The new VCT APAC 2022 format added South Asia and Oceania to the APAC circuit, bringing the total participating regions to 8.
As such, players from South Asia and Oceania will now be under the APAC residency rule and will no longer be considered as imports.
As per their press release, seeding is determined by the size of the competitive player base in each region. Here are the following slot allocations by region:
The VCT 2022 season is structured around three global events: Masters 1, Masters 2, and Champions. For APAC, teams will have to go through a three-stage competitive format in order to compete at the global events.
- Local Challengers: Teams will participate in local-level tournaments for a chance to secure a seed at the Regional Playoffs.
- Regional Playoffs: Teams that qualify for Playoffs will compete for Circuit Points. Those with high enough points will be invited to Global Events.
- Global Events: These international events come with prestige, high prize pools and massive Circuit Point pools.
For teams based in Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore/Malaysia, and Taiwan/Hong Kong, registration for the VCT APAC Challengers 2022 will be done here.
For South Asia and Oceania, team registrations will take place on Nodwin Gaming and Lets Play Live websites respectively.
For more details, you can check playVALORANT.com and VALORANTesports.com for the latest news and schedule details respectively.