VCT Stage 3 EMEA set to start this June! Everything you need to know

After the first-ever Global Lan tournament with VCT Stage 2 masters, VCT comes back yet again for the third and final stage.

VCT Stage 3 EMEA is going to incorporate a double-elimination format. This will be the last phase of VCT before the grand event at the end of this year. Also, the Stage 3 Masters will be held in Berlin, Germany and it will be a LAN event as well where the top 4 teams in EMEA will represent the region.

EMEA Stage 3 Format

Image via VCT
Image via VCT

The format for Stage 3 will be quite similar to the previous stage. There will be both open and closed qualifiers for EU, TR, and CIS. The winners will play in the main events. 6 teams from EU, 3 teams from TR, and 3 teams from CIS will advance to the EMEA Challengers playoffs. The top teams from there will go on to represent the EMEA region in Stage 3 Masters in Berlin.

Stage 3 Masters EMEA Seeding

Main Event 1: Top 4 teams from EU, top 2 teams from TR & top 2 teams from CIS advance to the EMEA Challengers Playoffs.
Main Event 2: Top 2 teams from EU, top 1 team from TR & top 1 team from CIS advance to the EMEA Challengers Playoffs.

EU, TR and CIS Slot distributions

After the performance of the respective regions has been observed in stage 2, the slot distributions have been adjusted accordingly. This is why we are seeing a different number of slots for the regions.

Stage 3 schedule

The first week of the qualifiers kicks off on June 28th. Keep your eyes on our website as we will update the schedule, brackets, how to watch, and more.

VCT 2021 Timeline

Stage 3 will kick off at the end of June and will go on through august as the main events and qualifiers come to a close. Finally, the Masters’ event will be held in September in Berlin, Germany and it will also be a LAN event. There will be the last chance to qualify in October for the last event. Finally, the Grand event to end the year will be VALORANT CHAMPIONS in December.

The new schedule of the VCT shows the course of the Challengers in detail.

Prize Pool





Thus the last phase of VCT is set to begin! Keep your eyes on our website as we give you more updates on brackets, how to watch match results, and more!

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