports and Version1 against T1. From there, the rest of the upper bracket will continue with Pioneers versus Luminosity Gaming and Rise against FaZe Clan. Whoever wins their matchup will continue in the upper bracket while the remaining players will fall to the lower bracket.

The four teams that make it to the upper bracket and lower bracket finals will be guaranteed a position in the Challengers Playoffs. There is a chance that Version1, the second representative for North America at Masters 2, may not make it to Challengers Playoffs. They failed to perform at the last closed qualifier and were sent home early. If Version1 doesn’t make it through VCT Stage 3 Challengers 2, then two new teams are guaranteed to be representing North America in Berlin.


Danny Appleford is an esports journalist for Upcomer that started writing for Daily Esports in 2020. He now specializes in articles surrounding League of Legends, Call of Duty, and Valorant. When Danny is not writing about all the latest news, he can be found on the 100 Thieves / Seattle Surge Discord or playing Call of Duty.


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