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NA VCT Stage 2 Challengers: VALORANT main event schedule, scores, and standings

One last dance before this all changes.

Following OpTic Gaming’s triumph at VCT Masters Reykjavík, all eyes are turning toward North America after the region claimed its second international VALORANT LAN trophy in Iceland. The NA VCT Stage Two Challengers main event is all set, with 12 teams set to go toe-to-toe in a round-robin group stage before a decisive double-elimination playoff bracket.

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With only two stages taking place during the 2022 VALORANT Champions Tour, it’s all on the line for these teams that want to make an appearance at Masters and make a run at Champions at the end of the year.

Here’s everything you need to keep up with the NA VCT Challengers Two main event, including teams, standings, schedules, and results.

VCT Stage Two Challengers teams and groups

Here are the 12 teams competing in the North American VCT Stage Two Challengers main event.

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  • OpTic Gaming
  • The Guard
  • Cloud9
  • XSET
  • NRG Esports
  • FaZe Clan
  • TSM
  • Luminosity Gaming
  • 100 Thieves
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Ghost Gaming
  • Sentinels

OpTic, The Guard, Cloud9, and XSET were invited to the main event after finishing top four in NA VCT Stage One. NRG, FaZe, TSM, and Luminosity qualified via the first open qualifier. 100T, EG, Ghost, and Sentinels qualified via the second.

VCT Stage Two Challengers format

Like last stage, the 12 teams will be split into two groups that will each compete in a round-robin stage, all in best-of-three matches. The top four teams from each group will advance to playoffs, and the bottom two will be eliminated.

The playoff will be a double-elimination bracket where all matches are best-of-three, except for the grand final and the lower bracket final, which are best-of-five. The top seed from each group advances directly to the second round of the upper bracket. The fourth-place team from each group starts in the lower bracket.

The teams are competing for a $200,000 prize pool and two NA spots at Masters in July.

VCT Stage Two Challengers playoffs

Playoff bracket

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Playoff schedule

Thursday, June 16

Friday, June 17

Saturday, June 18

  • 3pm CT: XSET 2-0 100T (XSET 13-10 Icebox, XSET 13-4 Ascent)
  • 6pm CT: OpTic 2-0 EG (OpTic 13-5 Breeze, OpTic 13-3 Haven)

Sunday, June 19

  • 3pm CT: NRG 2-1 EG (EG 13-3 Bind, NRG 13-8 Ascent, NRG 13-11 Split)
  • 6pm CT: FaZe 2-1 100T (100T 14-12 Split, FaZe 13-10 Fracture, FaZe 13-11 Breeze)

Friday, June 24

Saturday, June 25

  • 3pm CT: XSET 3-1 FaZe (FaZe 13-11 Split, XSET 13-10 Breeze, XSET 16-14 Icebox, XSET 13-4 Ascent)
    • XSET qualifies for Masters Copenhagen.

Sunday, June 26

  • 3pm CT: OpTic vs. TBD

VCT Stage Two Challengers group stage

Group A standings

TeamRecord
XSET4-1
Ghost4-1
100T3-2
NRG2-3
The Guard1-4
TSM1-4

Group B standings

TeamRecord
OpTic4-1
FaZe3-2
Evil Geniuses3-2
Luminosity3-2
Cloud92-3
Sentinels0-5

Group stage schedule and results

May 13

May 14

  • OpTic 2-0 FaZe (OpTic 13-8 Ascent, OpTic 13-9 Fracture)
  • XSET 2-0 Ghost (XSET 13-11 Haven, XSET 13-9 Fracture)

May 15

  • NRG 2-0 TSM (NRG 15-13 Breeze, NRG 13-10 Ascent)
  • Cloud9 2-0 EG (C9 15-13 Icebox, C9 13-9 Fracture)

May 20

May 21

May 22

May 27

May 28

May 29

  • FaZe 2-0 Cloud9 (FaZe 13-5 Fracture, FaZe 13-8 Haven)
  • Ghost 2-0 NRG (Ghost 13-6 Haven, Ghost 13-5 Breeze)

June 3

June 4

June 5

June 10

  • XSET 2-0 TSM (XSET 13-9 Haven, XSET 13-9 Split)
  • FaZe 2-0 EG (FaZe 15-13 Icebox, FaZe 13-9 Breeze)

June 11

June 12

  • Cloud9 2-0 Sentinels (C9 13-2 Haven, C9 13-7 Ascent)
  • OpTic 2-0 Luminosity (OpTic 14-12 Split, OpTic 13-8 Ascent)

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