After a long month break, Valorant Challengers Tour is back with VCT Europe Stage 3 Open Qualifiers. Only eight teams from the open qualifiers can take their places to the closed qualifiers.
VCT Europe Stage 3 Open Qualifiers
VCT Europe Stage 3 Open Qualifiers will hit off the road today that will feature 321 Valorant teams from the region. The team counts are significantly more than the previous series Stage two. The primary games in the open qualifiers will be played in a single-elimination format. Then, it will be switched to double elimination loser bracket format in the closed qualifiers.
The top 8 teams from the open qualifiers will get their places to compete with the 8 invited teams in the closed qualifier’s double-elimination bracket. After the closed qualifier, the 8 remaining teams will advance to the first main event in July.
Gameplays in VCT Europe Stage 3 Open Qualifiers
Riot has confirmed that the open and closed qualifiers will be played on Valorant Patch 3.0. The new patch had a lot of changes in abilities, weapon prices, nerfs to Jett, Raze, Judge, and buffs to Skye, Breach and the game changer Operator.
KAY/0 will still take some time to be played on the official events even though it was introduced in Patch 3.0. We might be seeing KAY/0 in the second round of the open qualifiers on July 20th as per the rules of VCT Global competition policy.
For the very first time, Breeze will be available to pick on any official events.
Schedule of VCT Europe Stage 3 Open Qualifiers
The open qualifiers will starts today and ends on 30th June. After a day later on July 1, The closed qualifiers will begin that will take up to 3rd July.
Where to Watch VCT Europe Stage 3 Open Qualifiers
As there is a lot of matches to be played on VCT Europe Stage 3 Open Qualifiers, not every match will be streamed. But some of the main portions of the qualifiers can be watched on Valorant’s official Twitch Channel.