NA VCT Stage 3 Challenger Week 1 Results

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Another weekend of exciting Valorant professional play concludes in the North American Valorant Champions Tour Stage 3 Challengers 1 event.

Open qualifiers were held over July 1-3 leading to eight teams duking it out for the first 4 spots in the Closed Challengers Playoffs.  The top three teams in the Closed Challengers Playoffs will get a ticket to Valorant Masters: Berlin!

Close matches, amazing clutches, and surprise results in this first Challenger series made for thrilling results.  

The bottom four teams were Pioneers, Gen.G Esports, Rise, and Version1.  It was a bit of a surprise seeing Version1, who has a strong showing at Masters: Iceland, fail to clinch in the top four. These teams will get automatic entries to Challenger 2 on July 29th for another chance to qualify. 

Your top four teams, in seeded order, are:

  1. Sentinels
  2. XSET
  3. 100 Thieves
  4. Team Envy

Sentinels suffered a second-round loss and needed to go through the lower bracket beating Pioneers, to qualify.  They then ran through Team Envy and 100 Thieves without losing a set before winning 3-1 to XSET.

Challengers Playoffs will happen sometime August 11th-15th.

Starting after this tournament, the new agent KAY/O will be permitted to be played.

Place Winnings (USD$) Next Placement Team
1 $20,000 Challengers Playoffs Sentinels
2 $10,000 Challengers Playoffs XSET
3 $7,000 Challengers Playoffs 100 Thieves
4 $5,000 Challengers Playoffs Team Envy
5-6
$3,000
Challengers 2
Pioneers
Gen.G Esports
7-8
$1,000
Challengers 2
Version1
Rise
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