VALORANT Champions Tour North America Stage 3 schedule
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The VALORANT Champions Tour North America Stage 3 schedule has been revealed, with matches beginning July 1. Challengers Playoffs conclude on August 15.

VALORANT Champions Tour has been on hiatus since Masters 2: Reykjavik concluded on May 30. Since then, all the teams have gone back to their own regions to prepare for Stage 3. After nearly a month without competitive VALORANT, we finally have a schedule for the upcoming Challengers matches ahead of Masters 3: Berlin.

The North American open qualifiers for Stage 3 are happening July 1 through July 4 in the traditional 128 team bracket. All teams that participated in previous tournaments will still have to qualify for the main event through the open qualifier. When the open qualifier concludes on July 4, teams will then compete in the main event on July 8. The main event will last from July 8 through July 11. Success here will allow teams to potentially bypass the next set of open qualifiers.

VALORANT Champions Tour week two schedule

Competition in the VCT NA open qualifiers is going to occur over two weeks. July 4 through July 11 make up the first week of competition. Then, the system will repeat itself for the second week. VALORANT Champions Tour Stage 3 week two will begin on July 22 and last until July 25 with another open qualifier. Like week one, teams will have to make it through the qualifier to participate in the main event the following weekend.

Stage 3’s second and final main event will take place from July 29 to August 1. This tournament will determine which teams qualify for Challengers Playoffs. The Challengers Playoffs will determine which three teams will go to Masters 3: Berlin. These playoffs will begin on August 11 and last until August 15, when the final three teams will move onto Masters 3. The third Masters event will take place offline as the second international LAN in VALORANT’s history. The teams that perform well at Masters 3 will have a higher chance of qualifying for VCT Champions at the end of 2021.

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, VALORANT and Halo.