VCT Philippines Stage 1 Challengers reaches playoffs; Bren Esports, LFO eliminated

With the conclusion of the upset-heavy group stage of VCT Philippines Stage 1 Challengers, the playoffs bracket is now set. 

PHILIPPINES — VCT Philippines Stage 1 Challengers has been trimmed down to its six playoff contenders after completing its eight-team round-robin group stage. The most dominant sides, NAOS Esports and Oasis Gaming, progressed, dropping just one and two maps, respectively, en route to the next stage. They will begin their playoff run from Upper Bracket Round 1 after topping their respective group. 

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Team Secret and Zeal Esports made it through with three series losses each, while Action PH and South Built Esports merely missed out to narrowly lock down the final berths. Bren Esports and Looking for Org both had the chance to make it to the playoffs before their final matches, but the teams fell short at the final hurdle against Oasis Gaming and Zeal Esports, respectively. 

With the group stage played out, the tournament will continue with the playoffs after a three-day break starting Monday. The two Upper Bracket Round 1 matches will be played on Thursday that will continue with the next round of both Upper and Lower bracket matches the following day that ultimately culminates with a best-of-five grand final on Sunday at 13:00 SGT. 

Screengrab via Liquipedia

VCT Philippines Stage 1 Challengers Group Stage standings:

(Photo courtesy of PPGL)

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