After the overwhelming success of VCT 2021 Stage 1, Stage 2 has higher ambitions being the first Global VALORANT LAN event. From VCT 2021 North America Stage 2, the top 2 teams will get to represent the newly formed unified regions and compete in the Grand event in Iceland.
In the Open Qualifier of Challengers 1, 128 teams will participate from which 8 teams will qualify for the main event. From the main event, the top 4 will be seeded into the Challengers Playoffs and the bottom 4 will go to the Challengers Week 2 Main Event. The champion and runner-up of the Challengers Playoffs will represent North America at VCT Stage 2 — Masters.