Riot Games local qualifiers announced by the Philippine Pro Gaming League (PPGL) unveiling its 2022 tournament schedule with VALORANT Challengers Tour – Philippines (VCT-PH) and Wild Rift Champions Southeast Asia – Philippines (WCS-PH) as their main event being supported by Riot Games.
VCT will have two qualifying stages happening until February 27 and another that will be from April 12 to May 29 with a total prize pool of USD 30,000 for each run. Players may join both rounds and six teams will be chosen from the Open Qualifiers to compete with two seeded teams from the previous Group Stage. Six teams will then advance to the Playoffs and the top three will have a chance to represent the Philippines in the upcoming regional competition.
Additionally, the registrations for the WCS-PH will be open until February 1, starting with the Swiss Round Qualifiers and Knockout Round Qualifiers with a total of six teams, and two seeded teams from the previous year advancing to the Regular Season that will run from February 25 to March 27. After which, the Playoffs will be held from April 1 to 10 where two teams competing in the Playoffs finals will get a chance to represent the Philippines in the pan-regional stages with a total prize pool of USD 160,000 up for grabs.
“We are thrilled to welcome the VALORANT Challengers Tour back for a second year and to also officially introduce the Wild Rift Champions Southeast Asia to host countries across the region. Building off an eventful year in global esports, we look forward to delivering another round of competitive, action-packed events where the best contenders in the region will have the opportunity to prove their worth amongst the world’s strongest teams,” said Chris Tran, Head of Esports for Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan at Riot Games.