Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) 2022 NA Stage 1 Challengers finally ended last night as eight teams made their way through to the Playoffs. While the other four teams will have to go home empty-handed and will try their luck in Stage 2 Challengers.
The NA Stage 1 Challengers has experienced some upsets as well, with some underdog teams coming top in the Group-stage. Fans are eagerly waiting for the Playoffs and more action-packed matches to start this Thursday.
100 Thieves and Rise are out of VCT NA Stage 1 Challengers
North America has several big teams and hence the competition has been fierce throughout the Group stage. Teams have given their everything to confirm their slot in the Playoffs.
Each team has already played all five of their matches in VCT's Group stage and the top four teams from each group have already qualified for the Playoffs. These eight teams will now compete for their final two slots in the upcoming Valorant Champions Tour Masters 1 in Reykjavik next month.
Here are the final standings for both groups after Week 5:
Group A standings
- Cloud9 Blue - 5W, 0L - 10 Points
- The Guard - 4W, 1L - 8 Points
- XSET - 3W, 2L - 6 Points
- Luminosity Gaming - 2W, 3L - 4 Points
- 100 Thieves - 1W, 4L - 2 Points
- Evil Geniuses- 0W, 5L - 0 Points
Group B standings
- Version1 - 5W, 0L - 10 Points
- Optic Gaming - 3W, 2L - 6 Points
- Sentinels - 3W, 2L - 6 Points
- Knights - 2W, 3L - 4 Points
- NRG Esports - 1W, 4L - 2 Points
- Rise - 1W, 4L - 2 Points
100 Thieves and Rise are two of the fan-favorite teams who have failed to qualify for the Playoffs. Both teams have won just one of their five games in the Group-stage. These teams will now try their luck in the NA Stage 2 Challengers once again.