VCT Challengers Playoffs Stage 1: Results, Schedule & Predictions

Wondering which teams are doing well in the VCT Challengers Stage 1 playoffs? Or are you looking for some advice on rosters that are worth betting on? No worries, we've got you covered.

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VCT Challengers Stage 1 is about to end, and we will soon find out which teams will play on the first major tournament this year held in Reykjavik. We already know that teams like Sentinels, Acend (current world champions), Natus Vincere, and 100 Thieves won't make it. So, who is the current favorite? Have a look at our predictions along with the results that we'll update live!

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Definitely one of the biggest surprises of this tournament is the fantastic performance from Version1 and such a quick drop-off from Sentinels, right after the Playoffs phase started. However, Version1 landed in the lower bracket quite early, so they won't have an easy task.

Our favorites to qualify for the VCT Reykjavik major are OpTic Gaming and The Guard.


Our Pick

Tournament StageDate
Luminosity vs XSETTBDXSETLower Bracket Round 224.03, 09:00 PM CEST
Cloud9 vs Version1TBDVersion1Lower Bracket Round 225.03, 12:00 AM CEST

OpTic Gaming vs The Guard

TBDThe GuardUpper Bracket Final25.03, 09:00 PM CEST


Lower Bracket Round 326.03, 12:00 AM CEST
TBD vs TBDTBDTBDLower Bracket Final26.03, 09:00 PM CEST
TBD vs TBDTBDTBDGrand Final27.03, 09:00 PM CEST


After seeing the games of M3 Champions (ex-Gambit Esports), we are confident that this tournament is theirs, and they will easily sweep it. We also believe in the power of Fnatic and Guild Esports, especially after their outstanding performance during the group stage matches. With all that said:

Our favorites to qualify for the VCT Reykjavik major are M3 Champions, Fnatic, and Guild Esports.

MatchWinnerOur Pick

Tournament Stage


Fnatic vs M3 Champions

FnaticM3 ChampionsUpper Bracket Round 223.03, 04:00 PM CEST
FunPlus Phoenix vs Team LiquidFunPlus PhoenixTeam LiquidUpper Bracket Round 223.03, 07:00 PM CEST
Guild Esports vs Team LiquidTBDTeam LiquidLower Bracket Round 124.03, 04:00 PM CEST
G2 Esports vs M3 ChampionsTBDM3 ChampionsLower Bracket Round 124.03, 07:00 PM CEST
TBD vs TBDTBDTBDLower Bracket Round 225.03, 04:00 PM CEST
Fnatic vs FunPlus Phoenix


FnaticUpper Bracket Final25.03, 07:00 PM CEST
TBD vs TBDTBDTBDLower Bracket Final26.03, 04:00 PM CEST
TBD vs TBDTBDTBDGrand Final27.03, 04:00 PM CEST

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