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VCT Stage 2 - Challengers NA - Playoffs Start April 29

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After two sets of open qualifiers and two accompanying main events, it’s time to determine the two teams that will represent North America at Masters: Reykjavik.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch the 2021 VCT Stage 2 - Challengers NA - Playoffs.

Tournament Overview

VCT Stage 2 - Challengers NA - Playoffs is the last North American tournament for Stage 2 of the inaugural VALORANT Champions Tour: a year-long global circuit featuring three tiers of competition (Challengers, Masters, and Champions) across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

The eight teams competing in VCT Stage 2 - Challengers NA - Playoffs qualified through two weeks of Challengers NA events. Now, the two tournament finalists will advance to Masters: Reykjavik, the first international LAN in VALORANT Esports history.

VCT Stage 2 - Challengers NA - Playoffs will be a double-elimination bracket featuring best-of-three matches and a best-of-five grand final. The upper bracket finalist will be given the choice to either pick the grand final’s first two maps or maps three and four. The winner will be crowned North American Champion.

Competing Teams

The following eight North American teams will compete at the VCT Stage 2 - Challengers NA - Playoffs:

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Broadcast Schedule & Co-Streaming

VALORANT NA and Nerd Street Gamers will provide official broadcast streams of every match in the VCT Stage 2 - Challengers NA - Playoffs. With matches being played simultaneously on Thursday and Friday, we’ve organized the streams to make sure you can find each one. All matches are open to be co-streamed by registering and following our co-streaming guidelines.

To make it easy to remember, each day begins at 1 PM PT.

VCT Stage 2 - Challengers NA - Playoffs: twitch.tv/valorant OR twitch.tv/nerdstgamers

VCT Stage 2 - Challengers NA - Playoffs ALT: twitch.tv/valorant_esports_na OR twitch.tv/nerdstgamers2

Both Streams: youtube.com/valorantesports

VCT Stage 2 - Challengers NA - Playoffs - Day 01: Thursday, April 29

  • Upper Bracket Quarterfinals
    • [1 PM PT] Match 1: 100 Thieves vs. Andbox
    • [~3:30 PM PT] Match 3: Envy vs. Cloud9 Blue
  • Upper Bracket Quarterfinals - ALT
    • [1 PM PT] Match 2: Version1 vs. Sentinels
    • [~3:30 PM PT] Match 4: XSET vs. NRG
  • Lower Bracket Round 1
    • [~6 PM PT] Match 5: Match 1 Loser vs. Match 2 Loser
  • Lower Bracket Round 1 - ALT
    • [~6 PM PT] Match 6: Match 3 Loser vs. Match 4 Loser

VCT Stage 2 - Challengers NA - Playoffs - Day 02: Friday, April 30

  • Upper Bracket Semifinals
    • [1 PM PT] Match 7: Match 1 Winner vs. Match 2 Winner
  • Upper Bracket Semifinals - ALT
    • [1 PM PT] Match 8: Match 3 Winner vs. Match 4 Winner
  • Lower Bracket Quarterfinals
    • [~3:30 PM PT] Match 10: Match 5 Winner vs. Match 7 Loser
  • Lower Bracket Quarterfinals ALT
    • [~3:30 PM PT] Match 9: Match 6 Winner vs. Match 8 Loser

VCT Stage 2 - Challengers NA - Playoffs - Day 03: Saturday, May 1

  • Upper Bracket Finals
    • [1 PM PT] Match 11: Match 7 Winner vs. Match 8 Winner
  • Lower Bracket Semifinals and Finals
    • [~3:30 PM PT] Match 12: Match 9 Winner vs. Match 10 Winner
    • [~6 PM PT] Match 13: Match 12 Winner vs. Match 11 Loser

VCT Stage 2 - Challengers NA - Playoffs - Day 04: Sunday, May 2

  • Grand Finals
    • [1 PM PT] Match 14: Match 11 Winner vs. Match 13 Winner

Check out @valesports_NA for regular updates and nerdstgamers.com/riot for more info. And, to catch up on all the latest action, standings, and best plays from the VCT, make sure to check out The Headshot on YouTube!

Broadcast Talent

We’re excited to welcome (and welcome back!) these casters and analysts to our broadcast:

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