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Valorant Champions Tour Stage 3: Schedule, Timing, Official Broadcast, And Everything You Need To Know

The Valorant Champions Tour Stage 3 Challengers is on the horizon, and fans are eager to watch their favourite esports teams compete for global supremacy. Riot Games revealed the schedule for the matches beforehand along with the official broadcast timings.

Valorant Champions Tour Stage 3 2021 Challengers

Needless to say, Valorant pros from every region are gearing up to square off against each other during the qualifiers, but only a select few will make it to the Masters' in Berlin.

Although the qualifying spots have not filled yet, teams from every region have prepared for the grand stage. The results from VCT Stage 3 Challengers' will ascertain which teams will represent their region at the Masters’ stage in Berlin.

16 teams will qualify from the regional Challengers. More regions are participating this time, which means the stakes are high, and so is the competition.

With more regions getting a chance to compete it will be interesting to see how the household names and the fabled top dogs perform this time on the global stage.

All the matches will be broadcasted on the official Valorant Twitch channel. Fans can also expect to see prominent streamers partnering up with Riot to broadcast the tournament on their respective channels.

So if you are looking to catch the action, here are all the relevant dates, and schedule for Valorant Champions Tour Stage 3 2021 Challengers from every region.

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North America

Valorant Challengers Stage 3 Schedule (Image via Riot Games)
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Valorant Challengers Stage 3 Schedule (Image via Riot Games)
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The official blog from Riot Games mentions:

The champion, runner up and third place team of the Challengers Playoffs will represent North America at VCT Stage 3 — Masters in Berlin.

Challengers 1: July 8th to 11th

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  • 8 teams will qualify from the Open Qualifier, starting on July 1st.
  • Top 4 teams will progress to Challengers Playoffs.

Challengers 2: July 29 to August 1

  • 8 teams qualify from Open Qualifier, starting on July 22nd.
  • Top 4 teams will progress to Challengers Playoffs.

Challengers Playoffs: August 11 to 15

  • 8 teams qualify from the first and second Challengers.
  • Only the top 3 teams will progress to represent North America at Masters Berlin.
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Europe

Challengers 1: July 7 to 11

  • 8 teams qualify from Closed Qualifier, starting June 30.
  • Top 4 teams progress to Challengers Playoffs.

Challengers 2: July 28 to August 1

  • 8 teams qualify from Challengers 1 and Closed Qualifier
  • The top 2 teams progress to Challengers Playoffs
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Challengers Playoffs: August 12 to 22

  • 12 teams qualify from three different regions: Europe (6), Turkey (3), CIS (3)
  • The top 4 teams progress to Masters Berlin

CIS

Challengers 1: July 6 to 10

  • 8 teams qualify from Closed Qualifier, starting June 30
  • Top 2 progress to EMEA Challengers Playoffs
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Challengers 2: July 27 to 31

  • 8 teams qualify from Challengers 1 and Closed Qualifier
  • The winner progresses to EMEA Challengers Playoffs

Turkey

Challengers 1: July 6 to 10

  • 8 teams qualify from Closed Qualifier, starting June 30
  • Top 2 progress to EMEA Challengers Playoffs
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Challengers 2: July 27 to 31

  • 8 teams qualify from Challengers 1 and Closed Qualifier
  • The winner progresses to EMEA Challengers Playoffs

Korea

Challengers 1: July 8 to August 1

  • 16 teams qualify from Open Qualifier, starting June 3
  • Top 8 teams progress to Challengers Playoffs
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Challengers Playoffs: August 6 to 15

  • 8 teams qualify from Challengers 1
  • The top 2 teams progress to Masters Berlin

Japan

Challengers 1: July 10 to 11

  • Eight teams qualify from Open Qualifier
  • Top 4 teams progress to Challengers Playoffs
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Challengers 2: July 22 to 23

  • Eight teams qualify from Open Qualifier
  • Top 4 teams progress to Challengers Playoffs

Challengers Playoffs: August 12 to 15

  • Eight teams qualify from Challengers 1 and 2
  • The top 2 teams progress to Masters Berlin
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South East Asia

Challengers 1: July 8 to 11

  • Each region has different qualifying and progression formats
  • Winners will be listed here after each stage finishes

Challengers 2: July 22 to 25

  • Each region has different qualifying and progression formats
  • Winners will be listed here after each stage finishes
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Challengers 3: August 5 to 8

  • Each region has different qualifying and progression formats
  • Winners will be listed here after each stage finishes

Challengers Playoffs: August 12 to 22

  • 16 teams qualify from different regions: Thailand (3), Indonesia (3), Philippines (3), Vietnam (3), Hong Kong and Taiwan (2), Malaysia and Singapore (2)
  • The top 2 teams progress to Masters Berlin
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Brazil

Challengers 1: July 3 to 11

  • 8 teams qualify from Open Qualifier, starting June 28
  • The top 4 teams progress to Challengers 2

Challengers 2: July 17 to 25

  • 8 teams qualify from Challengers 1 and Open Qualifier
  • Top 4 teams progress to Challengers Playoffs
  • The bottom 4 teams progress to Challengers 3
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Challengers 3: July 31 to August 8

  • 8 teams qualify from Challengers 2 and Open Qualifier
  • Top 4 teams progress to Challengers Playoffs

Challengers Playoffs: August 12 to 22

  • 8 teams qualify from Challengers 2 and 3
  • The top 2 teams progress to Masters Berlin
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Latin America

LATAM Challengers Playoffs: August

  • 4 teams will qualify. Two from LATAM North Playoffs and two LATAM South Playoffs.
  • The winner progresses to Masters Berlin
  • Held in LAN in Mexico City

Latin America North

Challengers 1: July 6 to 11

  • Qualified teams: Infinity, Border Monsters, Reven Esports, Ryze Gaming, Six Karma, Agave Esports, LAZER, Pass Gaming
  • The top 2 teams progress to Challengers Playoffs
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Challengers 2: July 27 to August 1

  • 8 teams qualify from Challengers 1 and Open Qualifier
  • The top 2 teams progress to Challengers Playoffs

Challengers Playoffs: August

  • The top 4 teams qualify from Challengers 1 and 2
  • Top 2 progress to LATAM Challengers Playoffs (against South)
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Latin America South

Challengers 1: June 29 to July 4

  • Qualified teams: KRU Esports, 9z Team, Furious Gaming, Meta Gaming, Australs, VELOX, Motion Team, Kaos Latin Gamers
  • The top 2 teams progress to Challengers Playoffs

Challengers 2: July 20 to 25

  • 8 teams qualify from Challengers 1 and Open Qualifier
  • The top 2 teams progress to Challengers Playoffs
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Challengers Playoffs: August

  • The top 4 teams qualify from Challengers 1 and 2
  • Top 2 progress to LATAM Challengers Playoffs (against North)
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