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

It's time for the main event.

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After two weeks of exhausting open qualifiers, 12 North American teams are now set to compete in the first VALORANT Champions Tour Challengers One main event. For the first time, the teams aren’t competing in just a double-elimination bracket but rather in a round-robin style group stage that will determine seeding for the playoffs.

When the playoffs are done and dusted, the top two remaining teams from North America will represent the region at the first international Masters LAN event of the year in April. Here’s everything you need to keep up with the NA VCT Challengers One main event, including teams, standings, schedules, and results.

Teams and groups

Here are the 12 teams competing in the North American main event of Stage One.

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  • Sentinels
  • OpTic (formerly Team Envy)
  • 100 Thieves
  • Cloud9
  • Version1
  • XSET
  • The Guard
  • NRG
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Knights
  • Luminosity
  • Rise

The 12 teams will be split into two groups of six, which you can view below.

Format

Each of the two groups will compete in a round-robin, with all best-of-three matches. The top four teams from each group will advance to playoffs, and the bottom two will be eliminated.

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

Playoffs

Bracket

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Schedule and results

March 17

  • Cloud9 def. Knights (C9 14-12 Ascent, Knights 13-8 Breeze, C9 13-6 Haven)
  • OpTic def. XSET (XSET 13-4 Split, OpTic 13-9 Ascent, OpTic 13-7 Bind)

March 18

  • LG def. V1 (LG 13-10 Bind, V1 13-8 Ascent, LG 15-13 Fracture)
  • The Guard def. Sentinels (Guard 13-6 Bind, Guard 13-1 Icebox)

March 19

  • OpTic def. C9 (OpTic 14-12 Haven, C9 13-5 Fracture, OpTic 13-8 Ascent)
  • The Guard def. LG (The Guard 13-10 Bind, The Guard 13-5 Haven)

March 20

  • XSET def. Knights (XSET 13-8 Split, XSET 13-7 Breeze)
  • V1 def. Sentinels (SEN 13-7 Haven, V1 13-9 Ascent, V1 13-8 Fracture)

March 24

  • XSET def. LG (XSET 13-5 Breeze, XSET 13-5 Ascent)
  • Cloud9 def. Version1 (V1 13-10 Breeze, C9 13-10 Ascent, C9 13-7 Fracture)

March 25

  • OpTic def. The Guard (OpTic 13-10 Split, OpTic 13-4 Bind)
  • C9 def. XSET (C9 13-4 Haven, XSET 13-11 Split, C9 13-2 Ascent)

March 26

  • The Guard def. C9 (The Guard 17-15 on Icebox, The Guard 13-5 Haven, The Guard 13-10 Split)

March 27

  • OpTic def. The Guard (OpTic 13-9 Ascent, The Guard 13-9 Icebox, The Guard 13-2 Breeze, OpTic 13-7 Split, The Guard 13-11 Haven)

Group stage

Group A standings

PlaceTeamRecord
FirstCloud95-0
SecondThe Guard4-1
ThirdXSET3-2
FourthLuminosity2-3
Fifth100 Thieves1-4
SixthEvil Geniuses0-5

Group B standings

PlaceTeamRecord
FirstVersion15-0
SecondSentinels3-2
ThirdOpTic3-2
FourthPittsburgh Knights2-3
FifthNRG Esports1-4
SixthRise1-4

Teams of the Week

Schedule and results

All match days will start at 3pm CT.

Feb. 11

  • C9 def. 100T (C9 13-10 Split, C9 13-6 Breeze)
  • V1 def. Knights (V1 13-4 Ascent, V1 13-2 Icebox)

Feb. 12

  • Sentinels def. NRG (NRG 13-10 Fracture, Sentinels 13-11 Haven, Sentinels 13-9 Bind)
  • The Guard def. LG (Guard 13-1 Haven, Guard 15-13 Fracture)

Feb. 13

  • Rise def. OpTic (Rise 13-10 Bind, OpTic 13-11 Haven, Rise 13-9 Ascent)
  • XSET def. EG (XSET 13-9 Breeze, XSET 13-7 Bind)

Feb. 18

  • Sentinels def. Knights (Knights 15-13 Ascent, SEN 13-5 Bind, SEN 13-8 Haven)
  • LG def. EG (LG 13-2 Bind, EG 13-11 Split, LG 14-12 Breeze)

Feb. 19

  • C9 def. XSET (XSET 13-7 Bind, C9 13-7 Breeze, C9 13-10 Icebox)
  • V1 def. Rise (V1 13-6 Breeze, V1 13-6 Fracture)

Feb. 20

  • OpTic def. NRG (OpTic 13-7 Icebox, OpTic 13-5 Fracture)
  • The Guard def. 100T (Guard 14-12 Haven, 100T 13-6 Split, Guard 13-0 Ascent)

Feb. 25

  • C9 def. EG (C9 13-5 Haven, EG 13-8 Breeze, C9 13-2 Haven)
  • Knights def. Rise (Knights 13-9 Ascent, Knights 13-8 Bind)

Feb. 26

  • OpTic def. Sentinels (OpTic 13-2 Bind, SEN 13-10 Fracture, OpTic 13-9 Icebox)
  • The Guard def. XSET (Guard 13-7 Haven, XSET 13-11 Bind, Guard 13-2 Fracture)

Feb. 27

  • LG def. 100T (LG 13-9 Split, 100T 13-9 Fracture, LG 14-12 Breeze)
  • V1 def. NRG (NRG 14-12 Haven, V1 13-11 Fracture, V1 13-11 Icebox)

March 4

  • Sentinels def. Rise (Rise 13-9 Haven, SEN 13-11 Fracture, SEN 13-8 Bind)
  • The Guard def. EG (Guard 13-9 Haven, Guard 13-11 Icebox)

March 5

  • C9 def. LG (C9 13-3 Haven, C9 15-13 Bind)
  • Knights def. NRG (Knights 13-6 Breeze, NRG 13-8 Bind, Knights 13-5 Haven)

March 6

  • XSET def. 100T (XSET 13-8 Breeze, 100T 13-9 Fracture, XSET 13-4 Split)
  • V1 def. OpTic (OpTic 13-2 Ascent, V1 13-5 Haven, V1 13-5 Icebox)

March 11

  • C9 def. The Guard (The Guard 13-7 Bind, C9 13-4 Ascent, C9 13-2 Haven)
  • NRG def. Rise (NRG 13-7 Fracture, NRG 13-4 Haven)

March 12

  • 100T def. EG (100T 13-11 Breeze, 100T 14-12 Haven
  • XSET def. LG (XSET 13-5 Breeze, XSET 13-11 Split)

March 13

  • V1 def. Sentinels (V1 13-4 Ascent, V1 13-11 Haven)
  • OpTic vs. Knights (OpTic 13-6 Ascent, OpTic 13-7 Bind)