Riot has released tournament details and group draws for the upcoming VCT APAC: Challengers Playoffs. The three-stage event will run from March 10-27 and host 24 teams battling for their share of the $150,000 prize pool and two slots into the upcoming Masters event.


The play-in stage will be held from March 10-13 and feature eight teams separated into two GSL brackets. Two teams from each bracket will advance to the group stages.

Bracket A

Bracket B

Group A includes some veteran teams of the region with interregional competition experience, while Group B will feature Global Esports alongside three fresh faces.

Group Stage

The group stage will run from March 16-21. The four teams that passed through the prior play-in stage will join 12 teams that qualified from prior Challengers events.

The sixteen teams will again be split into GSL groups with eight teams eventually advancing to the knockout stage.

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D


Knockouts will begin on March 24 and will be played in a double-elimination bracket. The top two teams will becoming APAC's representatives at Masters 1.

Matchups have not yet been revealed for the upcoming play-in stage.


Play-ins will commence on March 10. You can follow action at the official VeraEsports content hub or's VCT APAC: Challengers Playoffs event page.