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VCT EU Stage 2 Challengers 1: Schedule, teams, format, results, more

Eight qualified teams, a €35,000 prize pool, and two places in the Challengers Finals up for grabs. It is all going down in Valorant Champions Tour Europe Stage 2 Challengers 1.
VCT EU Stage 2 Challengers 1: Schedule, teams, format, results, more

We are back! Yes, European Valorant fans can once again watch their teams in action as Valorant Champions Tour roars on with Stage 2 Challengers 1.

After the qualifiers last week (why can we not watch these by the way? The lack of stream is just undefendable in 2021) we have our eight contenders. On the line some big prizes, with €35,000 up for grabs and two places in the Challengers Final where teams will ultimately battle it out for a place in Masters Reykjavík to be held in June.

But before that, we have this. Eight of the best teams in Europe, including the return of Stage 1 Masters' champions Acend, who will look to prove their not a one-hit-wonder as they go up against the likes of FunPlus Phoenix, Ninjas in Pyjamas and Team Heretics.

Here is everything you need to know about the event.

VCT EU Stage 2 Challengers 1


It should be noted that, as of Stage 2, 'Europe' is combined with Turkey and the CIS regions to make EMEA.

VCT Stage 2
EMEA Stage 2 encompasses Europe, Turkey and CIS. (Picture: Riot Games)

For the purposes of this article, we will be covering the European leg of Stage 2. Turkey and CIS host their own Challengers events before the best from the three regions compete for the Challengers Final title which we will cover closer to time.

Europe Broadcast start
Day 1: 6 April 16:00 GMT+1
Day 2: 7 April 16:00 GMT+1
Semifinals: 8 April 16:00 GMT+1
Finals: 9 April

16:00 GMT+1


Eight teams will take part in Challengers 1, all earning their place through last week's open qualifiers, they are:

  • Acend
  • Alliance
  • FunPlus Pheonix
  • Guild Esports
  • Ninja in Pyjamas
  • Team Heretics
  • Team Vitality
  • Opportunists

Bracket / results

VCT EU Stage 2 Challengers 1 bracket
(Picture: Riot Games)

Placement € EUR Seed Team
1st €15,000 Challengers Finals  TBD
2nd €10,000 Challengers Finals  TBD
3-4th €5,000    TBD

VCT Stage 2 Challengers 1 - how to watch

Following all the action is easy with the Valorant Champions Tour EU streamed on the region's dedicated Twitch and YouTube channels.

We have embedded the Twitch channel below.