Valorant: Everything You Need To Know about VCT Stage 3 Challengers 2 Europe

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Valorant Champions Tour Europe Stage 3 Challengers 1 concluded just a few days ago, and four teams progressed to the Challengers Playoffs.

The top four teams from the EMEA Playoffs will go on to book a spot in Master 3 Berlin.


VCT Stage 3 Challengers 2 will decide the final two teams that will represent the EU at the EMEA Challengers Playoffs.

Acend, Guild Esports, FPX, and G2 Esports have qualified from Challengers 1. Now, we look forward to VCT EU Stage 3 Challengers 2 to see who makes it through.

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The Open Qualifier for Challengers 2 will be the last chance for EU teams to earn a spot in the EMEA Challengers Playoffs for VCT Stage 3.

Here’s all the information you need regarding EU VCT Stage 3 Challengers 2.

Open Qualifier Schedule

The VCT Stage 3 Challengers 2 EU Open Qualifier was scheduled between July 20th to 22nd, 2021.

Teams who did not make it to Valorant Challengers 1 Main event had a chance during the Open Qualifiers. However, only a few teams were able to capitalize on this opportunity and progressed to the next round.

Closed Qualifiers Schedule

The Closed Qualifiers for VCT Stage 3 Challengers 2 Europe commenced on July 22nd. It concluded by 25th and four new teams emerged as worthy contenders for the Challengers 2 Main Event.

The qualifiers for VCT Stage 3 Challengers 2 Europe concluded with four teams joining the bottom four teams from the previous Challengers.

Team BDS, Team Liquid, FNATIC and Rix.GG Thunder previously qualified for Challengers 2 Main Event.

Rules and Format

VCT Stage 3 Challengers 2 EU will feature a double-elimination bracket, with all matches played in a best-of-three format. The lower bracket final and the grand finals will be contested in a best-of-five format.


Both teams from the grand finals will progress to EMEA Challengers Playoff.

The Open Qualifiers for Challengers 2 will introduce the new Agent KAY/O. It will be interesting to see how teams change their compositions to counter KAY/O's suppression.

All teams will match up in a Single Elimination bracket. Matches will be played in a best of three format, and all five maps will be allowed in the open qualifier.

The Open Qualifier will be held between July 20th to 22nd, 2021. Following that, only four teams will progress to the Challengers 2 Main Event.

The bottom four teams from VCT NA Stage 3 Challengers 1 will complete the remaining slots for Challengers 2 Main Event.

The schedule is set for July 28th, as the first round of the Upper Quarterfinals will commence at 4 PM BST.

Also read - Valorant: Shroud To Compete In VCT NA Challengers 2 Stage 3 Open Qualifiers

Qualified Teams

Challengers One teams:

  • Fnatic
  • Team Liquid
  • Team BDS
  • Rix.GG Thunder

Open qualifier teams:

  • Giants Gaming
  • Team Vitality
  • Alliance


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Upper Bracket Quarter Finals (July 28th)

  • TENSTAR vs Team BDS (2-1)
  • Team Liquid vs Team Vitality (2-1)
  • Giants Gaming vs Rix.GG Thunder (2-0)
  • FNATIC vs Alliance (2-0)

Lower Round 1 (July 28)

  • Team BDS vsTeam Vitality (2-0)
  • Rix.GG vs Alliance (2-0)

Upper Semifinals (July 29th)

  • TENSTAR vs. Team Liquid
  • Giants vs. Fnatic

Lower Round 2 (July 29th)

  • Team BDS vs TBD
  • Rix.GG vs TBD

Upper Finals (July 30th)

  • TBD vs TBD

Lower Round 3 (July 30th)

  • TBD vs TBD

Lower Finals 1 (July 31st)

  • TBD vs TBD

Grand Finals (Aug 1st)

  • TBD vs TBD

All the matches from the VCT Stage 3 Challengers 2 Main Event Europe will stream on the official Valorant Twitch channel. The broadcast will also feature on the EU Valorant Esports Twitch channel.