AE Celeste, Bren Victress, & Team SMG qualify for VCT Game Changers APAC Elite

Alter Ego Celeste, Bren Esports Victress, and Team SMG are the first teams to book spots in VCT Game Changers APAC Elite after topping the circuit leaderboard.

With the conclusion of VCT Game Changers APAC Open 4, the first three slots for VCT Game Changers APAC’s final event of the year (Elite) have been officially decided. 

Alter Ego Celeste are the first team to reserve the spot by winning all four VCT Game Changers APAC Opens, placing them beyond what any other APAC team could reach. The circuit rankings allocate points based on achievement in the VCT Game Changers APAC circuit. Throughout this year’s campaign, Odella “enerii” Abraham’s squad have accumulated a total of 80 circuit points and US$6,000 in the bank. The amount of points the team have garnered simply makes it so there is no way they could miss out on the spot in VCT Game Changers APAC Elite. 

(Photo courtesy of FSL)

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Bren Esports Victress (formerly TC Arise) were the second team to secure the coveted Elite spot, amassing a total of 61 circuit points. This year, the Filipino team consistently placed in the top four throughout four Open tournaments, even before being signed to Bren Esports. 

Meanwhile, Team SMG claimed the final berth that was up for grab after eliminating Aresta in the first round of the lower bracket of VCT Game Changers APAC Open 4, ensuring a higher placement against the only team that could contest them.  Team SMG were also close to dethroning the undefeated Alter Ego Celeste in the grand final but fell short on the last map, with the Indonesian team pulling off an incredible comeback on the second half of Haven to end Jularat “YOKY” Buaphan and company’s a fairytale-like lower bracket run. 

Three of the remaining five spots in VCT Game Changers APAC Elite will be up for grabs in VCT Game Changers APAC Open Overtime, which is set to start from June 25 to July 3, featuring teams from 4th to 19th place in the circuit. 

The last two spots will go to the two finalists of the Last Chance Qualifier, scheduled for August 16-20. 

Below you can see how the VCT Game Changers APAC leaderboard is looking right now:

(Photo courtesy of FSL)

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