Challengers 2 NA - The teams qualified for the playoffs
In each region, the best teams have been competing for several weeks in their respective Challengers 2. All of them want to reach the playoffs, with a view to potentially qualifying for the the Copenhagen Masters 2. The group stage is now over in North America. We now know the 8 teams that will advance in the tournament.
Between the elimination of Sentinels, Cloud9 and the absence of Version 1, but also with the announcement of the departure of Luminosity Gaming, the North American Challengers 2 was full of twists and turns. After several weeks of competition and beautiful matches, out of the 12 teams competing in the playoffs, 8 qualified.
Here is the list of the rosters:
- XSET (Group A)
- Ghost Gaming (Group A)
- 100 Thieves (Group A)
- NRG (Group A)
- OpTic Gaming (Group B)
- FaZe Clan (Group B)
- Evil Geniuses (Group B)
- Luminosity Gaming (Group B)
The first matches are approaching
The playoffs will start on Friday 16th June. The kick-off will be given by Faze Clan and 100Thieves. Then it will be the turn of Ghost Gaming to face Evil Geniuses.
It should be noted thatOpTic Gaming and XSET reached the semi-finals directly, as they both topped their groups. In contrast, NRG and Luminosity Gaming being the last qualifiers of the two groups, they went directly to the lower bracket.
You can find the entire playoff schedule on the official website of Valorant.
As a reminder, the region has 2 slots for the Copenhagen Masters. We can't wait to see if OpTic Gaming will do as well as they did at the first NA Challengers, and also manage to qualify for this new international LAN.