VCT 2021 participants announced: North America Stage 2 Challengers 1

The names of all the participants of the upcoming VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: North America Stage 2 Challengers 1 have become known. The tournament will be held online from April 8 to 11. Eight North American teams will compete for $ 50,000, as well as four places in the VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: North America Stage 2 Challengers Finals.

Built By Gamers and XSET were the first to qualify for the tournament, defeating Sentinels (2: 0) and NRG (2: 0), respectively. Next, Team Envy and Andbox earned a similar right, defeating Ghost Gaming (2: 1) and Noble (2: 1), respectively. The victory of Version1 over FaZe Clan (2: 1) looks quite unexpected. The sixth was qualified by Immortals, who managed to cope with TSM (2: 0). The last participants in VCT 2021: North America Stage 2 Challengers 1 were Cloud9 Blue and 100 Thieves, who beat Gen.G Esports (2: 0) and rice and meatballs (2: 0), respectively.

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All teams will start the championship from the quarterfinals stage. The winners of the kickoffs will advance to the semi-finals, while the losers will have another chance in the lower bracket. The tournament will end on April 11 with a grand final, which will be held in the BO5 format.