VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: NA Stage 2 Challengers 2 Matchups
Another exciting weekend of Valorant e-sports has come and gone in this Champions Tour: Stage 2. Following the North American tour, the match-ups are set to qualify to the Stage 2 Challenger’s Finals. The bottom four from Stage 2-Challengers-1 from the week before getting an automatic entry to this closed qualifier. These teams are Immortals, Cloud9 Blue, Andbox, and Build By Gamers.
The Valorant talent pool is getting stronger by the day, and you can tell by watching some of these games of the lesser-known teams and the impacts they can have in the bracket. Teams like, Soniqs, Squirtle Squad, Sum 2 Prove pushing more well know pro teams to an extra game.
Not many surprises from the teams that made it to the top-8 and the winners (in bold) of those match-ups:
- Sentinels vs Noble (2-0)
- Luminosity vs NRG (0-2)
- FaZe Clan vs T1 (1-2)
- Gen.G vs TSM (0-2)
This means the Challenger 2 qualifier match-ups will be as follows:
- Cloud9 Blue vs T1
- Andbox vs Sentinels
- Immortals vs TSM
- Built By Gamers vs NRG
Interesting storylines that will need to be followed:
- If Cloud9 Blue and Sentinels win their first-round matchup, this will set up a matchup of TenZ vs his old team
- Three teams that we just in the Masters 1 finals did not qualify into the Challenger 2 Finals so far:
- Gen G
- FaZe Clan
- Luminosity Gaming
Only 4 spots remain to qualify to the Challenger 2 Finals to compete to represent NA at the Masters in Iceland, and the first Valorant LAN event ever!