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

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.

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 group stage

Group A standings

team records
XSET 2-0
NRG 1-1
100T 1-1
Ghost 1-1
TSM 1-1
The Guard 0-2

Group B standings

team records
luminosity 2-0
OpTic 2-0
Cloud9 1-1
Evil Geniuses 1-1
Sentinels 0-2
FaZe 0-2

Group stage schedule and results

May 13

May 14

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

May 15

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

May 20th

May 21

May 22nd

  • OpTic def. Cloud9 (C9 13-4 Icebox, OpTic 13-5 Ascent, OpTic 13-10 Haven)
  • XSET def. NRG (XSET 13-8 Bind, XSET 13-9 Split)

May 27

  • 3pm CT: The Guard vs TSM (LIVE on Haven)
  • 6pm CT: Luminosity vs EG

May 28th

  • 3pm CT: Sentinels vs OpTic
  • 6pm CT: 100T vs XSET

May 29

  • 3pm CT: FaZe vs Cloud9
  • 6pm CT: Ghost vs. NRG

June 3

  • 3pm CT: The Guard vs. XSET
  • 6pm CT: EG vs OpTic

June 4th

  • 3pm CT: Sentinels vs FaZe
  • 6pm CT: TSM vs. Ghost

June 5

  • 3pm CT: NRG vs 100T
  • 6pm CT: Cloud9 vs Luminosity

June 10

  • 3pm CT: XSET vs TSM
  • 6pm CT: FaZe vs EG

June 11

  • 3pm CT: NRG vs The Guard
  • 6pm CT: 100T vs Ghost

June 12

  • 3pm CT: Cloud9 vs Sentinels
  • 6pm CT: OpTic vs Luminosity

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